Intel in Talks to Buy Chip Maker Altera
Intel is in advanced talks to buy Altera—a maker of programmable semiconductors used in phone networks and cars—in a deal that would be the computer chip-making giant’s largest takeover ever.
Fears Push Car Makers Deep Into Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley is becoming the nexus of an emerging car industry that has giants like Mercedes-Benz, Ford and others racing to tap the region’s know-how.
BlackBerry Posts Surprise Profit
BlackBerry said a plan to revive its fortunes remains on track, even though revenue in its latest quarter fell 32% and was well below expectations.
Petrobras Nominates Vale CEO as Its Next Chairman
Brazil’s government nominated the chief executive of mining giant Vale as the next board chairman of state-run oil firm Petrobras, disappointing those who were looking for sweeping changes at the oil company.
Motorola Has a Hit---in Brazil
The Moto G has become the best-selling smartphone in Brazil, helping Motorola double its market share to 18% of unit shipments. The Moto G’s runaway popularity indicates the extent to which lower-priced, midtier cellphones will be increasingly important for vendors globally.
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