John Paczkowski

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Apple Takes Top Honors in Competitive NAND Eating Contest

Apple (AAPL) first shook up the NAND market back in 2005 when it arranged to purchase up to 40 percent of Samsung Electronics’ holiday NAND output for use in it iPods.

And now it’s creating a bit of a stir again, this time thanks to the iPhone. Apple plans to buy 50 million 8Gb-equivalent NAND flash chips from Samsung. That’s an awful lot of NAND–so much, in fact, that the chip manufacturer has been forced to reduce its supply to other customers to fulfill its obligation to Apple.

Either way, this is ugly news for any Samsung customer not headquartered in Cupertino, Calif. That said, the deal’s impact on the NAND market could be a reduction in prices for all. Something to look forward to, after the drought, I suppose.

Twitter’s Tanking

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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik