Western Digital may join Japan-KKR group for Toshiba chip unit bid: sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Western Digital Corp may join a consortium of Japanese government money and KKR & Co LP to bid for Toshiba Corp's chip unit, backing away from an earlier demand for an immediate majority stake, two sources familiar with the matter said.

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Apple’s iPad gains drag-&-drop and a Finder-like file system

Apple leads the mobile enterprise and consumers, prosumers, and enterprise users all have high hopes for its iPads, but one thing we haven’t yet had is support for drag-&-drop between apps on the tablet.

Things have changed

Independent developer, Readdle, has updated its suite of productivity products to support drag-&-drop between themselves. This means users of Scanner ProPDF ExpertSpark and Documents can shift items between these apps using drag, drop, and touch – what could be more intuitive? The developers see this as a highly logical next step when using iPad Split View mode. I imagine many iPad users would agree.

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BMW says shortage of parts from Bosch hampers production

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German carmaker BMW said a shortage of steering gears supplied by Robert Bosch [ROBG.UL] slowed production of several of its compact and mid-sized models and caused stoppages at its plants in South Africa and China.

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Meet ADP’s ‘business anthropologist,’ putting human thought behind chatbots

Martha Bird has one of the more unusual positions in the technology space: She's a business anthropologist. Bird, who ran a family farm in New Hampshire before earning an anthropology Ph.D., has developed her craft over 15-plus years at a variety of organizations — a nonprofit, a telecommunications company and an e-commerce firm.

Her niche is helping global brands optimize their systems to meet the needs of users across multiple markets. She now works in the Innovation Labs at ADP, a provider of human resources management software and services headquartered in Roseland, N.J. "I was brought in to ensure that we are addressing real human needs in the tools we build," she says. Here, she explains more about her work:

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Old is the new New

This pilot fish's team is responsible for the latest round of PC upgrades, replacing the company's oldest PCs with newer models.And, naturally, it's not going to be as simple as that. "I get a call from a manager who found out about the new PCs, and...

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China to implement cyber security law from Thursday

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China, battling increased threats from cyber-terrorism and hacking, will adopt from Thursday a controversial law that mandates strict data surveillance and storage for firms working in the country, the official Xinhua news agency s...

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