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Tech sector sees more deals despite tough financing

NEW YORK The global technology industry is expected to consolidate further as companies seek niche technologies and greater economies of scale, even as troubled credit markets make it tougher to raise money for deals.

Tech execs plan for economic troubles

NEW YORK Technology executives around the world are preparing for economic troubles to deepen.

Toshiba trains its sights on NAND crown

TOKYO Japan's Toshiba Corp , fresh off a losing format battle for high-definition DVDs, is now training its sights on the NAND memory chip sector, targeting the No. 1 spot in the potentially lucrative market for new laptops which will increasingly use storage based on flash memory.

Look out golf, tech CEOs are adrenaline junkies

NEW YORK Golf and tennis not challenging enough? Some of today's hardest-charging technology executives are turning to 100-mile bike races, marathons and high-endurance athletics for the kicks they crave.

Chip execs see promise in analog, memory outlook modest

NEW YORK/TOKYO Investors looking to bet on the global chip industry may want to put their money in fast-growing analog chips, with the downtrodden computer memory market poised for only a modest recovery this year.

Tech execs see green profits at work and home

NEW YORK Technologies that help businesses use power more efficiently should become a bigger money-maker in the next decade, even if surging demand for data means overall energy use in the tech sector will still rise.

TI eyes $1 billion a year from health care

NEW YORK Texas Instruments Inc expects health care to become a $1 billion a year market for its chips in coming years in areas ranging from medical equipment used by doctors to devices implanted in the human body.

Web video advertising: awaiting the boom

NEW YORK Any conversation about hot spots in advertising inevitably swings toward online video, with marketers anxious to reach a huge audience watching their favorite TV show or homemade videos on the Web.

WPP CEO says April "materially better" than March

LONDON WPP , the world's second-largest advertising firm, saw trading in April in western Europe return to similar levels as those in January and February, Chief Executive Martin Sorrell said on Thursday. | Video

Toshiba sees stable NAND prices

TOKYO Japan's Toshiba Corp , the world's No. 2 maker of NAND flash memory, said on Thursday that NAND prices could pick up in the July-September quarter, as demand from PC and more sophisticated mobile phones increases.

FACTBOX: Tech execs run, ride, recycle

NEW YORK With the technology industry reconsidering how much energy it uses and whether it can find ways to live greenly (see story <ID:nN21445323>), executives attending the Reuters Global Technology, Media and Telecoms Summit this week were asked to describe what they are doing in their own lives to reduce their carbon footprint.


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