Intel to pay AMD $1.25 billion, settle disputes

Intel Corp will pay rival chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices Inc $1.25 billion to settle all outstanding legal disputes, in a move that could weaken antitrust regulatory action against Intel. See full article.

Apple plans 40-50 store openings in 2010

Apple Inc said on Thursday it plans to open 40 to 50 retail stores next year as the consumer electronics giant expands its reach to customers. More than half of the new stores will be outside the United States, with new outlets planned in London, Paris and two in Shanghai. See full article.

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Clicker launches - new online video portal
Missed this week’s episode of Desperate Housewives or of the new sci-fi series V? Now there is an easier way to search for all your video content online. Los Angeles-based Clicker Media, a provider of an online programming guide to Internet television, officially launched Thursday its website which serves as a web portal for television shows, movies and music videos. See full article.

Cellphone market fall ended in third quarter: Gartner

The fall in the handset market stopped in the third quarter, helped by clearing of inventories of unsold phones and booming sales on the so-called grey market in countries like China, research firm Gartner said on Thursday. See full article.