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  • Soft Q4 PC Sales Lead to First Annual Decline in Five Years

    01/12/2013 9:18:23 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    Dailytech ^ | January 11, 2013 2:07 PM | Shane McGlaun (Blog)
    PC industry slumps as Windows 8 fails to drive upgrades Manufacturers in the computer industry were optimistic for the launch of Windows 8. Computer manufacturers and Microsoft hoped that the launch of Microsoft's latest version of its Windows operating system would spur consumers and businesses to upgrade and buy new PCs. However, IDC reports that†Windows 8†did not have the impact expected for the computer market. The research has offered up its numbers for Q4 2012 for the computer industry, and the results are far from positive. IDC reports that worldwide PC shipments totaled 89.8 million units in Q4 2012,...
  • In Praise of Ecosystems (The iPod is doomed)

    07/25/2005 12:30:14 PM PDT · by kharaku · 57 replies · 831+ views
    The iPod is doomed. Not this month, not this year, and maybe not the next. But soon enough, Apple will lose its hold on the marketplace for both digital-audio players and digital songs. It's inevitable. Already the iPod's features are being copied by Samsung, Dell, iRiver, Sony, and others. Competitors are adding tuners, cameras, gaming, and more to devices. They're rolling out a host of new music services. Meanwhile, the iPod has not changed much since its debut four years ago -- and Apple's latest iteration, the iPod shuffle, has met with limited success. The competitors will win. Why? Because...