Are AMD and IBM forging a partnership of some sort?According to analysts and rather thin reports, which may all be quoting each other for all we know, AMD and IBM are apparently getting cozy.
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Sybase announced its financial results today, calling it the best quarter and year in the company's 23-year history. Total revenue topped $295 million for Q407 and the full year exceeded $1 billion, an increase of 17 percent over 2006.
If you studied your ancient Web history, you may remember PointCast, which pushed Web content (feeds prior to RSS) to a user's screen. In its prime during 1996, PointCast had more than 200 employees, 1.
Netflix is planning to roll out a Web-based streaming video service some time in 2008.On Netflix's earnings conference call, which was quite positive given the company's results, CEO Reed Hastings outlined the upcoming service for the Mac and what has taken so long.
AT&T reported its fourth quarter earnings and the big takeaways are that wireless growth is strong and enterprise spending is chugging along.AT&T's earnings report garnered a little more attention this time around given that CEO Randall Stephenson rattled the markets with comments that consumers were struggling.
Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: Windows 7 and Windows Live to get tighterEd Bott: Vista virtualization: The bigger pictureVia makes way for 64-bit chipsLarry Dignan: eBay CEO Whitman steps down; execs shuffled amid weak outlookBTL podcast: Stock shock, iPod saturation, open source tipping points and more...Virgin Galactic unveils SpaceShipTwo; Plans open architecture spaceship.
Philipp Lenssen of Google Blogoscoped found some shreds Google's forthcoming Health offering. It's only a log-in page, but it outlines what to expect if you choose to make Google part of your digital healthcare program.
This week on the Between the Lines podcast, Larry and I try to make sense of the wildly gyrating stock market (good luck). Larry also tries to parse what's going on with Apple's stock, riffing on iPod saturation.
eBay said Wednesday that CEO Meg Whitman will step down as president and CEO as of March 31. She will be replaced by John Donahoe, president of eBay's marketplace unit.