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Mobile World Congress 2020 could be cancelled (update: yep)

The biggest smartphone trade show of the year may not happen in 2020. Update: Several Spanish news outlets are reporting that MWC *will* take place this year, after convening a meeting of 26 major telecommunications companies. But the organization behind the conference says it will monitor the development of the coronavirus outbreak closely to see […]

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Toshiba to eliminate 6800 jobs

Toshiba plans to eliminate 6,800 jobs in the company’s consumer electronics division. While that only represents about 3.4 percent of Toshiba’s 200,000 person workforce, it’s close to a third of the company’s “Lifestyle business segment.” The move is part of a big restructuring in response to an annual loss of more than $4.5 billion. The optimistic name […]

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Dell, HP, Lenovo, Intel, and Microsoft launch “PC Does What?” marketing campaign

A group of PC makers are partnering with Microsoft and Intel to convince you that it’s time to buy a new computer. While it’s not unusual for Intel and Microsoft to work together to highlight the latest chips or operating systems, what is unusual is for competing PC makers to partner in this way. But […]

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Verizon to buy AOL, bringing two of America’s best-loved brands together

The largest wireless carrier in the US has announced plans to buy one of the biggest internet portals… or rather, the company that was one of the biggest internet portals in the 90s. Verizon plans to buy AOL for $4.4 billion. AOL has actually changed quite a bit over the past 20 years. The company […]

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HP to split into two companies (PC and enterprise)

Hewlett Packard may be getting ready to split into two companies. No, they won’t be called Hewlett and Packard… at least I don’t think they will. Instead, the Wall Street Journal reports one business will focus on personal computers and printers while the other will focus on services and hardware for enterprise customers. Update: Yup, […]