Arik Hesseldahl

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AMD Shares Crash on Goldman Sachs Downgrade

Shares of chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices have fallen by more than 13 percent today following word of a downgrade to “sell” by Goldman Sachs analyst James Covello. With sales of PCs slowing to rates not seen since records have been kept, the outlook for AMD, Covello argues, despite winning supply contracts from both Microsoft and Sony in forthcoming gaming systems, doesn’t justify its recent rise to as high as $4.40 a share. AMD was trading at $3.80 a share, down 59 cents with 30 minutes to go in the session.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald