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Add-in board market down in Q2, Nvidia holds market share lead

August 25th 2014

JPR found that AIB shipments during Q2 2014 behaved according to past years with regard to seasonality, but the decrease was more than the 10-year average. The news was disappointing, quarter-to-quarter, the market dropped 17.5 % (compared to the desktop PC market, which increased 1.3%). The attach rate of AIBs to desktop PCs has declined from a high of 63% in Q1 2008 to 36% in 2014 2Q, down from 44% last quarter. Click here to learn more about this major report, subscribers can download it now.

The PC isn’t dead—I told you so

Techwatch August 27th 2014

What’s next? In terms of economic recovery, and overall growth trends, the PC market is a lot healthier than many others—  automobiles, for example. However, although the PC market recovered faster than autos, it got gob-smacked by the impact of tablets. Seeing the downturn in sales, the sharpshooters on Wall Street drew a straight line and cleverly predicted the PC would be dead and gone by 2020. Those were the same bright folks who created derivatives that sent the world economy into a nosedive; definitely the folks we want to be listening to. Fortunately, the world beyond Wall Street wasn’t …

Leopard, Apple’s new operating system, broadens Macs’ reach

Apple Inc.‘s next-generation operating system, Mac OS X “Leopard,” will be available Oct. 26 for $129, and Apple’s online store is taking pre-orders, the company said Tuesday. Leopard was originally due in June, but Apple said in April that it needed to divert resources so it could launch the …Read the complete article

iPhone owner sues Apple for $1 million

SAN JOSE, California (AP)—A New York woman is so angry at Apple Inc. for lopping $200 off the price of the iPhone that she’s filed a lawsuit seeking $1 million in damages. Speaking of affordable prices. Apple has found itself on the wrong end of a lawsuit after a …Read the complete article

Microsoft has new Zune music players to take on iPods

Microsoft Corp. is introducing a series of Zune digital media players that for the first time will compete with the most popular iPod, the Nano. Microsoft, which rolled out its first portable player, the 30-GB Zune, last year, is extending the line with an 80-GB Zune. In the latest …Read the complete article

iPhone to launch outside U.S.

LONDON, England (AP)—Apple Inc.‘s iPhone will go on sale in Britain on November 9 exclusively through mobile operator O2, marking the first time the combination cell phone-iPod media player will be available outside the United States. The 8-gigabyte model will be offered for £269, or $536—or $139 more expensive …Read the complete article

Windows XP won’t bow out so soon

Bowing to pressure from customers and computer makers, Microsoft plans to keep Windows XP around a little longer. Large PC manufacturers were slated to have to stop selling XP after January 31. However, vendors have successfully lobbied Microsoft to allow them to continue selling PCs with all flavors of …Read the complete article