14 January 2014

Windows PC Shipments Decline Worst in History

Microsoft Windows PCs -- going, going, gone?

2013 saw worst global decline of PC shipments in history: "PC shipments have seen their steepest decline in history, according to analysts at Gartner. Total PC shipments for 2013 reached 315.9 million units – a 10% decline in shipments from 2012. According to Gartner, this is equal to the number of shipments achieved in 2009."

Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments Declined 6.9 Percent in Fourth Quarter of 2013: Newsroom\Announcements\Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments Declined 6.9 Percent in Fourth...Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments Declined 6.9 Percent in Fourth Quarter of 2013 In 2013, Global PC Shipments Suffered the Worst Decline in PC Market History, But Analysts Say [hope?]* Industry Has Bottomed Out *expri.com editor's note

How the 'value trap' squeezes Windows PC makers' revenues and profits | Technology | theguardian.com: "As one unnamed LG employee told the Korean Times, exiting the PC business makes sense: "it doesn't make sense to put more resources into the money-losing business.""


Microsoft to reveal Windows 'Threshold' plans in April, ...
CNET
Microsoft to reveal Windows 'Threshold' plans in April, says report. Microsoft's Windows team may share its high-level plans for its next-generation Windows "Threshold" release at its upcoming Build developers show, according to a new sourced report...

Google to Buy Nest Labs for $3.2 Billion
New York Times
Tony Fadell, the founder and chief executive of Nest, holding up his company's Protect smoke alarm. Peter DaSilva for The New York Times. Google agreed to buy Nest Labs on Monday, in a $3.2 billion deal that will expand the technology giant's portfolio of ...


Google X staffers meet with FDA on devices
San Francisco Chronicle
Google Inc. sent employees with ties to its secretive X research group to meet with federal regulators who oversee medical devices, raising the possibility of a new product that may involve biosensors from the unit that developed computerized glasses...

Google Redraws Detroit's Map
Wall Street Journal
Think of the apology Apple had to issue in 2012 following criticism of a new version of its own Maps app, which was designed to replace Google's.

Apple's Mac ends up in tablet cannibal pot, too

Computerworld
30, 2013, the end of Apple's fiscal year, Mac sales contracted 10% ... able to accept cannibalization -- something PC makers and Microsoft have had a ...

Apple brilliantly waxes poetic in new iPad Air ad

CNET
While Google has made considerable progress in mimicking and sometimes subsuming Apple's emotional credentials, an ad like this reaches for ...

Apple Insider

Microsoft more trusted than Apple, study says

CNET
A Forrester analysis suggests what some might find surprising: Microsoft ... to the muscular manner in which Google is now trying to entice people to ...

Apple wakes up to India's potential

Times of India
BANGALORE: India - After deliberating for months, Abhilash Sathyendra, a 25-year-old equity adviser in Mysore, India, bought his first Apple phone....

Economic Times

Google Glass used in yet another surgery, this time in India

NDTV
Wearable computers and electronics were the biggest crowd pullers this year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). And just to showcase how ...

Ubergizmo

Google and Ryanair to launch airline ticket service

eTurboNews
Internet giant Google is working on top-secret plans with Michael O'Leary's Ryanair in a bid to completely transform how consumers search for, select ...

eTurboNews

Preston Gralla: Apple is still making it hard to think differently

Computerworld (blog)
Computerworld - Apple, which famously fashioned itself as a friend of rebels ... Apple would do well to follow the examples set by Yahoo and Google...

Amazon's bogus anti-Apple crusade

Salon
You may remember that Amazon helped persuade the U.S. Department of ... he's devised sound legal strategies to sue Blue Cross, Microsoft and Visa in ... In the Amazon case, Berman has alleged that Apple and the publishers ...

Apple Watch: The danger of proliferation

New Zealand Herald
Almost everyone knows the current Apple lineup: Mac mini, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro. iPhone 4s, 5c and 5s, iPad and iPad mini.


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