Google Chrome OS & What It Means For Future of Computing

Google's Chrome OS may or may not make it, but the attempt shows how far the computer industry has come from a bulky PC chained to a desk by its power cord and Ethernet cable. The computer is evolving from those dinosaurs to a smaller, mobile model that is always connected to the web. The iPhone brought us apps that are lightweight so users don't get bogged down by smaller processors and slower wireless web connections on mobile devices. Google's Chrome OS attempts to keep that speed, while preserving a platform for Google to make money through advertising.…

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TI to Sell Part of Its Wireless Chip Biz

Texas Instruments said today on its earnings call that it plans to sell its merchant baseband processor business -- the division that makes off-the-shelf wireless chips for handsets. The company plans to keeps its OMAP applications processor business and will continue to make custom-radios for certain clients.…

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