Under Otellini, Intel has beaten back competitors and gotten more efficient. Photo: Intel
If you're the CEO of Intel, you don't typically worry about whether the business will make money. In the average day last year, the Silicon Valley giant sold $103 million worth of chips and generated $30 million in cash. Nice work if you can get it, right?
Suddenly, it's not so nice.
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AT&T has reaped benefits from its exclusive deal to carry Apple's iPhone. But what happens when the deal expires? Image: Apple
It's the catch in every Cinderella story: Eventually the clock strikes midnight, and that opulent carriage turns into a pumpkin.
For AT&T's (T) iPhone sales, the witching hour could be two or three years away – executives won't say exactly when their exclusive contract with Apple (AAPL) runs out. But when MOREJon Fortt - Nov 19, 2008 7:49 AM ET
The Linux version of the HP Mini 1000 will sell for $379 when it arrives in January. While the laptop itself won't sink Microsoft, it's one more example of how powerful PC companies are relying less on Windows, and doing more software themselves. Image: HP
In January, Hewlett-Packard will introduce a glossy black mini-laptop at retail for a mere $379. When it does, it will become the first major computer maker MOREJon Fortt - Oct 29, 2008 8:16 AM ET
Apple sold 6.9 million iPhones in its fiscal fourth quarter – beating RIM's BlackBerry in unit sales. Photo: Apple
When Steve Jobs got on the phone to answer Wall Street's questions Tuesday afternoon during Apple's earnings call, it was a signal that Apple knows investors are scared. The last time I recall the Apple CEO doing that was eight years ago, when Apple missed its numbers in one of the first MOREJon Fortt - Oct 21, 2008 7:22 PM ET
The new Treo Pro runs Microsoft's Windows Mobile – but Palm may get even more mileage out of embracing Google's Android for future phones. Image: Palm
Unless you're Google, these look like rough times to launch a mobile operating system.
That puts Palm (PALM) in an awkward position. Things have not been going well for the beleaguered smartphone maker, whose founders arguably kickstarted the smartphone revolution 12 years ago. Eighty percent of MOREJon Fortt - Oct 1, 2008 7:43 AM ET
The first phone to use Google's Android operating system will be available on October 22.
If Google plays its cards right, its unveiling of the first Android-powered phone on Tuesday will prove to be more than a distraction from iPhone-mania – it will be the moment the search giant capitalizes on Apple's control issues.
First, the lowdown on Google's (GOOG) Android mobile operating system. The first phone to use it, the MOREJon Fortt - Sep 23, 2008 9:34 AM ET
Google's new Chrome browser has distinctive features including tabs along the top, and enhanced search and performance features. Image: Google
It will go down either as the day Google proved its software chops, or as the day it finally bit off more than it could chew.
On Tuesday the search giant unveiled its Chrome Web browser, a bold move from a company better known for releasing useful if unfinished online services like MOREJon Fortt - Sep 2, 2008 6:28 PM ET
Inside PCs, components like Nvidia's graphics chips are becoming more important. Photo: HP
For Nvidia, it's showtime.
Intel (INTC) and Microsoft (MSFT) have long been the most influential companies in the PC world, but lately something is shifting: The latest Intel chip or Microsoft operating system is no longer guaranteed to send technology buyers rushing into stores.
Instead in this visual age, glitzy entertainment features are just as likely to excite shoppers as MOREJon Fortt - Aug 25, 2008 10:20 PM ET
Click above for video of Intel Chairman Craig Barrett talking about Silicon Valley's opportunity to transform the mobile phone.
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Intel Chairman Craig Barrett encouraged the tech community to solve global problems. Photo: Intel
Intel once again has both dominance and momentum in the chip world, so when it opened its biggest conference of the year on Tuesday the company didn't need to resort to chest thumping. Instead, it aimed to inspire.
Chairman Craig Barrett delivered the keynote address at the Intel (INTC) Developer Forum in San Francisco, an event that the MOREJon Fortt - Aug 19, 2008 4:42 PM ET
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