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As PCs Tank, Gaming Hardware Sales Are Steady As PCs Tank, Gaming Hardware Sales Are Steady
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PC shipments are falling, and fast. Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system was not enough to save PC manufacturers from a disappointing holiday season in 2012, and the quickly rising tablet market is beginning to cut out PC sales for …

PC Sales Could Pick Up Again, Say Analysts PC Sales Could Pick Up Again, Say Analysts

Following a disappointing holiday season, PC sales have been on the decline for the first half of 2013. Even the release of a new Windows operating system wasn’t enough to buoy sales of traditional PCs. The prevailing opinion is that …

Ashton Kutcher (You Know, Steve Jobs) Reportedly Eyeing Lenovo Gig Ashton Kutcher (You Know, Steve Jobs) Reportedly Eyeing Lenovo Gig

Remember those “I’m a Mac and I’m a PC” ads? Well, replace both John Hodgman and Justin Long with Ashton Kutcher and insert the new line “I’m here to sell you a PC, and also a movie about the guy …

Another Analyst Predicts Declining PC Sales Another Analyst Predicts Declining PC Sales

Following a disappointing 2012 holiday season that saw PC sales decline despite the launch of Windows 8, industry analysts began predicting further declines for PC shipments throughout 2013. Last week, a Digitimes report raised hopes, stating that PC shipments could …

Samsung Rebrands All of its Laptops, Launches Two New Ones Samsung Rebrands All of its Laptops, Launches Two New Ones
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While the U.S. braces for the imminent launch of the Galaxy S4, Samsung has also quietly been selling its laptops. The Korean electronics manufacturer this week announced that it has rebranded its entire Windows PC lineup to fit under the …

Microsoft Blames PC Makers For Slow Windows 8 Sales [Report] Microsoft Blames PC Makers For Slow Windows 8 Sales [Report]
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Microsoft released its quarterly earnings report yesterday, and there was a bit of good news for the company’s Windows business. The company announced that it had sold 60 million Windows 8 licenses and that it was making more money off …

PC Sales Dropping, Shows Yet Another Report PC Sales Dropping, Shows Yet Another Report

Last week, a report from International Data Corporation (IDC) showed that PC shipments during the fourth quarter of 2012 declined by around 6.4% from the fourth quarter of 2011. Now, analyst firm Gartner has weighed in on the PC market …

PC Sales Declined During Last Year’s Holiday Season PC Sales Declined During Last Year’s Holiday Season

A new report issued this week by International Data Corporation (IDC) shows that worldwide PC shipments during the fourth quarter of 2012 actually declined, down 6.4% from 2011. The 89.8 million units were less than even the predicted decline of …

All-In-One-PCs Coming This Fall Courtesy Of Samsung All-In-One-PCs Coming This Fall Courtesy Of Samsung
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All-in-one-PCs are definitely one of the better performers in the PC market. Tablets and notebooks have been eating away at their market share, but they still have a healthy life ahead of them. Samsung still believes in the market potential …

GameFly Teams Up With 2K Games For Big Name PC Games

Love GameFly but wish that their PC catalog was a lot better than it actually is? Well now GameFly has annouced that it is expanding its partnership with 2K Games to deliver more PC games to GameFly via it’s Unlimited …

Time Warner Cable Brings Streaming App To PCs And Macs Time Warner Cable Brings Streaming App To PCs And Macs
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In an attempt to stay relevant with the kids, Time Warner is bringing its streaming service to PCs and Macs. The service was originally only available for the iPad and iPhone. The software is currently in beta form and works …

HP Decides Keeping PC Business More Cost Effective Than Dropping It HP Decides Keeping PC Business More Cost Effective Than Dropping It
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A couple months ago, HP announced it was exploring options for spinning off its PC business, but has now announced that it will keep it instead. In a statement, the company said it has completed its evaluation of strategic alternatives …

Acer CEO Lanci Resigns
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Gianfranco Lanci, President and CEO of Acer has stepped down immediately according to a statement released today.  The Taiwan-based multinational PC maker announced that Chairman J.T. Wang has immediately taken over the role for the interim. Lanci, a former employee …

Apple Macbook Pro Gets Processor, Graphics, Thunderbolt I/O Update
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The Apple Macbook Pro family has been updated with new next-generation processors and graphics, high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology and a new FaceTime HD camera. 

FaceTime has become a popular selling point of Apple’s iPhone, and the iPad 2 is expected to accommodate it as well. 

Netbooks Set To Overtake Laptops And PCs
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Purchase rates for personal computers and mobile phones (not including smartphones) will decrease by 39 percent and 56 percent this year compared with last year, respectively, according to a new survey from Accenture.

By contrast, buying rates of 3DTVs (three-dimensional TVs) are expected to rise 500 percent; tablet computers 160 percent; ebook readers 133 percent; and smartphones 26 percent.

Google Exec Gives Desktops Three More Years
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Never mind the associated cubicles, desks, chairs, and monitors that, for many people, have become part of everyday life.  A Google exec believes desktop computers will be irrelevant in three years’ time.

Consumer Technology Holiday Sales Hit $10.8 Billion
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U.S. consumer technology retail sales fell less than one percent for the 2009 holiday season, according to a new report from The NPD Group.

The report found sales for the five-week holiday period reached $10.8 billion, a big improvement from the 6 percent decline during the 2008 holiday season.

More Than A Billion PCs In Use Globally
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The number of PCs in use worldwide has surpassed 1 billion and is on track to reach 2 billion in 2014, according to research firm Gartner.

"Mature markets such as the United States, Western Europe, and Japan currently account for 58 percent of the world’s installed PCs, but these markets only account for 15 percent of the world’s population," said George Shiffler, research director at Gartner.

Google Less Accountable Than Interpol?

In a superficial way, here’s one for the conspiracy theorists and pissed-off privacy advocates: One World Trust placed Google below Interpol – and indeed, at the very bottom of a list – in terms of accountability.

More PageRank Carnage

I have been receiving emails and comments about yet another PageRank downturn for multiple sites.

Andrew Ooi has compiled a short list of Malaysian sites, many were as much as a PR5 previously, and currently show a PageRank of zero (a white bar)

Examples include:-

Colleen’s Simple Kind of Life and 5xmom

The numbers seem to be stable across multiple data centers

Google Gets Green PCs Into Government

You may associate Google with California, or perhaps with New York or Boston, where the company has important offices.  But it’s with the governors of Minnesota and Kansas that the search giant has reached a new deal.