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If we've learned thing over the past few years, it's that major technology companies rarely get along. You need look no further than Samsung v. Apple in the courtroom to get a gist of the kind of angst that bubbles up between these firms, but it seems that a meaningful subset of them are putting differences aside in order to keep the world connected. Haier, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Qualcomm, Sharp, Silicon Image, TP-LINK and more have united to "enable interoperability across multiple devices, systems and services and support broadest cross-industry effort to accelerate Internet of Everything."... Read more...
WORLDWIDE TECHNOLOGY LEADERS LAUNCH INDUSTRY CONSORTIUM TO ADVANCE PC GAMING PLATFORM, PC GAMING EXPERIENCESUnited industry effort will accelerate innovation, spur PC gaming developmentGlobal leaders of the PC gaming industry announced today the formation of the PC Gaming Alliance, a non-profit organization that unites hardware and software creators, game developers and publishers, and others committed to the PC gaming market with the common purpose of advancing the PC as a worldwide gaming platform. Together, PCGA and its member companies will work to accelerate innovation, improve the gaming... Read more...
Microsoft and Novell have announced a truce in their ongoing war over Windows based proprietary and Linux open source compatability: Large businesses and organizations typically have complicated computer systems that run both open-source software, such as Linux, and closed- or proprietary-source software from Microsoft. Now, said Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer, the agreements his company reached with Novell will "bridge the divide" between open source and Microsoft's Windows. For some time, Microsoft has been taking steps toward... Read more...
First it was AMD and ATI, and now it's Asus and Gigabyte. Actually, the deal between Asus and Gigabyte is quite different. Whereas AMD is merging with ATI, Asus and Gigabyte are forming more of a strategic partnership.  More details of the deal are on-line in this interview posted at Tweaktown. "This week the motherboard industry and probably the entire computer industry got a little shock - just another one in the past 12 months, as now seems to be the time for companies to join forces. After a meeting with the directors of GIGABYTE... Read more...