“Digitimes says the two companies are suspending development of new netbooks until the first quarter of 2010 when Intel’s next-gen Pine Trail platform with the Atom N450 is set to arrive. What’s more, Acer’s also apparently postponing that dual-boot Android / XP machine since it’s found demand to be low.”
Microsoft, Yahoo Still Negotiating; Deal Could Be Announced Any Time
Michael Arrington writes that according to a source close to Yahoo, Microsoft may soon strike a deal with the search company.
“The much anticipated Microsoft/Yahoo search alliance is in the “final stages of negotiation” says a source close to Yahoo, and may be signed at any time. The two companies have been negotiating the terms of the transaction for weeks, and our source says that the deal guys are largely out of the process now. The lawyers are negotiating the final details.”
Joe Panettieri provides some pointers and thoughts from Arlin Sorensen, CEO of Heartland Technology Solutions on how MSPs can prepare an executive succession plan.
“Among the variables succession plans need to address, Sorensen says, sell to open market, merge with another organization, sell to employees or select group of investors, create an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) (and) transition to family (kids).”