Monday, July 24, 2006

AMD to buy ATI ... Microsoft releases Exchange Server beta

Today's IT News Audio Update
AMD to buy ATI ... Microsoft releases Exchange Server beta ... Google trounces rivals in search market


HIGHLIGHTS

News: AMD confirms it will buy graphics vendor ATI for $5.4 billion
News: Processor war intensifies as AMD slashes prices
News: Microsoft offers second beta of Exchange Server 2007
News: Emerging markets boost Vodafone revenue growth
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NEWS UPDATES

AMD confirms it will buy graphics vendor ATI for $5.4 billion
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) has agreed to buy Canadian graphics chip vendor ATI Technologies Inc. for around $5.4 billion in cash and stock, the companies announced Monday.

Processor war intensifies as AMD slashes prices
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. slashed prices on some PC processors by as much as 57 percent in a new listing Monday, firing the latest salvo in a battle with rival Intel Corp.

Microsoft offers second beta of Exchange Server 2007
Microsoft Corp. has released a new beta version of Exchange Server 2007 and the beta for an accompanying antivirus product, Forefront Security for Exchange, it announced on Monday.

Emerging markets boost Vodafone revenue growth
Emerging markets such as Romania, Egypt and South Africa continued to drive results at Vodafone Group PLC while mature regions, like Europe, produced only stagnant growth, the operator reported Monday.

Microsoft will release iPod rival this year
Microsoft Corp. on Friday confirmed it will ship competitive offerings to Apple Computer Inc.'s tremendously successful iPod and iTunes digital music products sometime this year.

Google, AFP case stumbles over tech glitches
Almost 18 months after AFP sued in a Washington, D.C., court, the French news agency is still struggling to collect evidence for its allegations, mostly due to the evanescent nature of Web pages.


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