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Intels Buys Fulcrum Microsystems To Boost Networking

Intel is acquiring Fulcrum Microsystems (a networking chip company) for an unknown amount of money. The buyout is expected to be the result of Intel’s efforts to boost current network offerings.

Fulcrum was founded in 1999 and they currently design Ethernet switches that are used in data centers. Fulcrum’s 10GB Ethernet and 40GB Ethernet switch products are expected to work well with Intel processors and Ethernet controller offerings.

More Dirt On The Amazon Tablet Surfaces

We’re learning more and more about the upcoming Amazon Android tablet, and it’s getting more interesting by the week. As of now, we are expecting the tablet to be released in October of this year, with an expected production line of 1.5 million units.

The tablet will be a bit smaller than you standard 10″, but will stand strong nonetheless with its 9″ screen. The expected 2011 production goal would be around 5 million units, including all quarters, posing a possible ‘risk’ for Apple’s iPad 2 business.

Google Health And Google PowerMeter Both Perish

Google will discontinue two of its products, Google Health and Google PowerMeter, since neither platform every really took off. Google Health was launched in May 2008 and was intended to be a service that catered to health and wellness as an information resource.

Users were also able to import their medical records, lab results, prescription information, and immunization histories to google.com/health under an individual account.

Leapfrog Leappad: 5-inch Color Tablet For Kids

Those with kids are probably all too familiar with handling a greasy, food-covered phone — courtesy of their hungry, messy, and multi-tasking children. Now you no longer have to let junior play with your iPhone, iPad, or whatever phone or tablet you have, so he will stop screaming. Welcome the Leapfrog Leappad Explorer. The maker of the very popular line of children’s toys, books, and games will unveil a larger version of its Leapster Explorer this summer.

Google One Pass – Less Expensive Than Apple’s Service

Google recently launched One Pass, a new payment platform that allows users to subscribe to online content for a fee. The subscription service is intended for digital newspapers and magazines and will compete directly with Apple’s new subscription service. Google plans to take a 10 percent cut from transactions which is significant lower than the 30 percent charged by Apple.


One Pass will work on tablets and smartphones, as well as Google-related websites and will launch initially in the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The announcement comes just a few days after Apple announced new rules for publishers selling subscriptions on its iOS platform. Apple says companies must now offer users the option to buy directly through an iTunes account, handing 30% of the price to Apple. Previously, vendors were allowed to simply direct customers to an external website, keeping all of the profits.


Given that Apple’s terms are so one sided, Google’s One Pass is a great alternative.