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Google Adds Microsoft Word, Excel Editing to Latest Chrome OS Build

Google has added native Microsoft Office file editing to the dev channel for Chrome OS. The addition means Chrome OS users on the latest build of the company’s browser-based operating system can now experiment with editing Microsoft Word and Excel files.<p>The addition was first noted by developer and …

For Microsoft, it's Haswell that ends well

Throughout their history, Intel and the x86 architecture for which it is known have played a pivotal role in the platform war between Apple and Microsoft.<p>IBM's decision to use Intel chips for the original IBM PC led to Microsoft supporting that landmark computer, and Windows grew on the back of …

Smartphone market share consolidates at top, study shows

The smartphone market leaders are more entrenched, and that's bad news for the underlings, based on a new study from ComScore.<p>ComScore's latest MobiLens report had no shifts in status among the major phone manufacturers and mobile operating systems in the three months ended in May, but the top two …

Intel hopes to speed up mobile Atom chip development

Intel has a real presence in the smartphone world, but its tendency toward just one or two mobile chip releases per year makes it a slowpoke next to its ARM-based rivals. New CEO Brian Krzanich clearly isn't happy with this gap -- he tells <i>Reuters</i> that mobile Atom development could speed up under …

New Intel CEO Says Intel TV Sounds Great in Theory. But …

Erik Huggers<p>Since February, Intel executives have been promising to launch a Web TV subscription service sometime this year. And they’re still making …

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Apple signs chip manufacturing deal with TSMC in effort to distance itself from Samsung

<i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that Apple has signed a deal with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. to build chips for its mobile devices. TSMC will begin producing chips for Apple starting in 2014, but Apple will continue to rely on Samsung as the primary supplier for its mobile processors …