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Acer: 'No Short-term Plans' for Chrome Netbooks

Acer shot down speculation that it plans to release a series of netbooks running Google's Chrome OS at Computex.

Nvidia CFO: Manufacturing Yield Problems Are 'easing'

Manufacturing yield problems that delayed the release of Nvidia's high-end Fermi chip family have eased, the company's CFO said.

VMware: Media Overplaying Our Role in EMC-Cisco Partnership

VMware reaffirmed its strategy of remaining neutral amidst competition among server makers.

Amazon Web Services Sees Infrastructure as Commodity

Amazon Web Services' low-cost strategy will drive other service providers to offer value-added services.

Michael Capellas to Lead Acadia Joint Venture

EMC and Cisco have tapped former Compaq Computer CEO Michael Capellas to head their Acadia services joint venture.

Large Companies Save More With Private Clouds -- Sometimes

Large companies can match the economies of scale of public cloud service providers by keeping things in house, according to IBM

Amazon Web Services Opens First Asian Data Center

Amazon Web Services, the cloud-computing arm of Amazon.com, opened its first Asian data center in Singapore on Wednesday.

VMware, Salesforce.com Building Java Cloud Platform

VMware and Salesforce.com are jointly developing a cloud computing service called VMforce designed for Java applications.

China's Alibaba Now Accepting PayPal Payments

Alibaba Group the biggest e-commerce company in China, is accepting payments made using PayPal on one of its sites.

Israel Gives Approval for iPad Imports

Israel lifted a ban on imports of Apple's iPad on Sunday, saying the device conforms with local wireless standards.

Bing Loses More Money as Microsoft Chases Google

Microsoft continues to suffer heavy losses in its Online Services Division as it tries to match rival Google.

IBM Creates 1:5 Billion Scale Model of the Matterhorn

IBM researchers in Zurich demonstrated a patterning technique capable of creating structures measuring just 15 nanometers.

Report: Qwest and CenturyTel in Merger Talks

U.S. fixed-line carriers Qwest Communication International and CenturyTel are reportedly in the final stages of merger talks.

One in Four Countries Block Some Google Services

Google's services are blocked or censored to some degree in one-fourth of the countries where it operates.

VMware Drops Hints About Salesforce.com Partnership

A senior VMware executive offered a few hints about the nature of the company's upcoming partnership announcement with Salesforce.com.