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Intel takes SKorea's fair trade watchdog to court

Intel Corp. said Wednesday it is taking South Korea's fair trade watchdog to court over a decision to fine the semiconductor giant for undercutting competitors. ... Read more

O'Brien: Labor advocates see a moment of opportunity

The election of Barack Obama, new social networking tools, and an economic crisis. Put them together and you get labor organizers' best chance in years to reinvent their movement. ... Read more

Remembering Engelbart's epic demo

Forty years ago, an audience of about a thousand people at a conference in San Francisco were given a glimpse of the future of computing. They saw one of the first public demonstrations of a computer mouse. They also saw teleconferencing over a computer screen, online collaboration, real-time text editing and the use of hypertext links. ... Read more

Novellus lowers 4Q revenue estimates, cuts 350 jobs

San Jose-based Novellus Systems, whose equipment helps make computer chips, said Tuesday it is lowering its fourth-quarter revenue estimates, cutting its workforce by 10 percent and halving its chief executive's salary because the economic downturn has battered semiconductor sales ... Read more

Peer-to-Peer Lending Alternative Runs Into Regulatory Wall

Peer-to-peer lending promised to be an alternative to traditional banks and credit cards for small borrowers. But this fledgling industry, which has been operating freely on the Internet, recently has come into regulators' sights ... Read more

Sony to trim 8,000 jobs and reduce investment

Sony, the Japanese consumer electronics giant, said on Tuesday that it would eliminate 8,000 jobs and rein in planned investment in reaction to the global economic slowdown. ... Read more

House report finds leadership breakdown at FCC

In a scathing report released Tuesday, congressional investigators outlined a pattern of mismanagement, dysfunction and abuse of power at the Federal Communications Commission under the agency's Republican chairman, Kevin Martin. ... Read more