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Nov 22, 2013

Reuters | Technology Report November 22, 2013 :MakerBot says shoppers ready for 3D printers, some have doubts.



MakerBot says shoppers ready for 3D printers, some have doubts
BOSTON (Reuters) - MakerBot, a 3D printer maker which opened two new retail stores this week, is among the companies trying to bring the cutting-edge digital manufacturing technology to Main Street consumers, but skeptics say the rollout is premature.
Microsoft to win EU okay for $7.3 billion Nokia deal: sources
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Microsoft is set to secure unconditional EU regulatory approval for its proposed 5.4-billion-euro ($7.30 billion) takeover of Nokia's mobile phone business, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday.
Insight: For Cisco and Huawei, a bruising rivalry reaches stalemate
(Reuters) - Cisco Systems Inc and Huawei Technologies Co, two of the world's largest communications equipment makers, have been slugging it out for a decade now - in court, in emerging markets, in the lobbies of government and even on blogs.
Intel shares drop as Wall Street questions mobile growth
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shares of Intel Corp fell nearly 5 percent on Friday after Wall Street came away from its investor meeting craving more evidence that the chipmaker can forge a strong mobile presence to drive up revenue and margins.
Chinese technology companies shine in US debut
(Reuters) - Shares of two Chinese companies, 500.com Ltd and Sungy Mobile Ltd , surged in their U.S. debuts on Friday, as investors bet on China-based technology companies backed by marquee underwriters.
Chinese Nokia workers pledge to continue strike
GUANGZHOU, China (Reuters) - Striking workers at a Nokia factory in southern China on Friday threatened to extend industrial action after the company terminated the contracts of 59 employees for failing to return to work.
U.S. government rarely uses best cybersecurity steps: advisers
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government itself seldom follows the best cybersecurity practices and must drop its old operating systems and unsecured browsers as it tries to push the private sector to tighten its practices, technology advisers told President Barack Obama.
Germany's SAP may speed up shift to the cloud
BARCELONA (Reuters) - German business software group SAP may speed up a shift towards providing its products over the internet in order to tap demand for so-called cloud services and take advantage of Germany's reputation for data privacy, it said on Friday.
U.S. jury awards Apple $290 million in retrial against Samsung
SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) - A U.S. jury awarded Apple Inc about $290 million in a damages retrial against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, restoring a large chunk of a historic verdict the iPhone maker won last year.
Laird profit rises 17 percent on strong smart-device market
(Reuters) - Laird Plc, which makes electromagnetic shielding and heat control components for wireless devices, said full-year profit rose 17 percent, propped up by acquisitions and growing demand in the smart-device market.