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Qualcomm gives up on its augmented reality business

There's a renewed excitement around Augmented Reality (AR), driven largely by Microsoft's HoloLens headset. Not everyone is so enthused, though, most notably Qualcomm, which is selling its AR business to the Internet of Things (IoT) company PTC for an undisclosed sum. The unfortunately named …

Dell to buy EMC in $67B tech megamerger

Michael Dell has a flair for the grand gesture. He showed that Monday when his namesake company announced what may be the industry's biggest ever acquisition, as it makes itself a go-to tech provider for large businesses.<p>Dell said it will pay $67 billion to purchase EMC, which makes data storage …

GameStop won't open on Thanksgiving this year

GameStop has announced the video game retailer’s brick-and-mortar locations will remain closed on Thanksgiving, the latest in a new trend this …

Facebook adds a shopping section in trial for big e-commerce push

Facebook is adding a shopping section to its social network as part of test for a big e-commerce push.<p>Unlike the product ads you probably ignore on your News Feed, this is a dedicated tab on Facebook – like ‘Groups’ or ‘Photos,’ meant just for shopping. In other words, Facebook wants you to …

eCommerce

Elon Musk actually really wants Apple to build an electric car

Elon Musk takes it back.<p>After blasting Apple in a Sept. 26 interview with German media—Musk called Apple’s secretive new car project a “Tesla graveyard” and questioned its ability to produce an electric vehicle—the Tesla CEO quickly changed tune, after his remarks caught the attention of the US …

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Google is now Alphabet

Google announced in early August that it planned to blow up its corporate structure by forming a new parent company called Alphabet to allow its different businesses to operate independently and move faster.<p>Google's core business — which encompasses search, YouTube, and Android — will be a wholly …

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