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Tilera’s 72-core chip doubles down on multicore approach

Tilera’s 72-core chip doubles down Tilera, one of the most aggressive advocates of the multicore processor approach, today announced a new member of its Tile-Gx family that doubles the number of computing engines to 72. The Tile-Gx72, the company‘s new flagship chip, isn’t geared for general-purpose computing tasks like running smartphones or PCs. Instead, it’s for tasks that can be …

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Aiming for more retail deals, Square adds partnerships VP

Square adds partnerships VP New Square Vice President of Partnerships Alex Petrov. For a mobile payments platform whose future success is tied to its ability to be accepted by as many retailers as possible, a company like Square has to have someone leading the charge toward such deals. That’s why Square — the San Francisco startup founded by Twitter co-founder …

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Intel CEO on Windows 8 woes: Pesky ‘adoption curve’

Intel CEO on Windows 8 woes In what might be considered a parting critique of Windows 8, Intel’s outgoing CEO admitted that Windows 8 takes getting used to. “I’ve recently converted personally to Windows 8 with touch. It is a better Windows than Windows 7 in the desktop mode when you implement touch,” Paul Otellini said during the company’s first-quarter …

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Dell: Going private is the ‘best’ move for the company

Dell: Going private Despite growing concern from major shareholders, Dell believes its decision to go private is the best one. In a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing today, Dell reported that it “considered an array of strategic alternatives.” The company also hired a “prominent management consultant to help it assess the Company‘s strategic position.” Those alternatives, along with the …

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Wall Street Journal: China hackers hit us, too

China hackers hit us The Wall Street Journal said today that it’s been the target of Chinese hackers stemming from its coverage of China, echoing reports from other news organizations. Hackers infiltrated the newspaper’s computer system through its Beijing bureau in order to monitor the paper’s coverage of China, according to the report. Paula Keve, chief spokeswoman for the Journal’s …

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