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AMD Pays The Price In Awakening Intel Goliath

In This Issue:
1. Editor's Note: Can't We All Just Get Along?
2. Today's Top Story
    - AMD Pays The Price In Awakening Intel Goliath
    Related Stories:
    - Intel Revs Up Clock Speed Of Quad-Core Desktop Chip
    - Intel Plans Centrino Mobile Chip
    - AMD Sees 1st-Quarter Revenue Below Wall Street View
3. Breaking News
    - Wal-Mart's Latest 'Orwellian' Technology Move: Get Over It
    - Apple Hits The 100 Million Mark With iPod
    - Blogging Code Of Conduct Proposed To Tame The Net
    - Microsoft Repatches Its .ANI Emergency Patch
    - Google Apologizes For Copying Data
    - Toshiba Claims 17 Companies Infringe On DVD Patents
    - Hackers Using Middle East Fears To Push Trojan Attack
    - U.S. To File WTO Piracy Cases Against China
    - New York Auto Show Preview: Hybrids, Minis, And Muscle Cars
    - 10 Tips To Survive Online Tax Hacker And Phishing Attacks
    - Review: Three Cool Bluetooth Headsets
    - Dell's March To Linux PCs Won't Be A Walk In The Park
4. The Latest Google Blog Posts
    - A Patent On An Ajax Generator? Ah, That Could Be Important
    - Search Finds Python In NYC Google Office
    - Small Businesses Turn To DotMobi For Mobile Web Sites
    - DIY Map Mashups Now On Google Maps
5. Job Listings From TechCareers
6. White Papers
    - Achieving Business Agility With Application Life-Cycle Management
7. Get More Out Of InformationWeek
8. Manage Your Newsletter Subscription


1. Editor's Note: Can't We Just All Get Along?

Anyone who has ever posted anything on a site with respectable traffic has been on the receiving end of what is, at best, mean-spiritedness, and at worst--well, much worse.

Most of this sort of thing comes over the transom anonymously, and one's first taste of the more vitriolic aspects of the otherwise exciting give-and-take that characterizes the Web can be a shock to the system. Of course (as has been discussed ad infinitum), the medium itself removes all social barriers to this kind of behavior. As one colleague of mine once memorably observed, it's like handing out free ski masks and machine guns to the general population. Someone's bound to get hurt. How bad the injury -- and therefore how seriously we should take cyberbullying - -continues to be the subject of intense debate.

Which is why Tim O'Reilly's call last week for a bloggers' Code of Conduct raised, as could be expected, a firestorm of commentary, ranging from the (predictably) abusive to respectful disagreement to enthusiastic support. O'Reilly has since drafted such a code. Here are the high points:

  1. We take responsibility for our own words and for the comments we allow on our blog.
  2. We won't say anything online that we wouldn't say in person.
  3. We connect privately before we respond publicly.
  4. When we believe someone is unfairly attacking another, we take action.
  5. We do not allow anonymous comments.
  6. We ignore the trolls.

There's an informative, constructive, and, I'll point out, decidedly civil discussion going on at Blogging Wikia in which the consensus seems to be that the no-anonymous-comments provision will be the deal breaker. Among other reasons, many people quite reasonably point out that people from countries with restrictions on Internet freedom or other human rights issues would be effectively barred from online dialogues. Others simply passionately subscribe to anything that smacks of censorship and warn against the proverbial slippery slope. I happen to agree with that -- even as I delete any e-mails with overtly abusive subject lines from my in-box without reading their contents.

What do you think? Have you been the subject of cyberbullying -- and if so, how have you handled it? Should there be a Code of Conduct? Is it at all realistic to think that such a thing would be adopted by a critical mass of Web sites? Let us know by responding to the InformationWeek Weblog.

Alice LaPlante
Alice.laplante@gmail.com
www.informationweek.com


2. Today's Top Story

AMD Pays The Price In Awakening Intel Goliath
The good news in all of this is that consumers should expect the price of chips to continue to fall, which should lead to lower prices for servers and PCs.

Related Stories:
Intel Revs Up Clock Speed Of Quad-Core Desktop Chip
The latest Core 2 Extreme is designed with gaming fans, digital design professionals, and computer enthusiasts in mind.

Intel Plans Centrino Mobile Chip
The processor for laptops and handheld devices will have increased IT management and security features as well as an 802.11n Wi-Fi adapter.

AMD Sees 1st-Quarter Revenue Below Wall Street View
Chipmaker AMD said Monday it expects to report first-quarter revenue of about $1.23 billion, well below Wall Street forecasts, and announced a restructuring to lower costs.


3. Breaking News

Wal-Mart's Latest 'Orwellian' Technology Move: Get Over It
Many government workers exist in a world seemingly free from the forces of market demand. Wal-Mart doesn't, and it doesn't need to apologize for managing its business accordingly.

Apple Hits The 100 Million Mark With iPod
Since the iPod's introduction 5-1/2 years ago, Apple has unveiled more than 10 models and sparked an ecosystem of more than 4,000 accessories.

Blogging Code Of Conduct Proposed To Tame The Net
O'Reilly's recommendation to ban abusive or false online posts draws support, as well as criticism.

Microsoft Repatches Its .ANI Emergency Patch
Still dealing with problems with last week's emergency .ANI vulnerability patch, Microsoft has fixed three more issues in a "high-priority" update.

Google Apologizes For Copying Data
In a post on Google China's blog, Google acknowledges that a thesaurus integrated into its Pinyin software "does contain some non-Google data sources."

Toshiba Claims 17 Companies Infringe On DVD Patents
The lawsuit and complaint include Daewoo Electronics America, jWin Electronics, and Memcorp from the United States.

Hackers Using Middle East Fears To Push Trojan Attack
A new spam campaign is trying to trick people into opening malicious attachments by using subject lines about the United States, Israel, and Iran starting a new war in the Middle East.

U.S. To File WTO Piracy Cases Against China
The United States will file a pair of World Trade Organization cases against China aimed at stopping widespread piracy of American movies, music, books, and software, the top U.S. trade official said Monday.

New York Auto Show Preview: Hybrids, Minis, And Muscle Cars
From hydrogen-powered concept cars to the latest incarnation of the Mustang, the New York International Automobile Show is a showcase of cutting-edge car technology. Here's an opinionated take on the goings-on, along with a companion photo gallery of engine-equipped eye candy.

10 Tips To Survive Online Tax Hacker And Phishing Attacks
As tax season moves into high gear, so do the phishers who are preying on people filing their tax returns. Here are tips on how to keep your money safe.

Review: Three Cool Bluetooth Headsets
These snazzy new headsets feature new noise-canceling technology that let you hold a quiet conversation without having to look for a phone booth.

Dell's March To Linux PCs Won't Be A Walk In The Park
Drivers that already ship with the Linux kernel, such as those for storage, wired networking, power management, and USB ports, won't be a problem, but others will.

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4. The Latest Google Blog Posts
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A Patent On An Ajax Generator? Ah, That Could Be Important
On April 2, MikeyTheK on Slashdot posted a notice that a startup had received a patent on compiling Java or C++ into Ajax applications. This blog, like so many others, turned out to be more wrong than right. Nevertheless, it aired an important fact. The startup, Morfik, which stepped into the spotlight at Web 2.0 in 2005, filed for a patent on a Java-to-JavaScript compiler just before its San Francisco debut.

Search Finds Python In NYC Google Office
Forget the latest upgrade to Google Talk or Google's new map mashups, the real Google news last week centered on a big snake. Reports claim that a 3-foot python, named Kaiser, somehow got loose in Google's New York City office in Chelsea.

Small Businesses Turn To DotMobi For Mobile Web Sites
Interest in the mobile Web is high among many small and medium-sized businesses, but most of these small companies see launching a mobile site as too challenging. That's why they're turning to dotMobi as a simple and less expensive alternative.

DIY Map Mashups Now On Google Maps
Google this week launched My Maps, a new Google Map service that lets users make their own map mashups for Google Maps and Google Earth.


5. Job Listings From TechCareers

Beth Abraham Family of Health Services seeking PC Support Tech in Bronx, NY

International Securities Exchange seeking Computer Operator in New York, NY

Toyota seeking Information Systems Specialists - Project Leader in Erlanger, KY

Agilent seeking IT Manager in Santa Clara, CA

Agilent seeking IT Technical Support Specialist in Spokane, WA

For more great jobs, career-related news, features and services, please visit CMP Media's TechCareers.


6. White Papers

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Application life-cycle management boosts the quality and predictability of delivery of software applications through the use of structured, repeatable processes. The resulting reduced cycle times help organizations become more agile in reacting to changing business conditions.


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