AllThingsD Week in Review: WhatsApp vs. Bullshit Metrics and Apple’s Tearjerker Ad

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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Calxeda, Chipmaker That Sought to Bring ARM Chips to Servers, Has Shut Down

The company “ran out of runway.”
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China to Spend $5 Billion on Microchip Industry

The Chinese government is spending almost $5 billion on a new fund to support the country’s microchip industry, as China moves to bolster what it has long considered a strategically important segment of its economy.

What Has the Titan Supercomputer Been Up To Lately? You Won’t Believe It.

Scientists are simulating how cells communicate, which could eventually lead to ways to stop diseases in their tracks.
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In Chip Deal, Singapore’s Avago to Acquire LSI for $6.6 Billion

The deal is being financed with bank loans and a $1 billion investment from private equity firm Silver Lake.
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Qualcomm Introduces Its First 64-Bit Chip, Though This One Takes Aim at the Low End

The Snapdragon 410 is designed for phones that sell for $150 or less but includes some high-end features.
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Microsoft’s Xbox One Costs $90 More to Build Than Sony’s PS4, Teardown Shows

Another unprofitable gaming system hits the shelves.
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Intel Chairman: “We Seemed to Have Lost Our Way”

Long guided by Moore’s Law, Andy Bryant says Intel took its eye off the ball and let others capitalize on the latest shifts.
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Sony’s PlayStation 4 Costs $381 to Build — Only $18 Under Retail Price — In Teardown

A tiny profit margin and maybe even a loss.
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The World’s Most Powerful Supercomputer Is Still in China

What the top American machine lacks in raw power, it makes up for in efficiency.
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