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 day's most newsworthy bits below.Ex-IBM exec Robert Moffat was sentenced to six months in jail, (See: After the sentencing: What's ahead for Robert Moffat) two years of supervision, and ordered to MORE JP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 14, 2010 7:57 AM ET
Here it comes: Mobile will soon outsell PCs.
Tim Bray last week attempted to conceptualize the market change that is happening in computing in a post called the Great Game. In a nutshell, what we are seeing in smartphones is bigger than anything that has come before it. Much bigger than the PC. And it is coming so fast that we don't realize what's happening.
The Numbers Are Really Big MORESeth Weintraub - Aug 11, 2010 6:41 PM ET
Microsoft's latest pitch on the Web for Windows 7 is a six-point Apple attack ad
Where are John Hodgman and Justin Long when we need them?
It's been more than nine months since Apple (AAPL) issued its last three "Get a Mac" ads -- aired, not coincidentally, the day Windows 7 launched -- but the sting still lingers in Redmond, Wash.
On Monday, Microsoft (MSFT) took another crack at countering Apple's three-year television MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 10, 2010 6:48 AM ET
One chipmaker rules the mobile device arena; the other dominates personal computers. Both have ambitious goals for expansion, and that means butting heads is inevitable
By Seth Weintraub and JP Mangalindan
As Intel's power-hungry chips grow more efficient and ARM CPU designs make strides in performance, the two chipmakers find themselves facing off for market share in a familial safe ground that's become a veritable hot zone brimming with untapped potential and MOREJun 8, 2010 2:07 PM ET
The fastest year-to-year growth since iSuppli starting tracking computer shipments in 2003
The charts say it all. Three Asian suppliers -- Acer, Lenovo and ASUS (from a small base) -- led the field. Apple (AAPL) and Toshiba were close behind. Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) and Dell (DELL) grew more slowly.
In terms of market share, HP is still No. 1, but Acer is gaining fast, having passed Dell to reach the No. 2 spot. MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 4, 2010 5:42 PM ET
Paul Otellini, Intel's CEO, says revenue and earnings growth are poised to double. How? By going after every gadget on earth.
Facing a burgeoning market for all manner of computing, from notebooks to smartphones, tablets and even cars, Intel (INTC) CEO Paul Otellini projected Tuesday that both earnings and revenue would grow in "the low double digits over the next few years." Current growth rates are roughly half that. When asked MOREMichael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - May 11, 2010 2:17 PM ET
I had some time over the weekend with Jonney Shih, chairman of Taiwan-based PC-maker Asus. Shih talked netbooks, the future of our digital lives, and gave a crowd of entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs at Harvard Business School his rules for starting a company. Oh, and watch out Dell (DELL), he's gunning for you.Michael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - Mar 29, 2010 10:25 AM ET
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