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What does V/W stand for?

V/W stands for Vaporware

This definition appears very frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:

  • Military and Government
  • Slang/chat, popular culture

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amp;#8220;With the press filled with the daily 'newest and greatest,' it is refreshing to have companies, like SIM2, that represent a constant in a world of vaporware.
14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In order to highlight its leadership in the ITSM reporting space, and to reduce any confusing associations with vaporware, Hagrid Solutions has rebranded itself as its namesake product: Xtraction.
lt;p>While promising to be "respectful" and not outright trash the mysterious Chrome OS, Ballmer did point out that Google's desktop operating system won't ship for a year and a half, a fact that relegates it to the vaporware category for now.
It contained a good deal of copy about what's right and what's vaporware about the new XYZ system and promised the next issue would have an extensive user report on the new product.
As business editors, we at CE are ever admiring the inventive dialect of Silicon Valley wordsmiths, whose ingenuity and humor introduced mainstream nouns like vaporware (much-hyped, but never available software) and coasterware (software so useless it remains shrinkwrapped).