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Motorola lays off 4,000 in search for missing profit

Motorola said Wednesday it would lay off 4,000 workers in a continuing search for profit.

Palm to launch new mobile device

When Palm launches its new type of handset on Wednesday, it could be the industry's first Linux-based smartphone.

HP adds two more outsiders to board of directors

HP named two new directors to its board on Friday, including a former chief financial officer of IBM.

Intel 'Santa Rosa' Centrino laptops hit shelves

Intel has launched its Santa Rosa processor upgrade with a slew of new notebook designs from HP, Dell and others.

SEC charges former Apple executive in options case

The SEC has issued charges of frauduent stock option backdating against former Apple general counsel Nancy Heinen, the agency said Tuesday.

Reports: Apple ex-CFO strikes deal with SEC on options

The SEC has agreed to a multimillion dollar settlement with Apple's ex-CFO over stock option charges, according to published reports.

IDF: Intel says Penryn chip will push PC speeds

Intel shared new details on its Penryn chips and a new system-on-chip plan to save space and energy at its IDF trade show in Beijing.

Intel profit rises despite flat chip sales

Intel posted a profit of $1.6 billion for the first quarter, a rise of 19 percent over that quarter last year.

Dell to delay filings, investigation finds misconduct

Dell said Thursday its audit committee found evidence of misconduct and errors in the company's accounting; it will delay filing annual earnings with the SEC.

Intel promises fast Penryn chips in 2007

Intel said Wednesday it plans to upgrade its Core 2 and Xeon chips to a new Penryn model by the end of 2007, including desktop chips running faster than 3GHz.

Palm profit drops despite strong smartphone sales

Amid rumors that the company could be acquired, Palm said Thursday that its third quarter profit had dropped despite strong revenues.

NBC, News Corp. team up on YouTube rival

NBC and News Corp. will launch a video-streaming Web site to challenge Google Inc.’s YouTube, the companies said Thursday.

With Apple TV, Apple targets iTunes fans

Now that the Apple TV is shipping, Apple has joined the fray of electronics makers who are trying to link up the TV and the PC.

Cisco to buy WebEx for $3.2 billion

Cisco said Thursday it will acquire Internet-meeting vendor WebEx for $3.2 billion.

Apple could use flash memory in mini-notebooks

Apple is not commenting on a prediction it will soon launch a miniature notebook PC using flash memory instead of hard disks.