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Wall Street and City stock markets on upward trajectory

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Investors untroubled by triple dip recession fears as analyst attributes rally to UK easing and government bond salesStock markets rallied on both sides of the Atlantic yesterday, continuing their strong start to 2013 and pushing the S&P 500 index - the broadest barometer of Wall Street - through 1,500 for...
Wall Street and City stock markets on upward trajectory

PC shipments to decline in 2012 for the first time since dot-com bust, can Windows 8 save the day?

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The global PC market will see worldwide shipments decline this year, which will mean a drop for the first time in 11 years, according to IHS’ iSuppli. More specifically, the technology research specialist expects a contraction of 1.2 percent: from 352.8 million units in 2011 to just 348.7 million in...
PC shipments to decline in 2012 for the first time since dot-com bust, can Windows 8 save the day?
Gartner: "Scant Growth" In Global Enterprise IT Spending This Year, But 2.5% Rise Projected For 2013: To Total of $2.679 Trillion
Tablets Killing Desktops Faster Than Ever

PC Sales Show Biggest Q1 Decline Ever

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Sales of personal computers were very nearly twice as bad as previously expected and experienced their worst year-on-year decline ever in the first quarter of 2013, according to the market research firm IDC, in a report released this afternoon. Worldwide PC shipments came in at 76.3 million units in the...
PC Sales Show Biggest Q1 Decline Ever

Google Admits Mobile Ads Are Causing 'Deceleration' In Revenue Growth (GOOG)

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Google has finally admitted in a disclosure to the SEC that mobile ad revenue is replacing its desktop ad revenue in a way that may hurt its sales. In a 10-Q filing, the company said (as it always does) that "our revenue growth rate has generally declined over time, and...
Google Admits Mobile Ads Are Causing 'Deceleration' In Revenue Growth (GOOG)

Gartner: Phone Sales Declined 2 Percent In Q1 2012, Dragged Down By Slow Sales In Asia-Pacific

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Sign of a maturing marketing flattening out, a lack of compelling devices, or a contraction in the economy? Gartner today released figures that note that worldwide sales of mobile phones were actually down by two percent this quarter, to reach a total of 419.1 million units — the first time...
Gartner: Phone Sales Declined 2 Percent In Q1 2012, Dragged Down By Slow Sales In Asia-Pacific
A Few Good Rounds: Trends In Venture Capital Over The Last 12 Years

Struggling PC makers and Windows 8 push PC market into free fall

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A "perfect storm" of struggling PC companies, aversion to Windows 8 and wider mobile-device adoption plunged the already struggling PC market into a free fall during the first quarter this year, IDC said.Worldwide PC shipments in the first quarter totaled 76.3 million units, down 13.9 percent compared to the...
Struggling PC makers and Windows 8 push PC market into free fall
Shintec's SmaCon controller turns your Android phone into a PSP Go (hands-on video)

IDC: Server market revenue down 7.7 percent in Q1

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Server revenue worldwide was down 7.7 percent year-over-year in the first quarter, as weak economic conditions and server consolidation by customers slowed sales, according to research firm IDC.Revenue in the market dropped to US$10.9 billion in the quarter, the fifth-time in the last six quarters the server industry saw...
IDC: Server market revenue down 7.7 percent in Q1

After rapid growth, ebook readers set for collapse with shipments plummeting 36% in 2012

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In 2011, ebook readers saw shipments of 23.2 million units, a number that now appears to have been the peak of the ebook reader market. By the end of 2012, sales are expected to fall a whopping 36 In 2011, dedicated ebook readers saw shipments of 23.2 million units, a...
After rapid growth, ebook readers set for collapse with shipments plummeting 36% in 2012

Smartphones help boost Everything Everywhere

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• 71% of contract customers own smartphones• Nearly 500,00 pre-pay customers defect in Q1 • ... but 151,000 contract customers sign up• 90% of new customers take broadband tooEverything Everywhere, the UK's largest mobile phone operator, has turned the rise in smartphone owners to its advantage by curbing the revenue...
Smartphones help boost Everything Everywhere

PC Free Fall Is Not Entirely Fault Of Windows 8

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A Samsung exec has smacked around Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system, calling it out as a big reason why the global PC industry's numbers are tanking. But is this really the smoking gun? "The global PC industry is steadily shrinking despite the launch of Windows 8," Jun Dong-soo, President of...
PC Free Fall Is Not Entirely Fault Of Windows 8

O2 first-quarter profits fall by almost a third

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Telefónica-owned mobile network's year on year operating profits fall to €334m as it struggles to retain iPhone customersThe mobile network O2 has suffered a dramatic 33% drop in profitability in its UK business as it battles to retain lucrative iPhone customers.Until October 2009, O2 was the only network in the...
O2 first-quarter profits fall by almost a third

An E-Round For E-Help: Care.com Picks Up $50M From IVP And More For Further International Growth

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The IPO market may be slowly opening up again post its Facebook contraction, but not all startups in their later stages are jumping. Care.com, the online marketplace for people to find helper for everything from childcare and tutoring to housekeeping, today announced an E-Round of finance worth $50 million, which it will...
An E-Round For E-Help: Care.com Picks Up $50M From IVP And More For Further International Growth

Feature phones dwindle as Android powers ahead in third quarter

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Apple only other platform with smartphone share above 10% as RIM, HTC and Nokia suffer squeeze - but regional breakdown shows Asia is key market for AndroidFeature phone sales are in decline, new figures for the third quarter of 2012 from Gartner show - but the smartphone business is booming,...
Feature phones dwindle as Android powers ahead in third quarter

Radio Ecoshock: Degrowth - Planned Contraction http://post.ly/g4WJ

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Radio Ecoshock: Degrowth - Planned Contraction http://post.ly/g4WJ
Engineer argues Egyptian pyramid decay is due to centuries of expansion

Trinity Mirror must re-grow digital business after CEO’s exit

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The staff and some leading shareholders of one of the UK’s leading news publishers have got their way – Trinity Mirror CEO Sly Bailey will leave the company after 10 years by year’s end. In the group, which has downsized during the industry’s profound contraction, Bailey’s total £1.7 million salary...
Trinity Mirror must re-grow digital business after CEO’s exit

George Saunders: My desktop

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Recently named as one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world, the writer tells Ben Johncock about his very reluctant engagement with computersThat's me and my wife, circa 1987, Albany, New York. We were just finishing up our creative writing Masters at Syracuse - actually I had...
George Saunders: My desktop

Google vs. Samsung

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Samsung’s recent success in mobile phones has been spectacular. It overtook Nokia for the top spot in overall unit sales. It went from having almost no smartphone sales to selling over 50 million units per quarter in a matter of two years. It now accounts for nearly 40% of all industry profits....
Google vs. Samsung

Nokia's Turnaround Fouled by Feature Phone Fail

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Two years after leaping from its burning platform, Nokia continues to swim against powerful currents. While the company’s smartphone business shows continued signs of improvement, uncertainties emerging around its feature phone business are raising questions about its ability to pull off a promised turnaround. In its first quarter, Nokia shipped...
Nokia's Turnaround Fouled by Feature Phone Fail
Why it's time for retailers to embrace showrooming

Getting Hitched? Hosting A Conference? This DIY App For Your Big Events Takes 15 Minutes To Make

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Technically it's a yapp (get it, your app?), but it still might change your life. "People want to express themselves with this new medium,” cofounder Maria Seidman says. “We’re democratizing app technology." Kleiner Perkins, North Bridge, and other backers like what they see.Last month a Mini Maker Faire was held...
Getting Hitched? Hosting A Conference? This DIY App For Your Big Events Takes 15 Minutes To Make
Recent formations say the Moon's not (tectonically) dead yet!
Storefront launches its pop-up marketplace to usher in the future of retail

Microsoft suffers steep fall in profits

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Chief executive promises a 'new era' for the world's largest software company despite a 24% slumpMicrosoft has suffered a worse than expected 24% fall in profits, but chief executive Steven Ballmer countered by promising a "new era" for the world's largest software company as it prepares to fight for a...
Microsoft suffers steep fall in profits

Nano-machines built to mimic human muscle could help power cyborgs, keep the OSI budget down

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At today's prices, building a Six Million Dollar Man would cost around $31 million. Of course, being a TV show means the Office of Scientific Intelligence doesn't have too many bionic employees, but that might not the case in the future. Nicolas Giuseppone and a team at the Université...
Nano-machines built to mimic human muscle could help power cyborgs, keep the OSI budget down

12 Deadly Grammatical Errors Startups Must Avoid

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Can the difference between "it's" and "its" actually affect the fortunes of a technology startup? You might be surprised. If you're working with a startup, odds are you're wearing a half-dozen hats and doing too much with too little. Often, this means that founders are writing their own website...
12 Deadly Grammatical Errors Startups Must Avoid
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