• AMD's marketing challenge

    Hours before rival Intel turned in stellar quarterly results, I had breakfast this morning with John Taylor, a marketing guy at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), to talk about its prospects for 2010 and beyond. The underdog chipmaker has a good chance to mount a comeback after some damaging missteps over the past couple of years, and I wanted to know whether there's a plan to take on Intel.

    - Jan 14, 2010 4:56 PM ET
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  • Intel's latest headache: Nvidia

    The chip giant settled with AMD. But another rival is making noise about anticompetitive behavior.

    You'd think Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang would be happy.

    After bumping along as low as $7 a share at the beginning of the year his stock is up near $14. Several months ago Apple (AAPL) began using his graphics chipset – a group of circuits designed to work together – across nearly its entire line of Macs, MORE

    - Dec 4, 2009 6:22 AM ET
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  • The future of the PC: Chrome or Fusion?

    Will tomorrow's PC be a nimble netbook or a high-def laptop? Google and AMD recently offered opposing views.

    If Google has its way, the mainstream PC of the future will be a lot simpler than the one you're using right now.

    Like a TV, it will turn on almost instantly instead of taking nearly a minute to boot up. It will do everything through a web browser, pulling down most programs and MORE

    - Nov 25, 2009 9:00 AM ET
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  • AMD still doesn't trust Intel

    Settlement or no settlement, Advanced Micro Devices CEO Dirk Meyer still doesn't trust Intel. That much was clear when I sat across the table from him last week at AMD headquarters in Sunnyvale.

    - Nov 16, 2009 3:06 PM ET
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  • Tech: Are happy days here again?

    Is it time to dust off the party hats?

    From the cheery headlines accompanying the latest round of tech earnings, you'd think so. Google (GOOG) CEO Eric Schmidt declared last week that, "the worst of the recession is behind us." IBM (IBM) actually boosted earnings targets for the year. Taken along with the stimulus potential of Windows 7, Microsoft's (MSFT) critically acclaimed PC operating system that launches this week, some say MORE

    - Oct 19, 2009 7:00 AM ET
  • PC showdown: Netbook threat heats up

    There's going to be a PC retail showdown this holiday season. Let's call it the netbook vs. the nymph.

    In the netbook corner: the cheap, small, underpowered laptops that are all the rage lately. Asian manufacturers like Asus first introduced them, and consumers love them because they handle documents, e-mail, and web surfing for as little as $300. The big PC makers offer their own models, but also secretly hate that MORE

    - Sep 15, 2009 6:30 AM ET
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  • Google Chrome OS vs. Microsoft Windows [video]

    more about "Google vs Microsoft", posted with vodpod


    - Jul 8, 2009 11:44 PM ET
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  • Techmate: HP thin laptops, legal gambling, and Android [video]


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    - Jun 30, 2009 2:52 PM ET
  • Will Windows 7 revive PC sales? [video]


    Microsoft's follow-on to Vista, Windows 7, is getting closer to launch. Guess what? The buzz is better than you might expect. (MSFT) (HPQ) (DELL) (AAPL) (INTC) (AMD)

    - May 5, 2009 12:22 PM ET
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  • Cisco's virtual server game

    Cisco CEO John Chambers needs to try new things to keep his company growing while corporate technology budgets shrink.

    It is the buzz of the tech world: Cisco Systems may soon try selling servers, those heavy-duty computers that companies use to run critical back-office applications. The prospect of router giant Cisco's entering the already crowded $55-billion-a-year server market is intriguing (imagine if LeBron James decided to try his hand at football) MORE

    - Mar 5, 2009 10:00 AM ET
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