Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Four Tech Links of the Day for 09/26/2012

TI pulling out of the mobile market
TI, who produces the chipsets behind the Amazon Fire, has decided to pull out of the mobile market. One of the reasons cited is top sellers Apple and Samsung both decided to produce their own chip rather than go with a 3rd party chip manufacturer. This limits the upside of the mobile market. TI said they will re-focus on the embedded markets like automotive, vision and robotics.

Apple A6 Teardown
iFixit has an in-depth teardown of Apple's new A6 processor. Interestingly, Apple laid out the ARM cores in the processor by hand rather than use computer automation. This should make the A6 fast, but makes Apple the first chip manufacturer in years to do this.

Operation Unlike unleashed
Facebook has started Operation Unlike. Facebook is deleting fake accounts and the associated likes for each. This has cause several pages to lose thousands of users. For example, Zynga's Texas HoldEm Poker lost 96,000 fans today.

We're watching more web video on TV than PCs
While cord cutting isn't taking off as advertised, connected TVs are making an impact on how we watch web video. NPD announced that for the first time, consumers are watching more web video on their TVs (33%) than on their PCs (31%).

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