The buzzword in gaming at Mobile World Congress was definitely "quad-core," and that's likely to become an even hotter topic when Apple is expected to unveil its iPad 3 device next week in San Francisco.
Law enforcement officials announced charges Wednesday against seven hedge fund and investment professionals in an insider trading case they called "a stunning portrait of organized corruption on a grand scale."
When Jen-Hsun Huang (pronounced Jenson Wong) was 10 years old, his Taiwanese parents sent him to a boarding school in rural Kentucky. It turned out to be a reform school, where Huang was the youngest kid, and he and his brother the only Chinese. "I got beat up now and then," he says. "But I learned how to survive."
Google's Android operating system is seen as a future favorite for smartphones and tablets, according to a research note released Tuesday and comments from the chief executive of graphics chip supplier Nvidia.
You say, "potato," I say, "netbook." That's a bit how I feel when Michael Rayfield, who heads up the mobile computing effort at graphics chip specialist Nvidia, drops a tiny computer on my desk. Branded Mobinnova, it had an almost 9" diagonal screen and a solid keyboard that folded around a tube stuffed with batteries and various connectors.
The Asus EN8800GT is the first card we've reviewed with Nvidia's new GeForce 8800 GT graphics chip. You should be able to find this card for just less than $300 or so online, which puts its real world price a bit higher than Nvidia's suggested price of about $250.
SIGN THE GUEST BOOK: Had some great visits last week. First, sorry to have missed Kiril Sokoloff, a man who knows markets and the Dalai Lama, who came by to speak with some folks at Fortune early last week. Thanks Kiril.... Then we were thrilled to have Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson drop by. Hammerin' Hank, was as you might expect, upbeat, yet cautious. Think about the spot he's in. You have to be thrilled with the economy and all, but just terrified knowing that it's going to end somehow, and not knowing how.... Dined with Zach Nelson, CEO of NetSuite, at the Four Seasons. They've taken their sweet (suite!) time building that company and it looks like it's beginning to pay off. Saw Sandy Weill there, and said hello to Ralph Schlosstein, prez of BlackRock and Paul Fribourg of ContiGroup. Ralph expressed amazement that I was picking up the tab. (Nice one Ralph!) Also saw Steve Rattner, whose Quadrangle is the new owner of Dennis (Maxim) Publishing....
It was a frosty first day of December for stocks Friday after a manufacturing report came in weaker than expected and slowdown worries gripped investors - although the major gauges mounted a comeback and cut their losses late in the session.
Regardless of what the market makes of the impending nuptials of PC chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices and graphics chip maker ATI Technologies, one clear winner in the match-up appears to be Nvidia, at least as far as traders are concerned.
You can already buy just about anything from Amazon.com. But now, TechCrunch reports, you can buy space on Amazon.com's servers. Unlike Google's Gdrive, though, Amazon's online-storage offering isn't meant for consumers. Amazon, whose servers already host terabytes of book-cover images, music-CD reviews and sales data, is offering online storage space to companies who want to store their own data. The new service could make it easier for startups to build new services without worrying about buying and maintaining their own storage servers, writes former Goldman Sachs analyst Michael Parekh on his blog.