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Intel plows health care field

Intel has been unique among chip companies in that it's a market maker. The company didn't passively sit back and wait for wireless to take off, for example.

August 24, 2005 by Dan Farber

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NYT: 'Relax, Bill Gates; It's Google's Turn as the Villain'

That's the headline in a New York Times article (requires free registration) by Gary Rivlin.  The story talks about how the Google honeymoon is over and now, because of the way it's becoming just as corporate as any other big tech titan, it is now the first company to come along in a long time that stands any kind of a chance at challenging Microsoft's dominance.

August 23, 2005 by David Berlind

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Google Talk lives...

ZDNet blogger Russell Shaw has a scoop on Google Talk, which provides very basic instant messaging and voice chat--but that's just a beginning. It's one of the seeds for the Googler's grand ambitions to become the software platform for everything from search, location-based data e-mail, telephony and social networking to payment systems, personalized ads, personal spaces and Web-based applications of all kinds.

August 23, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Retailer beware

I foresee a vast, insidious infiltration of the Internet into brick-and-mortar retailers as "customers" bring Amazon's cash register into every store they visit.

August 23, 2005 by Ed Gottsman

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Intel's Otellini's new normal

Intel's new CEO Paul Otellini (and a 30-year veteran of the company) kicked off the Intel Developer Forum with a new line and sigh of relief: Growth is back. "Count on us to continue the relentless pursuit of Moore's Law, new levels of performance, energy efficiency and communications," he said during his 59-minute keynote.

August 23, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Death by deregulation

In David Berlind's latest Alice in Wonderland trip through the American telecommunications universe -- "Are Baby Bells abusing gov't granted right-of-way?" -- he credits Bob Frankston, the co-inventor of the VisiCalc electronic spreadsheet, for inspiring this tour-de-force of imaginative fact development.

August 22, 2005 by Evan Wilner

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