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Qualcomm gambit: Apple 64-bit A7 is a 'gimmick'

A top exec takes a risk by dismissing the new 64-bit A7 too quickly. The chip supplier will likely have a different message if it brings out its own 64-bit design.

By October 2, 2013


The economics behind Amazon's possible set-top box gambit

A Wedbush Securities analyst believes the opportunity could be huge if the retail giant gives away its Amazon Instant Video service for a year to consumers who buy a set-top box.

By April 24, 2013


Google's Google+ gambit: The Madman theory

Is Search, Plus Your World designed to scare Facebook and Twitter to the negotiating table?

By January 29, 2012


Google buys Zagat, in original-content gambit

In a blog post, Google said that Zagat will "be a cornerstone of our local offering." Zagat is best known for its original reviews and rating service.

By September 8, 2011


CNET News Daily Podcast: Behind Google's electric grid gambit

The company fancies itself more--a lot more--than a search provider. And with Tuesday's move toward becoming a power metering firm, that ambition may soon be realized.

By February 10, 2009


Oracle's hardware gambit: Not so crazy

Larry Ellison has a lot riding on Oracle's burgeoning alliance with HP and its new data warehouse appliance. And unlike his failed network computer project a decade ago, this time around, he just might do hardware right.

By September 24, 2008


News.com Daily Podcast: Understanding Comcast's grand gambit

New tune at Starbucks: No music for you; Comcast has a big plan for media convergence; and a Lotus look at Bill Gates.

By June 25, 2008


News.com Daily Podcast: Making sense of Microsoft's Cashback gambit

Also, how business is looking to beat the oil patch blues; and ducking meteors on the moon.

By May 21, 2008


What Yahoo's Google gambit says about the failure of 'Panama'

As if wasting millions on a upgraded ad system wasn't bad enough, now Yahoo's offered a tacit admission of failure by its last-minute dalliance with Google.

By April 9, 2008


Sun's developer gambit

If Sun's ever going to popularize the use of Solaris, it must find a way to flourish in the x86 world. But can it convince developers to sign up for the job?

By January 24, 2005