With Barcelona, AMD will regain performance leadership and will be able to control pricing for a while, versus Intel, which has been hammering AMD on pricing at the low end processor segment, said industry analyst Nathan Brookwood of Insight 64."It looks like AMD is trying to match Intel in terms of both two-year cadence in process manufacturing cycles and in developing new cores.
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AMD executives are holding court at the company's Sunnyvale, CA headaquarters before an audience of press and analysts. Of late, AMD has been taking some belly punches as arch rival Intel has gained momentum.
It appears that Mozilla may be setting the Thunderbird project free so it can develop more rapidly on its own. Mozilla has been supporting Thunderbird since its inception.
Comcast reported its second quarter earnings Thursday and the financials results were fine. The subscriber numbers, however, may indicate increased competition.
Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer says the iPhone can be a hit for business customers with "a very little bit of help from the corporate IT department."That statement made on Apple's third quarter earnings call was notable on a few counts.
Shyno of Milan has developed a safe-ish way to communicate with and ultimately perhaps meet total strangers via cell phone. You wear a special Shyno T-shirt prominently emblazoned with a unique numerical ID. Strangers who see you can text 48200 with your ID and a message for you.
RH Donnelley said Thursday that it bought the Business.com domain for $345 million, edging out bidders such as Dow Jones, New York Times and News Corp.
Notable headlines:Ryan Naraine: Some great security apps are still free. Gallery: Ten free security utilities you should already be using (right).
Google is extending its Earth Enterprise into the second dimension, allowing users to view their organization's geospatial data within a browser in 2D. "Organizations, such as an oil exploration company, depend on geospatial data to accomplish work.
This week on the Dan & David Show we discuss Apple's quarterly earnings (which were released just before we recorded the show--270,000 iPhones sold in the two-day launch before the end of the quarter) and the power outage in San Francisco that took out ZDNet, Craigslist, Technorati, Yelp and other sites hosted at 365 Main.