News tagged with personal computer industry

Early look at Windows 8 baffles consumers (Update)

The release of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system is a week away, and consumers are in for a shock. Windows, used in one form or another for a generation, is getting a completely different look that will ...

dateOct 19, 2012 in Software
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Microsoft chief says China piracy very costly

Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has said rampant software piracy in China has eaten into his company's revenue in what is soon to be the world's top PC market, a report said Friday.

dateMay 27, 2011 in Business
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Analysts, PC industry cool on Windows 8

While Microsoft is touting next week's launch of Windows 8 as the savior of the computer industry, PC makers and analysts are increasingly skeptical that the new operating system will lure consumers away ...

dateOct 17, 2012 in Business
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HP posts $1.4B fiscal 4Q profit

Hewlett-Packard posted net income of $1.4 billion for its fiscal fourth-quarter, as cost cuts stemming from its ongoing restructuring more than offset the effects of sluggish computer demand.

dateNov 26, 2013 in Business
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Thailand flooding could affect PC supplies, prices

(AP) -- The personal computer industry, already reeling from depressed demand, has been dealt another setback: Massive flooding in Thailand has curtailed production of a critical component - computer storage ...

dateOct 19, 2011 in Business
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Xbox Music to offer on-demand music free on tablet

Buyers of tablets that run Microsoft's newest operating system, Windows 8, are in for a pleasant musical surprise: they'll be able to handpick from a selection of millions of songs and stream them for free ...

dateOct 15, 2012 in Business
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