AMD slashes 500 more jobs



From CNET News.com: Advanced Micro Devices announced Wednesday it had cut 500 employees, or about 3 percent of its workforce, in an effort to reduce expenses.

This is the second round of job cuts this year at the troubled chipmaker. Sunnyvale, Calif.-based AMD announced in...

Google Backs Out of Ad Deal, Leaves Yahoo Out in the Cold



From DailyTech: Fears of a lengthy legal battle killed the controversial Google-Yahoo ad deal Wednesday, announced Google Senior VP David Drummond.

“After four months of review, including discussions of various possible changes to the agreement, it's clear that government...

Analyst calls Intel's Core i7 chip 'blindingly fast'



From InfoWorld: Intel's Nehalem chips, slated to ship later this month, Tuesday were called "blindingly fast" by an analyst who is using an early machine running the processor.

Steve Smith, vice president and director of operations for Intel's digital enterprise group, told...

Google: Hiring slowdown, but no freeze



From CNET News.com: Several executives I have spoken with who have hiring responsibility said it was made clear to them one month ago they were to make no new hires, including at the secretarial level, and they were directed to fill all vacancies with internal candidates. In...

IPod Creator Leaves Apple



From DailyTech: There's been a major shift of management at Apple. Tony Fadell, Apple’s senior vice president of the iPod Division, the man credited with envisioning the iPod in the first place, is quitting his job after a wildly successful run of around 7 years. He will...

Multicore: New chips mean new challenges for developers



From InfoWorld: With the advent of multicore processors such as the Intel Core Duo, which is now commonplace in PCs, software developers must deal with a new wrinkle -- getting software to be processed across multiple cores -- in order to ensure the maximum performance from...

Sony Ericsson Xperia Sales Slowed by Manufacturing Delays



From PC World: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications isn't shipping as many units of the Xperia X1, its flagship Windows Mobile phone, as originally planned because of manufacturing delays. Hardest hit are Sweden, Germany and the U.K., the countries in which the phone was first...

Windows 7 talk turns to hardware



From PC World: After unveiling most of the details around Windows 7 to developers last week, this year's Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) isn't expected to be the barn burner it is in some years.

WinHEC will have the same venue as last week's Professional...

AT&T Experiments with Bandwidth Caps



From DailyTech: AT&T is beginning trials for metered internet access in Reno, Nevada, where it plans to tighten the clamps on the “small minority” of customers who use a “disproportionately large amount” of its bandwidth capacity.

In a letter filed electronically with the FCC...
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