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Intel's Rebates: Above Board or Below the Belt?


A netbook equipped with an Intel Atom processor is demonstrated at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in 2009.

Credit: Jae C. Hong, File / AP Photo

Over several years, Intel paid billions of dollars to its customers. Was it to force them to boycott products developed by its rival AMD or so they could sell its microprocessors at lower prices?

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