Intel has decided to postpone the opening of their Fab 42 plant in Arizona indefinitely. The plant was supposed to open at the end of last year after being announced in February of 2011. Intel was said to be investing $5 billion into the project.
As we reported a little over a month ago AOL was shutting down Winamp. It looks like it has been brought back to life as AOL has sold Winamp and Shoutcast to Brussels, Belgium based Radionomy which is a international aggregator of online radio.
There will be two different versions of Windows, the consumer edition and the business edition, and they will have separate launch dates now and this piece of information has come from a reliable source from within the company.
The Winamp media player was one of the first players I used to play music on my computer. It has that sort of nostalgia for many people. Back in 2002 AOL acquired Nullsoft, the company responsible for Winamp for around 80 million in stock. Well it looks like AOL will be shutting down Winamp starting December 21st.
It looks like someone leaked the internal e-mail Steam had sent out to their partners about the upcoming Steam Autumn and Holiday Sale 2013. Funny that in red on the e-mail it says “Please DO NOT make the dates of the Sales public”. Whoops! A Reddit user leaked the e-mail and now everyone seems to know all of the details about both sales.
It looks like NVIDIA will be reacting to AMD’s R9 290X’s very aggressive pricing. Our friends over at Rigmods gave gotten word that these price drops will go live tomorrow as well as the new The Way It’s Meant To Be Played ‘Pirates, Heroes and Spies’ promotion.
This past week AMD released their third quarter earnings and it looks like they are back to being a profitable company. These results beat analyst expectations, although their PC business continues to shrink.
Not that long ago Origin PC announced that it would no longer be offering AMD GPUs in their systems. They would still offer AMD CPUs, but they would only be using NVIDIA graphics from here on out. Many people speculated that NVIDIA was paying Origin PC to drop AMD and exclusively use NVIDIA GPUs.
AMD’s launch of its R200 series graphics cards have given many gamers a good bang for your buck over NVIDIA cards and now AMD hopes to give gamers even more value. AMD will be introducing the Never Settle Bundle to the R200 series. We are not sure when this promotion will launch, but expect it soon.