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Blockbuster Circuit-City Bid Strategy Flawed by Design

04/14/2008, You might wonder why Blockbuster wants to buy Circuit City for a billion dollars. Here’s the insight provided by Jim Keyes, Blockbuster’s CEO: “We would seek to differentiate products in both Blockbuster and Circuit City stores by...

NVIDIA + VIA = Low Cost Multimedia PC

04/11/2008, A Via CPU, paired with an NVIDIA GPU could be the platform for cheap multimedia computers. The idea is simple: with multimedia applications like a Media Center PC, most of the workload is “fixed”. SDTV resolution is fixed, 1080p resolution is...

NVIDIA: We Are Going to Open a Can of Whoop Ass

04/10/2008, I have read several articles about NVIDIA CEO’s latest comments on Intel integrated graphics. This mostly interested people seeking the “drama du jour”, on a topic that is quite frankly not new: integrated graphics versus discrete...

Future of Nokia Smartphones, Will the iPhone Continue to Dominate?

04/07/2008, Earlier today, someone I know asked me this: “What do you think of future Nokia smart phones? Do you think they will stand a chance? Also what about Apple’s iPhone? Do you think the future competition is going to affect their dominance in this...

A Third of iPhone Owners have a Second Phone

04/02/2008, From what we can tell in the Silicon Valley, a good chunk of these dual-users are around here. I do see a lot of people with an iPhone (to show off) and a Blackberry (to get stuff done) and it is not surprising: despite what iPhone fans are saying, the...

$100 Low-Cost Computer from Intel called Nettop

03/12/2008, By using small components designed for mobile devices, Intel can build a low-cost computer that would retail for as low as $100. When it comes to semiconductor, surface area for chips and cost of materials are at the core of the hardware cost reduction....

The End of WiFi Hotspots? Not so Fast

03/11/2008, Johan Bergendahl, chief marketing officer of Sony Ericsson suggested that WiFi hotspots will soon go extinct, overtaken by HSDPA and other cellular-based connections. ”Hotspots at places like Starbucks are becoming the telephone boxes of the...

Why Are PC Manufacturers so Afraid of the Asus Eee?

02/27/2008, At the Sony Open House, Mike Abary (SVP of Information Technology Products Division) shared his view on the Asus Eee and used the expression “race to the bottom” (in terms of pricing) to describe what would happen if consumers would go...

PC Gaming Has a Bad Reputation – How to Fix It

02/22/2008, [GDC 2008] We were invited to attend an interesting discussion held by the PC Gaming Alliance, a group of companies that includes Acer/Gateway, Activision, AMD, Dell, Electronic Arts, Epic, Intel, Microsoft and NVIDIA. The Alliance has been created to...

Is Apple Really Considering Buying Yahoo?

02/04/2008, A report from Scotland On Sunday mentioned that Apple and News Corp were considering bids to buy Yahoo and that Yahoo’s management would prefer to be rescued by Apple rather than Microsoft. If Microsoft was to buy Yahoo, it would bring its...

Shocker: PCs to Use Same CPU than MacBook Air

01/31/2008, Today, I’ve seen plenty of articles ranging from “Fujitsu, Lenovo to use MacBook Air CPU?” to “PC vendors to use the MacBook Air’s tiny Intel chip”. So what would make people think that Intel build a chip “just...

Apple Keynote, What to Take Away?

01/15/2008, The Macbook Air and Apple’s entry in the movie rental business where the big items of this keynote. The thin laptop is great, but I think that the movie rental is a much bigger deal for Apple, in the long term. Apple stepped in (yet) another...