Left for dead, AMD is showing why it can never be counted out.
When I sat down with AMD CEO Dirk Meyer a few weeks ago to talk about how he planned to invigorate the wayward chipmaker, Intel barely came up.
Now it's clear why. Rather than focus on his perennial rival, Meyer has been whipping his own company into shape. The results so far look promising: AMD (AMD) is poised to MOREJon Fortt - May 12, 2010 3:07 PM ET
The online giant argues new features will win back lost search share
Yahoo brought out its big engineering guns on Wednesday to convince the world that it hasn't given up on search.
The search story has gotten complicated for Yahoo (YHOO) in recent months. Last July CEO Carol Bartz announced a deal to outsource core search technology to Microsoft (MSFT), which looked like an admission of defeat. Assuming the deal passes regulatory MOREJon Fortt - Feb 10, 2010 7:56 PM ET
Some computer wishes seem to have come true this holiday season
Last time we looked -- on the eve of Cyber Monday -- there was a conspicuous discrepancy in Amazon's (AMZN) computer department between the "Most Wished For" and "Most Gifted" machines. Customers may have been hoping for Apples (AAPL), but it looked like they were getting Toshibas, Acers and Hewlett Packards (HPQ) instead.
One month later, on Christmas morning, that discrepancy MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 25, 2009 7:02 AM ET
But some people may not be getting the computers they hoped for this holiday season
On the eve of Cyber Monday, Apple (AAPL) Macs held the top three spots on Amazon's (AMZN) "Most Wished For" laptop list, as well as the top four spots on the desktop computer wish list.
But wishes are not horses -- or premium-priced Macs -- and judging from Amazon's "Most Gifted" lists, some of those Christmas wishes MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 29, 2009 6:59 AM ET
>Mason Cohn, Producer - Nov 20, 2009 1:20 PM ET
A few years ago rivals mocked Jonney Shih, chairman of Asustek, and his purse-size laptop computers. Millions of netbooks later, Shih is having the last laugh.
On a hillside above the Hsing Tian Kong temple in the northern reaches of Taipei, Jonney Shih sits on a wobbly stool next to an ornate low wooden table. Dressed in a taupe suit, white shirt, and silver tie emblazoned with jaguars, Shih, 57, cheerfully MOREMichael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - Nov 20, 2009 6:00 AM ET
Microsoft moved a lot of install disks, but hardware makers got a bigger bump two years ago
When Microsoft (MSFT) launches a new operating system, as it did two weeks ago, PC manufacturers like Hewlett Packard (HPQ), Dell (DELL) and Acer are supposed to reap the benefits. And everything seemed to be in place on Thursday Oct. 22 for that to happen.
"Never before has the industry launched such a variety of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 6, 2009 6:37 AM ET
Who'll win over consumers this holiday season? We test-drive the newest netbooks and notebooks.
This Christmas expect small computer overload -- so many options, so little time (and money). All the major computer manufacturers are coming out with lightweight 'net-connected laptops, and they're banking on big sales: The researchers at IDC expect some 160 million notebook computers to sell worldwide by the end of the year.
But which company will come out MOREKim Thai, contributor - Sep 22, 2009 6:00 AM ET
In a sign that should bode well for Apple's (AAPL) earnings in its third fiscal quarter -- which ended Saturday -- the MacBook has clawed its way back to the top of Amazon's (AMZN) bestseller lists.
The Mac, which once led the pack in the online retailer's Computers & PC Hardware Bestsellers category despite its $1,000 to $2,000 sticker prices, had fallen behind the blistering sales pace set by netbooks like MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 29, 2009 10:05 AM ET
Here's a tale of two demographics.
If you list the five bestsellers in Amazon's "Computers and PC Hardware" category today, you get five netbooks -- three ASUS Eees and two ACER Aspire Ones. That's been the story pretty much all year.
If you list the five most popular items in "Computers and Software" on American Express's shopAmex site, you get four Apple (AAPL) products -- three MacBooks, one Apple TV and one MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 2, 2009 12:32 PM ET
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