Even if his departure is amicable, Otellini is leaving Intel during a rough patch. While the chipmaker still rules the PC industry, it has stumbled in the smartphone and tablet markets.
FORTUNE -- Intel CEO Paul Otellini led the chipmaker to record sales -- a whopping $54 billion in its last fiscal year. He also drove the "ultrabooks" movement in an effort to reignite demand for PCs and spearheaded breakthrough innovations like MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Nov 19, 2012 12:49 PM ET
Also: Windows head Steve Sinofsky gets ousted; Apple giving out more employee perks?
Murder suspect John McAfee: I'm innocent [WIRED]
McAfee, 67, is the prime suspect in a murder discovered Sunday morning in Belize. Convinced that he'll be killed if he's taken into custody for questioning, the millionaire antivirus pioneer has gone into hiding somewhere in the Central American nation, where he moved in 2008 to retire. Starting at 10:30 this morning, Belize MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 13, 2012 5:30 AM ET
Also: Rumors of an Xbox gaming tablet; Mary Meeker says Android growing 6x faster than iPhone.
Apple said to be exploring switch from Intel for Mac [BLOOMBERG]
While Apple is now committed to Intel in computers and is unlikely to switch in the next few years, some engineers say a shift to its own designs is inevitable as the features of mobile devices and PCs become more similar, two people said. Any change MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 7, 2012 5:30 AM ET
The Microsoft of the late 1990s wouldn't recognize the Microsoft of 2012 -- for the better. But for every Kinect, there is a Zune.
FORTUNE -- Legends are tough acts to follow, especially when they leave a mess behind. Just ask Steve Ballmer. Ever since joining Microsoft in 1980, Ballmer has toiled in the shadow of Bill Gates. Gates is the one remembered as the legend who turned Microsoft into a formidable MOREKevin Kelleher - Nov 6, 2012 8:04 AM ET
Also: How Microsoft may be risking an $18 billion empire on Windows 8; Zynga's shares pop.
Nintendo slashes profit outlook [THE WALL STREET JOURNAL]
The Wii U, an overhaul of Nintendo's popular but aging Wii game machine, will test whether traditional videogame consoles can still prosper amid a technological shift that is providing consumers with vast options for games ranging from online personal-computer titles to free-to-play social games on smartphones. Not only is MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 25, 2012 12:35 PM ET
Also: Microsoft's Surface tablet reviewed, and two reasons Facebook is turning things around.
Microsoft dives deep to surface a hit [WIRED]
This is a great device. It is a new thing, in a new space, and likely to confuse many of Microsoft's longtime customers. People will have problems with applications — especially when they encounter them online and are given an option by Internet Explorer to run them, only to discover this MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 24, 2012 1:54 PM ET
Sees the $250 to $350 price point as an underserved segment in a rapidly growing market
FORTUNE -- "The next wave of growth in tablets will be characterized by lower price points and mass adoption," writes Deutsche Bank's Chris Whitmore in a note to clients issued Monday, the day before Apple (AAPL) is expected to unveil what he and everyone else on Wall Street is calling the iPad mini.
As the tablet MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 22, 2012 6:35 AM ET
Also: Google's stock takes the plunge; Gilt puts Jetsetter up for sale.
Google's stock falls 8% after grim earnings come out early [CNNMONEY]
The company missed analysts' estimates on both sales and profit. Google shares slumped on the news before being halted for about 3 hours. The stock resumed about 40 minutes before the end of the trading day and closed down 8%.
Elop: a Surface phone would stimulate the Windows Phone ecosystem [THE VERGE]
Nokia MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 19, 2012 6:30 AM ET
Also: Microsoft's Surface gets priced; Apple to unveil the iPad mini Oct. 23?
Apple event set for Oct. 23. Investors await the iPad mini [FORTUNE]
If the price were right, a smaller tablet that could run 700,000 iOS apps -- 250,000 of them customized for the iPad -- would be, in the words of Sterne Agee's Shaw Wu, the "competition's worst nightmare."
UberTAXI in NYC shutting down for now [UBER BLOG]
Unfortunately, as many MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 17, 2012 6:30 AM ET
The iPhone 5 reviewed; Yahoo giving shareholders $3.65 billion.
iPhone 5 review: Finally, the iPhone we've always wanted [CNET]
Well, guess what? Now it has 4G LTE and...well, maybe not a giant screen, but a larger screen. That's not all, though: the already great camera's been subtly improved, speakerphone and noise-canceling quality has been tweaked, and -- as always -- iOS 6 brings a host of other improvements, including baked-in turn-by-turn navigation, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 19, 2012 5:30 AM ET
|Stocks finish higher for fourth straight week|
|Prison exclusive: Bernie Madoff can't sleep|
|Signs of new housing bubble in several areas|
|Google says you'll know when Glass is sketchy|