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Ready for smartphones with a next-generation chip? They’re right around the corner

Next week in Berlin there are sure to be some new smartphone announcements. It’s the annual IFA show there, along with some supplemental press events …

How Disney built a giant cloud by bolting two together

Disney is supposed to be a magic place. In its movies, people end up getting along.<p>But when Disney sought recently to build out its cloud infrastructure, it was faced with being the bad guy: Choosing one technology vendor over the other.<p>The market for cloud infrastructure is a huge one: Hundreds of …

Level 3 to Lay Off About 700 Employees

Level 3 Communications Inc. said it will cut about 6.6 percent of its work force next month to bolster its performance, shedding nearly 700 positions …

Facebook is hiring a data scientist, but you’ll have to fight for the job

Facebook (s fb) is looking to hire a new data scientist, but rather than sift through résumés it’s planning to sift through algorithms. The company …

How Money Worries Can Scramble Your Thinking

There's no question that dealing with mortgages, car payments and other bills takes up time and energy. But having a tight budget may also zap our ability to think clearly, scientists report Thursday in the journal <i>Science</i>.<p>In a series of clever experiments involving farmers in India and shoppers in …

Tesla’s Zero-to-$20 Billion Speed Has Even Musk Shaking His Head

Asa Mathat | D: All Things Digital<p>August has been a month of milestones for electric-car maker Tesla Motors. Last week, its Model S sedan was rated …

Krispy Kreme sinks 15% on disappointing profit

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Krispy Kreme Doughnuts has left a bad taste in investor's mouths.<p>The doughnut chain's shares sank sharply Friday after it reported a disappointing fiscal second-quarter profit and weak outlook late Thrusday.<p>Krispy Kreme's net income slipped to $4.7 million, or 7 cents per …

Million-Dollar Burger -- The Most Lucrative Fast-Food Restaurants

[CORRECTED: <i>The attached slideshow initially mentioned In-N-Out Burger, a California-based regional hamburger chain that does not franchise. This chain has been removed and another top-earning franchise chain substituted.</i>]<p>Wondering which are the most popular fast-food chains in the land? The truth …

Everything You Need to Know About the Food Network's Star Machine

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Bobby Flay's a jerk, Guy Fieri is ridiculous, and Anthony Bourdain makes fun of the Food Network …

Carl Icahn Raises Nuance Stake To 16.9%

<i>Updated with comment from Nuance below.</i><p>Billionaire Carl Icahn has encroached a little further into Nuance, the voice-recognition company behind Apple‘s virtual assistant Siri. He now owns 16.9% of Nuance, up from 16.4%, according to an SEC filing, and the news has sent Nuance’s shares up 3% to …

This App Can Make Anyone A Video Game Designer

Draw the design for a level on graph paper, and Pixel Press can translate it into a real, playable game<p>Who hasn't sat on the couch at the end of a marathon gaming session and wondered what it would be like to make a game rather than just play one? With Pixel Press, anyone can do both—no coding …

Microsoft doubles Office 365 and Exchange Online email storage to 50GB

Microsoft has done a lot to make Office 365 a strong value for consumers and businesses, and it recently opened up 365 access on iPhone and Android phones.<p>Now the email storage of Office 365 (and Exchange Online) mailboxes is getting a significant bump, doubling from 25GB to 50GB at no extra cost, …

20 of the Best Apps Released in August 2013

As August draws to a close, we thought we’d take a retrospective look at some of the more notable apps to hit our radar over the past month.<p>From Android through iOS and onto the Web, here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best.<p>New on Android<p><b>Tunester</b><p>Tunester is a minimalist, gesture-based …

VMware fires a massive volley against virtualization upstarts

SAN FRANCISCO — It has been a very good week for the virtualization giant VMware, as it drew a record-breaking 22,000 people to the Moscone Center for its lavish spectacle of a conference.<p>VMworld was the place to see and be seen for the information technology elite. It was also a hot ticket for …

Broadcom’s CEO bets on a behemoth market for wearable chips (interview)

Broadcom has become a big name in consumer electronics and networking chips. But now the multibillion-dollar Irvine, Calif.-based chip design firm sees an even bigger opportunity in the market of silicon chips for wearable computing devices. The market for connected, wearable electronics is …