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Dell to Launch Android Phone for AT&T

Company's first mobile device should be out early next year

(Newser) - Dell plans to launch a smartphone that uses the Google Android operating system and runs on AT&T's network, the Wall Street Journal reports. The phone should be out early next year, sources tell the paper. It is expected to have a touch screen, like the iPhone, as well as...

Dow Drops 36 as Consumer Data Saps Stocks

Intel, Dell see gains

(Newser) - Stocks mostly fell today despite good news from the tech sector, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Reuters/University of Michigan index of consumer confidence fell in August, dragging the markets down. Intel rose 4.32% after raising its third-quarter profit forecast, while Dell gained 1.89% on second-quarter earnings that...

EU Fines Intel Record $1.45B
 EU Fines Intel Record $1.45B 

EU Fines Intel Record $1.45B

Chip maker paid firms to use its chips, commission says

(Newser) - The EU is fining Intel $1.45 billion for violating antitrust laws—a record amount that far exceeds the €497 million ($680 million) fine levied against Microsoft in 2004, the BBC reports. The EU competition commission said Intel paid manufacturers and a retailer to give its chips a leg...

Nothing New in Dell's Sexy Offerings
 Nothing New in 
 Dell's Sexy Offerings 
Tech Review

Nothing New in Dell's Sexy Offerings

(Newser) - Dell is desperate to expand its chunk of the consumer PC market and shed its reputation for stodgy design, so Walt Mossberg decided to take a look at two of its flashier offerings: the ultrathin Adamo laptop, and the Studio One 19 touch-screen desktop. They’re not bad machines, he...

Tech Gains; Dow Up 96
 Tech Gains; Dow Up 96 
MARKETS

Tech Gains; Dow Up 96

HP, Nokia advance

(Newser) - Investors looked past bad news on home construction to signs of economic stabilization and drove broad advances in stocks today, the Wall Street Journal reports. HP rose 5.3% on reports that it’s the top computer seller. Nokia rocketed 11.5% on signs the cell-phone market was picking up...

Intel Unveils High-Speed Chip

(Newser) - Intel has rolled out a new chip for servers that will more than double the effectiveness of systems but consume no extra power, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Xeon 5500 excels at “virtualization,” allowing multiple operating systems and applications to run on one server—which Intel hopes...

Wal-Mart to Offer Doctors Digital Health Record System

(Newser) - Wal-Mart is moving to provide a low-cost way for physicians in small offices to use electronic health records, the New York Times reports. The company—teaming with Dell for computers and eClinicalWorks for software—plans to offer a system for under $25,000, about half the current cost. The idea...

Dell May Launch Smartphone
 Dell May Launch Smartphone 

Dell May Launch Smartphone

(Newser) - Dell is considering a move into the smartphone business, the Wall Street Journal reports. The computer company has had engineers working on models for more than a year and could launch a competitor to the iPhone or Blackberry as early as next month. CEO Michael Dell also could pull the...

Laptop Sales Zip Past Desktops
 Laptop Sales Zip Past Desktops 

Laptop Sales Zip Past Desktops

Netbook drives up laptop sales

(Newser) - The demand for Acer Netbooks has pushed laptop sales beyond desktop PC sales for the first time ever, CNET reports. Notebook PC shipments rose almost 40% for the third quarter of 2008 to 38.6 million units, while desktop sales slipped 1.3% to 38.5 million. Hewlett-Packard remains the...

Dell May Be Set to Float MacBook Air Rival

'Adamo' mystery sets tech world abuzz

(Newser) - Dell's mystery product Adamo could be a super-slim laptop even lighter than the MacBook Air, but it's proving impossible to get solid information about it, Ashlee Vance writes in the New York Times. The firm has registered the trademark and set up a teaser site, but declines to comment on...

Recession Bites Into Apple
 Recession Bites Into Apple 

Recession Bites Into Apple

November sales down, stock falls

(Newser) - Even apparently recession-proof Apple is now beginning to show signs of strain, and some analysts are predicting a major slowdown for the computer giant next year, the Wall Street Journal reports. US sales of Macs last month declined 1% over a year ago, while PC sales rose 2%. One analyst...

Downturn Derails Dell's Turnaround

Cost-cutting kills off plans for flashy new product lines

(Newser) - Shifting consumer demand and the sagging economy spell trouble for Dell's turnaround strategy, the Wall Street Journal reports. Founder Michael Dell had been making progress since returning to the company last year with a two-pronged rescue plan, but weak sales mean his goals of cutting costs at the low end...

Bloodied Stocks Rebound
 Bloodied Stocks Rebound 
MARKET Open

Bloodied Stocks Rebound

Selloff brings in sellers

(Newser) - Stocks took a big bounce at the open today, after two brutal days that sent markets to 11-year lows. The Dow jumped 137 at the open, with the S&P and Nasdaq trading 2.2% and 1.8% higher, respectively. Citigroup shares jumped 5%, on news the company was considering...

Market Meltdown Reshapes Forbes Rich List

Buffett bumps Gates in redrawn rankings of world's wealthiest

(Newser) - The mortgage meltdown has certainly hit middle-class Americans hard but hasn't spared the uber-wealthy, Bloomberg reports. Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson’s net worth shed $4 billion between Aug. 29 and Oct. 1, for instance, while Warren Buffett overtook Bill Gates, whose net worth declined $1.5 billion, as...

Dell to Sell Factories as It Retools Strategy

PC maker will shed infrastructure in effort to stay competitive

(Newser) - Dell is looking to sell off its computer factories, the Wall Street Journal reports, drastically altering a business model that was once the envy of the industry. Journal sources say the aim is to sell most, if not all, of the plants in the next 18 months; most likely buyers...

Dell, Income Data Sour Stocks
 Dell, Income Data Sour Stocks 
MARKETS

Dell, Income Data Sour Stocks

3-day streak of gains broken on weak computer profits, lower income figures

(Newser) - Stocks lost value today on disappointing second-quarter earnings from computer maker Dell and news of declining personal incomes, MarketWatch reports. Trading remained light ahead of the Labor Day weekend as the Dow lost 171.22 to close at 11,543.96. The Nasdaq dropped 44.12, to 2,367.52,...

Modest Gains From Mixed Day
 Modest Gains From Mixed Day 
MARKETS

Modest Gains From Mixed Day

Fannie, Freddie continue to bleed out; H-P brightens tech sector

(Newser) - The markets ended up after alternating from gains to losses in today’s session, MarketWatch reports. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac continue to make traders uneasy about financial firms, but strong results from Hewlett-Packard provided a welcome distraction. The Dow closed up 68.88 at 11,417.42. The Nasdaq...

Mixed Day Yields Mixed Results
 Mixed Day Yields Mixed Results 
MARKETS

Mixed Day Yields Mixed Results

Dell performance rallies tech; Commerce Department gives bad news

(Newser) - Stocks ended mixed after a seesaw session today, with strong performance by tech and energy shares contrasting with bad news on consumer spending and incomes, MarketWatch reports. The Dow closed down 7.90 at 12,638.32. The Nasdaq gained 14.34 to 2,522.66, while the S&P...

Low-Income Buyers Make Brazil 5th-Biggest PC Market

More money and more credit fuel surge, helping Dell and HP

(Newser) - Brazilian consumers are putting better credit offers and growing wealth into computers, and HP and Dell are the beneficiaries. The country is now the 5th-biggest PC market in the world, and low-income buyers are fueling the boom there. Computer shipments rose 38% last year to 10.7 million, Bloomberg reports,...

Dell Gets Behind Alienware for Gaming PC Push

Computer giant tries to recapture geek hearts with languishing brand

(Newser) - Dell is dumping its popular XPS line of gaming PCs so it can focus exclusively on the once-hot Alienware brand it acquired in 2006, the Wall Street Journal reports. The PC giant is in the midst of a full turnaround push, having fallen behind arch-rival HP, so it’s hoping...

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