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Lenovo Takes Global PC Sales Lead

PC sales may still be dropping, but that has not stopped China-based manufacturer Lenovo from increasing sales and stealing market share from competitors. Lenovo shipped 12.9 million PCs in the ...
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Samsung Researchers Closing in on Bendable Devices

A team of researchers from Samsung Electronics and Sungkyunkwan University in Korea have succeeded in growing a single-crystal layer of graphene at a size that could lead to the manufacture of ...
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PC Shipments to Fall in 2014

According to new research, PC shipments will fall 6% in 2014, and the decline will continue through 2018. The "death of the PC" may be an exaggeration. However, companies that ...
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Android Crushes Apple in Global Tablet Sales

Consumer electronics companies sold 195 million tablets last year. Unfortunately for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), which virtually invented the category, the share its iOS had of the global market dropped ...
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Google Buys Audio Password Firm SlickLogin

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) bought Israel-based voice password recognition company SlickLogin. The small company allows people to speak their passwords as a means to gain access to their computers. SlickLogin ...
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Lenovo Becomes World’s Most Successful PC Company

As Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) and Dell have struggled as personal computer (PC) businesses besieged by the success of tablets and smartphones, China-based Lenovo has taken the spot as the ...
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Is the Nook the Canary in the Tablet Coal Mine?

Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS) has confirmed that it has reduced staffing levels at the company, but it has not said how many people lost their jobs or in ...
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Sony Folds, Three PC Makers Control Market

In a move that really comes as no surprise to anybody, Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) is bidding a not-so-fond farewell to their money losing Personal Computer (PC) business. Despite reporting ...
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Breaking Microsoft Into Two Companies

The discussions about breaking Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) into two companies have gone on for years. As Satya Nadella moves into his role as the giant software company's third chief ...
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Sony Dumps PC Business, Cuts 5,000 Jobs

The disintegration of one of the world's great consumer electronics companies continued as Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE) sold one of its core operations -- PCs -- and fired 5,000 people. ...
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U.S. Consumers Want Tablets, but That’s No Answer for Apple

When Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) reported earnings after markets closed Monday night, the company said it sold 26 million iPad tablets during its first fiscal quarter, a record number. Investors ...
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Intel Says Layoff of 5,000 Is Not Firing

Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) reported it would lay off just over 5,000 people between now and the end of the year. The number is about 5% of its workforce. Intel ...
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Have PC Sales Finally Stopped Falling?

The most important piece of information to come out of Intel Corp.'s (NASDAQ: INTC) quarterly earnings release was the comment by CEO Brian Krzanich that "We had a solid fourth quarter ...
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Rumors of Windows 9 Release: Microsoft’s Next Gamble

The tech media are awash with rumors that Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) will release Windows 9 in early 2015. The code name for the operating system is "Threshold," according to Digital ...
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PC Sales Plunge Threatens HP and Dell

Research firm Gartner summed up the fate of the PC in the current world of technology, and it only needed to be brief: For the year, PC shipments were 315.9 ...
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