Daily Archives: May 20, 2011

The trend of employees wanting to bring their better-looking and feature-rich consumer devices into the workplace has provoked a reaction from those traditionally supplying the safe but staid business laptops we know and suffer.

Faced with competition from tablets and ultra-slim notebooks, such as the iPad 2, MacBook Air, Samsung Series 9 and Sony Vaio Z, HP, Lenovo and Toshiba have produced ultraportable notebooks with extra style and consumer features – the subject of this week’s Personal Technology column in the FT’s Business Life section. Read more

Chris Nuttall

The trend of employees wanting to bring their better-looking and feature-rich consumer devices into the workplace has provoked a reaction from those supplying the safe but staid business laptops we know and suffer. Faced with competition from tablets and ultra-slim notebooks, such as the iPad 2, MacBook Air, Samsung Series 9 and Sony Vaio Z, HP, Lenovo and Toshiba have produced ultraportable notebooks with extra style and consumer features – the subject of this week’s Personal Technology column in the FT’s Business Life section. Read more

Joseph Menn

An explosion ripped through a large manufacturing facility owned by key Apple supplier Hon Hai, better known as Foxconn, killing two and injuring 16, Chinese state media reported. Read more

Tech news from around the web:

  • Verizon is planning to eliminate flat rate pricing for data plans on smart phones, Reuters reports. Verizon will transition into new tiered pricing plans, similar to those offered by AT&T, designed to avoid strains on the network. Reuters reports that Verizon will also introduce family plans “for data services supporting multiple devices including smartphones and tablet computers.”

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