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Intel, ARM, Nvidia Contributing to Mobile Chip 'Core Wars': Analyst

"Intel, ARM, Nvidia, Qualcomm and others are in a core war, says one analyst, despite more cores not always being necessary. The LG Electronics Optimus 2X, the world’s first dual-core smartphone, was introduced in December and followed shortly after by the dual-core Motorola Atrix 4G and rumors of a dual-core HTC “Pyramid” headed for T-Mobile. From smartphones to PCs, more cores grab more attention. Consequently, according to analyst Jack Gold, with J. Gold Associates, whether they’re necessary or not, the mobile industry currently has a “core war” underway..."

Reasons Why Microsoft's IE Dominance is Ending

The bad news just keeps coming for Microsoft's Internet Explorer platform. After being forced by the European Union to give Windows users the option of downloading other browsers besides its own, Microsoft has had to stand by and watch as the market share for Internet Explorer, once the overwhelmingly dominant browser in the market with over 90 percent market share, dipped below 60 percent. If the trend continues, as is expected, it might only be a matter of time before a majority of people around the globe are using other browsers than Internet Explorer.

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