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Taiwan makers showcase computers at Computex

03 Jun 2013 0 Comments
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- Taiwan's struggling PC makers are unveiling a new generation of ultra-thin laptops at the world's second-biggest computer show this week, even as they tap into the ever-expanding tablet market to help compensate for declining computer sales. It won't be an easy transition for them, but the makers hope the traditional glitz of the five-day Computex exhibit opening Tuesday will give them a good start in hyper-competitive markets. On Monday, Acer Inc. and AsusTek Computer Read more [...]

NY trial centers on Apple e-book price-fix claims

03 Jun 2013 0 Comments
NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal judge in Manhattan will hear claims that Apple Inc. was involved in the fixing the price of electronic books. The Justice Department sued Apple and other publishers last year. The five other publishers named in the lawsuit have settled. The judge has urged Apple to do the same. The nonjury trial is scheduled to start Monday. The government claims the computer innovator conspired with a major book publisher to force Amazon.com to raise its prices for e-books. Lawyers Read more [...]

Ahead of the bell: Adviser supports Sprint deal

03 Jun 2013 0 Comments
A shareholder advisory firm is backing Softbank in its attempted acquisition of a huge chunk of Sprint Nextel. The $20.1 billion bid from Japan's second-biggest mobile company would ease Sprint's debt burden and provide ample cash to improve its network and become a serious competitor, according to Institutional Shareholder Services. Mobile data in Japan travels nearly twice as fast as mobile data in the U.S., ISS said, and Softbank's expertise could help accelerate Sprint's, making it faster than Read more [...]
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