AMD to Cut 1,100 Jobs and Slash Salaries Across Company



From PC World: Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices will shed 1,100 more jobs and cut salaries as it tries to reduce costs in a tough economic environment, the company said Friday.

The company will lay off 900 at all levels of its product business, and will shed a further 200...

Intel cuts prices on some chips up to 48 percent



From CNET News.com: On Sunday, Intel instituted broad price cuts on processors, spanning the Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo, Pentium dual-core, Celeron, and Xeon product lines.

Cuts were concentrated on quad-core chips like the Q9650 (3.00GHz), reduced 40 percent, to $316 from $530...

10 Million Nintendo Wii Consoles Sold in Record Breaking Year



From DailyTech: Nintendo earned record breaking success in 2008 selling 10.17 million Nintendo Wii consoles and 9.95 million Nintendo DS portable consoles according to the latest NPD numbers.

No video game system in history had ever sold more than 10 million units in a...

AMD Updates Embedded Processor Line



From X-bit Labs: Advanced Micro Devices has unveiled two new AMD Sempron processors for embedded systems that feature new packaging technology as well as lower power consumption. According to AMD, the new lidless packaging will allow to make AMD-based systems smaller and more...

1 in 3 Windows PCs vulnerable to worm attack



From InfoWorld: The worm that has infected several million Windows PCs is causing havoc because nearly a third of all systems remain unpatched 80 days after Microsoft rolled out an emergency fix, a security expert said Thursday.

Based on scans of several hundred thousand...

Symantec releases patch for application delivery program



From InfoWorld: Symantec and the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) are warning about a serious vulnerability within the company's AppStream product, used for steaming applications from a central server to thin-client desktops, though a patch has been released....

Microsoft Sued Over Unified Communications Deal



From PC World: Microsoft has been sued by a small Wisconsin business for allegedly misrepresenting the capabilities of its Live Communications Server product, selling the company more licenses than it needed and not providing a refund or other products to solve its original...

Facebook restructures developer platform management



From CNET News.com: In a post on the company's developer blog on Friday, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced some changes to the management of its third-party developer projects. This encompasses both the Facebook platform, which opened up the social network to...
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