AMD’s new CEO bobs, weaves, says ‘big’ and ‘fast’ are good

August 26, 2011

AMD’s new CEO bobs, weaves, says ‘big’ and ‘fast’ are good

The Register

Rik Myslewski reports that the new CEO dodged questions on his first day.

“When floated a softball about what he thought were the strengths and weaknesses of AMD’s product lines, Read waxed rhapsodically about his new company being a ‘leading innovator’, singling out for praise discrete graphics, ‘the Bulldozer technology around the cloud,’ and ‘clearly the work around Fusion,’ a technology that Read claims is ‘just scratching the surface’ of market success.”

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 is the most stable mobile phone OS

ZDNet

Matthew Miller shares why he thinks Windows Phone 7 is the most reliable OS.

“Zero! That is how many times I have seen a reset on ANY Windows Phone 7 device that I have been using in over a year. During that time I have used at least six WP7 devices on all four wireless carriers. This includes running the early tech preview on the first WP7 device all the way through the latest RTM version of Mango I have on my HTC HD7.”

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For the good of the company? Five Apple products Steve Jobs killed

Ars Technica

Casey Johnston reports on Jobs’ editorial eye over the years.

“When Steven P. Jobs returned to Apple in 1997, he returned to a slew of ill-conceived product lines. Some were excessive, and some were downright silly, but many were ultimately killed off for their poor alignment with consumer needs and wants. Still, even with Jobs’ discerning eye, he wasn’t immune to having to deal with a few bad product decisions.”

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