VIA Technologies Subsidiary Zhaoxin Announces New x86-64 CPUs

VIA’s mainland Chinese joint venture, Zhaoxin, has introduced a new lineup of x86 SoCs for domestic use. The company plans major advances for the next few years that could eventually challenge AMD, Intel in the Chinese market.

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Former Facebook exec says social media is 'destroying how society works'

Chamath Palihapitiya, a former Facebook executive and the CEO of venture capital firm Social Capital, said in a November interview that social media is damaging society and voiced concerns about its impact on his own children.

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Former Facebook exec won't let own kids use social media, says it's 'destroying how society works'

Chamath Palihapitiya, a former Facebook executive and the CEO of venture capital firm Social Capital, said in a November interview that social media is damaging society and voiced concerns about its impact on his own children.

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Walmart Launches 'Store No. 8' E-Commerce Venture


Marc Lore, CEO of Walmart eCommerce U.S., on Tuesday discussed the company’s plans to launch a new venture, called “Store No. 8,” which will operate as a Silicon Valley incubator for new online stores. The move reflects Walmart’s ambition to catch up to Amazon in the e-commerce retail space. Lore unveiled the plans at the annual Shoptalk conference in Las Vegas. Lore took the helm of Walmart’s e-commerce business after Walmart acquired Jet.com, the company he cofounded. ore Walmart acquisitions are in the works, he said.

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AMD announces x86 licensing deal, $293 million joint venture to build servers for China

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AMD announced a new $293 million joint venture with a Chinese organization yesterday, with potentially significant ramifications for the company’s long-term earnings. Zen, Polaris, and other next-generation products remain on-track.

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Pebble struggling to secure new funding in wake of Apple Watch, rumor claims

Silicon Valley venture capitalists are reportedly turning down requests from smartwatch maker Pebble for funding, leading to speculation that the company may be struggling following the launch of the Apple Watch.



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Survey: OSS Gives Enterprises More Bang for Less Bucks


Black Duck Software and North Bridge Venture Partners on Thursday published the results of The Ninth Annual Future of Open Source Survey. The number of companies using at least some open source products or developing software built with open source components is at an all-time high, the survey found. The results reflect the increasing adoption of open source and highlight the abundance of organizations participating in the open source community. They also underscore the need for formal policies and management strategies.

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Nextdoor Snags $110M for Community-Building Efforts


Nextdoor on Wednesday announced it has received $110 million in venture capital to grow its neighborhood-based network of residents and vendors. Redpoint Ventures and Insight Venture Partners led the funding round. Nextdoor plans to use the money to develop additional ways for members to benefit from the recommendations shared on the social network. Among its initiatives is extending the platform to connect neighbors with trusted local service providers and businesses, according to Nextdoor spokesperson Jennifer Burke.

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Social venture looks to boost health care in the world’s slums

NanoHealth, a social venture founded by a group of Indian School of Business alumni to provide health care services for slum dwellers won this year’s HULT Prize Tuesday night.

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