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20 October 2014
Normally, when a company wants to offload an operation that no-one really wants to buy, the transaction will go through for a symbolic value of a pound. Not so in GlobalFoundries' decision to take on IBM's chipmaking fabs. The computer maker expects to pay the foundry some $1.5bn in cash to sweeten the deal. And these are not clapped-out factories stuck on the trailing edge of technology. IBM has been diligent in keeping up with the times.
19 October 2014
Ok folks, visualize this. You drive past a fashion store and get an SMS alert on what's available in the store, with specifics on sizes and colours that match your preference.
Debate: Were U2 spamming us with their new album?
Tim Goodyer is editor of the professional audio website Fast-and-Wide and formerly editor of Studio Sound magazine
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