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Polar extends its voting service to the Web, allowing users to find polls across devices

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Polling startup Polar has launched topic pages that are accessible from the browser. The launch of this feature now makes it possible for users to find polls across different devices, whether it’s on a phone or through the browser. Originally launched last April for its iOS app, Polar topic pages...
Polar extends its voting service to the Web, allowing users to find polls across devices

CHART: Tablet market soaring, now almost two-thirds the size of PC market

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The market for tablets is continuing to climb dramatically, reaching 49.2 million units shipped worldwide in the first quarter, up from 20.3 million units a year earlier, according to an IDC research report issued today. That’s in sharp contrast with the market for traditional computers. An earlier report by...
CHART: Tablet market soaring, now almost two-thirds the size of PC market
Details on Windows 8 for ARM, plus a peek at Office 15

THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: Skype Usage Growing At Incredible Rate, Could It Be The Killer Feature Of Windows Phone? (MSFT)

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The Microsoft Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. MSFT Going Down With Market Stocks are falling on renewed concerns that Greece may not meet a looming deadline to complete a debt swap. Shares of MSFT opened in the positive but...
THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: Skype Usage Growing At Incredible Rate, Could It Be The Killer Feature Of Windows Phone? (MSFT)

BYOD, for Buy-your-own-device policies, dampens corporate PC purchases

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Companies' bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies are affecting how many traditional PCs enterprises purchase and contributing to a global sales slump, IDC analysts said....
BYOD, for Buy-your-own-device policies, dampens corporate PC purchases

Tim Cook: Here's Why Microsoft's Plan For Windows 8 To Work On PCs And Tablets Is Insane (MSFT, AAPL)

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On Apple's earnings call CEO Tim Cook addressed the forthcoming tablets from Microsoft. In short, he's a skeptic. Microsoft's plan is to release an operating system that works on traditional PCs as well as tablet computers. Cook thinks that's crazy. He said anything can be forced to converge. But the...
Tim Cook: Here's Why Microsoft's Plan For Windows 8 To Work On PCs And Tablets Is Insane (MSFT, AAPL)

My, Look At ARM's Healthy Sales

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As if you needed another indicator about how much the the old Wintel world of PCs has flipped in the last couple of years, take a look at the earnings results of the British chip designer ARM, which just reported quarterly earnings this morning. Sales rose by 29 percent year-on-year...
My, Look At ARM's Healthy Sales

Samsung Hits "Play" on Series 7 Gamer Laptop

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Samsung is dialing it up a notch or four with its new gaming laptop, the Series 7 Gamer. First introduced in January at CES 2012 and available today, the Series 7 Gamer features a unique dial that allows you to switch between four different modes and optimizes the laptop’s performance,...
Samsung Hits "Play" on Series 7 Gamer Laptop
Apple owns 74% of smartphone web traffic, 95% of tablet traffic

Apple CEO Tim Cook sitting in Michelle Obama's box for State of the Union

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Tim Cook (Credit: Apple) For the second year in a row, Apple will be represented at the State of the Union. One year after Michelle Obama invited Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of the late Steve Jobs, to sit in her box at her husband’s annual address, Apple CEO Tim Cook...
Apple CEO Tim Cook sitting in Michelle Obama's box for State of the Union

Intel designs neuromorphic chip concept, our android clones are one step closer

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Most neurochip projects have been designed around melding the brain and technology in the most literal sense. Intel's Circuit Research Laboratory, however, is betting that we might get along just fine with neuromorphic (brain-like) computers. By using valves that only have to respond to the spin of an electron,...
Intel designs neuromorphic chip concept, our android clones are one step closer

Intel's Atom is on a collision course with Core--and everybody loses

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Intel has made it clear that its fourth-generation Core or "Haswell" processors will power future PCs. But at the low end of the notebook market, the company's branding strategy will be far muddier--and that's bad for Intel, considering it needs to tell consumers exactly what to buy. On one...
Intel's Atom is on a collision course with Core--and everybody loses

Samsung and Apple Slugging It Out in the Smart Connected Devices Market

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Apple sold a ton of smartphones, tablets, and PCs last year, but not enough to retain its title as the world’s leading vendor of smart connected devices. In 2012, the company ceded that title to archrival Samsung. In a research note issued this week, IDC released its metrics for the...
Samsung and Apple Slugging It Out in the Smart Connected Devices Market

Exclusive: Intel CEO Paul Otellini on Windows 8, the Tablet Market and Competing With ARM

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Windows 8 represents a new kind of Windows release for Intel both in terms of the opportunities to expand into new markets as well as the threats posed to the chipmaker’s core PC processor business. On the one hand, the chipmaker sees the new Microsoft operating system as a way...
Exclusive: Intel CEO Paul Otellini on Windows 8, the Tablet Market and Competing With ARM

As traditional PCs grow irrelevant, tablet shipments explode

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Last month, predictions about tablets overtaking laptops this year started to pop up, and the holiday quarter numbers show that tablets are gaining huge ground on PCs. As of the fourth quarter of 2012, tablets shipped well over half the total number of traditional PCs....
As traditional PCs grow irrelevant, tablet shipments explode

Apple CEO: 'Huge opportunity' for iPads to replace Windows PCs

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Earlier today Apple reported a sharp increase in iPad sales for the holiday quarter, a stark contrast with the declining trends for Windows PCs and also Apple Macs. On a conference call with analysts following the results, Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked about the trends, and he made it...
Apple CEO: 'Huge opportunity' for iPads to replace Windows PCs
Office for Home: A visual tour
How touch-screen laptops can help the mobile Web

Microsoft patent applications take Kinect into mobile cameras, movie-making

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Microsoft has never been shy about its ambitions for Kinect's depth sensing abilities. A pair of patent applications, however, show that its hopes and dreams are taking a more Hollywood turn. One patent has the depth camera going portable: a "mobile environment sensor" determines its trajectory through a room...
Microsoft patent applications take Kinect into mobile cameras, movie-making
AMD launches series of chips that get it into low-power laptops and tablets
For Apple, Microsoft, and Google, mobile convergence means executive consolidation

Nvidia's revenues show a trend away from traditional PCs

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Apple’s success in the tablet industry hasn’t just been a boon for its shareholders. The iPad took a bite out of the PC industry and now other companies are getting in on the tablet game. While traditional PCs and their innards still make a significant amount of money for companies...
Nvidia's revenues show a trend away from traditional PCs

Consumers not waiting for Windows 8?

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Analysts say shipments of traditional PCs are flat because people are waiting for Windows 8 to appear. But what if they're simply buying tablets and other stuff instead? [Read more]...
Consumers not waiting for Windows 8?

CHART OF THE DAY: The Super Low Ad Rates For Mobile (AAPL)

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If users are shifting to mobile devices, it could be devastating to ad-supported online businesses, says Emily Steel at the FT. She notes that the ad rates for mobile are paltry compared to traditional PCs. Those ad rates are, of course, paltry compared to old media like newspapers, magazines, and...
CHART OF THE DAY: The Super Low Ad Rates For Mobile (AAPL)

Windows 8 adoption: Worse than Vista, better than OS X Mountain Lion

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Wait until January before you cast judgment on Windows 8, they said. That's when the big boost from holiday sales will--or won't--show up, and you'll be able to get a better idea of how the operating system is doing. Well, Net Application's January desktop usage data is in. What...
Windows 8 adoption: Worse than Vista, better than OS X Mountain Lion

BYOD, for Buy-your-own-device policies, dampens corporate PC purchases

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Companies' bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies are affecting how many traditional PCs enterprises purchase and contributing to a global sales slump, IDC analysts said Tuesday. About 25% of employees in businesses with more than 10 workers have bought the primary PC they use for work, IDC's Bob O'Donnell said, a large...
BYOD, for Buy-your-own-device policies, dampens corporate PC purchases

Surface tablet captures lion's share of Windows RT market

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Early adopters of the Windows 8 operating system are flocking to Microsoft's Surface tablet, making it the most popular device in the burgeoning market with an overall market share of 11 percent, according to AdDuplex. Other hardware makers that build multiple devices for the Windows 8/RT market have a...
Surface tablet captures lion's share of Windows RT market
HP, In A Huge Slap At Windows 8, Plans To Release A High-End Android Tablet (HPQ, MSFT, GOOG)

IDC: Lenovo gains on HP, PC market struggling

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Even as Lenovo posted high yearly growth and gained on market leader HP, the worldwide PC market saw a sharp decline in the third quarter of this year. This according to analysis firm IDC, which published its Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker report earlier today. The report found that the PC...
IDC: Lenovo gains on HP, PC market struggling

The time is right for an open source Ubuntu tablet OS

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I’ve been reading the Microsoft Surface RT reviews, and while the Surface Pro x86 is really the one everyone should judge the line on, they are pretty much the same when it comes to the Windows RT software. If you don’t know the difference between Windows RT and full Windows...
The time is right for an open source Ubuntu tablet OS
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