Linked by David Adams on Fri 4th Dec 2009 17:16 UTC
In the News This 24/7 Wall Street article displays three common media ailments: hyperbole, a love for top ten lists, and an obsession with December predictions for the coming year (which off course OSNews is obviously also falling victim to), and there are some predictable losers on this list (Blockbuster Video, anyone?). I thought it would be an interesting topic for OSNews because three of the companies/brands are quite familiar to us: Palm, Motorola, and Sun Microsystems.
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Companies on the way out.
by griffinme on Fri 4th Dec 2009 18:42 UTC
griffinme
Member since:
2005-11-09

MySpace, AOL, Twitter and AMD are ones with writing on the wall. MySpace and AOL are owned by larger corps but their demise is eminent. Twitter is starting to lose its cool factor. I heard a story the other day about Twitter. They were talking with a teen who said, "Twitter is for old people." AMD is sad. I hoped they would do well for so long and now they are destined to be forever an also ran in the chip business even with the recent win against Intel. I would not be surprised to see Intel step in and prop them up a'la MS and Apple in the 90's to avoid monopoly issues.

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

AMD right now has a very strong graphics division, it's kicking Nvidia's ass all over the place. Their processor roadmap looks good, and they have been setting the pace for most of this decade, I don't think AMD is going anywhere.

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griffinme Member since:
2005-11-09

Have you seen their financial's? They have had great products for years but that has not translated into profits or market share. Intel has both, and not just in CPU market share. As much as I hate them, Intel graphics dominate the market.

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Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

AMD still sucks in the mobile market. For years people have been waiting for them to come up with a competitor to Intel that has similar low-power requirements, but it hasn't happened--AMD's chips are still more power-hungry than Intel's. Admittedly this has to do with the fact that Intel is always one step ahead in shrinking its manufacturing process--but it also has to do with architecture, and either way you cut it, it doesn't look good for AMD since laptops have been eating away at desktop market share for years now.

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RE: AMD
by lefty78312 on Sat 5th Dec 2009 03:44 in reply to "RE: Companies on the way out."
lefty78312 Member since:
2005-10-18

I sure hope you're right about AMD. People forget how much computers used to cost when Intel had an effective monopoly on processors. AMD pushed Intel hard to continue to improve their product. If AMD goes under, R&D at Intel will be cut back and processor (and computer) prices will rise rapidly.

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