Microsoft devising Office for netbooks

From InfoWorld: Microsoft is bending its Office franchise toward netbooks and is developing packages that are unique to that market, according to the head of the company's business division.

Speaking at Tuesday's Morgan Stanley Technology Conference, Stephen Elop, president of Microsoft's business division, which oversees Office among other software, said the Wave 14 of Office products would incorporate netbooks into its overall product plans.

New Mac Mini Misses the Mark for Small Business

From PC World: When it redesigned the new Mac Mini, released this week, Apple had an excellent opportunity to show it is serious about small business. Alas, Apple did what it generally does for small (and large) business: Missed the opportunity.

Three MySpace execs depart for new venture

From CNET Three executives from social network MySpace, including Chief Operating Officer Amit Kapur, are departing the News Corp.-owned company to create a new venture.

The two execs leaving with Kapur are Jim Benedetto, senior vice president of engineering, and Steve Pearman, senior vice president of product strategy.

ATI, NVIDIA Announce New Mobile GPUs

From DailyTech: AMD announced new mobile GPUs today that are the world's first 40nm graphics processors. The new 40nm process is being used in the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4860 and HD 4830 GPUs. Both GPUs support DirectX 10.1 games and HD content as well as being energy efficient for increased battery life.

Nokia Halts 5800 XpressMusic Phone Sales in America

From DailyTech: The handset launched on February 25 in America. The handset had been available in Europe since October 2008 and from launch until January 2009, Nokia said that the device had moved a million units.

Twintech GTS250 Claims Windows 7 Support

Psion Countersues Intel Over Netbook Term

From Tom's Hardware: Last month Intel filed suit seeking the cancellation of the trademark for the term Netbook, held by the Canadian-based firm Psion Teklogix. Psion is now countersuing Intel for roughly $1.2 billion, along with punitive damages and for ownership of the web address Psion's lawsuit matches Intel's lawsuit tit for tat, while denying Intel's allegations and attempting to draw out Intel's actions as malicious.

AMD Vows to Ramp Up 32nm Microprocessors in 2010

From X-bit Labs: For years Advanced Micro Devices was considerably behind Intel Corp. in terms of new fabrication process adoption. But after spinning off manufacturing operations into a separate business entity known as The Foundry Company, the chip designer hopes to shrink the gap with the market leader and start selling its first 32nm chips in 2010.

Sony Unveils Promising New Megazoom

From InfoWorld: Amid a slew of new announcements that also included connected HDTVs and Blu-ray players, Sony today took the wraps off of its new Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 digital camera, a 20x optical zoom camera that has the ability to stitch together up to 100 images in one second in its "Sweep Panorama" mode.

Pentax Adds 24x Megazoom to Its Arsenal

From PC World: Joining the ranks of Olympus, Kodak, Canon, and Nikon, who all announced new megazoom fixed-lens cameras at CES and in the months since, Pentax today unwrapped its new 24x optical zoom X70 camera at the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) show in Las Vegas.

The 12-megapixel X70 has a zoom range of 26mm on the wide-angle end to 624mm on the telephoto end, as well as sensor-shifting mechanical image stabilization.

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