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Intel Faces $1.3B Fine In Europe

Iloinen Lohikrme Re:What Intel should do... (280 comments)

Please. EU is the biggest market in the world, bigger than the USA. If a company pulls out or looses its positions in the EU market, its competitors gain so huge benefit that they can take challenge and take over markets of rest of the world. And by the way, when a company holds 70% - 80% of the market then it has gained an natural monopoly, competition in this kind of market happens only into extend that the company holding monopoly position or rules of the market allows it.

more than 5 years ago
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Intel Threatens To Revoke AMD's x86 License

Iloinen Lohikrme Re:if they do that (476 comments)

Few notes about the options in hand...

  1. Sell itself to Intel, doesn't work as the competition authorities, either from the US or EU will prevent it. There is also an possibility that if Intel would become the only sole provider of x86 chips and have a monopoly on the markets, competition authorities could brake up the company.
  2. Won't work if they don't get Microsoft behind their backs. Essentially Microsoft would need to make Windows hardware independent, which would benefit them as it would decrease the relative power of Intel, but then again transforming Windows and making all the work would take too long and take up too much money.
  3. Again, without Windows they are dead in the water.

My own estimate is that they will make a complaint to the competition authorities of both the EU and the US on Intel levering its intellectual property to gain a complete market dominance. The EU has previously already ordered Microsoft to openly licence its protocols thus it could be probable that they could order Intel to openly license their intellectual property concerning x86 with a fair price. That is something that probably both Intel and AMD won't want, having a duopoly is much more profitable.

more than 5 years ago
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Sprint's Xohm WiMax Network Debuts In Baltimore, Works Well

Iloinen Lohikrme Re:Ugh, more Slashdot commentary in the post (86 comments)

HDSPA upgrade to 3G WCDMA network. Offers down-link speeds of 1.8, 3.6, 7.2 and 14.4 Mbit/s to quote Wikipedia. In Europe several telecom providers have already upgraded their networks to support HDSPA and offer speeds up to 3.6 Mbit/s and some over it. So Sprint looses the edge when ATT and T-Mobile upgrade their networks to support HDSPA.

more than 6 years ago

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Nokia to acquire Trolltech

Iloinen Lohikrme Iloinen Lohikrme writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Iloinen Lohikrme (880747) writes "From press release: Nokia and Trolltech ASA today announced that they have entered into an agreement that Nokia will make a public voluntary tender offer to acquire Trolltech.. The acquisition of Trolltech will enable Nokia to accelerate its cross-platform software strategy for mobile devices and desktop applications, and develop its Internet services business.. Nokia aims to continue the development of Trolltech's products and support of new and existing customers.. Nokia intends to continue to enhance Trolltech products through active and ongoing development, for both desktop and mobile. To further stimulate industry innovation based on Trolltech's products, Nokia plans to continue to license Trolltech technology under both commercial and open source licenses."
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Iloinen Lohikrme Iloinen Lohikrme writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Iloinen Lohikrme (880747) writes "The Finnish broadcasting company Yle has been targeted by an DDoS attack. The matter was reported in an net article by Helsingin Sanomat. Because of the attack, Yle's net pages aren't reachable. Currently it's not known from where the attack comes and who is responsible for it. It has been speculated that this attack may be related to recent attacks against Estonian governments web services and government sites [More about attacks in Estonia]. The attacks came as a surprise to Estonia and current attack against Yle comes as more, as there hasn't been any apparent reason for any individual or group to hold grudge against Yle. It could also be that some government, be it any great power, is running the attack against Yle as an live exercise to measure it's information war power and the readiness of other governments and government agencies to respond to this kind of attack."

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