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Palm is reportedly looking for buyers, but folks aren't buying it. Just the fact that Palm is looking for a buyer may indicate the company is in trouble.
Advanced Micro Devices' said it isn't likely to meet its first quarter sales projection. In a statement, AMD said CEO Hector Ruiz will discuss that the company "is unlikely to meet its previously estimated revenue guidance of $1.
The social Web has finally arrived. The question is where is it going.
Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft Windows Live VP to resign. Microsoft Dynamics team to take on Microsoft-SAP ‘Duet’?
The IT systems integration of US Airways and America West has gone fairly well overall. Until Sunday.
At Black Hat this week, John Heasman demonstrated a rootkit that flashes itself to the firmware in a system. Reimaging the disk did nothing to remove it. This is just the latest in a long line of threats.
Stephen Shankland is reporting that Oracle has quietly cut database prices on some low-end servers using multicore processors. It's clear that Oracle's move is because Microsoft doesn't charge that way and is making some database inroads.
Om Malik posts on GigaOm that the "Web monster" has been unleashed and is "gobbling up desktop applications, chewing them up and spitting them out as a Web applications," with the exception of the instant messaging. Browser-based IM clients like Meebo are gaining some popularity, but the popular IM clients have become aren't going away, Om concludes.
Microsoft's deal with Novell to resell SUSE Linux may be controversial, but it's looking like a boon for Novell. In fact, it's just about the only bright spot the Novell has right now.