ATI, Nvidia to Cut Prices on Graphics Cards, Says Report

From X-bit Labs: ATI, graphics product group of Advanced Micro Devices, and Nvidia Corp., the world’s largest supplier of discrete graphics processing units (GPUs), reportedly plan to cut prices on discrete graphics cards for desktop personal computers in attempt to either boost or stabilize market shares.

Adobe to Offer New Tools for UI Development

From PC World: Adobe Systems, facing greater competition from Microsoft, is updating its Flash platform with new tools for building user interfaces for Web and enterprise applications.

Intel Core i7 chip launches in Tokyo

From CNET Computerworld reported that "several hundred people crowded stores" that opened around 10 p.m. Saturday. The top-of-the-line 965 chip sold out, according to one retailer.

The Core i7 represents the vanguard of Intel's new Nehalem microarchitecture. The i7 is a desktop processor targeted initially at gaming boxes.

(See CNET review of Falcon Northwest Mach V tower system based on Core i7-965 processor.)

Apple Winning Over Businesses with iPhone

From DailyTech: Apple has shown terrific growth over the past decade after virtually collapsing in the early 90s. However, one segment that it has never really been able to win back is the business sector. Not since the days of Apple IIe's or further back has Apple really enjoyed strong business adoption. And the business sector, consisting of everything from business laptops, to servers and business phones, is a huge revenue source so this was a big loss for Apple.

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AMD jumps into the netbook fray

From InfoWorld: Advanced Micro Devices is jumping into the mini-notebook space, delivering processors starting in 2009 for small laptops that can run basic applications like Web surfing and e-mail, the company said Thursday.

The processors will be designed to fit in laptops with screens smaller than 10 inches and targeted at users who want secondary laptops, AMD said

Google Increases U.S. Search Dominance in October

From PC World: Google continued to increase its U.S. search share dominance in October, widening its lead over Yahoo and Microsoft.

In October, Google's share of Web searches by people in the U.S. rose to 71.7 percent, up from 71.2 percent in September and 64.5 percent in October of 2007, according to market research company Hitwise.

Sprint's Nextel nightmare lingers

From CNET Sprint continues to be haunted by its $35 billion acquisition of Nextel Communications in 2005 as the company is forced to divest some of its Nextel network and is still struggling to get its finances back on track.

Xirius? SM? Former Competitors Merge Channel Offerings

From DailyTech: Yesterday was a chaotic day for fans of satellite radio: Sirius XM took the opportunity to shuffle its channel offerings Wednesday, as part of a larger effort to consolidate redundant programming between two formerly-competitive networks.


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