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  • Apple to rely on Intel's Sandy Bridge graphics in future MacBooks, AMD GPUs in MacBook Pros?

    12/09/2010 8:29:38 AM PST · by dangerdoc · 17 replies
    engadget ^ | 12/9/10 | Vlad Slavov
    Apple will use Intel's Sandy Bridge CPUs in its future laptops, no surprises there, but what's interesting about these forthcoming machines is that some of them might rely solely on Intel's chip for both general and graphical processing tasks. That's the word from the usual "sources familiar with Apple's plans," who expect "MacBook models with screen sizes of 13 inches and below" to eschew the inclusion of a discrete GPU and ride their luck on the improved graphical performance of Intel's upcoming do-it-all chip. There are currently no sub-13.3-inch MacBooks, so the suggestion of one is surely intriguing, but the...
  • Internet Traffic from U.S. Government Websites Was Redirected Via Chinese Networks

    11/17/2010 9:32:12 AM PST · by Enchante · 29 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 11/16/10 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    According to the draft report, a state-owned Chinese telecommunications firm, China Telecom, "hijacked" massive volumes of Internet traffic during the 18-minute incident. It affected traffic to and from .gov and .mil websites in the United States, as well as websites for the Senate, all four military services, the office of the Secretary of Defense, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and "many others," including websites for firms like Dell, Yahoo, IBM and Microsoft. "Although the Commission has no way to determine what, if anything, Chinese telecommunications firms did to the hijacked data, incidents of this nature could have a number...
  • Wikileaks: Secret Iraq War Death Toll Reportedly at Least 100,000 Iraqis Killed

    10/22/2010 2:58:10 PM PDT · by Stayfrosty · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10-22-2010 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    In what is being described as the largest release of secret U.S. military documents ever, whistle-blowing web site WikiLeaks has released a trove of classified reports about the war in Iraq, including a secret U.S. government tally that puts the Iraqi death toll between 109,000 and 285,000, according to news sources that received advanced copies of the documents.
  • Plan for an Arab Silicon Valley Sparks Fears of CPU Shortages and Security Risks

    10/21/2010 7:11:37 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 21, 2010 | John R. Quain
    A chip company's plan to open a manufacturing plant in Abu Dhabi has experts worried about the supply of essential computer processors. Should a war or even a serious political disagreement arise, they say, a foreign power could stop or corrupt the flow of computer chips from its plants to the U.S. Intel Corp. announced on Tuesday plans to spend up to $8 billion on state-of-the-art plants in Oregon and Arizona, meaning most of its central processing units (CPUs) -- the brains behind every computer -- would continue to be manufactured in the U.S. The company's CEO, Paul Otellini, said...
  • Intel CEO praises iPad, throws down gauntlet

    10/12/2010 9:27:20 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    CNET ^ | October 12, 2010 3:42 PM PDT | Brooke Crothers
    Intel's chief executive Paul Otellini took a minute at the start of today's earnings conference call to praise Apple's iPad, but said Intel has every intention of ultimately winning the category. Intel executives have made many statements about the tablet category in past conference calls. But these were typically about the category being new and only "additive" to the much larger PC market. This time Otellini made a uncharacteristically strong statement, seemingly in response to investor worries that Intel is not addressing the category aggressively enough. "I know the big question on everyone's mind is how Intel will respond to...
  • Intel posts three billion dollar quarterly net profit

    10/12/2010 6:10:11 PM PDT · by PugetSoundSoldier · 9 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 12, 2010 | Yahoo News
    NEW YORK (AFP) – US computer chip giant Intel posted a quarterly net profit of nearly three billion dollars on Tuesday and record revenue of more than 11 billion dollars. The Santa Clara, California-based technology bellwether reported third-quarter revenue of 2.95 billion dollars, up from 1.85 billion dollars during the same period a year ago. Earnings per share of 52 cents were slightly better than the 50 cents expected by Wall Street analysts.
  • Intel Adds 570 Jobs, NIS 10B in Kiryat Gat Expansion (Israel)

    10/07/2010 10:34:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    inn ^ | 10/7/10 | Chana Ya'ar
    An announcement by the government trumpeting the addition of 570 new jobs at Intel’s chip manufacturing plant in Kiryat Gat has created excitement in the finance sector. The upgrade -- which means an investment of NIS 10 billion ($2.7 billion) in Israel’s economy – will be carried out over an eight-year span, and is slated to begin in 2011. By 2018, the Kiryat Gat plant is expected to number about 3,100 staff members. The project is still subject to final approval from the government’s investment center and the Knesset Finance Committee.
  • Secrets in Plain Sight in Censored Book’s Reprint

    09/26/2010 9:45:48 AM PDT · by Fpimentel · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 17, 2010 | SCOTT SHANE
    WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency, headquarters for the government’s eavesdroppers and code breakers, has been located at Fort Meade, Md., for half a century. Its nickname, the Fort, has been familiar for decades to neighbors and government workers alike. Yet that nickname is one of hundreds of supposed secrets Pentagon reviewers blacked out in the new, censored edition of an intelligence officer’s Afghan war memoir. The Defense Department is buying and destroying the entire uncensored first printing of “Operation Dark Heart,” by Anthony Shaffer, a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve and former Defense Intelligence Agency officer, in the...
  • Pentagon destroys thousands of copies of Army officer's memoir

    09/25/2010 7:16:24 PM PDT · by Justaham · 55 replies · 2+ views
    CNN ^ | 9-25-10 | Chris Lawrence and Padma Rama
    Washington (CNN) -- The Department of Defense recently purchased and destroyed thousands of copies of an Army Reserve officer's memoir in an effort to safeguard state secrets, a spokeswoman said Saturday. "DoD decided to purchase copies of the first printing because they contained information which could cause damage to national security," Pentagon spokeswoman Lt. Col. April Cunningham said. In a statement to CNN, Cunningham said defense officials observed the September 20 destruction of about 9,500 copies of Army Reserve Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer's new memoir "Operation Dark Heart." Shaffer says he was notified Friday about the Pentagon's purchase. "The whole...
  • Intel CEO: Things Need to Change in the U.S.

    09/01/2010 9:24:59 PM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 40 replies
    Tom's Hardware US ^ | 08/25.2010 | Kevin Parrish
    Intel's Paul Otellini predicts that the "next big thing" won't happen in the States unless government policies change. ZoomMonday night Intel CEO Paul Otellini warned government officials that the U.S. will face a huge tech decline if government policies are not altered. In fact, the "next big thing" won't be invented here in the States, and jobs will be created outside our borders. The warning was part of his observations about the Obama administration and the nation's economy during dinner at the Technology Policy Institute's Aspen Forum. He took aim at the U.S. legal environment, claiming that its become so...
  • Intel: Chip giant warns consumer demand for PCs is weakening

    08/27/2010 4:51:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies · 2+ views
    Mercury News [San Jose, CA] ^ | 8/27/10 | Steve Johnson
    In another sign the economic recovery is stalling, Intel -- whose fortunes are a key barometer of the technology sector's health -- cut its forecast for third-quarter sales, citing "weaker than expected demand for consumer PCs in mature markets." The Santa Clara company -- the worlds' biggest chip maker -- said it now expects its revenue for the quarter to range between $10.8 billion and $11.2 billion, compared with its previous prediction of $11.2 billion to $12 billion.
  • Intel CEO Otellini: The Democrats are destroying our economy.

    08/24/2010 5:47:51 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 29 replies
    cnet.com via RedState.com ^ | 08/24/10 | Decian McCullagh
    Intel CEO: U.S. faces looming tech decline. Intel chief executive Paul Otellini offered a depressing set of observations about the economy and the Obama administration Monday evening, coupled with a dark commentary on the future of the technology industry if nothing changes.
  • Intel's 'Sandy Bridge' to use new specialized silicon

    08/18/2010 7:28:07 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 28 replies · 1+ views
    CNET ^ | August 17, 2010 7:48 PM PDT | Brooke Crothers
    Intel's upcoming Sandy Bridge processors will include new circuits for handling demanding multimedia tasks, according to sources, more evidence of processor changes in store as the chip giant gets ready to shift over to a new processor architecture. Sandy Bridge is Intel's next microarchitecture, or redesign, of its processors--which the chipmaker does every two years. The current design, Nehalem, was introduced in November 2008 and is used in all Core i3, i5, and i7 processors, which now populate the newest PCs worldwide. Sandy Bridge chips are scheduled to go into commercial production in the fourth quarter, and the first PCs...
  • Nvidia CEO: We have a CPU strategy

    08/14/2010 10:50:06 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    CNET ^ | August 12, 2010 9:54 PM PDT | Brooke Crothers
    Nvidia's chief executive officer is emphatic that his company has a strategy for building processors beyond its mainstay graphics chips. During an interview with CNET, Jen-Hsun Huang addressed a longstanding issue with the company's chips that has become a financial bruden, as well as speaking about ongoing Intel litigation and the resolution of its graphics chip defect issue. Chief executive of Nvidia, Jen-Hsun Huang On Thursday, Nvidia reported a second-quarter net loss of $141 million, or 25 cents per share, worse than the net loss of $105.3 million, or 19 cents a share, a year earlier. The graphics processing unit...
  • Intel demos chips that can transfer an HD movie in 1 second

    07/31/2010 5:40:08 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies · 3+ views
    VentureBeat ^ | 7/27/10 | Dean Takahashi
    Intel announced today that it has created a breakthrough data-transfer technology in its labs, using a combination of silicon chips and lasers to transfer data over a fiber optic cable at a speed of 50 gigabits per second. That is far faster than the maximum possible today with copper wires, which hit their peak around 10 gigabits per second. The new Intel Silicon Photonics Link is fast enough to transfer a high definition movie from iTunes in one second, or to transfer 1,000 high-resolution digital photos in a second, or send 100 hours of music in a second, or to...
  • Face of Defense: Eagle Scouts Soar in Intel Battalion

    07/29/2010 6:29:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 23 replies · 3+ views
    American Forces Press Service | Lt. Col. Ellen Krenke, USAF
    ARLINGTON, Va., July 29, 2010 – The Utah National Guard's 141st Military Intelligence Battalion will deploy to Iraq in a few weeks with 83 soldiers who have earned Eagle Scout badges from the Boy Scouts of America. These 83 soldiers with the Utah National Guard's 141st Military Intelligence Battalion have earned the rank of Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of America. The battalion will deploy to Iraq later this year. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. First Class Scott Faddis  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “It’s easy being a battalion commander of Eagle Scouts, because you don't have to...
  • Former Intel CEO defends Fiorina's layoffs at HP (Boxer's accusations of shipping jobs overseas)

    07/12/2010 2:30:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 07/12/2010 | Judy Lin
    Former Intel Corp. CEO Craig Barrett on Friday defended the decision by GOP Senate candidate Carly Fiorina to lay off thousands of workers and ship jobs overseas as a necessary business move when she was head of Hewlett-Packard Co. Barrett is part of a coalition of business leaders who have signed statements supporting Fiorina as she tries to unseat Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer in California, who is seeking a fourth term. Others include Robert Bolingbroke, retired president of The Clorox Co., William Harrison Jr., former chief executive of J.P. Morgan Chase, and Peter Magowan, former president of the San Francisco...
  • Robert Gibbs says White House did not offer Joe Sestak intel post but refuses to provide details

    06/01/2010 4:18:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies · 818+ views
    the daily caller ^ | 6/1/10 | Jon Ward
    White House press secretary Robert Gibbs indicated Tuesday that Rep. Joe Sestak was not offered a spot on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board but refused to say what was dangled in front of the Democrat in an attempt to remove him from a Senate primary. The spot offered to Sestak, Gibbs said to reporters at the White House, “didn’t constitute a lot of what you’re hearing.” But Gibbs refused to clarify what Sestak, who won the May 18 primary and is now the Democratic nominee for Senate, was offered.
  • Sestak: Clinton offered 'presidential board,' maybe intel or defense

    05/28/2010 3:44:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 56 replies · 1,049+ views
    The Hill ^ | 5/28/10 | Bridget Johnson
    Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) confirmed on the steps of the Capitol on Friday that former President Bill Clinton did call him last summer about a "presidential board" appointment if he didn't jump into the Senate Democratic primary versus new Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter (Pa.). Sestak told reporters that had not previously brought up Clinton's involvement when alleging that he was offered a job by the White House because he "honestly didn't feel that it was right" to bring the former president into it. "President Clinton had called me last summer" at the urging of Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Sestak...
  • Intel Kills Larrabee GPU, Will Not Bring a Discrete Graphics Product to Market

    05/25/2010 9:30:10 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies · 235+ views
    Anandtech ^ | 5/25/2010 2:15:00 PM | Ryan Smith
    Bill Kircos, Intel’s Director of Product & Technology PR, just posted a blog on Intel’s site entitled “An Update on our Graphics-Related Programs”. In the blog Bill addresses future plans for what he calls Intel’s three visual computing efforts: The first is the aforementioned processor graphics. Second, for our smaller Intel Atom processor and System on Chip efforts, and third, a many-core, programmable Intel architecture and first product both of which we referred to as Larrabee for graphics and other workloads. There’s a ton of information in the vague but deliberately worded blog post, including a clear stance on Larrabee...
  • This Should Scare the Hell Out of You: Confirmed: Russian & Foreign Troops Ordered Into the U.S.

    05/25/2010 4:38:29 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 89 replies · 3,599+ views
    Today We Heard Obama Was Sending 1,200 Troops to the Border… Really? Confirmed: Russian & Foreign Troops Ordered Into the U.S. They Call This the Beginning of UN Control and Global Governance Russian troops and equipment Intel Hub – Once again, a story that we broke has been confirmed. The Intel Hub has broke some of the most valuable Intel out there to date. We broke this information almost a full week ago. It has now been confirmed through multiple sources. The Intel Hub does not post anything that isn’t well researched and these revelations have proved that once again....
  • Intel Demos Working System Based on 48-Core Chip.

    05/23/2010 11:50:29 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 28 replies · 563+ views
    Xbit Labs ^ | [05/21/2010 04:45 AM] | Anton Shilov
    Photos of Intel 48-Core SCC PC RevealedIntel Corp. recently demonstrated a system based on the experimental 48-core supercomputer on chip (SCC) processor. The system appears to look like just an ordinary personal computer and seems to operate flawlessly. Unfortunately, Intel share no benchmark numbers for the prototype processor that belongs to the company’s Terascale Research program.Mainboard of Intel 48-core SCC prototype systemThe experimental mainboard for the 48-core SCC is called Copper Ridge and besides the processor itself it carries a specially-designed core-logic, eight DIMM slots, necessary I/O to enable operation of the system (graphics core, graphics memory on SO-DIMM, various...
  • Sony, Adobe, Intel Back Flash Game-Friendly Google TV

    05/21/2010 2:29:16 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 296+ views
    Gamasutra ^ | May 20, 2010 | Kris Graft
    At the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco Thursday, the web development company introduced Google TV, a web-for-TV platform that could make Flash-based gaming friendlier for the living room. Adobe Flash Player 10.1 will be directly integrated into the Google Chrome browser on Google TV, allowing users to access the web's vast library of Flash-based games on their televisions. While Google did say that Google TV will support Flash-based games, the company did not demonstrate any examples. At the conference, the company used keyboards as an input device. Reports also said users will be able to dictate words via...
  • 'Inept' US cannot fix Afghanistan: top Saudi prince (former intel chief Prince Turki al-Faisal)

    05/15/2010 3:15:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 663+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/15/10 | Paul Handley
    RIYADH (AFP) – An "inept" United States cannot fix Afghanistan's problems and should simply focus on "chasing the terrorists" there, former Saudi intelligence chief Prince Turki al-Faisal said on Saturday. The ex-ambassador to the United States also challenged Washington to produce results in just-started Middle East peace talks, and accused US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of undermining efforts to make the region nuclear-free. In a speech in Riyadh before diplomats, Turki said US-led NATO troops had irrevocably alienated the Afghan people and had no hope of rebuilding the country. "What Afghanistan needs now is a shift from nation-building to...
  • NVIDIA VP Declares Moore's Law Dead, GPUs Are Computing's Only Hope

    05/06/2010 8:59:32 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies · 561+ views
    Daily Tech ^ | May 3, 2010 10:33 AM | Jason Mick (Blog)
    In NVIDIA's eye the parallelism of the GPU is the only future for computingNVIDIA has struggled this time around in the GPU war.  Its first DirectX 11 products were delivered a full seven months after AMD's.  While its new units are at last trickling onto the market and are very powerful, they're also hot, loud, and power hogs.  However, NVIDIA is staking much on the prediction that the computer industry will be ditching traditional architectures and moving towards parallel designs; a movement which it sees its CUDA GPU computing as an ideal solution for. Intel and NVIDIA have long traded jabs, and Intel's recent failed...
  • Max Palevsky dies at 85; computer magnate and philanthropist

    05/06/2010 7:32:17 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies · 389+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 6, 2010 | Elaine Woo
    A founder of Intel, the billionaire donated lavishly to political causes and the arts. He was a key backer of L.A.'s first black mayor, Tom Bradley.
  • Macbook Pro helps Core i7 hit 100 Degrees

    04/26/2010 10:53:54 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 46 replies · 950+ views
    PC Authority ^ | 22 April 2010 | Zara Baxter , John Gillooly
    Laptop design is largely governed by heat management. There are a few key components inside a laptop that run quite hot. The CPU and GPU are perhaps the most important of these, as they focus huge energy output into a tiny square of silicon. One way that notebook designers have faced this challenge is through the use of metal laptop bodies.This works to a degree, but the unfortunate side effect is that when things run really hot the entire laptop body heats up to an uncomfortable level. This can quite easily shift a laptop from being pleasantly warm in one's...
  • CPU Round-up: $100 - $200 Intel and AMD Processors Tested

    04/19/2010 9:07:41 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 96 replies · 1,251+ views
    Techspot ^ | April 19, 2010 | Steven Walton
    Building your own computer can be very time consuming and rewarding at the same time. While piecing the new hardware together is usually a relatively easy task, picking out the right components in the first place is what can make it more troublesome (that's where our PC buying guide comes in handy - but please, read on). The first component that must be decided upon before any build takes place is the processor, as this will dictate which motherboard can be used and often the memory type. As one of the more expensive components you must choose wisely, so think...
  • Intel 1Q Profit Nearly Quadruples; Shares Rise After Hours

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Intel Corp. said Tuesday its net income in the first quarter nearly quadrupled over last year and reflected an overall bump in spending on technology by companies. The results sent Intel shares higher. Among other things, Intel got a lift from sales of new chips for computer servers -- the kind of purchase that many companies delayed in the recession. And Intel's chief financial officer, Stacy Smith, said in an interview that demand for processors for higher-end laptops was stronger than expected as corporations upgraded their workers' computers.
  • Intel to Ship Samples of Experimental 48-core Processor

    04/09/2010 10:29:31 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 15 replies · 437+ views
    PC World ^ | 09 April 2010 | Agam Shah
    Intel will ship computers with an experimental 48-core processor to researchers by the end of the second quarter as the company tries to reshape its future chips.Limited quantities of the processor will be sent primarily to academic institutions, said Sean Koehl, technology evangelist with Intel Labs, during an event in New York on Wednesday. The chip may not become commercially available as it is part of a research project, but features from the processor could be implemented in future chips.Development of the processor is part of Intel's terascale computing research program. A focus area of the program is to put...
  • Company threatens journalists over fake Intel CPU reports (Cease and desist from reporting. Now)

    03/08/2010 2:37:51 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies · 160+ views
    Techeye.net ^ | 07 Mar 2010 17:03 | Sylvie Barak
    On Friday, two sites reported that online e-tailer Newegg seemed to be inadvertently shipping out counterfeit Intel CPUs to punters. A storm of letters from my learned fiends has ensued.HardOCP reported that one of its forum members, a Vincent Waller from Oregon, had had the misfortune of unboxing his Core i7-920 only to discover it was a rather horrid fake. Waller took pictures and posted them on the forum. HardOCP reposted the photos in an article. From the outside, the box looked completely legitimate, it was only when Waller got to the inside that, he said,  things started to look...
  • TSA to Clear 10,000 Workers for Access to Classified Intelligence

    02/12/2010 8:15:51 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 39 replies · 908+ views
    fox news ^ | 2-12-10 | fox
    The Transportation Security Administration plans to clear 10,000 workers for access to secret intelligence, Fox News has learned.
  • Intel Israel revenue up 145% to $3.4 billion

    02/08/2010 9:46:32 AM PST · by anotherview · 6 replies · 377+ views
    Globes ^ | 8 February 2010 | Shmulik Shelah
    Intel Israel general manager Maxine Fassberg: We want to build the next 22-nanometer fab in Israel, at an investment of $2.7 billion. ntel Israel Ltd. posted $3.4 billion in sales in 2009, 145% more than in 2008, as the company's Fab 28 in Kiryat Gat entered full production. Intel Israel general manager Maxine Fassberg said, "2009 exceeded all our expectations. We brought the Kiryat Gat fab to peak production capacity." Over the past decade, Intel Israel had $17.5 billion in exports. Intel Corporation (Nasdaq: INTC) invested $7.3 billion in Israel over the same period, including $3.3 billion in Fab 28....
  • Intel Chief's Comments Infuriate Obama Officials (Christmas Day Bomber)

    01/21/2010 7:26:25 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 21 replies · 1,043+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 1/20/2010 | Michael Isikoff
    Obama administration officials were flabbergasted Wednesday when Director of National Intelligence Adm. Dennis Blair testified that an alleged Qaeda operative who tried to blow up a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day should have been questioned by a special interrogation unit that doesn't exist, rather than the FBI. One senior official described the comments by Blair—the U.S. government's top intelligence official—as misinformed on multiple levels and all the more damaging because they immediately fueled Republican criticism that the administration mishandled the Christmas Day incident in its treatment of the accused Qaeda operative as a criminal suspect rather than an enemy combatant....
  • MrArbitrage on Wall Street & Intel: "This one goes to eleven".

    01/15/2010 4:31:07 PM PST · by publius321 · 282+ views
    (A half-decent column by MrArbitrage) "...It reminds me of a scene from the cult classic film “This is Spinal Tap” where Nigel, the heavy metal guitarist is showing off his custom Marshall amplifier to the interviewer (Rob Reiner). As Nigel boasts about how other amplifiers only go to 10 while -his- goes to 11. Reiner asks “Nigel” the question...".
  • Tech Shares Shine On Intel, But U.S. Data A Worry

    01/15/2010 12:19:09 AM PST · by blam · 199+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1-15-2010 | Umesh Desai
    Tech Shares Shine On Intel, But U.S. Data A WorryJanuary 15, 2010 By Umesh Desai HONG KONG (Reuters) - Technology shares jumped in Asia on Friday after better-than-expected earnings from sector bellwether Intel, but stocks elsewhere in the region were largely subdued amid fresh doubts about the strength of the U.S. economic recovery. Tepid U.S. retail sales data and a rise in jobless claims lifted Treasuries and provided a lead for government bonds in Japan and South Korea as investors bet U.S. interest rates will be kept very low for a prolonged period to give the economy time to get...
  • Intel Just Blew The Doors Off

    01/14/2010 10:48:07 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 711+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 1-14-2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    Intel Just Blew The Doors Off Joe Weisenthal Jan. 14, 2010, 4:19 PM Chipmaker Intel (INTC) just delivered a huge positive surprise on earnings ($.40 vs. expected $.30) and a killer top line ($10.6 billion vs $10.2 billion). The stock is soaring after hours. Guidance is looking strong as well. Its Q1 guidance of $9.7 billion blows past consensus of $9.3 billion. Giddy up!
  • Brennan steps out of the shadows

    01/09/2010 4:23:48 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies · 569+ views
    Politico ^ | January 9, 2010 | Josh Gerstein
    Nearly every public statement by President Barack Obama these days contains a reference or two to "my counterterrorism and homeland security adviser, John Brennan." Once a rare TV guest, he did four Sunday shows back-to-back. White House briefings and releases are peppered with mentions of the newly ubiquitous adviser – sometimes referred to simply as "John" by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. Some of Brennan’s associates even think the White House is maneuvering him to become Director of National Intelligence or CIA director in time. Taken together, it's an abrupt step into the public eye by an intelligence veteran who has...
  • Needle in the Haystack (What are the chances of christmas bombing intel changes being implimented)

    01/08/2010 9:08:11 AM PST · by ckilmer · 4 replies · 202+ views
    Pajamas Media | January 7, 2010 | Wretchard
    Belmont Club January 7th, 2010 5:54 pmThe needle in the haystack Today President Obama described the steps he was taking in order to improve the defense against terrorism. The video of his remarks is below. His thesis is simple. Intelligence analysis failed. The raw data existed to potentially support pattern recognition, but nobody recognized the pattern. President Obama announced general steps to improve the analysis. embedded by Embedded Video YouTube DirektThe second broad measure announced was an additional investment in newer and more stringent bomb detection technologies in aviation security. Taken together, both steps represent a lot of effort....
  • Holder’s Haste Makes Waste of Intel

    01/08/2010 6:49:01 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 5 replies · 427+ views
    National Review ^ | 1/7/2010 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Eric Holder’s Justice Department rushed to file an indictment Wednesday against Flight 253 terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. The telling document is a monument to lost opportunity. Come hell or high water, the Obama administration will press ahead with its commitment to treat al-Qaeda’s war against the United States as a crime wave best managed by the federal courts. “Al-Qaeda,” in fact, is a term you will not find in the bare-bones, seven-page charging instrument. Nor will you encounter such words as “Yemen,” “jihad,” “terrorism” — neither “Islamic” or “Islamist.” And if you’re looking for the names of any co-conspirators —...
  • Fort Hood Intel Lapse Mirrors Detroit Case

    01/07/2010 9:55:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies · 541+ views
    CBS ^ | January 7, 2010 | David Martin
    Exclusive: FBI and Pentagon Missed Red Flag that Hasan Was E-mailing Qaeda Cleric, Who's also Linked to Abdulmutallab CBS) Less than a month after major Nidal Hasan allegedly killed 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, the Pentagon's top intelligence officer sent the White House a report detailing an earlier failure to connect the dots. It reads like a dress rehearsal for the Detroit bomber case, reports CBS News chief national security correspondent David Martin. According to that still-classified report, the terrorism task force responsible for determining whether Hasan posed a threat never saw all 18 e-mails he exchanged with that...
  • No immediate firings expected over intel failures

    01/06/2010 4:54:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 421+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/6/10 | AP
    WASHINGTON – The White House is not expected to announce the firing of any officials over intelligence failures — for now anyway — as President Barack Obama prepares to tell the nation more about a botched terrorist attack over Detroit and what else he will do to beef up security. Eager to fix a glaring breakdown in intelligence sharing and get the incident behind him, Obama will speak Thursday about a declassified account of the near catastrophe on Christmas Day. The White House also plans to release a copy of the report with some detail stripped away for security reasons....
  • Pressure On Barack Obama To Reveal What Britain Said About Detroit Bomber

    01/05/2010 5:10:52 PM PST · by Steelfish · 14 replies · 807+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | January 05th 2010 | Robert Winnett, Toby Harnden, Duncan Gardham
    Pressure On Barack Obama To Reveal What Britain Said About Detroit Bomber Barack Obama is under pressure to disclose what information MI5 passed to the American authorities about the Detroit bomber after Downing Street disclosed that a file had been "shared" with the CIA in 2008. Robert Winnett, Toby Harnden and Duncan Gardham 05 Jan 2010 Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab Photo: EPA After initially denying that they had received British intelligence, senior American sources confirmed last night that they were "reviewing" what British information had been received on Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. The admission is embarrassing for the White House and threatens...
  • US Releases Iranian-backed Terrorist Behind murder of US Troops

    12/31/2009 10:26:36 AM PST · by gitmogrunt · 4 replies · 554+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12/31/2009 | Bill Roggio
    US Releases Iranian-backed Terrorist Behind murder of US Troops The British are all smiles over the release of Peter Moore, a British citizen who was held hostage by an Iranian-backed Shia terror group in Iraq. But there is little talk about the price paid to secure Moore's release. The US military has freed Qais Qazali, the leader of the Asaib al Haq, or League of the Righteous, as well as his brother Laith, several Qods Force officers, and more than 100 members of the terror group, in exchange for Moore. And that isn't all. The British also received the corpses...
  • Key Republican calls for intel hearings

    12/31/2009 7:36:06 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 6 replies · 504+ views
    politico.com ^ | 12-31-09 | JAKE SHERMAN
    The top Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform committee called for an investigation into the botched terrorist attack on-board a plane to Detroit, saying that various counter terrorist agencies are “reverting to their pre 9/11 ways.” Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said that recent events have “exposed a sobering reality that the very failures that made us vulnerable before 9/11 still threaten our homeland security today.” “There was a breakdown in communication that impacts numerous government entities and this committee should investigate and hold hearings immediately,” Issa said in a news release. Issa said he called Chairman Ed Towns...
  • In Intel as in healthcare (as in everything else): Bigger Government Is Worse Government

    12/30/2009 7:03:49 AM PST · by LSUfan · 12 replies · 354+ views
    National Review ^ | 30 Dec 09 | Andrew McCarthy
    In what is shaping up as a major intelligence debacle on Obama's watch, Dennis Blair looms as the official most likely to be thrown under the Obama Bus. (You may recall him as the National Intelligence Director who suggested that we not only release Gitmo detainees to live here among us but also put them on public welfare so American taxpayers could pay for the privilege of living side-by-side with jihadists dedicated to killing them). It's worth remembering, though, that the Office of the National Intelligence Director, like the Department of Homeland Security, is an ill-considered legacy of the vastly...
  • CIA was tracking 'The Nigerian' as early as August: reports

    12/30/2009 2:06:30 AM PST · by Scanian · 5 replies · 388+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 29, 2009 | NEWSCORE
    The CIA was tracking a person of interest known as "The Nigerian" - who was in fact airline bomb suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab - as early as August, CBS News reports. The connection between "The Nigerian" and Abdulmutallab was not made when the 23-year-old's father contacted the U.S. embassy in Nigeria in November to warn them of his son's radicalization. CIA spokesman Paul Gimigliano said the intelligence agency did not have Abdulmutallab's name until November.
  • Obama: US intel had info ahead of airliner attack ("red flags" and opportunities missed)

    12/29/2009 5:54:37 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 1,109+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/8/09 | Philip Elliott and Lolita C. Baldor - ap
    HONOLULU – President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the intelligence community had bits of information that should have been pieced together that would have triggered "red flags" and possibly prevented the Christmas Day attempted terror attack on a Detroit-bound airliner. "There was a mix of human and systemic failures that contributed to this potential catastrophic breach of security," Obama said. Senior U.S. officials told The Associated Press that intelligence authorities are now looking at conversations between the suspect in the failed attack and at least one al-Qaida member. They did not say how these communications with the suspect, Umar Farouk...
  • Intel Comments on FTC Suit

    12/17/2009 9:11:24 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies · 419+ views
    Intel ^ | December 16, 2009 | Intel
    SANTA CLARA, Calif., December 16, 2009 – Intel Corporation issued the following statement regarding the suit filed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC): "Intel has competed fairly and lawfully. Its actions have benefitted consumers. The highly competitive microprocessor industry, of which Intel is a key part, has kept innovation robust and prices declining at a faster rate than any other industry. The FTC's case is misguided. It is based largely on claims that the FTC added at the last minute and has not investigated. In addition, it is explicitly not based on existing law but is instead intended to...
  • Nvidia emerges as Intel's new legal nemesis ( FTC complaint on Intel's anticompetive behavior...

    12/16/2009 2:42:08 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies · 327+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | Dec. 16, 2009, 1:14 p.m. EST · | Benjamin Pimentel, MarketWatch
    FTC says Silicon Valley giant also trying to dominate graphics chip arena SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Intel Corp. has made peace with arch-rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc., but the Federal Trade Commission's suit against the chip behemoth points to the rise of its new nemesis on the legal front -- Nvidia Corp.The FTC complaint focuses on Intel's alleged anticompetive behavior against AMD in the market for central processing units, or CPUs, that run personal computers. But it also zeroed in on the market for graphics processing units, or GPUs as graphics processors are known, an arena where Nvidia and Intel...