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AMD CTO: Core wars a mistake

AMD CTO Phil Hester said the semiconductor industry made a big mistake by entering megahertz wars at the expense of power management and how applications were actually used. And now the industry could be headed for a similar mistake by playing a game of "I have more cores than you do.

December 13, 2006 by


Yahoo's new currency--the Yootle

David Pennock of Yahoo Research gave a presentation at the company's headquarters as part of an evening “confab” with a number of experts in the prediction market field. As part of a virtual environment called Yootopia, Pennock said the Yahoo has created a currency, called the "Yootle," for prediction markets or for buying favors from other people on the network.

December 13, 2006 by Dan Farber


Mashup Camp 3 at MIT all tee'd up and ready to go (and registration is open)

It hardly seems like a year has passed since the idea of a Mashup Camp first crossed my mind. But that's exactly how long it has been since I first shared the idea with a few other people the day after I attended some after hours events that were being run in conjunction the Syndicate Conference in San Francisco.

December 13, 2006 by David Berlind


Hardware costs make IBM-Yahoo's enterprise search less free

Yahoo and IBM combined forces on an enterprise search product and took a swipe at Google's enterprise search appliances to boot. From the Yahoo blog announcing the IBM OmniFind Yahoo Edition:  Beyond creating a product that was super easy to use we don’t believe that small and mid-sized businesses (or even large enterprises!

December 13, 2006 by