Stories by Elizabeth Montalbano

Acer unveils multimedia-optimized notebooks

Acer unveiled a line of multimedia-optimized laptops in New York this week at its splashy, first-ever US press conference, where it also announced the close of its acquisition of Dutch computer-maker Packard Bell.

OOXML approval only first step in road to adoption

The International Organization for Standardization's approval of Microsoft's OOXML as an international standard is just the beginning of what could be a lengthy process before the file format can be widely and successfully implemented for exchanging documents, according to critics and supporters of OOXML.