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  • Google Reader users better start looking for alternatives: citing declining usage, Google (GOOG) is shutting down the online RSS reader in 3 months. 6 less well-known products are also getting axed in the search giant's latest bout of housecleaning. Reader is arguably the most popular product to be shuttered since Larry Page began his efforts to narrow Google's product focus in 2011. Has the company finally gone too far?  [View news story]
    I depend on RSS for a lot of my daily info. Is there anything to replace it?
    Mar 13, 2013. 08:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AMD (AMD +3.8%) gains after officially launching 4 desktop processors based on its delayed Trinity architecture. The chips are somewhat power-hungry, but also aggressively priced ($53-$122) relative to Intel's (INTC) low-end Ivy Bridge parts, evidence AMD is willing to sacrifice margins to keep its market share from falling further. Reviews indicate only a modest CPU performance gain over the prior-gen Llano architecture (Intel maintains an edge here), but a healthy increase in graphics performance. (previous[View news story]
    Good show AMD. Intel needs a competitor to keep their prices in line.
    Sep 27, 2012. 01:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • On day 1 of the Intel Developer Forum (INTC), the company: 1) Unveiled the Next Unit of Computing, a 4" x 4" motherboard featuring everything needed for a miniature PC. 2) Announced it will deliver ultrabooks in Q4 that sport Nuance's (NUAN) Dragon Assistant voice-recognition software. 3) Boasted its Haswell CPUs, due next year, will feature 1/20 the idle power draw of Sandy Bridge CPUs, as well as twice the graphics performance - the latter could be trouble for NVDA and AMD's graphics businesses.  [View news story]
    Wow, 1/20th the power? Is that a misprint? I've heard 1/1.7 but not that. If so it will be as KILLER development for INTC!
    The support for Dragon speak is cool too.
    Deeper motherboard integration: not much of a surprise.
    Sep 11, 2012. 06:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "We’ll be looking at ways to bring ultra high-speeds to other communities," says a Google (GOOG) PR person, in a comment that might produce shudders at the offices of U.S. cable companies and telcos. The comment comes after Google took the wraps off its Kansas City TV/broadband fiber service, which includes a $70/month 1 Gbps tier and a free 5 Mbps tier.   [View news story]
    Dear Google:
    Please bring this service to Sunnyvale 94089 asap. So tired of Comcast 10MBpS
    Jul 26, 2012. 08:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Google's (GOOG) fiber service: Though it's charging $70/month for standalone 1 Gbps connections, Google says it will offer free 5 Mbps connections (save for a $300 installation fee) for 7 years, in the hope that users will upgrade. Time Warner Cable (TWC) might have something to be worried about after all. So might Google investors if the company chooses to expand the service, and its engineers don't find ways to minimize capex.   [View news story]
    I suspect that the true value is enabling a whole new kind of net consumption. Long payback? Maybe. Somebody's gotta do it and I hope it isn't Comcast or AT&T.
    Jul 26, 2012. 05:41 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment