Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, announced on Tuesday $4.4bn of investments involving chipmakers that would make his state “the epicentre for the next generation of computer chip technology”. Silicon Valley may be surprised to hear it has been dethroned and, cutting through the political point-scoring, the real significance here for semiconductors seems to be a readiness of the main players to cooperate on moving to the next-generation of silicon wafers. Read more
After dedicating the last couple years to building a secondary market system where employees at private companies like Facebook and Twitter can sell shares, New York-based SecondMarket put itself up for trade on its own exchange. Read more
As Robert Cookson and I reported today, Anonymous – the hacktivist group – has made a surprising change in tactics with the launch of Anonymous Analytics, a financial research group. Read more
How important has Steve Jobs’ famous reality distortion field been to Apple’s ability to shape perceptions of its new products – and persuade avid buyers to line up round the block to get their hands on them?
With next week’s unveiling of the iPhone 5, which has just been confirmed, we will get the first chance to see what a big Apple product launch feels like without the company’s guiding spirit. Read more