Monday, August 29, 2011

AMD appoints head Rory Read, former head of Lenovo

The U.S. supplier of microprocessors AMD (Advanced Micro Devices), not general manager since January, announced on Thursday, August 25, the appointment as CEO Rory Read, former chief operating officer of computer manufacturer Lenovo. The appointment of new boss, aged 49, is effective this Thursday, the company said in a statement.

"Rory is a leader who has proven and has been responsible in the past impressive growth of profitability," said the President of the Board Bruce Claflin, quoted in the document. "He is ideally placed to accelerate the progression of AMD to the top spot in the market for microprocessor design", currently occupied by Intel, he added.

New Atom 32 microns and three times more powerful GPU

Intel is preparing to submit the next platform Cedar Trail-M for netbooks and appear on the network coming from the first test site Vr-Zone, where you see performance by up to three times higher for the integrated GPU, while a Pearl slight improvement over previous CPU N455 and N570 solutions.

Samsung launches its own 'messenger'

It's called Chaton and is the new instant messaging service by Samsung, available in October. The South Korean manufacturer has announced it will launch the application to compete with rivals like Apple and RIM as well as other popular applications like WhatsApp. Chaton will come preinstalled on their phones, whether they are fitted with its own operating system, Bada, as quye work with Google's Android.

Google TV will be launched in Europe early 2012

Google will launch its TV service connected to the Internet early next year in Europe, announced on Friday, August 26, its chairman Eric Schmidt. The Google TV, which allows both to view television programs and surf the Web on a television screen with a housing, was launched in the U.S. in October, where he was quickly blocked by three major U.S. broadcast networks.

A large segment of the television industry, as well as the telecommunications and information is suspicious with respect to Google, it accuses of vouloirmettre hands on advertising revenue without contributing to production costs programs. "Some in the United States fear that our goal is to compete with broadcasters and content creators.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Apple: Steve Jobs came the resignation

The founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, has decided to resign as CEO of Cupertino. The news has gone around the world in a few hours and was popularized by the same done through a letter delivered to the shareholders of the company and have employees.

Tumblr valued at $ 800 million

Tumblr microblogging site that allows to post web links, photos and videos or short texts, is about to complete a fundraiser that values at $ 800 million (554 million) says, Thursday, Aug. 25, the Wall Street Journal. According to the article (paid access) the business daily, citing sources familiar with the matter, Tumblr will raise between 75 million and $ 100 million (between 52 and 69 million) from investors, representing a valuation of $ 800 million.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

A cheaper iPhone in late September?

Asian subcontractors Apple started making a cheaper version of the iPhone 4, equipped with eight gigabytes of memory, according to two unnamed sources cited by Reuters, Tuesday, Aug. 23. The current iPhone 4, released in June 2010, has a memory 16 or 32 GB to 8 GB version will be launched in the coming weeks, the sources said.