Intel and its x86 architecture continue to dominate the $ 46 billion dollar server processor industry, but competitors keep piling on. The idea is that x86 based servers can be challenged by servers running highly energy-efficient ARM processors, which are best known for powering iPhones and other small devices. Because ARM doesn’t manufacture its own chips — it only licenses its designs to other vendors — this opens to market to many new competitors.
Oracle and Larry Ellison received another legal setback on Wednesday when a California judge said the company must continue to support HP’s Itanium servers.
The circus of fun at Google I/O — skydivers wearing Google Glass, tons of fancy swag, free food and booze — isn’t meant for all the big company representatives, the eager students, or the press. All that impressive fun serves one primary purpose: to excite and entice software developers, the foot soldiers in Google’s platform war with Apple and Microsoft. Before Google can convince consumers to purchase a Nexus Q or pick up an Android phone, it needs to win over the developers who build apps for its devices.
This fall, Google is expected to release not one, but five Android 5.0 flagship phones, each running a pure, unadulterated version of the new OS. Who wins — and who loses — if this bold shift in policy comes to pass?
Oracle scored a victory on Friday in its ongoing battle with Google over the use of Java on the Android mobile operating system. But it was a very small victory.
Photographer Christian Randolph captures the chaos in Lexington, KY after the University of Kentucky beat the University of Kansas last night to win the NCAA men’s basketball championship. This is after an even bigger riot following Kentucky’s victory in their civil war, Final Four game.
Just a few weeks after the tidal wave of internet backlash postponed the controversial PIPA and SOPA legislation, the mighty Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation has caved to a mass influx of criticism following its decision on Tuesday to discontinue funding for breast cancer screening done by Planned Parenthood.