In a deal that would be one of the biggest-ever foreign takeovers of a Japanese firm, Applied Materials Inc. agreed to acquire Tokyo Electron Ltd. to create to create a powerhouse provider of chip manufacturing equipment.
Google for years has swapped out its own logo with ?Doodles? commemorating special occasions and famous people?s birthdays. It doesn?t change all the time ? not as much as Yahoo?s 30-days-of-30-logos stunt ? but pretty regularly. Larry Page wants more. He wants personalized, localized, real-time Google logos. He wants weather widgets. Page said, ?I have this idea which I?ve been trying to get our guys to do forever, I wanted the Google logo to change based on the weather. I wanted to simulate what would happen in the future to your house."
Nokia will hold its next Nokia World event in Abu Dhabi on October 22, where it's likely to take the wraps off a new big-screen Lumia 1520 smartphone. Sporting a 6-inch display, the 1520 would be the largest-screened Lumia device to date, pushing it more into phablet territory.