Posts Tagged ‘supply’

Twitter Scales Back Archive

January 15, 2010

Users complaining about Twitter’s disappearing of tweets older than a few weeks will be displeased to hear that now, messages are only kept for seven days before being erased.

Indeed, according to SearchEngineLand, the reason behind it is tied in to Twitter’s massive popularity. It seems that Twitter now sees so much traffic that it’s impossible for the service to store and index much more than a week worth of content from its users. The upshot of this is that, to use the example the folks at SearchEngineLand used, a search for “Happy new year” constrained to the first of this year will return no results… strange stuff indeed.



Apple Apologises for iMac Shortage

December 14, 2009

Apple has apologised to those who have ordered its new 27” iMac all-in-one PC as the company seems to be having some difficulty supplying the machines to those who’ve ordered in the run up to Christmas.

Cnet is reporting that Apple has apologised officially for the current situation with those who’ve ordered the new, larger iMac, but, as well you might have imagined, the company has been characteristically tight-lipped about just why it’s having trouble filling orders. That doesn’t mean there’s no indication as to what’s wrong though. Indeed, iMacSqueaked seems to have an awful lot of data on that.


Hard Drive Shortage Incoming?

December 14, 2009

It seems as though there could be something of an industry-wide shortage of 3.5” hard drives over the course of the next month or so. It seems manufacturers have been pushing 2.5” drives a little too heavily.

Get a good luck while you can 😦

Word comes from the Inquirer that manufacturers of hard drives have found themselves in a bit of trouble thanks to the fact that this year saw increased demand for 2.5” disks, most often used in notebooks. With increased demand, manufacturers including Western Digital, Seagate, Hitachi, Toshiba and Samsung all moved a little away from 3.5” drives, which now seem to be in demand as people start putting together new machines over Christmas.


Netbook Demand Outstripping Processor Supply

July 31, 2009

As much as it’s been said that netbooks will never catch on (whether because of their small size or their relative lack of heavyweight computing power), it looks as though Intel is having some serious trouble keeping up with the demand for its Atom processors.


There’s relatively little known about the shortage of Intel’s Atom Z processors for now apart from the fact that Intel has told its customers that it won’t be taking any more orders for Atom Z processors. Digitimes is reporting that the company is “close to completely digesting its inventory,” which if nothing else communicates the gravity of the situation quite nicely.


Intel Honest About Irish Situation

July 20, 2009

Intel has made sure to inform staff this week that demand for the products fabricated in its Leixlip facility hasn’t been picking up quite as expected. Naturally the subtext here is that jobs could be on the line if things don’t pick up.


That said, the failure of demand to meet expectations isn’t the only thing on Intel’s mind at the moment. The cost of running the Irish facility has also been called into question, with some drawing unfavourable comparisons to Intel’s setups in both Arizona and Israel, which fared better when it came to costs, competitiveness and skills.