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Laptop manufacturers planning cheaper clones of high-priced ultrabooks

Plus, did Microsoft really try to sell off Bing to Facebook? And, busting the Amazon Web Services capacity myth

Laptop manufacturers planning cheaper clones of high-priced ultrabooks On ZDNet, gives a report. “The good news is that the Ultrabook look is apparently appealing to the masses enough that manufacturers want to fulfill their demand. The bad news, at least for Intel, is that its mobile chip customers appear ready to position the original Ultrabooks as high-end offerings, and their knock-offs as mainstream products,” he writes.

Report: Microsoft tried and FAILED to offload Bing on Facebook On The RegisterKelly Fiveashprovides the details. “MS wonks – without any official backing from boss Steve Ballmer – apparently approached Facebook with the idea of acquiring Microsoft’s loss-making Bing, which is dwarfed by Google’s search engine,” Fiveash writes.

Popping the Amazon Web Services capacity myth On ReadWriteWeb, Joe Brockmeier explores the topic. “What Amazon’s excess capacity really taught Amazon, says Bezos, wasn’t (just) that the company needed to use its own excess capacity. Instead, it taught the company that other companies have the same problem. Which meant that there was yet another market that Amazon could tap into, and it was already working on solving that problem for itself,” he writes.