Don't swallow Apple's marketing lines that 64-bit chips magically run software faster than 32-bit relics. What the A7 in the iPhone 5S does do, though, is pave the way for Apple's long-term future.
A California superior court finds for Hewlett-Packard in the ongoing litigation with Oracle relating to the Intel Itanium platform.
"HP has secretly contracted with Intel to keep churning out Itaniums so that HP can maintain the appearance that a dead microprocessor is still alive," Oracle says in a recent court filing.
When Intel's CEO since 2005 retires next year, the company will still face a problem it's barely begun to solve: finding a foothold in the mobile market.
Servers based on Intel's IA-64 processors are losing developers right and left, so HP is hedging its bets with a move toward x86.
It's pushing European antitrust regulators to review the way Oracle decided to cut off support for Intel's Itanium processor.
HP's third quarter results are, well, not good. The company is "still in the early stages of a multi-year turnaround," CEO Meg Whitman says.
The SEC said that employees of Oracle's India unit structured transactions with the government to allow distributors to hold $2.2 million in "unauthorized side funds."
Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker acknowledges that Oracle's decision earlier this year is scaring away customers.
SAP will be paying Oracle a damage award of $306 million in the copyright infringement suit.