While PC shipments have staged a comeback this year, Gartner’s researchers have reduced their sales forecast for the second half of the year by 2%. Previous warnings by analysts were confirmed by an Intel statement on Friday that it was lowering sales forecasts.
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Jack Schofield spent the 1970s editing photography magazines before becoming editor of an early UK computer magazine, Practical Computing. In 1983, he started writing a weekly computer column for the Guardian, and joined the staff to launch the newspaper's weekly computer supplement in 1985. This section launched the Guardian’s first website and, in 2001, its first real blog. When the printed section was dropped after 25 years and a couple of reincarnations, he felt it was a time for a change....
The broadcast media landscape is changing rapidly, with people spending less time watching live television. Since young people are quicker to adopt new technologies than older people, the result is that the audience for live TV is getting older.
Companies planning to migrate from XP to Microsoft Windows 7 in 2011-12 may have to pay over the odds for expertise, according to Gartner Inc. The research company says: “During that period, demand for highly qualified Windows 7 migration IT personnel will exceed supply, leading to higher service rates.
Gartner says the PC market in Western Europe grew by 19.6% in the second quarter of 2010, with shipments of 15.
When Tiger Woods crashed his car last year, one of the beneficiaries was an Asian media company, Jimmy Lai’s Next Media Animation. NMA produced a computer animated news report illustrating the crash, and it went viral.
Intel’s $7.68bn takeover of the McAfee security and antivirus business has taken a lot of people by surprise, including me.
According to Wired magazine’s latest bit of luscious linkbait, The Web is Dead. Long Live the Internet.
After my previous post on Mark Hurd's removal from Hewlett-Packard, I was a little surprised by the “push back” from current and former HP staff. It’s true that, as mentioned, he turned around the stock price and took HP’s annual turnover past the mighty IBM.
The so-called Antennagate scandal looks like running for a while yet. We already knew that the iPhone 4’s antenna design problem was predictable, because someone predicted it.
As previously reported on this blog, Mark Hurd has lost his job as Hewlett-Packard’s chief executive following an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment by a contractor. This wiped $10 billion off the value of HP’s shares.
Mark Hurd, 53-year-old boss of the world’s largest computer company, is stepping aside due to what appear to be irregularities in his expenses.Normally you might not expect the chief executive of a $125 billion company to have that sort of problem or, if he did, for it to become widely known.
The Official Google Blog has just provided an Update on Google Wave that could be roughly translated as “It’s dead, Jim”. It won’t be developed any further, the team behind Wave will move on to do something productive, and users have until the end of the year to extract their data.
Microsoft Windows 7 has just overtaken Windows Vista in global usage, according to Netmarketshare numbers based on monitoring websites. Windows 7 grew by 0.
Facebook users have always asked each other questions, and friends have quite often been good at answering them. But Facebook has something more ambitious in mind, and has now started rolling out a beta version of Facebook Questions.
Oracle’s Larry Ellison has come top of a list of the 25 highest-paid executives of public companies during the past decade, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis. He made $1.
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