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+ - Sony selling off VAIO computer business-> 1

Submitted by Kensai7
Kensai7 (1005287) writes "Confirming reports from earlier in the week, Sony has announced plans to sell off its VAIO computer division to a Japanese investment fund. Japan Industrial Partners (JIP) will take control of the operation for an undisclosed fee, and Sony will "cease planning, design and development of PC products." For a variety of reasons "including the drastic changes in the global PC industry," Sony says "the optimal solution is to concentrate its mobile product lineup on smartphones and tablets and to transfer its PC business to a new company.""
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Data Storage

+ - Alienware puts 64GB solid-state drives in desktops->

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Lucas123
Lucas123 writes "In the face of Seagate's announcement this week of a new hybrid drive, Dell subsidiary Alienware just upped the ante by doubling the capacity of its desktop solid-state disk drives to 64GB. Dell has remained silent on the solid-state disk front since announcing a 32GB solid-state option for its Latitude D420 and D629 ATG notebook computers earlier this year. Now, Alienware seems to be telling users to bypass hybrid drives all together. 'Hybrid we consider to be a Band-Aid approach to solid state," said Marc Diana, Alienware's product marketing manager "Solid state pretty much puts hybrid in an obsolete class right now."'"
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Microsoft

Vista Sales Expectations Too High, Office Doing Well 320

Posted by Zonk
from the business-of-windowing dept.
PetManimal writes "A comparison of first-week retail sales of Vista compared to first-week sales of XP back in 2001 found that Vista sales were 60% lower. Steve Ballmer has admitted that earlier sales forecasts were 'overly aggressive,' but at least there is some good news for Microsoft: early Office 2007 sales were very strong compared to the early sales of Office 2003, despite almost no advertising or marketing until the retail launch at the end of January."

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