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AMD narrows loss in Q3 on improved chip sales

Advanced Micro Devices on Thursday posted a net loss for the third quarter, but reported a boost in microprocessor and graphics products sales as it inches its way back to profitability.

By Agam Shah | 15 October, 2010 09:52

Tags: business issues, Advanced Micro Devices, financial results

Tablets bite into netbook sales in Q3, analysts say

The growing demand for tablet computers continued to eat into the sales of netbooks and laptops during the third quarter, analysts said on Wednesday.

By Agam Shah | 14 October, 2010 08:45

Tags: IDC, desktop pcs, hardware systems, laptops, tablet PCs

IBM extends CloudBurst platform to Power7

IBM has refreshed its CloudBurst products for building a virtualized private cloud, adding configurations based on its Power7 processor on top of the x86-based systems it already offered.

By Agam Shah | 14 October, 2010 08:31

Tags: servers, IBM, hardware systems

EMC tackles big data with Greenplum appliance

Taking aim at the growing problem of big data management, EMC has released a data warehouse appliance tweaked to consume lots of data really quickly.

By Joab Jackson | 14 October, 2010 04:07

Tags: applications, software, data mining, business intelligence, data warehousing, emc

AMD narrows loss in Q3 on improved chip sales

Advanced Micro Devices on Thursday posted a net loss for the third quarter, but reported a boost in microprocessor and graphics products sales as it inches its way back to profitability.

By Agam Shah | 15 October, 2010 08:06

Tags: business issues, pc components, Advanced Micro Devices, financial results

Human error gave spammers keys to Microsoft systems

Microsoft blamed human error after two computers on its network were hacked and then misused by spammers to promote questionable online pharmaceutical websites.

By Robert McMillan | 14 October, 2010 11:50

Tags: services, intrusion, security, Microsoft, legal, cybercrime

Microsoft aims at Salesforce.com with CRM offer

Microsoft is hoping to lure business away from Salesforce.com with a new offer that allows customers to buy Dynamics CRM Online seats for US$34 per user per month for the first year of service, a roughly 25 percent drop from the current $44 monthly charge.

By Chris Kanaracus | 14 October, 2010 19:01

Tags: applications, enterprise resource planning, Microsoft, software

Windows Phone 7 to have limited Mac sync capability

Ever since it unveiled the new mobile OS in February, Microsoft has been cagey on whether its new Windows Phone 7 would support direct synchronization with Apple's Macintosh computers. Now a spokeswoman confirms that Microsoft will offer a Mac OS X tool that syncs "selected content" between Macs and Windows Phone 7 devices.

By Galen Gruman | 14 October, 2010 21:33

Tags: Mobile platforms, Mac, telecommunication, windows phone 7, desktop pcs, hardware systems, platforms, Mac OS X, Mobilize, mobile, Apple, Microsoft

ZTE unveils tablet with built-in phone

ZTE, one of China's largest network and phone suppliers, has unveiled a new tablet device that includes phone functionality and runs on the Android 2.1 OS.

By Michael Kan | 14 October, 2010 22:00

Tags: Carriers, telecommunication, hardware systems, ZTE, laptops, tablet PCs, mobile

IBM to help telcos become cloud providers

With a package of products and services, IBM is hoping to help telcos offer cloud services to enterprises.

By Nancy Gohring | 15 October, 2010 04:29

Tags: IBM, development platforms, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, Infrastructure services

Windows Phone 7 could rival Apple's iOS 4

With all the features of Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 now out in the open -- along with details about the handsets available on AT&T and T-Mobile here in the U.S. -- comparing the new mobile platform to Apple's iOS 4 is a natural. The long-running debate about Windows vs. Mac can now move into the world of mobile operating systems.

By Ryan Faas | 15 October, 2010 01:52

Tags: Apple, applications, telecommunication, Microsoft, Mobile operating systems, software, mobile

Opera Mobile for Android to arrive within a month

Opera Software will release the mobile version of its browser for Android-based smartphones within a month, the Norwegian company said in a blog post on Thursday.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 14 October, 2010 22:02

Tags: applications, consumer electronics, opera software, browsers, Phones, smartphones, software, Phone applications

Facebook and Skype integrate their services

Skype now allows its users to log into their Facebook accounts and perform a variety of Facebook tasks from within the Skype interface.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 15 October, 2010 03:28

Tags: instant messaging, Internet-based applications and services, skype, Telephony/conferencing, internet, social media, Facebook

Microsoft ad trashes OpenOffice.org

A recent Microsoft video suggests the company considers OpenOffice.org a significant threat to its own Office suite.

By Chris Kanaracus | 15 October, 2010 01:30

Tags: business issues, open source, applications, Microsoft, software, Office suites, Oracle

MeeGo team to woo developers with upcoming release

The MeeGo project is getting ready to release version 1.1 of the operating system, which should allow developers to start working on applications for smartphones, according to a Wednesday blog post.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 14 October, 2010 22:06

Tags: application development, consumer electronics, Phones, Nokia, smartphones, software, Phone applications, intel

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