Foxconn Finally Wrangles Sharp Deal


Foxconn has agreed to purchase a controlling stake in Sharp — about 66 percent — for roughly $3.5 billion, the companies announced Wednesday. Foxconn has committed to restoring Sharp’s profitability and improving operations, according to the companies. “I am confident that we will unlock Sharp’s true potential,” Foxconn CEO Terry Gou said. The acquisition brings months of speculation and rumors to a close and marks a new era in a relationship that has endured years.

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Meet Apple's secret and surprisingly powerful privacy team

Controlling both the hardware and software gives Apple a unique marketing tool, that the company is exploiting to the fullest — though the recent squabble with the FBI shows that the iPhone maker is ready to walk the walk when it comes to enhancing the user’s privacy and security.

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Tech Q&A: Controlling Facebook posts, avoiding IRS scams

Kim Komando answers your questions about controlling who posts on your Facebook timeline, avoiding IRS scams and what tech skills to include on your resume

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Apple brings its Metal API to OS X 10.11, kicks Vulkan to the curb

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While bringing its Metal API to OS X fits Apple’s drive towards controlling the software stack, the company has a weak track record when it comes to delivering GPU feature updates and capabilities in software.

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