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HP’s Autonomy deal highlights long pattern of bad ideas

SAN FRANCISCO -- Hewlett-Packard's $9.7 billion acquisition of Autonomy seemed like a bad idea long before Tuesday's allegations of an accounting scandal made clear it was a deal that should never have happened.It's the latest in a cavalcade of costly blunders at HP. The Silicon Valley pioneer ...

Netflix: ‘Internet TV’ dominance path a challenge

Depending on whom you ask, Netflix is either a company that's poised for a remarkable resurgence or a washed-up has-been whose best days are behind it.While both sides have a legitimate case to make, corporate raider Carl Icahn is betting on a rebound.While they're at odds with Icahn, Netflix's ...

Experts raise concerns over superhuman workplace

LONDON -- Performance-boosting drugs, powered prostheses and wearable computers are coming to an office near you -- but experts warned in a new report Wednesday that too little thought has been given to the implications of a superhuman workplace.Academics from Britain's leading institutions say ...

Youtoo: Viewers in touch with their TVs

Teri Osborn vividly remembers the first time she appeared on television."I was freaking out," Osborn said. "I was calling my husband into the living room."Osborn's 15 seconds of fame were achieved without an appearance on a reality TV program, game show or local news segment. In fact, she never ...

Mini run-down

<strong>At a Glance: The mini iPad vs. older model</strong><strong>AP Photo CAMS133, CAMS118, CAMS130</strong>%reldate(2012-10-23T21:28:56 <strong>Eds: With AP Photos.</strong><strong>By The ...

Apple finally reveals iPad Mini

Apple Inc. is refusing to compete on price with its rivals in the tablet market -- it's pricing its new, smaller iPad well above the competition.On Tuesday, the company revealed the iPad Mini, with a screen that's about two-thirds the size of the full-size model, and said it will cost $329 and ...

Analysts, PC industry cool on Windows 8

NEW YORK -- While Microsoft is touting next week's launch of Windows 8 as the savior of the computer industry, PC makers and analysts are increasingly skeptical that the new operating system will lure consumers away from tablets and smartphones.Even Intel Corp., which makes the processors at ...

Samsung regains the rights to selling Galaxy Nexus phone

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Clobbered with a $1 billion jury verdict in August, Samsung got some relief in its legal feud with Apple on Thursday when a federal appeals court overturned an order that blocked the South Korean tech giant from selling the Galaxy Nexus smartphone in the United States.The ...

GM to bring computer technology in-house

DETROIT -- Now hiring in Detroit: Scads of software developers and programmers.General Motors is moving past layoffs and the Motor City's rusty, low-tech image. It's setting out on its own to develop software and invent the most advanced gizmos for your car.The nation's biggest automaker plans ...

iPhone 5 launch draws Apple fans

In a now familiar global ritual, Apple fans jammed shops across the globe to pick up the tech juggernaut's latest iPhone.Eager buyers formed long lines Friday at Apple Inc. stores in Asia, Europe and North America to be the first to get their hands on the latest version of the smartphone.In New ...