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A billion reasons to read about Intel, Apple, Facebook and other tech companies

Intel’s investing up to $8 billion for new chip manufacturing, Facebook says the prosecution of a billion dollar spammer isn’t over and Twitter’s aiming for a billion users. The ITU says 2 billion of us will be online by the end of this year, one market watcher said the 5 billionth device plugged into the Internet in August and Apple has become the second most valuable U.S. company based on a market capitalization of around $290 billion and a stellar fiscal fourth quarter in which it posted $4.3 billion in earnings and $20.3 billion in revenue. 

Written by Bob Brown21 Oct. 10 07:01

AT&T wants your business’s iPad business

AT&T isn’t just going to make the Apple iPad available in retail stores on Oct. 28, as it announced yesterday.  It’s also going to start selling the popular tablets to businesses that day.

Written by Bob Brown16 Oct. 10 07:06

Gartner: Nearly 20 million tablets to be sold in 2010

Gartner estimates worldwide sales of iPads and other tablets will total 19.5 million units this year and nearly triple that number next year as the devices win over both consumers and business customers.

Written by Bob Brown16 Oct. 10 08:23

Microsoft IE browser share dips below 50%; Google Chrome rises

Microsoft's Internet Explorer, which has dominated the Web browser market since blowing by Netscape in the late 1990s, last month fell below the 50 per cent market share level for the first time in years.

Written by Bob Brown06 Oct. 10 00:39

Top reason for Facebook unfriending: Too many useless posts

The No. 1 reason why friends dump friends on Facebook is when they get fed up seeing too many useless posts, according to new research out of the University of Colorado Denver Business School.

Written by Bob Brown06 Oct. 10 07:06

iPhone 4 fails to slow Android demand for long

Apple's rollout of the iPhone 4 in June temporarily slowed down demand for Google Android smartphones, but a new study shows consumers are again very hungry for Android devices.

Written by Bob Brown01 Oct. 10 03:17

Amazon prepping Android app store, tablet?

Amazon is said to be readying an Android app store and tablet, a move that should boost Google's mobile platform while also challenging Google's own Android Market.

Written by Bob Brown29 Sept. 10 02:35

Inside Intel's security organization

The "<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/090910-here-you-have-e-mail-worm.html?t51hb">Here You Have</a>" e-mail virus that ripped across the Internet last week didn't leave Intel unscathed: The 80,000-plus employee company had 4,400 employees click on the malware and wound up with 400 infected machines.

Written by Bob Brown17 Sept. 10 06:11
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