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    AMD shares spike due to rumours that Microsoft will buy it

    A report says that "Microsoft is seriously talking to AMD," about the deal.
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    Re: AMD shares spike due to rumours that Microsoft will buy it

    I really hope they don't ... everything they touch turns to rubbish ... lol
    Last edited by peterb; 14-09-2015 at 09:40 AM. Reason: Swear filter
    What does it matter now if men believe or no?
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    To murmur in pity that my words were true
    (Cassandra, in Agamemnon by Aeschylus)

    To see the wizard one must look behind the curtain ....

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    Re: AMD shares spike due to rumours that Microsoft will buy it

    I'm sure we've heard (or maybe suggested?) this one before. MS are trying to compete with Apple in the phone/tablet space. Acquiring Nokia got them control in one, AMD might help with the other. Of course, they might be after ARM...
    Last edited by kalniel; 14-09-2015 at 10:04 AM.

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    Re: AMD shares spike due to rumours that Microsoft will buy it

    On the console front, it would make perfect sense.. Microsoft would be winning from PS4 and Wii sales too. The US authorities also don't like foreign buyers of US firms, so I didn't believe the Samsung potentially buying AMD story a while ago.

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    Re: AMD shares spike due to rumours that Microsoft will buy it

    One problem won't the x86 licence be invalid if AMD Sells at all? Or is it just fine if they sell off certain divisions?

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    Re: AMD shares spike due to rumours that Microsoft will buy it

    Like I wrote in a comment for the Fudzilla article (and which has currently mysteriously disappeared).

    "From late 2015 and through most of 2016 the business has been rubbish."

    Am I the only one immediately stumbling over this? Either this article is from the future or someone didn't even care to edit it before unleashing it on the unsuspecting public.
    Don't know if you can take that article seriously in any way...

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    Re: AMD shares spike due to rumours that Microsoft will buy it

    I hope SAMSUNG will buy AMD not intel or the windows boyz.....what happened to Nokia is that MS messed the quality of Lumia products, nowadays they are hazzy and low qwal

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    Re: AMD shares spike due to rumours that Microsoft will buy it

    "From late 2015 and through most of 2016 the business has been rubbish."

    Am I the only one immediately stumbling over this? Either this article is from the future or someone didn't even care to edit it before unleashing it on the unsuspecting public.
    Quote Originally Posted by azrael- View Post
    Don't know if you can take that article seriously in any way...
    You do know we are roughly half way through financial year 2016 right?

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    Re: AMD shares spike due to rumours that Microsoft will buy it

    Quote Originally Posted by lumireleon View Post
    I hope SAMSUNG will buy AMD not intel or the windows boyz.....what happened to Nokia is that MS messed the quality of Lumia products, nowadays they are hazzy and low qwal
    That doesn't appear to be what the reviews are saying.

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    Re: AMD shares spike due to rumours that Microsoft will buy it

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    You do know we are roughly half way through financial year 2016 right?
    I thought AMD’s fiscal year followed the standard calendar year.

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    Re: AMD shares spike due to rumours that Microsoft will buy it

    Quote Originally Posted by Corky34 View Post
    I thought AMD’s fiscal year followed the standard calendar year.
    I have no idea - they're able to set their own after all, but the most common is April-March.

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    Re: AMD shares spike due to rumours that Microsoft will buy it

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    You do know we are roughly half way through financial year 2016 right?
    Not only does it state nowhere in the article anything about the fiscal year, but even if it did we would hardly be through "most of 2016".

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    Re: AMD shares spike due to rumours that Microsoft will buy it

    Yep, seems like they do follow calender:
    http://ir.amd.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=74093&p=irol-faq

    In which case Fud is just mistaken, which is hardly anything new, but a typo doesn't reflect on the specific article (just usual quality of articles perhaps).

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    Re: AMD shares spike due to rumours that Microsoft will buy it

    Would be rather amusing after so many years of hearing the phrase WINTEL
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    Re: AMD shares spike due to rumours that Microsoft will buy it

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    would be rather amusing after so many years of hearing the phrase wintel
    WAMD?

    For some reason the editor insists on lowercasing the acronym unless I follow up with another sentence.

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    Re: AMD shares spike due to rumours that Microsoft will buy it

    Quote Originally Posted by azrael- View Post
    WAMD?

    For some reason the editor insists on lowercasing the acronym unless I follow up with another sentence.
    WIND?

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