- Homepage: http://www.intel.com/
August 2002: "Today, Intel supplies the computing and communications industries with chips, boards, systems and software building blocks that are the "ingredients" of computers, servers, and networking and communications products. These products rely on Intel's technology leadership and expertise in silicon design and manufacturing to help customers create advanced computing and communications systems. Intel's mission is to be the preeminent building block supplier to the worldwide Internet economy." http://www.intel.com/intel/finance/investorfacts/about.htm
November 2009: "Following the lead of foreign regulators, New York’s attorney general, Andrew M. Cuomo, filed a federal antitrust lawsuit Wednesday against Intel, the world’s largest chip maker."http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/05/technology/companies/05chip.html
October 2009: "Three of the four commissioners in the Federal Trade Commission are in favor of filing a formal complaint against Intel over anticompetitive behavior, according to a report by the Reuters news agency."http://www.internetnews.com/government/article.php/3845426/Intel+Could+Face+FTC+Complaint.htm
July 2009: "BERLIN — Intel, the world’s largest chip maker, filed an appeal Wednesday challenging the European Commission’s record €1.06 billion fine and ruling in May that it had abused its dominance in computer processors by offering rebates to computer makers who used more of its chips."http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/23/technology/business-computing/23chip.html
June 2009: 'With the explosion of low-cost chips, from Intel's Atom processor to low-power Wi-Fi sensors, just about everything is "getting smart" these days. There are known environmental benefits to this kind of cheap-and-easy digital intelligence, many of them heavily promoted by IBM as part of its Smarter Planet initiative. There's the smart grid, of course, which adds data-rich intelligence to the energy system, but there's also smart water, smart transportation (including rail, electric vehicles, and traffic), and even smart garbage. It's what Intel regularly describes as the "2%, 98%" rule—that operating info tech contributes only 2% of global carbon emissions and can be used to minimize the other 98%.'http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/jun2009/tc20090625_469445.htm
May 2009: "European regulators have spent close to nine years investigating whether Intel, the world’s largest chip maker, illegally hampered competitors in its dealings with computer makers and retailers. And on Wednesday, they finally reached a conclusion, punishing Intel with a record fine of 1.06 billion euros ($1.45 billion) for abusing its dominant position in the computer chip market."http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/14/technology/business-computing/14chip.html
January 2008: "ALBANY — The New York State attorney general, Andrew M. Cuomo, issued a wide-ranging subpoena to the Intel Corporation on Thursday as part of an investigation into whether the company violated federal or state antitrust laws in the way that it priced and sold microprocessors."http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/11/technology/11chip.html
September 2007: Software and legal experts said the European ruling might signal problems for companies like Apple, Intel and Qualcomm, whose market dominance in online music downloads, computer chips and mobile phone technology is also being scrutinized by the European Commission.http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/18/technology/18soft.html
June 2007: '[Prof. Robert Sutton on: Intel's use of "constructive confrontation"] There's a difference between being abusive and being a doormat. Intel is interesting because their idea is you're supposed to learn how to fight without demeaning others.'http://www.smartmoney.com/theproshop/index.cfm?story=20070607
Role Name Type Last Updated Opponent (past or present) AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) Organization Jan 12, 2008 Member of (past or present) White Spaces Coalition Organization Oct 27, 2008 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Organization Executive (past or present) Craig Barrett Person Nov 26, 2008 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Danah Boyd Person Jul 7, 2008 Founded/Co-Founded by Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Andrew "Andy" S. Grove Person Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Kourosh Kenneth "Ken" Hamidi Person Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Michael Masnick MBA Person Feb 16, 2007 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Paul S. Otellini Person Nov 26, 2008 Advised by (past or present) Lawrence Sonsini Esq. Person Jul 27, 2006 Director/Trustee/Overseer (past or present) Prof. David B. Yoffie Person Sep 21, 2007
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jan 23, 2012 Europe Weighs Tough Law on Online Privacy
QUOTE: Europe is considering a sweeping new law that would force Internet companies like Amazon.com and Facebook to obtain explicit consent from consumers about the use of their personal data, delete that data forever at the consumer’s request and face fines for failing to comply.
New York Times May 09, 2010 Consumer Watchdog targets Google
QUOTE: Too big to fail turned out to be wrong for banks and other corporations. But don't tell that to Google, which has quickly expanded into making smartphones, mapping streets of the world, streaming videos, connecting friends and selling digital books....Federal regulators have launched a handful of investigations of the Internet behemoth -- which dominates Web search -- to ensure it doesn't unfairly hurt competitors and consumers in its feeding frenzy of online businesses. So far, there hasn't been a full antitrust review of the variety that hobbled Microsoft, AT&T and Standard Oil.
Washington Post Mar 12, 2010 Apple’s Spat With Google Is Getting Personal
QUOTE: Google and Apple had worked together to bring Google’s search and mapping services to the iPhone...Mr. Jobs, Mr. Schmidt and their companies are now engaged in a gritty battle royale over the future and shape of mobile computing and cellphones, with implications that are reverberating across the digital landscape.
New York Times Feb 17, 2010 Turning Patents Into ‘Invention Capital’
QUOTE: Admirers of Mr. Myhrvold, the scientist who led Microsoft’s technology development in the 1990s, see an innovator seeking to elevate the economic role and financial rewards for inventors whose patented ideas are often used without compensation by big technology companies. His detractors see a cynical operator deploying his bulging patent trove as a powerful bargaining chip, along with the implied threat of costly litigation, to prod high-tech companies to pay him lucrative fees.
New York Times Nov 04, 2009 Cuomo Files Federal Antitrust Suit Against Intel
QUOTE: ...New York’s attorney general, Andrew M. Cuomo, filed a federal antitrust lawsuit Wednesday against Intel, the world’s largest chip maker.
New York Times Oct 23, 2009 Intel Could Face FTC Complaint
QUOTE: Three of the four commissioners in the Federal Trade Commission are in favor of filing a formal complaint against Intel over anticompetitive behavior...
InternetNews Aug 31, 2009 How we’re losing our privacy online
QUOTE: As we slip further into the Internet era, they [computer experts] argue that we are every day surrendering more of the private us to the public domain
Christian Science Monitor Aug 20, 2009 The unkindest cuts: Economics focus
QUOTE: Monopoly explanations now compete with theories that see the same behaviour [Discounting] as helpful to consumers. That has made it harder to sort malign from benign business practices.
Economist Aug 07, 2009 EC criticized for conduct during Intel investigation
QUOTE: Did the European Commission overlook some evidence during its antitrust investigation of Intel that might have influenced the outcome of the decision, which went against the chipmaker?
Ars Technica Jul 22, 2009 Intel Appeals Antitrust Ruling
QUOTE: Intel, the world’s largest chip maker, filed an appeal Wednesday challenging the European Commission’s record €1.06 billion fine and ruling in May that it had abused its dominance in computer processors by offering rebates to computer makers who used more of its chips....The appeal will not delay Intel’s payment of the $1.45 billion fine, the largest ever assessed in Europe in a market-dominance case.
New York Times Jul 21, 2009 Stock Traders Find Speed Pays, in Milliseconds
QUOTE: Powerful computers, some housed right next to the machines that drive marketplaces like the New York Stock Exchange, enable high-frequency traders to transmit millions of orders at lightning speed and, their detractors contend, reap billions at everyone else’s expense.
New York Times Jun 25, 2009 Are Smarter Gadgets Good for the Planet?
QUOTE: Intel regularly describes as the "2%, 98%" rule—that operating info tech contributes only 2% of global carbon emissions and can be used to minimize the other 98%....The widely cited 2% figure looks only at the energy impacts of IT equipment as it's being operated, not as it's being manufactured.
BusinessWeek Jun 18, 2009 Hurry Up and Type: Why your laptop runs out of juice so fast.
QUOTE: battery-life numbers are based on a benchmark test called MobileMark 2007 (MM07). AMD [computer chip] says PC makers know full well that the new tests produce misleading [battery life] numbers, but they are touting them anyway.
Newsweek May 13, 2009 A Ruling Against Intel, Unlikely to Drag It Down
QUOTE: [European regulators] finally reached a conclusion, punishing Intel with a record fine of 1.06 billion euros ($1.45 billion) for abusing its dominant position in the computer chip market. The European Commission accused Intel of offering computer makers better deals if they would agree to sell products that relied solely on Intel’s processors or delay products that used chips made by Intel’s rival, Advanced Micro Devices.
New York Times Nov 05, 2008 Google Wins the Presidential Election (So Does Obama)
QUOTE: if Lessig has Obama's ear, you might see more policies leaning towards "fair use" of other people's copyrighted works. That also dovetails with Google's agenda, which needs net neutrality and could use less content protection so it can take over the world by providing other people's content and its own advertising over other people's pipes.
PC Magazine Apr 08, 2008 The Disappearing PC Benchmark
QUOTE: Am I the only one who's noticed that the once-thriving world of computer-performance benchmark testing has almost completely disappeared? Most benchmark tests are now curiosities. Users are left with no real way of understanding the "real" power of their computers.
PC Magazine Jan 13, 2008 Two Views of Innovation, Colliding in Washington
QUOTE: ...in changing the nation’s patent laws, Congress runs the risk of throttling the little guy — the Stephen Wozniaks and the Steven Jobses — who strike out from their garages with novel ideas that change the world. On the other hand, consumers have clearly benefited from the ability of large technology companies like Intel and Microsoft to use their prodigious market power to drive down prices.
New York Times Jan 11, 2008 Cuomo Subpoenas Intel Over Antitrust Accusations
QUOTE: The New York subpoenas will seek internal memorandums, billing documents and correspondence between Intel and its customers to determine whether the company engaged in anticompetitive practices — like penalizing customers, primarily computer manufacturers — for buying processors from competitors or improperly paying customers to use Intel chips exclusively.
New York Times Oct 05, 2007 Will Costa Rica join Latin America's leftward tide? Costa Ricans vote Sunday whether to approve a free-trade pact with the US.
QUOTE: Supporters, including Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, say that the agreement is essential for jobs and investment and that it will keep the technology sector booming. Opponents say the deal will flood the market with cheap imports, will be a boost to multinationals at the expense of small-business owners, and threaten national sovereignty.
Christian Science Monitor Sep 18, 2007 Microsoft Ruling May Bode Ill for Other Companies
QUOTE: Software and legal experts said the European ruling might signal problems for companies like Apple, Intel and Qualcomm, whose market dominance in online music downloads, computer chips and mobile phone technology is also being scrutinized by the European Commission.
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