AMD on Thursday launched its Shanghai processor family--the successor to the much maligned Barcelona. The goal: Close the gap on server chips with Intel.
Here are today’s notable headlines. You can get News To Know via email alert and RSS daily:Josh Taylor: Verizon announces BlackBerry Storm availability, pricingLarry Dignan: AMD unveils ‘Shanghai’; Aims to better compete with IntelAMD: Does the resurrection start with ‘Shanghai’?
AMD on Thursday will launch its "Shanghai" platform, its latest batch of Opteron server chips. With Shanghai, AMD gets a do-over from its ill-fated Barcelona launch.
Business-critical applications continue their push into the mobile world and, increasingly, that world includes the iPhone - giving the popular device more respect as a business tool, instead of just a toy, and giving IT administrators one less reason to insist on the Blackberry as a preferred handset.
Intel said Wednesday that its fourth quarter outlook will fall short of projections the company made just a few weeks ago.The magnitude of the drop-off is steep given that Intel couldn't even make it to its Dec.
The point is to actually make fair use -- fair and creative use -- use of someone's professionally produced content, if you're going to post a video online.
On this week's EIC squared podcast Dan and I talk about the tech economy, Obama's CTO, Yahoo and Microsoft's potential deal with Verizon Wireless.On the economy, Dan and I talk about the downward spiral that's going on with consumer spending.
Updated: Wall Street is busy cutting its estimates for Google's fourth quarter amid multiple signs of a slowdown. However, analysts note that Google is a black box and the company could still prove to be recession resistant.
Yahoo is testing out its latest front page interface that will allow applications to run separately, accelerate performance and allow code to be portable.The effort built on the Yahoo User Interface 3.
The old joke went something like this: If auto manufacturers improved their products as much and as fast as American designers and makers of microelectronics have theirs, a car today would be capable of speeds in excess of 1,000 miles an hour, go 650 miles on a gallon of gas, and be the size of a postage stamp.Now comes Thomas L.
Vudu, the product and service that brings downloadable movies to TV sets, is chugging full-speed-ahead when it comes to adding HD titles to its on-demand video service. This week, there were reports that Vudu's catalog now has more than 1,100 HD titles, leading a pack that includes AppleTV and Xbox.
Qualcomm on Wednesday entered the Internet device market with a "PC alternative" designed to give netbooks some competition in emerging markets.The device, dubbed Kayak, is designed to use 3G wireless connectivity and be completely free of landlines and other accessories to connect to the Internet.
Best Buy said Wednesday that it is facing "rapid, seismic changes in consumer behavior have created the most difficult climate we’ve ever seen" and cut its earnings and revenue projections. Indeed, Best Buy's same store sales fell a whopping 7.
If you've ever been tied to your desk or scrambled to find a WiFi hotspot just so you can tune into a Web conference, you'll be interested in knowing that Phonetopp, a Silicon Valley startup, is putting the finishing touches on a service that will bring the Webcast experience - and a little bit more - to your smartphone.The technology utilizes 3G mobile Web connections and segmented streams of the various elements of a Web cast to deliver a near-real time experience.
Tech blogs are quick to point out when things appear to be a bit too big-brotherish for our comfort levels - cookies, deep packet inspection, Gmail ads. Now, it appears that the one to watch out for is the credit card companies.
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