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Wed
17
Oct
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Analysts Predict GPhone Will Outsell iPhone

Behold the latest champion of the mobile phone industry! The new GPhone, the anticipated and top-secret mobile phone from Google, is already expected to beat the widely popular Apple iPhone by providing more features and lower cost. The GPhone ... project was officially launched after Google's recent acquisition of the small Finnish start-up company, Jaiku. The acquisition was a tremendous coup for Google because Jaiku holds many key SMS patents. SMS (Short Message Service) is text messaging, the technology that allows short messages to be exchanged amongst billions of ordinary cell phones. ( ... (view more)

Thu
11
Oct
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All-In-One Computers Are Back in Style

Meet the all-in-one personal computer! A long since forgotten piece of hardware from the 1980's that combines a monitor and processing unit all in one piece. All-in-one personal computers have been around for decades, with the original 1984 ... Macintosh being among the most popular of the models. These all-in-one computers have been efficiently replaced by the more common monitor and tower configuration, because all-in-one computers have always been difficult to repair and upgrade. The failure of one component could dismantle the entire unit. (Source: usatoday.com ) Gateway Inc. has decided to ... (view more)

Fri
20
Jul
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Intel Launches 'Extreme' Chip Line

Fellow Infopackets blogger Carlo Orlando recently reported on Intel's interest in supplying the world's poorest children with $100 laptops . Despite such a charitable goal, the company appears ready to retain its hold on the premium processor ... market. That's why Intel has already released an ultra-powerful chip, called the Core 2 Extreme X7800. Advanced Micro Devices, or AMD, has been nothing but a thorn in the side of Intel in recent years. AMD beat Intel to the $100 laptop campaign, and over the course of the last twelve months or so, has effectively challenged for the top spot in next-gen ... (view more)

Fri
22
Jun
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Toshiba's Tactic to Combat Decreasing Revenue

In an effort to increase market shares and regain losses suffered because of falling prices, Toshiba recently announced plans to more than double their monthly production of NAND flash memory chips. The company intends to increase its monthly output ... of NAND chips by using 300-millimeter wafers and hopes that the total monthly production will reach 210,000 chips by June 2008. (Source: sfgate.com ) This would be an increase from only 100,000 total memory chips produced this past March. NAND flash memory chips have become a major source of income for Toshiba. The abundance of rival companies and ... (view more)

Tue
05
Jun
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Apple Expectations Too High for iPhone?

In a recent commentary on Apple's upcoming and highly anticipated iPhone, British publication "The Register" outlined a number of reasons why the device is unlikely to fulfill Steve Jobs' lofty sales expectations for its first full year. The Apple ... CEO hopes his new baby will be grabbed up some ten million times in 2008, a prediction The Register counters with a number of critical factors making much lower sales figures far more reasonable. Although The Register provides some solid evidence, it really needs just one, central dynamic in its list: the iPhone's cost. Jobs hasn't used complicated ... (view more)

Wed
28
Mar
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Potential Palm Takeover May Threaten iPhone

Unnamed sources have claimed that Treo maker Palm Inc. may be up for sale, and could likely be acquired by one of its rivals. As a result, this may give Apple's iPhone some trouble. Although four companies are said to be interested in the Palm ... purchase, including two private equity groups, the two front-runners of the acquisition are Motorola and Nokia. Such an acquisition could re-shape the cellular phone market. (Source: appleinsider.com ) If Mortorola bought Palm, it would establish itself as the single largest supplier of Windows Mobile devices. This position could lead to an elimination ... (view more)

Fri
26
Jan
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Google Uncertain with Future of Online Video

Google's vice president for content partnerships, David Eun, recently revealed in an interview that Google is just as perplexed as the rest of the world with respect to the future of online video. Many were shocked when Google paid over one and ... three quarters of a billion dollars to acquire the emmensly popular YouTube web portal. Notably so. And yet, one might assume that in order for Google to make such a large purchase, the company must have had some prediction as to where things may lead. However, the opposite may be true. Eun admits that analysts have been unable to determine both the ... (view more)

Fri
24
Nov
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Google Stock Prices Soar to $500

For the first time in the history of the company, Google's stock price has surpassed $500 (U.S.). The general estimation is that Google now has a market value of $155 billion. The recent success of Google can be attributed to the favorable ... expectations that Wall Street has announced for the company, which has translated into a 2.3 per cent stock increase. More accurately, Google's stocks now trade at $509.65/share on the NASDAQ Stock Market. The share increase has made Google the second most valuable business in the Silicon Valley, surpassing such electronic super-manufacturing companies as ... (view more)

Fri
20
Oct
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IE7: Good Enough to Replace Firefox?

The wait is over. Internet Explorer 7 (IE7), an enhanced version of the Microsoft's popular browser system, is now available for download on the company's website. Dean Hachamovitch, General Manager of Microsoft's Internet Explorer team, promises a ... new and improved browser. "We listened carefully to our customers, and are delivering a safer browser that makes the tasks they do everyday much easier." Internet Explorer 7 reduces exposure against both phishing and malicious software attacks; Microsoft has fortified the browser and is offering users more complete information and support with ... (view more)

Tue
10
Oct
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Best Buy and Partners to Rival iTunes

Recently, Best Buy announced its alliance with SanDisk and RealNetworks to develop a music service set for release on October 15th, 2006. (Source: tgdaily.com ) The arrangement uses RealNetworks' Rhapsody service via the Best Buy Digital Music ... electronic store. The system will be available to customers of the SanDisk Sansa e200R line of Rhapsody MP3 players. (Source: technewsworld.com ) Rhapsody is currently the largest subscription-based music service, while SanDisk is the number two producer of MP3 players (falling behind Apple). The SanDisk Rhapsody MP3 players have been reported to cost $ ... (view more)

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