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ARM server pioneer Calxeda pulls plug

ARM server pioneer Calxeda pulls plug

ARM server startup and Intel threat Calxeda has unexpectedly shut down, after running out of cash before it could convince the enterprise that lots of smaller chips made better sense. The company had intended to steal server marketshare from under Intel's nose by piecing together hundreds of ARM-based chips in a single system, rather than following the more traditional route of a few, high-power x86 processors. However, the financing ran down before Calxeda could meet its roadmap.

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Former Microsoft exec charged with insider trading

Former Microsoft exec charged with insider trading

A former Microsoft senior manager has been charged with insider trading by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, passing confidential financial results information to a partner who then traded on the stock exchange and shared the ill-gotten gains. Brian Jorgenson, who worked in Microsoft's corporate finance and investments division, and friend Sean T. Stokke made $393,125 in total through the scheme, the SEC says; meanwhile, a parallel criminal action by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Washington has also been announced.

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Welcome to the SlashGear 2014 redesign

Welcome to the SlashGear 2014 redesign

SlashGear is changing. Overnight we hit the switch on our 2014 redesign, paving the way for CES 2014 and ushering in a site that's more usable, brings the breaking news you want to the fore, and makes it easier than ever to find the top stories of the day. With more focus on multimedia and interactivity, we're hoping you find it a more engaging place to get your tech and digital lifestyle fix, too. Read on to see how we've changed.

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Bitcoin banker makes investment play as virtual currency gains traction

Bitcoin banker makes investment play as virtual currency gains traction

Virtual currency Bitcoin got its biggest shot of serious investment and arguably most legitimate backing to-date this week, with a $25m round of funding by digital account firm Coinbase lending more respectability to the controversial tech. Coinbase, which holds the virtual Bitcoin accounts for around 600,000 investors, not only manages virtual wallets but also the merchant tools required to accept Bitcoin as payment.

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Samsung and Philips raided in Europe anti-competition investigation

Samsung and Philips raided in Europe anti-competition investigation

Samsung and Philips have confirmed that they are under investigation by the European Commission about potential anticompetitive behaviors, after EU inspectors raided a number of companies earlier this week. The EC did not name the targeted companies; however, both firms revealed to the BBC that they were co-operating with investigators around concerns that they have forced higher prices by restricting availability of certain consumer electronics and small appliances in Europe.

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Boomf prints Instagram photos on marshmallows, merges the confectionery and digital

Boomf prints Instagram photos on marshmallows, merges the confectionery and digital

Sharing images has become an increasingly streamlined process over the years -- pull out a smartphone, take a picture, upload it to Instagram or a similar service and perhaps tag friends you want to notice it. If you find that such a process has become dull, there's now another option: confectionery printing onto cube-shaped marshmallows, which can then be offered to others.

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