Tom Foremski

Tom Foremski reports on the business and culture of Silicon Valley at the intersection of technology and media.

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Intel slide not over yet says AMD sales chief

I've been writing about a revitalized Intel (an SVW sponsor) and its bid to win back market share with its Core 2 Duo chips and an ambitious roadmap. My view has been that AMD has had the party all to itself with its low-power consuming high-performance Opteron server chips--and now the Empire Strikes Back, as was said by Nathan Brookwood, analyst at Insight64 and a top Intel watcher.

September 10, 2006 by


Laundering Internet usage data to protect privacy

I've been thinking about Google handing over identifiable information about users of its Orkut service to Brazilian authorities, and disclosures by Yahoo in China--couldn't such things be avoided fairly easily?Enron set up huge numbers of off-shore companies to hide its debt and obscure its financial data.

September 6, 2006 by

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Microsoft's PR agency doesn't "get" blogs

My former boss at the Financial Times Paul Abrahams, heads up the sizeable UK office for Waggener Edstrom--Microsoft's long standing PR firm. Microsoft is WaggEd's largest client, and also it's largest cash cow, a very close relationship now well into its third decade.

August 31, 2006 by


GOOG moving to subscription model as MSFT moves to ads

Google's announcement of a suite of comms applications designed for business/organizations has been touted by Reuters and others, as being a bid for MSFT's core business. Reuters:The online search leader said it has created a software platform to run basic business activities -- based on programs it already offers separately.

August 27, 2006 by