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JPR press conference to announce study results @ GDC

February 19th 2015

JPR, is holding a press conference Wednesday, March 4th at the SF Green Space at EEFG building, 657 Mission Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94105, two blocks away from the convention center. The doors open at 1:00. At the press conference we will be presenting shipment and forecast data on Gaming PCs, Consoles, a new category we are calling Android consoles (think Shield), PC graphics boards (AIBs), and Mobile Devices, with an emphasis on gaming. Members of the Press can RSVP to.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), space is limited.

The week of gaming

Techwatch March 4th 2015

I’ve been gaming so long, I don’t know when I’m not This is the week of the Game Developers Conference (GDC). GDC has been going on since 1988 when Chris Crawford organized it. Even before that there was the GamePC Consortium started by Ken Nicholson in 1993 (who was at ATI at the time, and is now at GE Global Research). I went to the first GamePC Consortium, and the last. Whereas the GDC conference is for developers, GamePC was trying to establish some standards and stability in the PC gaming industry. Their first proposal, almost a threat, was …

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

Oh god, please don’t let us screw it up

That's the prayer of the Internet dependent as we all enjoy another growth period. And then comes the news that Microsoft has outbid all comers for the "privilege" of investing $240 million bucks in Facebook, the latest thing in social networking ... probably. Microsoft's investment legitimizes a valuation of …Click here to read this blog entry

Web 2.0 or deja vu all over again?

I was at dinner with some very interesting and urbane executive types in Boston recently. The subject of what's next/what's the latest trend/where's the money came up as it inevitably does. We were talking about Web 2.0 and how interesting it all was that MySpace had become so last …Click here to read this blog entry

The future of CAD

The computer industry may seem to change at the speed of light but that's not true of the CAD industry. After back to back meetings with Autodesk and Dassault I am struck once again by the slow pace of change. I've decided to see this in a positive light. …Click here to read this blog entry

China’s engineers are more likely to join a start-up than Americans

Chinese engineers are younger, less-educated, unhappier in their current jobs and more likely to join a startup than their American counterparts according to survey released today comparing the hopes and dreams of engineers on either side of the Pacific. Chinese engineers also reported lower levels of education. A bachelor’s …Read the complete article