Intel sells comms biz to Marvell ... Sony to ship notebook with flash drive
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Intel sells comms biz to Marvell, unveils dual-core chip ... Microsoft lays out communications integration plan ... Sony to ship notebook with flash drive
News: Intel sells comms unit to Marvell
News: Nokia joint venture to secure near-field communication
News: E.U. may fine Microsoft €2 million a day
News: Sony to outfit smallest Vaio with flash-disk
Opinion: The Next Best Thing to Knowing Something...
ITwhirled: Lasers to foil pirates
Intel sells comms unit to Marvell
Intel Corp. will sell its communications and application processor business to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. for $600 million, the companies announced Tuesday.
Nokia joint venture to secure near-field communication
Nokia Corp. has formed a joint venture with a smart card manufacturer to secure electronic payments made using a short-range wireless technology called near-field communication (NFC) useful in financial transactions such as credit card purchasing or public transportation ticketing.
E.U. may fine Microsoft €2 million a day
The European Commission is about to propose a new fine of up to €460 million (US$577 million) against Microsoft for failing to honor the antitrust ruling imposed on the company in 2004, according to people close to the case Tuesday.
Sony to outfit smallest Vaio with flash-disk
Sony Corp. will replace hard disks with flash memory when it launches a new model of its Vaio U laptop next week, it said on Tuesday.
Retailer CompUSA to offer NetSuite's hosted software
NetSuite Inc. believes it has scored a real coup, clinching a deal with CompUSA Inc. announced Tuesday where the technology retailer will offer NetSuite's on-demand business software in all of its U.S. stores.
Nortel to cut pensions and jobs in search of profit
Nortel Networks Corp. will cut 1,100 jobs worldwide and trim its North American pension plans in a move to cut costs and return the company to profitability, it announced Tuesday.
Microsoft unveils code-sharing Web site
Microsoft Corp. is hoping to fire up a community of developers on a code-sharing forum the company has been testing since May but rolled out officially on Tuesday.
Microsoft tests Office 2007 online
In an unprecedented move, Microsoft Corp. Tuesday will allow users to test the next version of Office online without having to download software.
Intel rolls out 'Woodcrest' chip
As it seeks to fend off competitive threats from Advanced Micro Devices Inc., chip maker Intel Corp. Monday released its dual-core Xeon processor, code-named 'Woodcrest,' the first based on its new Core microarchitecture.
Gartner: Notebook PCs still prone to hardware failure
Nearly one-fifth of all notebook PCs will break down over their lifetime, needing a new hardware component to fix the failure, a study reveals.
The Next Best Thing to Knowing Something...
By Sean McGrath
There is a saying I have always liked that goes like this: "The next best thing to knowing something, is knowing where to find it."
Somewhere along the line I read that this little gem is attributed to the great Samuel Johnson.
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