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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is talking to Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE:TWC) along with other top cable operators, regarding the building of a set-top box which would enable viewers to watch live broadcast TV and other content, according to the Wall Street Journal. Such a feat would mark a major upgrade from Apple’s existing device that does not carry network television, and a major breakthrough in its attempts to win over denizens of the living room.
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Samsung (SSNLF.PK) is scheduled to introduce on Thursday its Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet in the United States, United Kingdom, and in South Korea, hoping to attack Apple’s complete dominance. The Galaxy Note 10.1 is differentiated from the iPad with its stylus and ability to have two applications active on a split-screen, but it’s expensive at $499 for 16 gigabytes and WiFi only, which might make observers dubious as to its ability to succeed.
Nvidia Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) wins another high-performance computing design competition as Cray Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAY) announced that it will employ the former’s Tesla graphics processing units in its next-generation supercomputer, which is code-named Cascade. Nvidia’s Professional Solutions division that includes Tesla, suffered an 8 percent quarter-over-quarter revenue drop in the past quarter, which Nvidia partly credited to weak European demand.
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