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Samsung, in a race to build your next smartphone chip, may just win

The Korean electronics maker, best known for TVs and mobile devices, also makes the processors powering those devices. Here's why it's now angling to be first with new chip technology.<p>Samsung, the world's biggest maker of smartphones and TVs, is also dead serious about chips.<p>So serious that it will …

Traditional Enterprise Tech Shows Its Value Again, Contact Energy Shares Fall After SAP "Upgrade"

We’ve all heard the justifications for big-ticket IT projects. While they cost lots of money and divert focus away from the core business, they’re meant to pay dividends in terms of operational efficient, right? Well a story playing out at the moment in New Zealand would seem to question that …

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Mobile Apps Won't Lead To Riches For Most Developers

Less than 0.01 percent.<p>That’s how many consumer mobile apps will be considered a financial success by their creators at the end of 2018, according to new research from Gartner Inc.<p>Of paid applications, about 90 percent are downloaded less than 500 times per day — and earn less than $1,250 a day. So …

Google Introduces Surveys to Learn Why Users Mute Its Ads

Google today announced it is introducing, over the next few weeks, a series of short surveys in English-speaking countries which will appear after a user mutes an ad. The company says its goals are to learn why users mute ads, serve better ads, spot publishers and advertisers in violation of its …

Behind in tablets, Intel pays firms to use its chips

Why is Intel confident that 40 million tablets will ship in 2014 with its Bay Trail processors? Here's one good reason.<p>Intel wants to be a player in the tablet market in a big way this year. One way to make that happen is to bankroll a customer's product.<p>"Contra revenue," as Intel calls it, sounds …

Spied! We caught the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe undergoing final testing. Will you miss the CL-Class nameplate? Spy shots --> http://bit.ly/177hbjt

As NetSuite Beats Expectations on Earnings, Fireworks Erupt With SAP

Shutterstock / Botond Horvath<p>Capping what has been a busy week for cloud software supplier NetSuite, the company reported earnings that beat the …

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