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Dell Ditches Netbooks

Dell has said it is no longer going to be making consumer netbooks, as the computer maker — and others — shift toward the emerging category of thin, powerful ultrabooks. Netbooks, which first debuted in 2007 and are typically smaller and less powerful than traditional notebooks, saw their day in the sun quickly fade following the advent of tablets. Though Dell is ditching the Inspiron Mini netbook, the company is still selling the business-aimed Latitude netbooks on Dell.com, as pointed out by The Verge.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald