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CNET News Daily Podcast: Intel ends 2009 on a high note

Chipmaker and game industry have bang-up December, Verizon reconsiders plan rates, Apple tries to put the kibosh on tablet hunt, and Mars Spirit rover's final days.

Intel's income for the final quarter of 2009 was astounding: net income up 875 percent to $2.3 billion, and revenue of $10.6 billion, up 28 percent year over year. It's always a good sign for the tech industry when Intel does well.

The video game industry also does a bang-up December, Verizon reconsiders its wireless-plan rates, Apple tries to put the kibosh on an online scavenger hunt for the tablet, and the final days of the Mars Spirit rover.


Today's stories:

Intel earnings surge 875 percent

Verizon Wireless revamps unlimited calling, data plans

Apple lawyer confirms tablet existence?

Game sales explode in industry's best month ever

Mars rover Spirit's days may be numbered

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