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Avago Technologies Ltd's $37 billion deal to buy chipmaker Broadcom Corp creates new competitive challenges for Qualcomm and may force the world's largest mobile chip maker to radically rethink its own strategy. Qualcomm Inc , which has dominated the market for connectivity chips on smartphones, has been looking to extend its reach into data centres and network infrastructure, but may find its way blocked by an enlarged competitor combining Avago's strength in storage and Broadcom's power in networking. "Qualcomm has aspirations of moving into Intel's data centre processor incumbency that the Avago storage and now enterprise networking (from Broadcom) capability directly overlays," said Drexel Hamilton analyst Richard Whittington.

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Avago Technologies Ltd's $37 billion deal to buy chipmaker Broadcom Corp creates new competitive challenges for Qualcomm and may force the world's largest mobile chip maker to radically rethink its own strategy. Qualcomm Inc, which has dominated the market for connectivity chips on smartphones, has been looking to extend its reach into data centers and network infrastructure, but may find its way blocked by an enlarged competitor combining Avago's strength in storage and Broadcom's power in networking. "Qualcomm has aspirations of moving into Intel's data center processor incumbency that the Avago storage and now enterprise networking (from Broadcom) capability directly overlays," said Drexel Hamilton analyst Richard Whittington.

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Google did not announce any new Nexus devices on Thursday, though that’s hardly surprising considering its recent Google I/O history. However, the company’s newly unveiled Android M offers some clear hints at what to expect from this year’s Nexus handsets. DON’T MISS: Google may have just won the cloud wars with Google Photos Many reports this year said that Google wants to launch two Nexus smartphones, which would be a first for the company, including a 5.2-inch LG Nexus smartphone and a 5.7-inch Huawei phablet. Some of these reports mentioned certain specs for the handsets, including processor and screen choices, but nothing is confirmed yet. However, Google on stage detailed two major Android M features that should be available on next-gen

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The German firm, which helped clients build augmented-reality apps, appears to have transferred its shares to Apple.

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(Reuters) - Avago Technologies Ltd on Thursday agreed to buy Broadcom Corp for $37 billion in the largest chip industry deal ever, turning a lesser-known company run by a ferocious dealmaker into one of the biggest industry players.

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At its developers conference this afternoon, Google announced two pieces of software for the smart home and the broader collection of connected devices around us, increasingly known as the internet of things. With Weave, Google is creating a "common language" that devices can use to talk about things like locking a door, taking a photo, or measuring moisture. Google will keep adding more functions as it thinks of them, and developers will be able to submit their own functions, which Google will vet and potentially add in.

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The Internet giant says it's working hard on moonshot projects, like its Wi-Fi blimps and self-driving cars.

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Technically Incorrect: A cute little extension for Google's Chrome browser changes the word "millennial" to "snake people." The results are glorious.

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Amazon wants to completely replace your supermarket. Sources tell the Wall Street Journal that the company plans on selling its own private line of perishable foods, including milk, cereal, and baby food. The move expands on the e-commerce site's other private label brands, and could help position it as a one-stop shop for all consumers' deliverable needs. The Journal reports that Amazon is in talks with private-label companies like TreeHouse Foods to partner on the venture and help design the products.

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At its annual conference, Google reveals updates to Android, including a beefed-up payment system called Android Pay. It also brings virtual reality to iPhones (really) and the new Photos app offers free, unlimited storage.

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Virtual reality was one of Google’s most interesting Google I/O 2015 topics, as the company took its VR game to a whole new level. In addition to detailing its VR plans on stage, the company also helped various filmmakers use the new Jump technology to create some immersive videos that look absolutely incredible. DON’T MISS: Google may have just won the cloud wars with Google Photos On top of announcing a new affordable version of its Cardboard VR headset, Google also presented its amazing new VR platform that includes GoPro camera support (the Jump array) and special software (the Jump Assembler) that lets users create 360-degree videos that can be then uploaded on YouTube. The following videos aren’t your usual YouTube

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Apple has bought a company that makes augmented-reality software, which adds information or images to real-world scenes when viewed through a special headset or even a smartphone camera. It's the latest ...

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The new service, which has "graduated" from Google+, now offers unlimited storage of photos up to 16 megapixels and video shot in 1080p. You can also store higher-resolution imagery in Google Photos, though it will count against the 15 GB of free storage you get with your Google account. Photos organizes your images using powerful face detection and machine learning, and lets you search for photos by keyword even if the photos aren't tagged in any way.

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In a number of ways, the dating game today is easier than it’s ever been. Thanks to mobile apps like Tinder, Hinge, Grindr, and OK Cupid — just to name a few — the ability to connect with potential romantic partners has never been more convenient. At the same time, there may be a downside to all of this meeting and greeting. According to a new health report from the Rhode Island Department of Health, the state saw a tremendous increase in the overall number of new STD cases, a phenomenon that may very well be attributable to the increasing popularity of dating apps. DON’T MISS: Google may have just won the cloud wars with Google Photos Whatever the root cause is, the

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(Reuters) - U.S. data center company Equinix Inc is nearing a deal to acquire British peer Telecity Group Plc, according to people familiar with the matter. Equinix had previously offered 2.3 billion pounds ($3.5 billion) to convince Telecity to enter into negotiations. Equinix and Telecity did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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Every year there's some experimental station at Google I/O that has some kind of cool tech demo you didn't expect. This year, Google's skunkworks ATAP R&D division has two of them. Pretty clever, actually, because what it amounts to is touch-sensitive fabric.

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(Reuters) - Sally Beauty Holdings Inc confirmed that criminals used malware at some of its point-of-sale systems between March 6 and April 17. "... Payment card information of customers that used cards at affected U.S. Sally Beauty stores during this time may have been put at risk," the company said. The company began investigating a possible security incident after it received reports of unusual activity in late April involving payment cards used at some of its U.S. stores.

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IkeGPS joins a procession of tech companies in New Zealand that have missed forecasts but says momentum has built since year-end.

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Google sees the greatest opportunity in a small number of countries that will collectively account for the next billion smartphones sold in the world.

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Google’s Android M update will be available in developer preview mode starting with Thursday, but not all existing Nexus device owners will be able to install it. After unveiling the main features of the new operating system, Google revealed that Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player owners will be able to try out Android M Developer Preview later today. However, older devices such as the two Nexus 7 tablet models or the Nexus 10 will not get Android M today.  DON’T MISS: Here are Android M’s 5 most exciting features A recent report revealed that starting with Android M Google will introduce a clear update guarantee program for Nexus devices so that users know exactly what kind of major

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