Will Windows 8 drive sales of touchscreen notebooks? On ZDNet, Adrian Kingsley-Hughes looks at the question. “Even if you do possess long arms or don’t find reaching over the keyboard that much of a drag, the screen on most notebooks just doesn’t want to be touched. Try it with your own notebook and see what happens. The screen wobbles because you’re putting unnatural pressure on the hinge, the notebook tips back and forth because the balance is all wrong, and the screen quickly starts to gather more grease than a short order cook’s apron,” he writes. What’s your opinion?
Memo from Michael Dell to Greg Davis: another acquisition On The VAR Guy, the author gives his take on the channel chief. “Davis is getting pretty darn good at M&A briefings. In fact, Davis often knows about Dell’s M&A deals shortly before they are announced. The early heads up allows Davis to sort through an acquisition target’s existing partner program and partner strategy. Then, Davis can decide how to best map that acquired company’s partner program to the Dell PartnerDirect channel program,” he writes. What’s your opinion?
Facebook accused of ‘wanton’ use of Canadian woman’s pics On The Register, Brid-Aine Parnell explains. “The suit singles out Facebook’s ‘Sponsored Story’ ads, which now appear in users’ timelines and are often generated by friends of the user clicking to like a business or group’s Page,” Parnell reports. What’s your opinion?