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Apple replaces head of China office

Apple Computer replaced the managing director of its China unit and made other changes aimed at increasing growth in the country, a spokesman said Friday.

Component costs rising, but PC prices won't

Costs are on the rise for several types of PC components, including memory chips and LCD screens. But while that's a concern for procurement managers at PC makers like Dell and Hewlett-Packard, users should have little to fear, analysts said.

Hong Kong nabs DVD pirating ring

Hong Kong customs officers broke up a movie and video game pirating ring last week, seizing over 100,000 discs. It was a nice haul, but it was far from the biggest bust in Asia this year, a Motion Picture Association (MPA) representative said Thursda...

Samsung pushing DDR2 into PC mainstream

Samsung Electronics, the world's largest memory chip maker, said Thursday that the global shift to a speedier computer memory chip, DDR2 (double data rate, second generation), is accelerating, and that the chips finally account for the majority of it...

'Grand Theft Auto' crashes in Australia

Under fire in the US from politicians, lawyers and lobbying groups for sexually explicit content, the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, or GTA, has also run into trouble in Australia.

US Congress takes on Grand Theft Auto

US regulators opened a probe into the publisher of video game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" on Tuesday, prompted by a resolution from the U.S. House of Representatives.

Analysis: Chinese currency move won't affect PC costs

China's currency revaluation raised the cost of paying worker salaries at the thousands of electronics factories across the nation, but that won't impact end-user prices for IT goods like PCs and servers, analysts say.

TSMC and Kodak promise new breed of digital camera chip

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC), the world's largest contract chip maker, agreed to license image technology from Eastman Kodak Co to use in a manufacturing process aimed at enabling a new breed of high-quality CMOS (complementary metal ...

Lenovo to be a top 10 chip buyer in 2005

Chinese personal computer maker Lenovo Group will leap to ninth place in the global chip purchasing ranks this year, thanks to its acquisition of IBM Corp.'s PC division, according to a market research group.

Taiwan court rules in favor of P-to-P company

In the first ruling of its kind in Taiwan, a Taiwanese district court on Thursday found peer-to-peer (P-to-P) file-sharing software maker Ezpeer.com not guilty of violating copyrights. The groups responsible for raising the suit vowed to appeal.

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