Daily Archives: September 12, 2008

jon-hamm.jpgYou really have to wonder about Jerry Yang’s sense of timing.

Yahoo! has spent months talking up its forthcoming Amp online advertising platform (or, to give it its proper name, AMP!) This is the system that is meant to give advertisers a simpler, more effective way of placing ads around the Web, on Yahoo’s sites and beyond. Yahoo needs some quick results to prove that it can survive on its own: a lot is riding on Amp. Read more

Jack KilbyThe 50th anniversary of the integrated circuit is being celebrated today with Texas Instruments announcing Kilby Labs, a centre that will focus on further semiconductor breakthroughs.

TI new employee Jack Kilby demonstrated the first IC to management on September 12 1958, after spending his first summer there developing a circuit on a single chip made of germanium. Read more