By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
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Independent voices from the TWT Communities
A car that tells your insurance company how you're driving. A bathroom scale that lets you chart your weight on the Web. And a meter that warns your air conditioner when electricity gets more expensive.
TV makers are trotting out sets with ultra-HD resolution at the International CES electronics trade show in Las Vegas this week.
When data traffic snarls in your Wi-Fi router, Qualcomm has an answer for you: a "Killer" traffic cop to sort things out.
New York's comptroller has sued Qualcomm Inc. in an attempt to compel the wireless technology company to disclose its political spending to him and other shareholders.
Think your high-definition TV is hot stuff _ as sharp as it gets? At the biggest trade show in the Americas, which kicks off next week in Las Vegas, TV makers will be doing their best to convince you that HDTVs are old hat, and should make room for "Ultra HDTV."
Sen. John F. Kerry, nominated by President Obama to be the next secretary of state, has started meeting with diplomatic staff to prepare for his confirmation, the State Department said Thursday.
Sharp Corp. says Qualcomm Inc. will become a shareholder with an investment of up to 9.9 billion yen ($120 million) that will fund joint development of new LCD screens for mobile devices.
Intel CEO Paul Otellini dropped a bombshell on the company's board of directors last week, telling them in private that he plans to retire from the world's largest maker of microprocessors in May. Otellini's move comes at a time when Intel faces a shaky economy and a mobile gadget craze that is eating away at demand for its PC chips _and it gives the company just six months to find a new leader.
The debate on the pros and cons of off-shoring jobs mirrors a long-standing debate within the tech industry about the need to recruit foreign workers to fill jobs in the U.S.
Economic conditions in Europe have been blamed for weak quarterly results or outlook at several tech companies. Apple also reported that growth in revenue and net income had slowed, largely because average selling prices were down. Here's a look at how selected companies providing computers, components, services and related software are faring:
Here is a summary of recent earnings and reports for selected technology companies and what they reveal about the state of spending and the overall economy:
Mobile phone chip-maker Qualcomm Inc. said Tuesday that its board approved the increase of its quarterly dividend by 16 percent to 25 cents and up to $4 billion in stock buybacks.
The stock market had a strong start to 2012, with the Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 advancing in January, followed by a healthy start to February. Supporting the climb is the modest but continued improvement in domestic economic data and what appears to be a workable solution to the Greek debt crisis.
The Federal Communications Commission approved wireless carrier AT&T Inc.'s $1.93 billion purchase of unused wireless spectrum from Qualcomm Inc.
AT&T Inc. said Monday that it is ending its $39 billion bid to buy T-Mobile USA after facing fierce government objections.