October 16, 2012 |
SAN DIEGO - That huge gush heard just shortly before 9 Monday night was the massive deflation of the San Diego Chargers' NFL season. Air left the Chargers' balloon like a jet stream. Whoosh. Bye-bye, Chargers. The team owned and operated by the family Spanos goofed. Put a fork in them. This one will be forever remembered as the Collapse at Qualcomm. Losing is one thing. The Chargers did that, 35-24, to the Denver Broncos before the ever-eager, ever-hopeful packed house of 68,604.
May 5, 2012 |
Google Inc., with its free meals, high monthly pay and relaxed work environment, was rated by interns as the best place to work in a report released just ahead of the peak summer internship season. A software engineering intern at the search engine giant can expect an average monthly pay of $6,463, according to career website Glassdoor. Google interns, who voted the company as the most satisfying place to work, also reported additional perks such as face time with managers and opportunities to sit in on meetings.
April 12, 2012 |
Nokia's new Lumia 900 costs $109 more to make than its $99 price tag and demonstrates a tight association between Nokia and Microsoft, IHS iSuppli said. With both companies looking for a big comeback with Lumia 900, the partners kept cost of parts to $209 by using less expensive components that achieve comparable function, according to IHS' teardown cost assessment. Manufacturing costs totaled $8. A comparable Android phone, the Samsung S II Skyrocket, has a $236 cost of materials, with an unsubsidized price of $550.
February 18, 2012 |
In a boost to the state's technology industry, a Chinese electronics maker said it was ordering $6 billion worth of microchips and other components from three California tech firms, including Broadcom Corp. in Irvine. Huawei Technologies Co., one of the world's largest providers of telecom and Internet technology, said the investment — spread over three years — was a "significant increase" over the current contracts it has with Broadcom, San Diego-based Qualcomm Inc. and Avago Technologies in San Jose.
February 3, 2012 |
AT&T, Microsoft and Nokia haven't said when the Lumia 900 will hit stores or how much it will cost, but if the flagship Windows Phone is a device you just have to have, you can now pre-order it. Microsoft's retail stores are currently taking a $25 deposit for those looking to reserve themselves a Lumia 900 on launch day, whenever that is. The deposit offer was first reported by The Verge and confirmed to The Times on Friday through Microsoft...
January 9, 2012 |
The Chargers are staying in San Diego for at least another season. Owner Dean Spanos said Monday that the franchise will not exercise its right to move for at least another year, allowing more time for efforts to build a downtown stadium. Spanos and San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders said in a joint statement that they will work closely to try to make that happen. "The City of San Diego and the Chargers continue to work closely together to explore publicly acceptable ways to build a Super Bowl-quality stadium on the bus maintenance yard site in the East Village of downtown San Diego," the statement reads.