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Microsoft CEO Ballmer listens onstage to Qualcomm CEO Jacobs at the Qualcomm pre-show keynote at the CES in Las Vegas

Gardner Denver is in renewed talks to sell itself to suitors including KKR and Advent.

Viggle and GetGlue want to extend their merger deadline.

Now they’re doing it. Apple is working on a cheaper iPhone.

Gauri Sharma, head of Lab42, recommends taking the “band-aid approach” to being a CEO.

Wow. Qualcomm gave an insane keynote at CES 2013.

And, Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s CEO, crashed the CES keynote.

Forbes gives us the 30 most influential people in tech.

AIG, the most hated company in the U.S., sends this hilarious letter to taxpayers, according to The New Yorker.

Google is offering free WiFi in Chelsea (which is part of New York).

Micrsoft says it sold 60 mln Windows 8 licenses.

Nestle is selling $1 billion worth of Latin American assets.

The Entertainment Merchants Association has asked Joe Biden to not investigate the link between movies, video games and real-life violence.

Walt Disney isn’t such a happy place and is considering layoffs.

Wikipedia is losing editors and we are sad.

Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Rick Wilking