Street food vendors resist and adapt to changing society

Street food vendors are ubiquitous in low- and middle-income countries. They offer up quick, cheap and diverse food and drink, while also serving as sources of employment and socialization. Yet because the stalls block sidewalks ...

Tech's future is likely to be in goods

It's easy to imagine a future in which products as mundane as toasters and window blinds will be connected to the internet and controlled by software.

Adobe Social gets predictive tool for hyper-targeting

(Phys.org) —Marketing and advertising executives are hearing a lot about the word "predictive," even outdistancing "SEO" as a key goal. That is partly due to software vendors having plenty to say about what their predictive ...

Personal computer sales slip during holiday season

Personal computer sales slipped at the end of last year, despite the holiday shopping season and the release of new Windows operating software for machines, a leading industry tracker reported.

Lenovo 3Q profit up by half, warns of disk supply

(AP) -- Lenovo Group Ltd., the world's second biggest personal computer maker, said Thursday that quarterly profit grew by more than half but warned hard drive costs would remain high amid a global shortage.

Thai floods expected to hit PC shipments into 2012

Thai flooding will significantly slow the global production of personal computers well into 2012, analysts said Thursday, as the country's huge hard disk drive industry struggles to its feet.

Lenovo says 1H profit nearly doubled

Lenovo Group, one of the world's leading personal computer manufacturers, reported Wednesday that its profit in the first half of the year nearly doubled on strong emerging market sales.

Gartner sharply lowers 2011 PC growth forecast

Technology research firm Gartner has sharply lowered its forecast for personal computer sales growth for 2011, citing the weak economy and the impact of tablet computers.

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