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AMD: Sales aren't up to snuff

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.

March 4, 2007 by


Firmware rootkits are the latest threat

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.

March 2, 2007 by Phil Windley


The last desktop app standing

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.

March 1, 2007 by Dan Farber