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Multiple milestones as Acer buys Gateway

Acer announced Monday that it is buying Gateway for $710 million in a move that vaults the Taiwan-based PC vendor into the top 3 globally based on revenue. Acer reckons that Gateway will give it more than $15 billion in revenue and shipments topping 20 million PC units a year (official statement).

August 27, 2007 by


Dell customers vent over paint issue

Dell once again blogged about its delays for XPS and M1330 orders due to component shortages and issues with custom colors. What's interesting about this latest blog post from Dell is that it largely echoes previous posts on the subject.

August 26, 2007 by


Are you protected against hacktivists?

When I was Utah's CIO, we were preparing for the Salt Lake City Olympics. One of the IT related issues was protecting State of Utah network assets from attacks by people who might want to use the publicity of the games to make a political or social statement.

August 24, 2007 by Phil Windley


Can 'friendly' AI save humans from irrelevance or extinction?

The fate of the human species depends on AI (Artificial Intelligence) entities far smarter than us and who aren't prone to wipe out or enslave us. That is one of the topics to be discussed by luminaries in the AI world at the Singularity Summit 2007 held at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco September 8-9.

August 24, 2007 by Dan Farber