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by George Heymann

HP to keep PC division

by John Roberts

Technology Market

HP has announced that it has completed its evaluation of strategic alternatives for its PC division, Personal Systems Group (PSG), and has decided the unit will remain part of the company.

“HP objectively evaluated the strategic, financial and operational impact of spinning off PSG. It’s clear after our analysis that keeping PSG within HP is right for customers and partners, right for shareholders, and right for employees,” said Meg Whitman, HP president and chief executive officer. “HP is committed to PSG, and together we are stronger.”

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Sony to acquire all of Sony Ericsson

by Mai Tao

Technology Market

Sony and Ericsson have announced that Sony will acquire Ericsson’s 50 percent stake in Sony Ericsson, making the mobile handset business a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony.

The transaction gives Sony an opportunity to rapidly integrate smartphones into its broad array of network-connected consumer electronics devices – including tablets, televisions and personal computers – for the benefit of consumers and the growth of its business.

The transaction also provides Sony with a broad intellectual property (IP) cross-licensing agreement covering all products and services of Sony as well as ownership of five essential patent families relating to wireless handset technology.

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TI buys NSM

by John Roberts

Technology Market

Texas Instruments has announced the acquisition of National Semiconductor is complete. “National is now a strategic part of TI’s Analog growth engine. Together, we’re focused on accelerating semiconductor innovation to improve performance and power efficiency for our customers’ electronic systems,” said Rich Templeton, TI’s chairman, president and chief executive officer.

More than 5,000 National employees will immediately become part of TI. The two companies will begin the work to integrate National as a unit of TI’s Analog business, which will have a combined portfolio of nearly 45,000 analog products, strong customer design tools, and a sales force that is 10 times larger than National’s previous footprint.

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US Branding Group introduces world’s first anti-virus secure webkey

by John Roberts

Technology Market

Technology marketing solutions company US Branding Group announced that their patented USB Insert nano webkeys that are integrated in any custom physical print media such as brochures, direct mail and magazine ads are now certified McAfee Secure, thus becoming the first and only webkey on the market with anti-virus certification.

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Verizon iPhone pre-sale sets sales record

by George Heymann

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The Verizon iPhone 4 pre-sale topped sales record for any first day launch on its network, it marked the most successful first day sale in the history of the company.

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