A round-up of the companies, deals, and trends that made headlines.
Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the morning's most newsworthy bits below.Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg granted The New Yorker unprecedented access for a profile in the latest issue. Among the revelations: Zuckerberg has 879 Facebook friends, MORE JP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 14, 2010 8:20 AM ET
Apple is sitting on a heap of cash – more than $40 billion at last count – and the big question has been what the company will do with it. Investors in London this week are buzzing about one possibility: It might buy ARM.
ARM (ARMH) shares have shot up this week on the speculation, bringing them to levels they haven't seen since 2002. As of now, it looks like it MOREJon Fortt - Apr 22, 2010 1:09 PM ET
Will Apple's tablet usher in a new era of computing, or simply dominate it?
Chipmaker Nvidia is helping invent a slew of cool technologies that hold the potential to change the way we work and play. The company, which makes processors that enhance images and boost the brawn of computers and phones, is pushing 3-D entertainment into homes and high-def video onto handsets. But the gadget Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang is MOREMichael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - Mar 10, 2010 10:34 AM ET
In the latest installment of Connected, Fortune Senior Editor-at-Large Adam Lashinsky talks with Nvidia (NVDA) CEO Jen-Hsun Huang about his company's strategy for tablets and smartphones, and its ongoing legal battle with Intel (INTC).
_____________________________________________________________Mason Cohn, Producer - Mar 8, 2010 12:29 PM ET
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, MOREJon Fortt - Dec 4, 2009 6:22 AM ET
The state of the state? "A train wreck," says one official.
If the world's eighth-largest economy were a member of the proper religious order, it'd be time to call in a priest to administer last rites.
Name almost any serious malady and the state of California has it: the nation's highest marginal tax rate coupled with an abysmal public education system; the most home foreclosures; a free-falling commercial real estate sector; lame-duck MOREJeffrey M. O'Brien - Oct 21, 2009 8:19 AM ET
Changes in computing mean software companies need hardware-savvy employees
By Sam Blackman, CEO and co-founder, Elemental Technologies
Whether we knew it or not, we've all been relying on something called "Moore's Law." Back in the 1960s, Intel (INTC) co-founder Gordon Moore noticed that the number of transistors that could cheaply be placed on an integrated circuit had been doubling every two years.
That MORESep 28, 2009 10:00 AM ET
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 MOREJon Fortt - Sep 15, 2009 6:30 AM ET
AMD's chips are often found in low-cost PCs, which means executives can't get a true sense of fourth-quarter sales until after Black Friday. Image: AMD
Based on Intel's dramatic sales warning Wednesday, you might expect rival Advanced Micro Devices to just crawl into a hole and die. If the economic mess is tripping up the most powerful chip company on the planet, how could its underdog challenger stand a chance?
Indeed, investors MOREJon Fortt - Nov 14, 2008 8:12 AM ET
In a surprise announcement, Intel (INTC) said Wednesday that its gloomy fourth quarter forecast wasn't nearly gloomy enough. Instead of pulling in between $10.1 billion and $10.9 billion in sales, the chip giant expects closer to a dreadful $9 billion. The stock tumbled more than 7 percent after hours.
It's hard to articulate just how bad this news is.Jon Fortt - Nov 12, 2008 6:54 PM ET
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