Marc FerrantiIDG News Service

AMD, Intel settle antitrust, IP cases

Intel and Advanced Micro Devices Thursday announced that they have settled all antitrust litigation and patent cross license disputes between the companies.

Ballmer headlines global Windows 7 launch events

Steve Ballmer took the stage in New York Thursday, taking on the role of chief salesman in a day of worldwide launch events.

Mobile sales drop hits Motorola earnings

Motorola reported Thursday that disappointing mobile device sales led to a loss for the second quarter.

Wall Street Beat: Apple up in down market

Macroeconic concerns weighed on the tech sector this week, but individual companies managed to give investors some cheer.

Iowa judge approves Microsoft class-action settlement

An Iowa district court judge Wednesday granted preliminary approval to a settlement in one of the last class-action lawsuits faced by Microsoft.

Interview: Bill Gates on convergence

Bill Gates sits down with Marc Ferranti of IDG News Service to talk about what Microsoft dubs "connected entertainment" and other issues.

HP's Dunn to step down in January

Amid ongoing scandal, Patricia Dunn will step aside as HP chairman after the board's January meeting.

Opinion: Apple buzz renewed on Wall Street

Market buzz around Apple renewed, as better news about chip companies helped break a broad market losing streak.

Google cracks $400 in upbeat market

How high can Google Inc. fly? That was the question of the day for technology investors as company shares cracked the US$400 mark, in a generally upbeat market led by Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) and other IT companies.

Apple, Intel provide bright spots in weak market

Earnings reports from a few brand-name tech companies last week helped cushion worries about the U.S. job market, geopolitical concerns affecting oil prices, and a weak start for trading in the new year. Still, overall investor confidence seemed shaky through most of last week.