All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Dell’
There was only one decent reason to buy a PC in the months leading up to the launch of Windows Vista: the Express Upgrade program, which gave buyers of new PCs with Windows XP a free or cheap upgrade to Vista. The "Express" part of the upgrade is turning out to be a bit misleading for Dell customers, with the upgrades arriving on a first-come first-served basis in as many as 6-8 weeks, plus a website that’s experiencing nasty downtime, bugs, driver issues and other kinks.
I think it’s great that Dell has come out with IdeaStorm, a suggestion site inspired by Digg (and that inspiration is explicily admitted on the site, unlike Yahoo’s recently launched suggestion sites, which caused such a ruckus because they were supposedly a “ripoff” of Digg). And like Rob Hyndman, I think the name is great too.
Microsoft, Google, Dell, Hewlett Packard, Intel and Philips are petitioning the FCC to allow them to create a handheld internet device that uses vacated TV airwaves to establish wireless internet access.
I’m not exactly sure what the point is, except maybe to use all the now-useless TV rooftop antennas to create a new way of connecting homes to internet service providers, without laying tons of new cable. It’s all confusing, but the main thing is that a certain gadget blog embaressed themselves by prematurely assuming this was all about a Zune phone.
Online spending continues to increase at a record breaking pace. Cyber Monday the first Monday after Thanksgiving saw online sales reach an all time high of $608 million. The record was short lived. Last Monday, December 4 online sales shot to $647 million according to comScore Networks. That is $39 million more in online spending than on Cyber Monday. It also marks a 26 percent increase over the same day from last year.
So Dell’s getting a bit of a thrashing in the blogosphere following the launch last week of one2one, their first public blog.
There was a report last week of an exploding computer at a conference in Osaka, Japan. It seemed to be the real deal – there were pictures of a flaming laptop – but I dismissed the story. Surely, I thought, someone had tinkered with it and, intentionally or not, caused the mishap. Now I’m not so sure.
In a second big announcement for Dell this week, the computer maker will be pre-installing voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) provider Skype’s software on its new line of XPS mobile computers. Last week, Dell and Google announced an agreement to integrate search capabilities and Mozilla Firefox browser.
Dell has won an important victory over DE Technologies, a Virginia firm that holds a patent so broad it could cover all e-commerce. A federal district judge declared parts of the patent as too “indefinite” and approved some measures of Dell’s request to have it rendered invalid.
Dell Computers put a little kibosh on Intel yesterday, announcing in its first quarter earnings release that it will introduce servers powered by Advanced Micro Devices. Reuters reports that in a dim market, Dell and AMD shares soared on the news, while Intel dropped.
Dell announced the release of a comprehensive database featuring its quad-socket PowerEdge servers with new Intel Xeon dual-core technology and the new Microsoft SQL Server database. The package is intended to simplify migration to Microsoft SQL Server database and business-critical data center operations.
Dell has agreed to provide access to documents involved with its relationship with Intel for the antitrust suit that AMD has brought against Intel.
Computer industry giants Dell and Microsoft are tag teaming with National Lampoon Network (NLN) to wade through college campuses looking for talent. Online entertainment community TalentMatch joined them as they search for the next big star during the “Dis-Orientation Casting Tour.”
Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell Computers said he’d like to put Apple’s OS on his brand of computers, giving his customer additional choices. This would be great for Dell and PC makers everywhere and could certainly crimp the style of the Seattle slew but would Apple every go for it?
Hundreds of developers at Microsoft and SAP will work together on a new product designed to link together their business software …
The European PC market drove up sales for the 1st quarter. Industry leader Dell led the way although their growth dropped below 20% for the first time in 3 years according to a new report from Gartner.
Quickly capitalizing on the Intel/Centrino Sonoma update, Dell and IBM have released notebooks that feature the new chipset.
AMD, Dell, Intel, Microsoft, and Sun Microsystems publish Web Services Management (WS-Management), a Web services specification that addresses the cost and complexity of IT management by providing a common way for systems to access and exchange management information across their entire IT systems.