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bMighty News Flash: Thursday May 28, 2009

Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: More than half of SMBs own a laptop and prefer Dell, SortPrice offers merchants free application for building virtual stores on Facebook platform, and more. . .

"We're seeing both $100 netbooks and $1,000 netbooks. . . The primary intent is Web browsing. . . companies are not buying netbooks, it's all end users."
-- Raj Singh of mobile browser maker Skyfire

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  • SMB Spending Trends -- At Ingram Micro's Partner Connections Summit Gartner's SMB Research Group explains what VARs face in selling to SMBs
  • VMware Invests $20 Million In Terremark Cloud Services -- The virtualization giant will own 5% of Terremark, which produces cloud and managed IT services for large companies and government agencies
  • Dell Poaches IBM's Top M&A Exec -- Plans to anoint David Johnson as Dell's top acquisition planner likely signals a shift in strategy. Johnson has overseen IBM's frenetic merger activity for the past nine years
  • Greylock Headquarters Moving To California -- The company's decision to shift its venture capital headquarters from Boston to Silicon Valley is calling into question the Boston/Cambridge area's entrepreneurial spirit
  • Yahoo Talks With Microsoft Continue -- Yahoo and Microsoft have talked about various partnerships, possibly with Microsoft managing Yahoo's search advertising business
  • EMC To Acquire Configuresoft -- Configuresoft products, which assist IT operations in maintaining continuous regulatory and security compliance, are used in EMC's server configuration solutions




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