Items tagged with Business

After years of turmoil, Advanced Micro Devices is finally taking a breather. A brief one, but a breather nonetheless. With the tables turning somewhat, AMD has recently seen Intel admitting to chip delays and staring at an imposing $1.45 billion fine from the EU over anti-competitive practices against it. That, combined with the recent divestiture... Read more...
Here's an interesting one. Hitachi Global Storage Technologies has just snapped up a substrate manufacturing facility located in Sarawak, Malaysia from Western Digital. You heard right -- one hard drive maker is taking some property from a rival hard drive maker. In the release, we're told that the facility that Hitachi GST is taking over... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard announced a new line of notebook PCs that "merge business functionality with sophisticated design." In other words, a notebook computer that's a bit pricier than some, but gives you what you need for business use.The HP ProBooks start at $529 and weigh starting at 5.7 pounds and come with:• Windows Vista Business 32,... Read more...
Nothing here we haven't heard rumored before, but given just how concrete this data is compared to theoretical assertions of the past, we figured it prudent to pass along. A study that polled over 1,100 IT professionals recently found that a staggering majority of companies are likely to skip right over Windows 7 -- just like so many did with... Read more...
For whatever reason, a whole lot of new top brass is showing up at NVIDIA this year. Not even a full month since the acquisition of Bill Dally as the company's chief scientist, NVIDIA has now added two more executives to its roster. First up is Bob Sherbin, who has been selected to fill the newly created role of vice president, corporate communications.... Read more...
It's like a boy taking the training wheels off for the first time. Or a young lady going on her first date. Or a senior heading off to college. So far as we can tell, this is Twitter's coming of age party. Yep -- after receiving a very generous $250 million valuation late last month, the microblogging phenomenon has locked down even more capital.In... Read more...
There is no doubt that spam is pervasive and can be a major productivity killer if the right safeguards aren't in place. In fact, MessageLabs indicates that 78.2 percent of all e-mails sent during the month of August were spam. To make matters worse, Sophos reports that by the end of June, 96.5 percent of all e-mails to businesses were spam.... Read more...
Broadcom to Acquire Digital TV Business from AMD- Acquisition Expected to Bring Broadcom Scale, a Complete Product Line to Address All Segments of the Digital TV Market and Expand Tier One Customer Base -IRVINE and SUNNYVALE, Calif. — August 25, 2008 — Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless... Read more...
Whoah there. That would be news. Santa Clara-based NVIDIA, makers of graphics processors that are near and dear to the heart of computer gamers everywhere, has been making quite a bit of news lately -- most of it bad. On the plus side, they were rumored to be working on a deal with Apple to supply a custom platform using Intel processors.... Read more...
If a story posted at DigiTimes today is true, Abit could possibly be exiting the motherboard business sometime soon."Second-tier motherboard maker Abit is reportedly considering phasing out of the motherboard market after evaluating its shipment performance of Intel 4 series motherboards, according to channel sources.Abit, however, maintains... Read more...
How exactly do major ISPs determine which types of traffic to let through unhampered and which types to throttle or block? With deep-packet inspection devices, such as the $800,000 Procera Networks PacketLogic PL10000. Ars Technica reports on the latest ammunition in ISPs' arsenal:"The PL10000 can handle up to 5 million subscribers and can... Read more...
AMD Introduces AMD Business Class, Designed With Business in Mind- First desktop platforms featuring commercial stable AMD Phenom(tm) and AMD Athlon(tm) processors with up to 24-month stability and longevity now available from leading OEMs -SUNNYVALE, Calif. - April 28, 2008 - AMD (NYSE: AMD)  today introduced AMD Business Class, an initiative... Read more...
Comscore measures paid clicks for US users of all the major search engines. Google has recently been on a fairly big slide in paid clicks. Google investors were hoping to see some improvement in January's 0 percent increase in year-over-year performance. The good news? Paid clicks were up 3% in February. The bad news? There were 3% more days... Read more...
Apple computers are generally more expensive than their competitors. Apple enthusiasts have long accustomed themselves to shelling out a premium for Cupertino bling. But Dave Winer was surprised to find out that not only does Apple charge a hefty $160 to replace a 80GB hard drive, they refuse to hand over your defective disk after you've paid... Read more...
In late November, the Justice Department announced that they'd lived our dream: they got their hands on eight people that had infected unsuspecting computer users with Trojan Horse applications. InfoWorld profiled each of the perps, and it's fascinating to see the various ways they committed their crimes -- and the reasons they said... Read more...
A lot of people, businesses included, have more or less decided to skip upgrading their OS to Microsoft Vista. Windows XP works for them, is well supported for foreseeable future, and many feel they can skip a generation and wait for Vista's successor, dubbed "Windows 7" to come along. Gartner Research VP Michael Silver thinks that might be... Read more...
Me too. And I say that without even knowing what business you're in. But if you're not in the Webshots.com business, you're working too hard. Webshots is a picture sharing site. It was sold by CNet Networks yesterday to the American Greetings Corporation for $45 million. That sounds good, until you find out CNet bought Webshots in 2004. For... Read more...
On February 18, 2009, broadcasters will stop transmitting analog signals. As such, this move should not surprise anyone, but Best Buy is the first consumer-electronics retailer to indicate it has pulled the plug on analog TVs. The Richfield, Minn.-based electronics retailer said it has pulled all remaining analog television products from store... Read more...
Norwegian phone giant Nokia announced its intention to purchase Chicago-based navigation software maker Navteq for around 8 billion dollars.  Nokia, already the world's largest maker of mobile phones, seeks to expand the mobile services it offers to go along with the hardware.Nokia's President and Chief Executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo... Read more...
What can we say except, this is disgusting.  All right, it's rampant jealousy on our part, but a 17-year-old who has a site that gets 7 million visits a month?  And who has turned down a $5 million offer for her business?  And get this - Ashley Qualls' business is customizing MySpace pages for other teens.The 17-year-old Southgate entrepreneur... Read more...
Time Inc. has pulled the plug on their Business 2.0 monthly magazine.  Like most things with 2.0 appended to the end of its name, nobody knew or cared why it wasn't just 1.0. Now it's 0.0. Interestingly, Time did not sell the magazine, even though they had offers. Wishing your beloved was dead rather than in the arms of a lover seems very...unbusinesslike... Read more...
Subprime mortgage market? Stock market? What are you talking about? I was referring to BusinessWeek's report that municipal wireless networks are colossal money losers, and the companies that partnered with many cities and counties to offer it are tired of losing their shirt on expensive infrastructure and operating costs based on demand that... Read more...
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