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AMD to Intel: 'Girl You Know It's True'

girlyouknowitstrue.jpgIf Advanced Micro Devices is, as former Intel CEO Andy Grove once said, “the Milli Vanilli of semiconductors,” then Intel may turn out to be its Clear Channel.

The European Commission said today it has brought antitrust charges against Intel, which the commission accuses of violating competition laws and abusing its dominant position in the global microprocessor market. “In the short, medium and long term,” said an EC spokesman, “we think that the actions of Intel are bad news for competition and consumers.”

Obviously, Intel disagrees. “We are confident that the microprocessor market segment is functioning normally and that Intel’s conduct has been lawful, pro-competitive and beneficial to consumers,” Intel Senior Vice President Bruce Sewell said in a press release, adding that there was compelling evidence that the “industry is fiercely competitive and working.”

AMD, which sued Intel in June 2005, claiming the company had coerced customers into scrapping or delaying the launch of machines outiftted with AMD chips, dismissed Intel’s comments. “It’s preposterous to claim to be the guardian of consumers,” said AMD spokesman Jens Drews. “I think they have overplayed their hand there.”


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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus