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"The PC industry's inability to significantly innovate, and its overreliance on a business model predicated on driving volume through price declines, are finally impacting the industry's ability to induce new replacement cycles." -- Gartner Research director George Shiffler (Fortune)
Online shoppers came out in droves for "Cyber Monday," with early estimates indicating sales gains of 20% compared to the same time last year.
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.In light of reports that private equity players approached AOL and News Corp. to make unsolicited bids for Yahoo, the Internet company has asked Goldman Sachs to MORE JP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 15, 2010 8:23 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
Tech veteran Watkins talks about why he took the top job at LED maker Bridgelux.
A year after he was booted from the top spot at hard drive-maker Seagate (STX), Bill Watkins has taken on the CEO job at Sunnyvale, CA-based LED lighting company Bridgelux. Bridgelux makes LED (light emitting diode) chips and arrays for use in general lighting applications for everything from streetlights to warehouses.
"I always knew I would go MOREMichael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - Jan 13, 2010 5:48 AM ET
Flash memory – the stuff that stores data in consumer gadgets like phones and digital cameras – is also finding its way into more corporate data centers. It turns out that while flash is still far more expensive than trusty old hard drives, it uses less power and serves up information quickly. That makes it well suited for tasks like data mining, business information and any other situation where time MOREJon Fortt - Dec 8, 2009 1:40 AM ET
Forget the dollar and the yen. People value their cold, hard content.
By Pete Steege, product marketing manager, Seagate Technology
Earlier this year there was a bit of buzz that the US dollar was at risk of being dethroned as the world's default currency. I'm not a financial expert, so I can't weigh in with any authority on the US dollar's continued hegemony vs. other monetary currencies. But I do think the MOREOct 7, 2009 10:00 AM ET
Our correspondent goes to a geekfest and reports back on five new tools you need now.
I was in gadgetry heaven.
The Pepcom Holiday Spectacular in New York Thursday night was buzzing -- and it wasn't just the sensation of mobile devices on vibrate mode.
With 80 companies -- from Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) to Samsung -- showing off their goods for the holiday season, the room pulsated with enthusiasm, competitiveness and innovation. It was MOREKim Thai, contributor - Sep 18, 2009 7:24 AM ET
With a line of stylish new drives and a TV marketing campaign, Seagate hopes to make digital backup more popular than ... well, flossing. Image: Seagate
Aaron Levie runs his own online storage and collaboration company, so he sounds a little sheepish when he admits that, before he founded Box.net, he didn't back up the files on his computer. He's not alone. Recent studies show that at most, 17 percent of MOREJon Fortt - Sep 19, 2008 8:55 AM ET
Iomega's Rev drives compete with portable hard drives from Seagate and Western Digital; EMC hopes to buy the company and turbocharge the brand. Image: Iomega
What happened to Iomega (IOM)?
It was a gravity-defying technology stock during its best run a decade ago. At its peak in 1996, the company's nearly $6 billion valuation meant many investors were betting it would be the future of digital storage.
Iomega seemed to be at the MOREJon Fortt - May 1, 2008 9:29 AM ET
Lenovo's critically acclaimed ThinkPad X300 laptop does without a hard drive. Image: Lenovo
While munching on a reuben at Birk's, a steakhouse in Silicon Valley, Seagate (STX) CEO Bill Watkins is explaining why he's not too worried about a these trendy new laptops that have everything but a hard drive.
On the surface, this would seem to be a big problem. Seagate, after all, is the world's largest hard drive maker with MOREJon Fortt - Mar 17, 2008 8:25 AM ET
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