Wall Street bagged new records as a broad rally in equities resumed.
Microsoft's support for ARM-powered Windows PCs that can run existing apps will create fresh competition for Intel. And its new VR platform stands to undercut Facebook's Oculus Rift.
It's on Microsoft now to execute on its ambitious long-term plans to use LinkedIn to strengthen its empire and avoid the fate of its previous multibillion-dollar blunders.
If a rumor is right, Intel might further downsize its PC investments by letting AMD handle its GPU needs. Qualcomm, meanwhile, is hoping servers will help offset soft mobile growth.