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With EMC Deal, Dell Aims to Compete with AWS

By teaming up with EMC, Dell is hoping big companies will consider building their own data centers rather than jumping to the public cloud dominated by Amazon. But that will also put it in ...

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Y Combinator Launches Research Non-Profit

Y Combinator is launching a non-profit research arm aimed at recreating the environment of Bell Labs, inventor of the transistor, lasers and solar energy. YC Research will back ideas that could ...

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How Apple’s Payment Plan Affects Revenue

Apple’s reported iPhone revenues could be depressed by accounting treatment of its new iPhone-purchase installment plans. A portion of the purchase price related to the right that buyers have to ...

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Why It’s Hard to Fix Failing Tech Cos.

It’s nearly impossible to turn around a Web-based company that has lost its way because its ability to find the right people is tied into the success of its product and its ability to grow. And ...

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How Motorola Plans to Survive

The leader of Motorola and Lenovo’s mobile unit, Rick Osterloh, says the company’s plan to compete in the increasingly difficult smartphone hardware business includes foldable phones and “ ...

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Ad Blocking Usage Grows, Despite Qualms

Subscribers in this month’s survey showed more optimism about tech, the economy and companies such as Apple. A majority of respondents said they planned to use ad blocking software in iOS 9.

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