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Microsoft lands an official software outlet in Iraq

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Believe it or not, there hasn't been an official distributor for Microsoft software in Iraq in the near-decade since it's even been an option; if you wanted Windows or Office in the past several years, your choices were limited and seldom legal. Baghdad's Legend Lands is filling those big shoes through a deal ...

Renesas braces for costly restructuring, shares fall 11 percent

The logo of Renesas Electronics is seen at its headquarters in Tokyo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Shares in Renesas Electronics fell more than 11 percent on Monday to a record low after news it will sell loss-making operations and cut at least 12,000 jobs as Japan's chip sector grapples with its biggest shake-out in a decade. The company's escalating troubles follow the February bankruptcy filing of Elpida Memory ...

Chesapeake hikes loan as credit rating fades

Chesapeake Energy Corporation

(Reuters) - Chesapeake Energy Corp increased a planned loan even as its credit rating deteriorated on Tuesday, adding pressure on the natural gas producer to deliver crucial asset sales. The company, which has sought to soothe investors angered by recent disclosures about its chief executive's potential conflicts of interest, boosted a planned $3 billion bridge ...

Security firm claims OS X is ˜really vulnerable’ to malware

Security firm claims OS X is ˜really vulnerable

Security firm Kaspersky Lab has begun to independently examine Apple's Mac OS X platform and found that it's highly vulnerable to malware. As Mac OS X market share continues to increase, we expect cyber-criminals to continue to develop new types of malware and attack methods,  the company's CTO Nikolai Grebennikov said. œIn order to meet ...

Huawei gearing up to take on Cisco on its home turf

The logo of the Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. is seen outside its headquarters in Shenzhen, Guangdong province

(Reuters) - Huawei's head of North America, John Roese, said his company is more than ready to take on larger rival Cisco Systems but noted it will take some patience -- and time. "The U.S. is by far our most complex market ... for us our entrance into the U.S. is similar to a western ...

Sony slides to three-decade low on strategy doubts

A Sony logo is seen as customers look at Sony

TOKYO (Reuters) - Shares in Sony Corp slumped more than 7 percent to near 32-year lows, as investors doubted the Japanese consumer electronics giant has a strategy to fix its loss-making TV business and compete in the smartphone market against Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics. The last time Sony shares were this low, in the ...

Switched On: Competing by hook or by Nook

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. Microsoft has a long history of supporting bitter rivals -- even those that have long publicly disparaged the company, offering funds to Nokia, Corel and, most famously, Apple. It also has a long history of supporting e-reading. Prior to ending development ...