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Statewide, the number of IBM employees has dropped to under 10,000 from 13,000 in 2009, according to internal IBM data. Alliance at IBM, which is seeking to represent Big Blue workers, cites leaked information from IBM directories as the source for its information. IBM won't discuss the numbers but says RTP and North Carolina remain workers "remain an integral part of nearly every facet of business."
The deal fits Apple's pattern of buying less well-known companies whose capabilities are folded into future products. PrimeSense's technology gives digital devices the ability to detect movements and objects, and then translates that into depth and color.
As the company begins selling its first new Xbox in eight years on Friday, some critics say Microsoft should spin the gaming unit off. They argue that Xbox distracts management from the company's fast-growing cloud computing business and its effort to catch up to rivals in tablet and smartphone sales.
After Bridgestone filed a $600 million lawsuit against IBM, alleging a bungled information technology transofmration project, Big Blue fired back. In a blistering, extended response to the suit, IBM says "Bridgestown's own errors" - including six CIOs over two years - "made this a troubled project."
A Silicon Valley jury on Thursday ordered Samsung Electronics to pay Apple $290 million for copying vital iPhone and iPad features. The verdict covers 13 older Samsung devices that a previous jury found were among 26 Samsung products that infringed Apple patents.
Bill Gates, who was Microsoft's CEO until Steve Ballmer took over in 2000, said at a shareholder meeting on Tuesday that he and other directors have met with "a lot of CEO candidates." Ballmer is retiring.
Reports of carriers blocking a proposed "kill switch" that would allow stolen phones to be disabled are "highly disturbing," say the attorney general for New York and the district attorney for San Francisco.
Apple says the patent claims of a 70-year-old electrical engineer who maintains he invented the smartphone don't add up, as the case goes before a jury to decide whether Apple is liable for infringement.
The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission in a report to Congress on Wednesday says for the first time said cloud computing, which connects Internet services, "represents a potential espionage threat." The report fails to cite any examples of the Chinese government using the technology in attacks.
Samsung Electronics accused Apple's lawyer of making a prejudiced remark during closing arguments in a retrial over how much the South Korean company owes the iPhone maker for patent infringement and asked the judge to halt the proceedings. The judge declined.
A secret U.S. court authorized expanded government collection of Internet data for terrorism investigations even after finding "longstanding and pervasive violations" of prior court orders, documents released late Tuesday show.
"We get the transitions right at Cisco," John Chambers says at shareholders meeting. "We get knocked down sometimes, but we get up in a way that no other company does."
Google will pay $17 million to the states and make changes to how it tracks consumers' Internet surfing under a settlement announced today, Attorney General Roy Cooper said Monday. However, a privacy group isn't satisfied.
Analysis: Centered on Fiberlink's MaaS360 solutions suite, the acquisition by IBM helps fill gaps and advance key corporate initiatives including cloud, mobility and security.
What's Google have coming with its "snow globe"? The technology giant is taking holiday popup stores to an entirely new level with six new "Winter Wonderlabs," each of which features a globe for playing games amid fake snow. Is this the next dimension in gaming?
New controls from Google and Microsoft include algorithms that block images, videos and paths to illegal content and a halting of auto-complete features on child abuse search terms, according to the statement. They'll work with the crime agency and Internet Watch Foundation to take down peer-to-peer networks featuring images of child abuse.
The decision, if upheld on appeal, may help Google retain its Internet dominance, which has allowed it to become the world's largest online advertiser. Google has more than 70 percent of the ad revenue tied to online searches in the U.S., according to researcher eMarketer.