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Gartner Says RIM Wins Smartphone War

September 08th, 2008 | Category: John C Dvorak,tech5
More on Google Chrome. Meanwhile Firefox 3.1 alpha 2.0 is out. I’d wait to even try it. Hadron collider may end this show (and all life on earth). Let’s hope not. Intel taking halogen out of the process for the good of the earth. Yeah, right. Company also doing a solid-state drive. Seinfeld-Gates ads getting bad press with various puns. My column takes a new angle. Zillow launched. Steve Jobs is supposed to look good on stage tomorrow. Google launches satellite for its maps. Colbert digitizes his own DNA. Gartner decales the winner in the Smartphone game. RIM! tech5
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Will Sun Microsystems be Sold?

August 20th, 2008 | Category: John C Dvorak,tech5
Yahoo and Intel fooling around with Interactive TV. Har. American Airlines hook up three routes with WiFi. No Internet phone calls allowed. Nintendo sued. Comcast to slow traffic to hogs. More Toshiba news. Cox going wireless. Sims coming next year. Lots of news about Sun Microsystems. tech5
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AMD to go Fab-less?

August 11th, 2008 | Category: John C Dvorak,tech5
IBM says it shares a vision of Linux in 2018? Red Hat says Linux will all be in the cloud. AMD may go fab-less? Gartner warns of widespread slowdown in semiconductor sector. Google may be a big content provider? The computer beats a professional player for the game of GO. I find another 2012 story end of the world that year according to the nutters. Best Buy to have stores in the airport. Motorola leading US handset business. Microsoft wants Hollywood to save the Zune. tech5
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Microsoft-Free Desktop Planned

August 05th, 2008 | Category: John C Dvorak,tech5
40 Million credit cards stolen. Crooks busted, finally. Worldwide-scheme. IBM pushing the "Microsoft-free" desktop. Nobody is biting. Delta to offer Wi-Fi across entire US fleet. Sony grabs Rocketboom for exclusive distribution rights. PayPal co-founders investing in Space-X venture. AT&T now into Cloud Computing. Lenovo growing too slow. AMD versus Intel with new code words. Be careful if you are asked to upgrade your flash player. Hackers lurk. tech5
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Intel Developing a GPU

August 04th, 2008 | Category: John C Dvorak,tech5
Intel decides to get back in to the graphics chip business. I have the backstory. Apple updating the new iPhone already? Looks like the run rate for the thing is 800,000 a week. Meanwhile AT&T keeps the exclusive. Microsoft getting grief over Vista. Company proves that everyone is indeed within 6-degrees of Kevin Bacon. Google may lose suit over AdSense. Thailand bans GTA IV. New initiative to make $12 computer as an SOC. Motorola has a new co-CEO. SanDisk is 20 years old. tech5
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The Mouse is Dead. Long Live the Mouse.

July 21st, 2008 | Category: John C Dvorak,tech5
Intel cuts chip prices. This means cheaper computers for everyone. Interesting lawsuits over Facebook clones. iPhone 3G sold oil. Mac now number three in the race to make the most computers. They passed Acer. One-fifth of all retail spending now online. Total Internet reaches 1.5 billion users. Amazon S3 outage questions the cloud. Computer mouse not dying. CNET harping on email. Carl Icahn saga continues. tech5
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Intel Centrino in the News

July 15th, 2008 | Category: John C Dvorak,tech5
Microsoft is actually after a patent from Yahoo. Viacom and Google decide to mask 12TB of data if Viacom actually cares. E3 the main news source. Everyone trying to get into the act. I’m distressed by GTA going on the DS machine. I don’t like the idea. Kidney stones in the news. An IT guy in San Francisco locked down a database to prevent police snooping. How common is this possibility? Ton of PR about Intel rolling out new Centrino. tech5
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Save Your Phone Books

June 18th, 2008 | Category: John C Dvorak,tech5
Microsoft getting deeper into the ad business by buying a TV advertising specialty company. Meanwhile they are unaware of potential China action. LinkedIn now worth $1 billion meaning the users are worth $50 each! Seems high to me. Firefox 3 getting mixed reviews, but I like it. Old phone books worth a fortune. Google dominates mobile search. So? GPU versus CPU debate begins. tech5
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Carl Icahn Has His nerve

June 06th, 2008 | Category: John C Dvorak,tech5
Carl Icahn demands Yahoo sell for $49.5 billion. Intel Anti-Trust woes spread as FTC takes a look. S. Korea already on the case. This was bound to happen eventually. CC free wireless Internet plan doomed to fail? I wonder. Creeping featurism to hit Gmail? Perhaps. My airplane anecdote tells of giant cloud. Comcast looking to deliver 100 Mbps sooner than later. I’m predicting metered service. Lame survey describes the obvious. tech5
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