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Welcome Mary Jo and All about Microsoft

Mary Jo Foley has been a persistent thorn in Microsoft's side for more than 10 years.  She is one of the top investigative journalists covering Microsoft and knows the company inside and out.

September 21, 2006 by Dan Farber

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AMD Global Vision Conference roundup

I put together a photo gallery from my visit to the AMD Global Vision Conference this week, and bundled all the blog posts together in one spot. While there were some commercials for AMD's products and technologies, especially the new Torrenza Initiative, the majority of the conference was smart people talking about important issues, from education and the far reaching impact life science research to innovation and the future of entertainment.

September 21, 2006 by Dan Farber

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AMD opens up crown jewels with Torrenza Initiative

At the AMD Global Vision Conference today, Marty Seyer, senior vice president of the commercial business unit, touted the Torrenza Initiative, which he said would enable the development and deployment of application-specific co-processors and other chips that work alongside AMD64 processors in multi-socket systems.

September 20, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Robert Rodriguez: Digital film making evangelist

Film director Robert Rodriguez is living proof of how technology is reshuffling the Hollywood deck. At AMD’s Global Vision Conference, the Austin-based filmmaker discussed his anti-Hollywood digital film making credo and technology focus and previewed a clip of his new movie, "Planet Terror," which is due in theaters on April 6, 2007.

September 20, 2006 by Dan Farber

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SMBs should outsource everything and vendors must adjust

Yesterday was EMC day for me. I spent a pretty good chunk of the day in Bedford, MA at RSA Security (recently acquired by EMC) and then, by pure coincidence, last night, I attended an EMC-hosted dinner at Sauciety: a restaurant in the lobby of Boston's Waterfront Westin Hotel.

September 20, 2006 by David Berlind

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