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  • Sales of new chip lift AMD to 2Q profit

    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has been punished so hard for unexpectedly ousting its CEO more than 6 months ago that the second-quarter profit it posted Thursday gave investors a measure of confidence about its direction.

  • iFraud: Entire Apple stores being faked in China

    It looks almost exactly like a sleek Apple store. Sales assistants in blue T-shirts with the company's logo chat with customers. Signs advertising the iPad 2 hang on the white walls. Outside, the famous logo sits next to the words "Apple Store" _ one of the few clues that the whole thing is a fake.

  • Volkswagen's iconic Beetle roars into the 21st Century

    When the first Beetle rolled off the production line, it was simply called the Volkswagen-"the people's car"-but its distinctive shape inspired nicknames across the globe: Beetle, Kafer, Vocho, Coccinelle, Fusca, or Maggiolio. In total, 21.5 million cars were sold, making it the most popular car manufactured off a single platform of all time.

  • Illustration: The Internet

    LONG: Pumping up the Internet's bloated ego

    Back in 2004, I (Tony Long) told readers of Wired News that "effective with this sentence, [our website] will no longer capitalize the "I" in internet."

  • AMD rides new chip to 2Q profit

    A new chip from Advanced Micro Devices Inc. combining general-purpose and graphics capabilities showed early signs of success as the company's earnings for the latest quarter were slightly better than what Wall Street had expected.

  • General Motors to launch first real-world smart grid pilot

    General Motors and OnStar will launch the first real-world pilot of smart grid solutions for electric vehicles this year, paving the way for utilities to increase energy efficiency and offer lower charging costs to customers.

  • Google's lobbying bill tops $2M for 1st time in 2Q

    Google Inc.'s quarterly lobbying expenses surpassed $2 million for the first time as the U.S. government conducts a wide-ranging investigation into the Internet search leader's business practices.

  • Icahn pushes Motorola to turn patents into cash

    Shares of cellphone maker Motorola Mobility Holdings jumped to a four-month high Thursday after activist investor Carl Icahn disclosed that he's pushing the company to squeeze profits from its vast patent portfolio.

  • Quepasa buying Pa.-based

    Quepasa Corp., which owns the social networking website, will acquire Insider Guides Inc., which runs, in a $100 million cash and stock deal that is expected to double its number of their users and increase page views.

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