Report: Google in 'late-stage' talks to buy Twitter

From CNET News.com: Google is in "late stage" talks to acquire microblogging service Twitter, according to a report Thursday on TechCrunch citing two unnamed sources.

RIM BlackBerry Sales Up, Almost Doubles Q4 Revenue From Last Year

From DailyTech: In a sign that the economy may be improving, Research In Motion, the makers of BlackBerry smartphones, has announced record sales and revenue for the fourth quarter of their fiscal year ending February 28, 2009.

A Peek at Windows 7 Starter's 3 App Cap

From Tom's Hardware: Windows 7 Starter Edition will be the el cheapo option aimed at low-cost PCs and netbooks, perhaps paving the way for more of the latter products to hit $200. This makes sense, but what has many concerned and curious is the artificially three programs running at once.

AMD Delays Release of Quad-Core Athlon II, Preps Dual-Core Phenom II

From X-bit Labs: Advanced Micro Devices has decided to delay affordable quad-core and triple-core microprocessors made using 45nm process technology that it plans to sell under Athlon II brand and the chips will not be available before August-September. Still, the new breed of dual-core Athlon II X2 microprocessors is due in June timeframe during Computex trade-show.

Atom netbook chip propels Intel to top of market

From InfoWorld: The success of Intel's Atom microprocessor, used mainly in netbooks, helped the chip maker gain market share in every quarter of 2008 and could carry the company this year as well.

Intel's share of the microprocessor market grew every quarter last year, market researcher iSuppli said Wednesday.

The chip maker ended the fourth quarter of 2008 with an 81.8 percent share of global microprocessor revenue, up from 78.4 percent the same time a year earlier.

Palm Invites Developers to Create Apps for Pre Mobile Phone

Microsoft's telephony software gains railroad ties

From CNET News.com: Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway is hoping that Microsoft's telephony software can help it replace its aging phone system. But it also hopes the software might help it replace another asset that's getting older: its workforce.

ATI Launches Radeon HD 4890; Over 50,000 Already Shipped

From DailyTech: ATI, the graphics division of AMD, has launched the Radeon HD 4890 video card exclusively with 1 GB of GDDR5 RAM.

Intel: Fabless Semiconductor Developers Will Not Be Able to License Atom Cores for System-on-Chip Products

From X-bit Labs: Intel Corp., the world’s largest producer of central processing units, on Tuesday clarified a situation whether third-party fabless semiconductor developers, such as Nvidia Corp., could license Intel Atom core to build their system-on-chips (SoCs) after Intel signed pact with TSMC. Apparently, only developers of actual devices may license Atom cores for their products.

Facebook CFO to Leave the Company

From PC World: Facebook's seasoned CFO will leave the company, the social-networking site confirmed Wednesday.

Gideon Yu was also a vice president. He joined Facebook in August 2007 after working for YouTube and negotiating Google's acquisition of the video-sharing site.

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