Firas Hassan

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Wild day for Bitcoin: currency cracks $700, feds say no new laws are needed

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Guardian/Guy Grandjean, James Ball<p>Don’t expect the Bitcoin hype to die down anytime soon. On Monday, the virtual …

Apple reportedly cutting Samsung's share of next iPhone chip production

Cupertino to shift majority of manufacturing to Taiwan-based TSMC, according to Korean newspaper<p>Like every iPhone processor before it, the A8 chip in Apple's next flagship phone will still be made by Samsung, but according to Korean daily <i>Hankyung</i>, the majority of the manufacturing will be handled …

Michael Dell, Happy About Taking Dell Private, Says The Chase Is On For Customers

Michael Dell is in a pretty good mood.<p>In his first public appearance since investors backed his $24.9 billion plan to take Dell Inc. private, Dell smiled, laughed and even quipped about the many stories written about the leveraged buyout.<p>Dell Inc., he told attendees at Oracle’s OpenWorld conference …

After Near-$1B Inventory Write-Down, BlackBerry Starts Selling Unlocked Smartphones Direct To U.S. Buyers

Well that was quick: Not long after T-Mobile announced it would stop carrying BlackBerry hardware in its retail stores (but continue selling them online), the Canadian smartphone maker has revealed a new direct selling model that it likely hopes will shore up that retail channel loss. BlackBerry …