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AMD picks up the pace
Advanced Micro Devices has cranked up the speed of its Athlon processors again. As previously reported, computers with the 1.1-GHz Athlon will begin shipping today. Compaq Computer, Fujitsu Siemens, Gateway, Hewlett-Packard and IBM are among the computer makers expected to adopt the chip.

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Compaq beats HP in PC sales
Compaq Computer in July reclaimed the lead in retail PC sales from rival Hewlett- Packard but sacrificed profits to regain its crown. Compaq's retail resurgence came after the company slashed prices to regain market share at the expense of profits, analysts said.

Intel stumbles in chip speed race
Dell and IBM have stopped shipping computers with Intel's fastest Pentium III chip, CNET News.com has learned. It is not clear whether Intel has been unable to produce enough of the 1.13-GHz chips or whether there was a technical glitch. Intel executives were not immediately available to comment.

Analyst holds gloomy outlook for Yahoo
Is the worst yet to come for Yahoo? A growing list of Wall Street analysts certainly thinks so. Many analysts are buckling their seat belts for next quarter, when a predicted revenue slowdown could finally show its face in Yahoo's earnings results.

Supreme Court passes on first shot at Microsoft
The Supreme Court today passed on hearing Microsoft's appeal of the antitrust case against it--at least for now. The high court still could add the software behemoth to its next list of cases to be released Sept. 8 or at some point thereafter.

Deutsche Telekom plays with regulatory fire
Deutsche Telekom showed no fear of its foes in Congress as it moved today to continue its purchase of wireless systems in the United States, in spite of a House hearing next week and upcoming floor action in the Senate.


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