On March 13, 2008: - Acer, the third largest vendor in the global PC market (Source: Gartner data, 2007), presented the Aspire 6920 line, a brand new notebook PC series designed to bring the enjoyment of High Definition(HD) anywhere you go.
REDMOND, Wash. — March 12, 2008 — Microsoft Corp. today announced its intended acquisition of Kidaro, a leading provider of desktop virtualization solutions for enterprises. In combining Kidaro’s virtualization technology with its suite of desktop management tools, known as the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack for Software Assurance, Microsoft will enable IT professionals to optimize their desktop infrastructure by providing management capabilities for Virtual PCs, streamlining deployments and easing application compatibility issues.
NEW YORK, March 12, 2008 – Reuters has teamed up with Canon U.S.A., Inc. and Sprint to develop a system that captures shuttle launch images from multiple remote cameras moments after they are taken and quickly retrieves and moves images across the Reuters wire, thus reducing the time it takes for wire transmission by 95 percent.
March 12, 2008 — Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates will testify before the U.S. House Committee on Science and Technology today at 10 a.m. EDT on the future of innovation and U.S. competitiveness. At a hearing to commemorate the committee’s 50th anniversary, Gates will focus on issues of U.S. competitiveness, including education and work-force development, the need for immigration reform to allow highly skilled workers to remain in the U.S, and the need to continue to invest in basic research.
On March 12, 2008 —The Motley Fool and Microsoft Corp. announced the kickoff of The Motley Fool CAPS MSN Stock Challenge, an online investment contest created in response to the increasing popularity of the CAPS stock rating service on MSN. Contestants in The Motley Fool CAPS MSN Stock Challenge will create their own “fantasy” stock portfolio using the information from the CAPS community of investors, and then see how their portfolio performs over a period of 15 weeks. Through the competition, contestants will be able to learn about smart investment choices without risking real money while competing for amazing prizes weekly and a grand prize of $15,000 cash.
On March 11, 2008: Sony Ericsson announced that it has appointed integrated marketing agency iris to handle its global activation strategy, following a competitive pitch. As its global activation agency, iris will be responsible for implementing integrated campaigns across all of Sony Ericsson’s sports marketing properties, retail business and sales promotion work.