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Acer to release new Aspire One netbook soon?

Plus, Microsoft layoffs and Samsung's first-ever quarterly loss

January 27, 2009
Microsoft Layoffs
Network World
Kerrie Meyler puts the recently announced Microsoft layoffs into perspective.

“Microsoft has had layoffs in the past, but the number of employees impacted has been small and the actions were not necessarily company-wide. With over 12 per cent employee growth over each of the past few years, it may have been time to make moves towards becoming what some employees call ‘a lean mean growth machine.’”

What’s your opinion?

Samsung posts first-ever quarterly loss
The Register
Austin Modine reveals Samsung’s first-ever quarterly revenue loss.

“Samsung’s Q4 loss comes a day after Sony warned of its first operating loss in 14 years, blaming the same conditions. Samsung’s fourth quarter net loss was 22.2 billion won… compared to a 2.21 trillion won profit a year ago.”

10″ Acer Aspire Netbook Official
ZD Net
Charlie Sorrel writes that Acer will introduce a 10-inch version of its Aspire One netbook. The company also has a nine-inch version already out.

“It will come with a 1.6GHz Atom processor, 160GB hard drive, b/g Wi-Fi, a six-cell battery, Bluetooth, up to 2GB RAM and a shiny new copy of Windows XP…optional Wi-Max and 3G connectivity…The Aspire One is ‘designed for a fast, simple and utterly cool online life.’ That comes straight from the press release. Price and launch date are as yet still unknown.”