With AMD's launch of its latest greatest Opteron server chip--formerly codenamed Barcelona--one of the biggest questions is whether lightning can strike twice.The first lightning strike came when AMD (all resources) launched the Athlon line and became a legitimate desktop player.
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Verizon Wireless has sued the Federal Communications Commission for overstepping its power when it endorsed two conditions for its auction of 700 MHz wireless spectrum. Specifically, the FCC in July embraced the concept of open applications, the ability to download any application, and open devices, using handhelds for any wireless network.
Notable headlines:Larry Dignan: Salesforce.com: It's all about the UI.
Salesforce.com on Friday announced a new offering dubbed Force.
Fair use exceptions to U.S. copyright laws is worth more than $4.
I heard a story on Morning Edition yesterday about making telecommuting a social affair. Just the day before I'd published short piece on what's come to be called "co-working.
A series of events is happening, or about to happen, that threaten the business models of big wireless carriers such as Verizon Wireless and AT&T. Keep in mind that these storm clouds are just now building and the story will take years to play out.
Accenture said Thursday that it has signed up Microsoft in a seven-year, $185 million business processing outsourcing agreement. Under the deal, Accenture will provide finance and accounting procurement services.
Ultra Mobile PCs will take the slow lane to critical mass, according to a study by ABI Research. In a report, ABI is projecting that the UMPC market will ship 4.
Notable headlines: George Ou: AMD: Is closing the quad-core deficit enough? Paul Murphy: Barcelona, Tigerton, and the T2.