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Top Tech Stories of the Day: Packaging for a Rumored Budget IPhone 5C Shows up Online

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As Apple's fall product reveal approaches, alleged images of the new iPhone parts are appearing with greater frequency. The 5C could be the rumored lower-cost, plastic encased iPhone that could show up along with an updated iPhone 5, expected to be call the 5S. The Gillmor Gang ? Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor ? celebrate Google's gift to StreamTV. ChromeCast is cheap, small, simple, and extensible, just in time to kickoff the run up to Apple's big move to the Big Screen. It's a win-win for everybody involved, except maybe Microsoft and its XBox offering. Japan's Renesas Electronics Corporation plans to close a system LSI chip plant in northern Japan that makes chips for Nintendo's Wii game consoles and other consumer electronics, after failing to find a buyer for the facility. The state-of-the-art Tsuruoka plant's 1,000 employees will be offered reassignments or voluntary redundancy as Renesas restructures to focus on making micro controllers for automotive electronics.

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