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Virtual reality: More virtual than real

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Remember virtual reality? The idea that science could create a virtual world of sight, sound, smell and touch was hot two decades ago, then completely fizzled out. "VR made a huge splash in the 90s, but collapsed into near obscurity a few years later. The term VR even became...
Virtual reality: More virtual than real

Big Jump in Mobile Payments Expected, but U.S. Will Miss Out

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Mobile payments will reach $171 billion globally in 2012, and $617 billion in 2016, according to research firm Gartner....
Big Jump in Mobile Payments Expected, but U.S. Will Miss Out

Boot up: Android piracy explanations, Windows Phone satisfaction, Samsung v Apple and more

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Plus China's mobile broadband outnumber fixed, Windows 8 seen by Gartner, BB10 getting its own Siri?, calculating Marissa Mayer's pay and moreA burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamCustomer satisfaction with Windows smart phones rise by 18% >> Amplified Analytics BlogAndroid shows...
Boot up: Android piracy explanations, Windows Phone satisfaction, Samsung v Apple and more

Microsoft, HP shares take a hit with 14 percent decline in PC market

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Following reports published by Gartner and IDC showing the worst declines in PC sales on record, both Microsoft and HP shares have taken a beating, reports the Wall Street Journal. At the end of trading on Thursday, Microsoft shares shed 4.44 percent down to 28.94, while HP shares fared worse...
Microsoft, HP shares take a hit with 14 percent decline in PC market

Apple tops the UK in smartphone sales

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Apple's iPhone takes the lead ahead of RIM, as BlackBerry maker sees phone sales dwindleApple displaced BlackBerry-maker RIM as the best-selling smartphone maker in the UK in 2011, according to figures from the research company Gartner.The data flatly contradict RIM's claims earlier in February that it had secured the top...
Apple tops the UK in smartphone sales

RT @Knieriemen: Infosmack Podcast #50 - "Cisco, Gartner and Bloggers" with @etherealmind and @stevie_chambers - http://bit.ly/c5A7Xb

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RT @Knieriemen: Infosmack Podcast #50 - "Cisco, Gartner and Bloggers" with @etherealmind and @stevie_chambers - http://bit.ly/c5A7Xb

5 New Rules: Don't Get Fooled Again When Buying Enterprise Technology

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"Change it had to come We knew it all along We were liberated from the fall that's all" - The Who, "Won't Get Fooled Again" With Washington festooned over the weekend with banners and parties alongside the serious national dialogue about the issues of the day, we all understand that...
5 New Rules: Don't Get Fooled Again When Buying Enterprise Technology

PC shipments expected to remain weak in 2012

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Worldwide PC shipments are on track for a small increase, but will remain weak throughout 2012, according to industry analyst firm Gartner....
PC shipments expected to remain weak in 2012

Tablets expected to surpass desktop, laptop sales by 2015

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Lower priced tablets are accelerating the shift away from PCs, according to research firm Gartner. [Read more]...
Tablets expected to surpass desktop, laptop sales by 2015

Android in enterprises 'severely limited' by weak management support from Google

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Adoption of Android tablets and smartphones in large businesses has been "severely limited" because of the complexities of managing the various Android models and versions, market research firm Gartner said in an evaluation of 20 mobile device management software vendors....
Android in enterprises 'severely limited' by weak management support from Google

Apple retains third place in US PC sales, gains 5.4 percent

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Preliminary PC shipment dataproduced by Gartner shows that Apple has held on to the number three position in the US market in the fourth quarter of 2012. Although PC shipments declined in the US by 2.1 percent year over year dropping to 17.5 million units, Apple managed to boost its...
Apple retains third place in US PC sales, gains 5.4 percent

With HP Shares Falling, Views of Director Whitworth Take On Importance

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Shareholders of Hewlett-Packard had a rough time last week. Having endured the fall of HP shares to a seven-year low last month, they have had to stand by as the numbers have gotten even worse. On Friday, HP shares set yet another ignominious milestone, hitting $18.98 a share and trading...
With HP Shares Falling, Views of Director Whitworth Take On Importance

Dell close to $22bn leveraged buyout amid decline in PC market

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PC-maker's founder and chief executive Michael Dell wants to take company private in order to focus on providing IT servicesThe computer-maker Dell could be taken private in a $22bn (£14bn) deal this week as the mounting crisis in the PC market forces one of the world's largest technology companies to...
Dell close to $22bn leveraged buyout amid decline in PC market

Hadoop will be in most advanced analytics products by 2015, Gartner says

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The Hadoop open source programming framework for large-scale data analysis is already one of the highest-profile technologies in the "big data" market, but users can expect it to become even more prevalent over the next couple of years, according to Gartner....
Hadoop will be in most advanced analytics products by 2015, Gartner says

Asian messaging service Line focuses on emerging markets with app for Nokia's Asha phones

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Japan-headquartered mobile messaging service Line has launched an application for Nokia’s Asha range of phones, coming good on a promise made back in February. Line, which was recently spun-off from parent company Naver Japan – an affiliate of Korea’s biggest Web content firm — has 130 million registered users worldwide. Its arrival on...
Asian messaging service Line focuses on emerging markets with app for Nokia's Asha phones
CHART OF THE DAY: The iPhone's Market Share Is Dead In The Water (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT, GOOG)

Windows' new programming may prevail for 20-30 years: Gartner

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Tech-research company says Windows 8 marks the beginning of the WinRT era, which means Microsoft will finally focus on mobile. [Read more]...
Windows' new programming may prevail for 20-30 years: Gartner

Nokia's dismal numbers: is Windows Phone a bust?

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Nokia's first-quarter results show smartphone sales down - but does that mean Windows Phone has failed? How does it shape up against other smartphone launches?Oh, Nokia. The red ink is pouring all over the place. The first-quarter 2012 results (PDF) show that not only did smartphone sales decline (to 11.9m...
Nokia's dismal numbers: is Windows Phone a bust?

Report: Fujitsu To Launch Handsets In Europe. U.S. Next?

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Fujitsu once said that it didn’t have any plans to launch mobile handsets outside of Asia, but that strategy appears to be changing rapidly. Today comes a report that the Japanese handset maker — which makes both Android and Windows Phone-based devices — is planning to start selling its devices...
Report: Fujitsu To Launch Handsets In Europe. U.S. Next?

PCs showing 'severe slump'

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The worldwide computer market tumbled more than expected in the third quarter, but Lenovo edged past HP to take the top spot, according to Gartner. [Read more]...
PCs showing 'severe slump'

Freespee Answers Performance Marketing Network Tradedoubler's Click-To-Call

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As online advertising transitions from desktop to mobile — research firm Gartner predicts that the global mobile ad market will grow 400% by 2016 to be worth $24.5 billion — it stands that startups operating in the wider mobile ad ecosystem are well-placed to benefit. To that end, click-to-call startup...
Freespee Answers Performance Marketing Network Tradedoubler's Click-To-Call

AMD throws 15% of its workforce off the sinking ship

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Bob Dylan once warned that the times are changing, but his lyrics couldn’t have prepared us for a world without AMD, the spunky chip designer that’s kept Intel honest (mostly) and ensured, by way of competition, that processor prices wouldn’t fly through the roof. Now it appears the floor is...
AMD throws 15% of its workforce off the sinking ship

IDC: Android OEMs Shipped 162M Smartphones In Q1, More Than 4X Apple's Rate; Windows Phone Now A (Distant) Third

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IDC today was the latest to publish its numbers on smartphone market shares after the major handset makers released Q1 earnings, and like Gartner, Strategy Analytics and the rest, it underscores the power of Google’s Android platform in the market at the moment: Android OEMs shipped 162.1 million handsets in...
IDC: Android OEMs Shipped 162M Smartphones In Q1, More Than 4X Apple's Rate; Windows Phone Now A (Distant) Third
Apple Is Still A Niche Player In The Global Smartphone Market (AAPL)

With ExactTarget Acquisition, Salesforce.com Has Spent Close To $3.5 Billion To Get Into The Chief Marketing Officer's Suite

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Salesforce.com added more marketing power to its arsenal today with the purchase of ExactTarget for $2.5 billion. It is the company’s largest acquisition to date, second to Buddy Media, which it bought last year for $689 million. In 2011, the company purchased social-monitoring platform Radian6 for $276 million in cash...
With ExactTarget Acquisition, Salesforce.com Has Spent Close To $3.5 Billion To Get Into The Chief Marketing Officer's Suite

5 reasons why cloud computing and start-ups disrupt the enterprise software markets

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This sponsored post in produced by Bob Rizika, CEO of ProfitBricks USA. While software has been “eating the world” for years in the consumer world, now start-up software is infiltrating even the largest of enterprises at an ever increasing rate. Today’s enterprise-grade datacenter infrastructure makes it easier than ever for startups...
5 reasons why cloud computing and start-ups disrupt the enterprise software markets

PC sales drop: Blame Windows 8?

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Customers holding back until Windows 8 is released, as well as businesses completing the refresh of their inventories, triggered a drop in PC sales over the past three months as compared to last year, a dip that may recover by year-end, experts say. The Windows 8 trough--the suppression of...
PC sales drop: Blame Windows 8?

Chasing Revenue: Dreams into Dollars Redux

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More than 20 years ago, I wrote an essay for Online Magazine, published at the time by Jeff Pemberton, a former New York Times executive. The title of the write up was “Dreams into Dollars.” The main point was that anyone involved in electronic information could see that eliminating the...
Chasing Revenue: Dreams into Dollars Redux

Undisputed patent king IBM sets its scientists to work on 'Big Data'

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What do ATM machines, the Universal Barcode system and a fact-finding computer that won jeopardy have in common? According to an IBM spokesperson, these inventions began with a patent secured by the company’s scientists. For the 20th consecutive year, the computer services company has held its ground as the king...
Undisputed patent king IBM sets its scientists to work on 'Big Data'

Social Media Is Worth the Investment, Say Indian CIOs

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Last week, Gartner claimed that half of enterprises are wasting money on social media. But Indian CIOs who are bullish on the social media space vehemently defend their digital marketing spends by claiming that it does indeed link back to measurable business outcomes....
Social Media Is Worth the Investment, Say Indian CIOs
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