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  • Bejeweled Maker Hits Jackpot: EA Acquires PopCap for Up to $1.2 Billion
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    EA announced Tuesday that it will buy PopCap for $650 million plus stock and earn-outs, which altogether could add up to as much as $1.2 billion.

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  • Apple Hopes To Drop Samsung As Chip Supplier
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    danomac writes “Apple is testing out new chip suppliers, trying to find a supplier other than Samsung. Apple is currently suing Android phone manufacturers, and Samsung is included in the lawsuit. ‘Apple faces several hurdles should it want to make a switch to TSMC, including patents and chip design issues as well as a push by Samsung to retain the business. … Analysts and other sources had previously said TSMC, the world’s largest contract chip (more…)

  • Even BPA-Free Plastic Not Always Safe
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    Even BPA-free plastic can leach hormone-like chemicals, research shows, and there’s no way to tell which products pose the risk.

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  • Thanks for Giving Back Derek Jeter’s 3,000th Hit, Now Fork Over $14K in Taxes
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    Christian Lopez may be kicking himself right now. The dude who caught Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit opted to give the ball back to the team instead of keeping it and selling it for upwards of $250,000 at auction. The Yankees thanked him by showering him with four box-seat tickets for the 32 home games left in the season. A pretty sweet deal for a Yanks fan except for one thing:

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