Jim Seymour chatted on Yahoo!, Thursday, May 24 at 5 p.m. EDT.

laura_the_street:

Thanks for joining us. Jim Seymour, tech columnist from

TheStreet.com

, is here to take your questions on all things tech.

TechSavvyTSC:

: Hello, everybody. Let's roar! -- Jim

thomsoncs:

What are your thoughts on RSTN? Too much, too fast? Or will its metro product positioning continue to drive up its valuation?

TechSavvyTSC:

RSTN looks pricey to me.

csfalda001:

Can Jim discuss NVIDIA and other tech's that may benfit from xbox

TechSavvyTSC:

Nvidia's in a good position, but MSFT is the way to play Xbox.

BigMover:

Any thoughts on PIXR with Monsters release this year?

TechSavvyTSC:

PIXR is strong, but results are too dependent on any one movie.

BigMover:

How soon could we hear MSFT news regarding the DOJ?

TechSavvyTSC:

I think within about three weeks -- everyone on the court is going on vacation.

type_a_investor:

Are there really any graphics cards competitors left for Nvidia?

TechSavvyTSC:

Sure. ATI and others are still very much alive. But Nvidia's the hot hand.

csfalda001:

How do you view the Semiconductor sector after the recent run-up? How do you like AMAT, LRCX, TER.

TechSavvyTSC:

I'm still enthusiastic about AMAT. Others, less so.

francozy:

What do you think of Nokia?

TechSavvyTSC:

NOK's the one to play in wireless.

BigMover:

Is there a short-term play with NVDA going into the N100?

TechSavvyTSC:

High on the products, but the stock already has high expectations priced-in.

type_a_investor:

What ever happened to the rumors that Dell would start using AMD chips?... With the emotional, if not financial loss this would cause Intel, does this provide some pricing power for Dell?

TechSavvyTSC:

AMD in Dells? Not yet, probably. The analyst's report has, as he said, just a guess....

type_a_investor:

What's the latest on the possible cash crunch at MOT, and how long could it be 'til they right themselves, if ever?

TechSavvyTSC:

MOT has too much grief ahead, not enough cash. Go elsewhere.

jeaandsca:

how about ericy?

TechSavvyTSC:

ERICY is OK on back-end systems -- strong -- but the handset biz is falling apart. I'm wary.

type_a_investor:

Are the new owners of Micron PC going to stay in the PC business or slowly dismantle/sell off the parts?

TechSavvyTSC:

Don't discount Micron. Good technology. I think the new buyers plan to operate it, not sell it.

type_a_investor:

Is the last mile issue more a technology, financial, time to execute, and/or business priority issue right now?

TechSavvyTSC:

Finance and time.

type_a_investor:

Is the internet access via dish market growing strongly or not and why?

TechSavvyTSC:

: Growth is a lot slower than expected. But true two-way service will help, as will the collapse of the DSL business.

type_a_investor:

What B2B companies have the best chance of surviving/thriving?

TechSavvyTSC:

: Hard to say, but the air has surely gone out of B2B as an *investment.* Stay away!

zackk2001:

What do you feel about the future of Motorola?? Should I invest in them going forward or Nokia?

TechSavvyTSC:

: NOK. MOT is in deep trouble.

omega12ken:

Should I invest in EMC stock?

TechSavvyTSC:

EMC's big and strong, and a hold, but a new world order in storage is emerging that threatens them.

type_a_investor:

How long will the price war have to run before PC makers die and/or Dell calls off the war?

TechSavvyTSC:

: PC makers will have to fall away more before Dell stops the pressure. I think H-P may be knocked out.

jeaandsca:

I lost a lot on yahoo.. but still love it... When can I go back in?

TechSavvyTSC:

Stay out until it's clear if Yahoo can make money, and until

Terry Semel

has a chance to prove himself.

BigMover:

Whatever happened to IT (Ginger?)

TechSavvyTSC:

: I think Ginger was real, and will appear in a year or two -- but won't be such a big deal as rumored.

type_a_investor:

Of the home wireless technologies for computers, what are the best solutions now? What's coming that might be worth waiting for?

TechSavvyTSC:

Go 802.11b.

type_a_investor:

With the handheld market pretty saturated, has Palm w/ its financial and inventory problems endangered it's viability as a company?

TechSavvyTSC:

Palm is in deep trouble. That $300M of obsolete inventory has to be dealt with in a way which doesn't kill sales. And there's a cash-crunch coming.

godb2stealth:

I'd like to know if ISP that charge for services will still be around in the near future with free ISP's popping up

TechSavvyTSC:

Free ISPs are failing right and left. Dead men walking....

type_a_investor:

Are caching companies like Akamai and Inktomi undercutting each other in a price war, is technology passing them by, or other?

TechSavvyTSC:

Go elsewhere -- a brutal competitive environment now.

techie_mjm:

Will Microsoft's TabletPC prosper or flop as many of its kind have done?

TechSavvyTSC:

: I *love* tablet PCs -- I was using one yesterday -- but the demand is not clear.

type_a_investor:

The court case regarding AOL, their volunteers, and the accounting issues, is there a verdict expected any time soon? What would it do to AOL's earnings should it go against them?

TechSavvyTSC:

Interesting. No verdict coming soon, as far as I know. AOL-TWX looks bulletproof on this....

techie_mjm:

Will P2P File sharing ever die, or will it live on?

TechSavvyTSC:

P2P will continue, and be important in business. Don't confuse the health of P2P with the health of the Nap.

techie_mjm:

What do you see in Macintosh's future -- I heard they were opening stores to sell only Macintosh products...

TechSavvyTSC:

Mac isn't going away. The stores will be killer -- opened one in Tyson's Corner, VA the other day.

type_a_investor:

Has Vivendi's purchase of MP3 put other music formats/sites in play w/ music companies maybe feeling a need to compete?

TechSavvyTSC:

Vivendi deal was good on both sides. Good for mp3.com holders, good for Vivendi. But already LOTS of pressure on other labels.

laura_the_street:

Thanks for joining us this afternoon.

TechSavvyTSC:

: Thanks, everyone.