GT Advanced looks to slash workforce by 40% as part of bankruptcy plan

In order to reduce expenses when it emerges out of Chapter 11 status, former Apple sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technologies is looking to cut 40 percent of its remaining workforce, according to bankruptcy court documents filed on Monday.

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Samsung seeks rehearing of appeal over $400M patent infringement ruling

Writing the next chapter of an ongoing feud with Apple, Samsung on Wednesday petitioned for a rehearing of a recent U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that upheld nearly $400 million in damages for infringing Apple design patents.



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Big Data Drives Change if You're Ready to Be Driven


In an earlier chapter in my career, I had the seemingly lofty title of “software and intelligence editor” at a telecommunications industry trade magazine. Even back in 1996, telecom was experiencing a “big data” problem. It wasn’t a problem of collection — no, telephone companies collect more data than almost any other industry, recording call times and durations, as well as the numbers their customers dialed. The problem became one of how that data should be used.

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GT Advanced seeks approval for executive bonuses amid bankruptcy

After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in October, former Apple sapphire supply partner GT Advanced is now seeking approval to mete out millions of dollars in executive bonuses as part of an employee retention program.



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GT Advanced bankruptcy will not affect Apple Watch production, but brings iPhone into question

According to one well-connected analyst, GT Advanced Technologies’ filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection raises doubts as to whether sapphire will be used as a protective cover for a next-generation iPhone, as the tech giant is unlikely to source the material from another supplier.



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