Both grew spectacularly, with Samsung up 28.9 percent, and Apple up 13.6 percent, while HP and Dell dropped 12.7 and 13.4 percent, respectively.
AMD unveiled several new system-on-a-chip processors aimed at mobile devices, plus a pair of new graphics chips.
In every year, there are winners and losers: companies, devices, operating systems. Here's our look at some of the biggest successes and failures of 2012.
A lot of things were said in 2012, but few of them were as funny, interesting, or profound as the quotes from these tech luminaries.
Guest Post I believe that this is the year when the enterprise will find its way to the cloud.
While 2012 didn't have any single products that were as exciting as when we saw the iPad or iPhone for the first time, I have a feeling we’ll look back at this year as a turning point.
Guest Post Could Eloqua become Oracle’s Autonomy -- a failed acquisition that undermines Oracle’s entire foundation?
The Family Giving Tree charity is squatting on the campus in the meantime before Apple builds.
Intel announced today that it is shipping its first low-power Atom microprocessor designed specifically for a new breed of servers dubbed "microservers."
Software giant Hewlett-Packard has announced the general availability of its Open Stack-powered public cloud service.
HP's failed acquisition of Autonomy is arguably even worse than the AOL-Time Warner merger in 2000. What's more, the company ignored a long list of warning signs about Autonomy ahead of the acquisition.
Editor's Pick If you’re not using multi-factor authentication as a company or as a consumer, you really need to start. So say the cloud security geniuses at CloudBeat 2012.
Autonomy founder Michael Lynch and HP, which acquired the company last year, are trading public statements over alleged financial improprieties at Autonomy that led HP to write off $8.8 billion recently.
Editor's Pick Can we all just agree now that HP is toast? Well ... almost.
HP's former CEO cleanly avoids blame over missing Autonomy's accounting issues.
HP's Autonomy purchase is the gift that keeps on giving...
HP PC head Todd Badley has some choice words for Microsoft's Surface tablet.
Once upon a time, you knew who to fire when a hack took down your servers: The "little weenies" running around in the basement of your company, as AlienVault's Russell Spitler put it. But that's all changing.
Guest Post France's second largest carrier, SFR, came to VentureBeat's CloudBeat last year, and went away with a clear strategy on how to launch an Amazon.com competitor in France. SFR's Benjamin Revcolevschi explains here how his team arrived back in France, and executed the strategy through an extraordinary change in corporate culture, i.e., by building a "Chocolate Factory" within a $12 billion revenue behemoth....
Windows 8 crashes 55 percent less and is 84 percent less frustrating than Windows 7, according to a new report.