Google Glass, Workday and “WTF, Firefox OS?” — 10 Things You Need to See on AllThingsD This Week

A convenient roundup of the Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week.
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The Decline in Netbooks Put a Big Dent in the Windows Business

A year ago, the diminutive laptops made up 8 percent of the PC market, according to Microsoft. Last quarter, that figure was just 2 percent. Hello, iPad effect.
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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.

Hewlett-Packard Dons Its Ultrabook Suit

Three weeks after deciding to keep its PC business, Hewlett-Packard offers up its first Ultrabook.
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Fumbled Tablet Strategy Cost Acer CEO His Job, Sources Say

CEO Gianfranco Lanci’s departure from Acer yesterday was both sudden and unexpected. What precipitated it? The company line says it was his differences with the Acer’s board of directors. But over what, specifically? Evidently, Lanci grievously misjudged the impact that tablets would have on the company’s core business.

Intel's Wireless Chip Guru Anand Chandrasekher Leaves

The onetime rising star who ran Intel’s hugely successful Centrino platform last decade couldn’t work the same magic with Atom, which has not yet lived up to expectations.

Counting Tablets, Apple Is Third in Global PC Sales

Stats on PC sales haven’t been including the iPad and other tablets, but research outfit Canalys says that’s old thinking and doesn’t accurately reflect Apple’s clout.

2011: The Year of the Tablet–Apple’s Tablet (And Analyst Notes About It)

Much as they were in 2010, tablet sales will be a high point of 2011–but even more so. According to Caris & Co. analyst Robert Cihra, tablet sales will more than triple, rising 226 percent to 54 million units. And of those, Cihra believes Apple will claim 67 percent.

Gmail Founder Says Chrome OS Is DOA

The founder of Gmail is taking a dim view of Google’s Chrome OS, predicting that by next year the project will either have been killed or merged with Android. In a series of posts on FriendFeed, Paul Buchheit argues that the Web-based operating system brings little to the table that Android can’t do better.

2011: Apps Get Spendy, Carriers Get Grabby, Google Loses Its Way

Plus, e-books, electric cars and Internet TV cross over into the mainstream. Analyst Mark Anderson makes his annual predictions for the tech economy in 2011.

Intel Wants to Stay Inside Netbooks, Tablets

Intel Finds Tablets Easy to Swallow

2009 PC Sales Not So Lousy After All