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Dell to use VMware to help pay for EMC deal: sources

A company logo of Dell is seen on the cover of its laptop at a Dell outlet in Hong KongDell Inc is planning to use equity in cloud software company VMware Inc to help pay for its acquisition of EMC Corp in a deal valuing the data storage company at more than $55 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. While the bulk of its offer will be in cash, Dell also plans to pay EMC shareholders with "tracking stock" that follows the value of the 20 percent of VMware that EMC does not own, the people said on Friday. Dell, EMC and VMware did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

10/09/2015 09:19 PM

Twitter plans layoffs next week: Re/code

The Twitter logo is shown at its corporate headquarters in San Francisco(Reuters) - Twitter Inc is planning company-wide layoffs next week, technology news website Re/code reported on Friday, citing sources. The news comes after Jack Dorsey was appointed permanent chief executive on Monday. It is unclear how many of Twitter's staff will be laid off, but it is likely it will affect most departments, Re/code said, citing company insiders.

10/09/2015 06:21 PM

Japan-backed fund considering investing in Sharp: source

A man using his mobile phone walks past a logo of Sharp Corp outside an electronics shop in TokyoBy Reiji Murai TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese government-backed fund is considering a range of options to help turn around Sharp Corp including a direct investment, a person familiar with the matter said. A direct investment would mark a shift in thinking at the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), which previously only wanted to be involved in Sharp's liquid crystal display business. The source, who did not want to me named because the matter was private, said INCJ was also looking at a possible joint-investment in Sharp with Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co in Sharp.

10/10/2015 05:15 AM

China publishes draft rules to regulate online car hailing services

A taxi is reflected in a window at the office of taxi-hailing service Uber Inc in Hong Kong, ChinaChina on Saturday published draft rules to regulate online car hailing businesses, a booming sector where U.S. firm Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] and Chinese rival Didi Kuaidi have been aggressively competing for market share. The draft rules, published on the website of the Ministry of Transport, said they are aimed at maintaining order by strengthening supervision of online car hailing apps. Like in many other countries, the legality of car hailing services has vexed regulators in China where the authorities say drivers are operating outside the law.

10/10/2015 05:44 AM

DocuSign CEO resigns as company heads toward IPO: source
By Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The chief executive officer of DocuSign has resigned, according to an internal memo, signaling a leadership change for a well-funded tech company that is on the brink of an initial public offering. Keith Krach, chairman and CEO of DocuSign, a San Francisco company that makes software to add legally compliant electronic signatures to documents, told employees in a memo the company would begin a search for his successor. Krach cited DocuSign's "incredible momentum" and valuation growth of more than 60 times during his tenure, according to the memo, which was sent to employees in the last day or two, as reasons for his departure.
10/09/2015 09:04 PM

Google says Docs, Drive disruption resolved

Letters spell the word "Alphabet" as they are seen on a computer screen with a Google search page in this photo illustration taken in Paris(Reuters) - Some of Google Inc's services, including Drive and Docs, which were facing disruptions for a few hours on Friday have been resolved, the company said. Google's status page had showed that its file-sharing services such as Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides and Classroom were facing disruptions. "The problem with Google Drive should be resolved," the company said on an update to its page at 5:30 p.m. ET. ( Google, which has now morphed into holding company Alphabet Inc, also acknowledged the disruption in a tweet on its Docs page. ...

10/09/2015 06:10 PM

Google CEO Sundar Pichai does some exec shuffling
10/10/2015 04:07 AM

How to fix five known issues affecting OS X El Capitan

How to fix five known issues affecting OS X El CapitanLatest OS X got you down? Jesus Vigo reviews five of the known issues affecting El Capitan and discusses how to go about fixing these problems.

10/10/2015 03:02 AM

Use the Search Contextual tab in Windows 10 to efficiently find files

Use the Search Contextual tab in Windows 10 to efficiently find filesGreg Shultz takes a look at the features that appear on the Search Contextual tab in Windows 10.

10/10/2015 02:37 AM

Samsung wants to help IoT speak a common language

Samsung wants to help IoT speak a common languageIoT is currently a Babel of disparate "standards," but a new initiative from Samsung promises to change that.

10/10/2015 02:08 AM

Google search on Safari mobile to display results for iOS apps
10/09/2015 11:50 PM

Kanye West hates in-app purchases on kids games
10/09/2015 10:44 PM

Jazz producer Larry Rosen, co-founder of GRP label, dies
NEW YORK (AP) — Larry Rosen, one of the most influential and tech-savvy modern jazz producers who co-founded GRP Records with pianist Dave Grusin, died Friday, his publicist said. He was 75.
10/09/2015 10:40 PM

Inside James Bond’s custom $1.5M Aston Martin from ‘Spectre’
A new James Bond movie is about to be released, Daniel Craig’s fourth and possibly final appearance in the famous spy saga. As always, you can expect to see plenty of action-packed scenes, high-tech toys, new Bond women and cars. Focusing solely on cars for a moment, Bond will drive a custom Aston Martin DB10 in Spectre that has been designed precisely for this role. Let’s check it out. MUST SEE: Watch this iPhone case heal itself from scratches in 20 seconds Only 10 DB10 models were made, and only one of those will be sold to a collector willing to pay the right price. The only commercial version of the car will be put up for auction at some point next year, and it’s expected
10/09/2015 10:00 PM

Amazon wants to know why many of its employees are desperately miserable
Amazon has a problem: A lot of its employees seem desperately miserable. This isn’t something the company wants to become part of its permanent reputation since it will make it harder to attract top engineering talent. To fix this problem, Amazon is apparently trying to do more to figure out just how many of its employees absolutely hate their jobs and, more importantly, figure out why those employees hate their jobs. BACKGROUND: Inside Amazon: Do employees actually hate it? Sources tell Bloomberg that “over the past few months, the online retailer has been ramping up efforts to get regular feedback from corporate staffers about their work environments” and has been expanding those efforts ever since The New York Times dropped a bombshell report
10/09/2015 09:15 PM

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