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Two convicted in U.S. over counterfeit Cisco gear

A U.S. federal jury convicted two people this week over a scheme to import and sell counterfeit Cisco-branded networking equipment, the Department of Justice said on Thursday.

Written by Ralph Jennings27 May 11 17:00

Acer starts making laptops at new factory in China

Acer, the world’s second largest PC maker, opened a factory in the Chinese industrial city of Chongqing on Thursday and expects it to produce 30 percent to 40 percent of its laptops by the end of the year, the company said.

Written by Ralph Jennings26 May 11 23:56

Sony offers identity theft protection after cyber-attacks

Sony began letting its U.S. PlayStation Network and Qriocity customers sign up on Wednesday for free identity theft protection services following cyber-attacks that may have exposed the personal data of its 77 million members.

Written by Ralph Jennings26 May 11 13:36

Taipei presses Sony for more information after PSN hack

The city of Taipei has sought more help from Sony for PlayStation Network gamers whose personal details may have been leaked, an official said on Wednesday. Its Law and Regulation Commission has also demanded answers from Apple over allegations that it had recorded the locations of iPhone users.

Written by Ralph Jennings25 May 11 20:53

HP signs deal to acquire Printelligent

Technology giant Hewlett-Packard will acquire Printelligent to bolster its position in managed printing services for business clients, the two companies said on Tuesday.

Written by Ralph Jennings25 May 11 16:00

Asustek introducing hybrid phone-tablet device

Asustek Computer will introduce a new device next week combining the features of a phone and a tablet PC, making it a potential rival to the Dell Streak and possibly heralding more such devices, the company and analysts said on Tuesday.

Written by Ralph Jennings24 May 11 18:16

Tablet PCs to dominate Taipei computer show

Tablet PCs will dominate the massive Computex trade show in Taipei next week, where top brands and obscure white-box makers will show new models of the popular devices, including some that run on Intel's new Oak Trail mobile processor.

Written by Ralph Jennings24 May 11 00:45

Toyota, Salesforce.com set up vehicle owner social network

Toyota Motor will partner Salesforce.com to offer owners of its electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles a private social network, Toyota Friend, for sharing maintenance tips, the companies announced Monday.

Written by Ralph Jennings23 May 11 19:52

Google launches online financial advisor

Google has launched a financial advice service in the U.S. to let users explore credit, mortgages and bank accounts based on their personal profiles, but without giving too much personal information to the bank.

Written by Ralph Jennings20 May 11 19:34

Intel expects new chip technology out by end 2011

Intel is in talks with major Asian PC makers that could see new laptops released as early as December this year that feature fast, battery-saving processor technology announced by the company at a financial analyst's meeting on Tuesday.

Written by Ralph Jennings18 May 11 17:43

Tata to beef up Singapore data centers

Data center operator Tata Communications will invest S$440 million (US$357 million) in Singapore over the next four years to meet a fast-growing regional demand for data center capacity.

Written by Ralph Jennings12 May 11 21:49

Acer, former CEO spar over declining fortunes

Acer on Wednesday charged its former chief executive officer, Gianfranco Lanci, with performance issues, after he had criticized the company's resistance to globalization in interviews with the media.

Written by Ralph Jennings11 May 11 19:35

Mozilla building on Firefox's dominant share in Indonesia

Mozilla is building an army of volunteers in Indonesia to help customize Firefox and recommend add-ons, as the U.S.-based non-profit organization seeks to retain its massive share of the browser market in the country.

Written by Ralph Jennings09 May 11 12:30

HTC supplying equipment to mobile operators alliance

Smartphone maker High Tech Computer (HTC) signed a memorandum of understanding on Friday with a group of Asian telecom service providers who will be jointly buying equipment for mobile Internet from the Taiwanese company.

Written by Ralph Jennings06 May 11 20:24

Apple orders spur growth for Taiwanese parts makers

Two Taiwanese firms that make touchscreen panels for Apple have reported sharp first-quarter revenue gains, which analysts said came from soaring demand for iPhones and iPads.

Written by Ralph Jennings05 May 11 16:16