eWeek's Chris Preimesberger has a funny yet enlightening reporter's notebook entry from the Core Duo launch party that was held on Intel's campus last week. The party may have been for Core Duo's coming out but reporters were apparently just as interested in hearing from Intel CEO Paul Otellini on other issues such as the what AMD's acquisition of ATI meant for Intel and whether or not there would be any more layoffs at Intel.
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On the instant messaging front, meebo, a web-based IM service, has a new new widget, meebo me that integrates the meebo platform onto any Web page. The meebo me widget can be embedded into a Web site, and allows site owners to see who is visiting their pages.
Andrew Gruen over at CNET Reviews blogged: Though Dell already broke up with Intel in the server market this May, Digitimes reports that the company is about to do the same for its notebooks. According to anonymous "sources at Taiwan-based notebook makers," Dell is set to launch a full range of AMD-based laptops based on the Sempron, Athlon 64, and Turion 64 X2 processors in the forth quarter of this year.
Barely a day has passed since Red Hat went public with its nasty-gram that XenSource's Xen virtualization technology isn't ready enough for primetime (or, at least for Red Hat's Enterprise Linux) and now, Oracle is bitchin' and complainin' too.
Over the past few days, Verizon Wireless (VZW) has been turning some heads with the announcement of a new addition to its handset line-up -- this one. LG's super stylish Chocolate (pictured left).
I got a bit of a chuckle from Erica Ogg's news story about how delays to the new operating systems coming out of PalmSource (the software outfit that makes the PalmOS) are causing all sorts of grief for Palm. Palm (formerly PalmOne, and before that Palm) is the hardware outfit that makes smartphones like the Treo.
CNET Reviews has a series that gives individual coverage of some of the Windows Live components that Microsoft has released to the public. The last two additions to the series -- one for the Windows Live Toolbar and the other for the Windows Live Mail Desktop beta -- were published last week.
According to ZDNet Australia's Renai LeMay: The Xen open-source virtualization environment is not yet ready for enterprise use, a senior Red Hat executive has said, despite "unbelievable" customer demand and the fact that Novell has already started shipping the software....
By way of its sister publication ComputerWorld, InfoWorld has a report card on how banks are doing in terms of meeting a multifactor online banking authentication deadline that was issued by the Feds last October. But after reading the report, you can't help but wonder if the banking industry has a bit of a laissez-faire attitude about the whole thing.
We have two new videos about the Second Life phenomenon. In the first video, Linden Labs CEO Phillip Rosedale predicts that someone working in his company's virtual Second Life environment will become a millionaire.