Top 10 IT headlines for May 16 -- XP on OLPC, Intel-AMD duopoly could be over, software piracy declining

Top 10 IT headlines for Friday, May 16, 2008: Intel-AMD duopoly could be coming to an end, OLPC is testing the use of Windows XP, Yahoo responds to Icahn, Cisco exec departure is another indication of a changing company, and much more.

Top 10 IT headlines

  1. End of Intel, AMD duopoly near? Via readies Isaiah chip (CNET)
  2. Windows XP comes to the OLPC (TechRepublic)
  3. Yahoo to Icahn: You misunderstand (ZDNet)
  4. Cisco departure latest sign of transformation (Network World)
  5. Aliph releases new Jawbone that is 50% smaller than the original (ZDNet)
  6. Study shows software piracy declining in many countries (Computerworld)
  7. Microsoft wants those SMB dollars (TechRepublic)
  8. What will a classroom look like in 10 years? (ZDNet)
  9. Facebook: Google Friend Connect violates our privacy standards (ZDNet)
  10. Put the default Search back in Windows Vista SP1 (TechRepublic)

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Original post: Do you think VIA can do it? What about Qualcomm, could they graduate beyond phones? Anyone remember Transmeta and how they were supposed to change the game?


I think they are spread ot thinly right now. I work for a recently acquired company that they are banking on helping them in the mobile banking space. They are currently involved with current and emerging technology to the point where i don't think PC chip making is even a blip on the radar currently. If they win the few remaining patent and contract ligations and they are moderately to really successful with WiMAX, 4G, Mobile broadband and mobile banking then that could be the next thing they look at. But for now I'd have to say they are a ways off from that.

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