Google said Friday that it would bid a minimum of $4.6 billion for the federal government's upcoming wireless spectrum auction--if the Federal Communications Commission creates an open wireless platform.
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Advanced Micro Devices may have just weathered Intel's best shot. The big question is what happens next.
A few rants ahead of the weekend...Is $25,000 material to anything?
Notable headlines:Larry Dignan: Google isn't perfect: Earnings fall short of expectations. Relax folks, Google isn't Yahoo.
Microsoft's fiscal fourth quarter earnings hit their targets courtesy of a Vista and Office 2007 boost. For the quarter ending June 30, Microsoft reported earnings of 31 cents a share, including charges related to a revised Xbox 360 warranty policy.
Google reported second quarter earnings of $925 million, or $2.93 a share, but that wasn't enough to satisfy Wall Street.
At some point every project has to decide when legacy versions will no longer be supported. This is true of open source projects as well--as users of PHP4 are about to find out.
Pageflakes is moving beyond the personal portal page. promoting branded media Pagecasts (personalized pages created with Flakes, or widgets) from USA Today, Rolling Stone, CNN, Washingtonpost.
The details of AT&T's iPhone revenue sharing pact with Apple are secret, but one thing is certain: It's bound to be lucrative for Steve Jobs & Co.Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster issued a research note Thursday that puts some estimates on the AT&T-Apple revenue sharing deal.
On today's podcast:WiMax goes national.George Ou on securing hotspots.