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The CAD market returns to growth; reaches $8 billion in 2014

April 23rd 2015

Jon Peddie Research estimates the CAD software market to be an $8 billion market with 5.15 annual users. We expect the market to grow to $8.7 billion in 2017 at a CAGR of 4%.The news is encouraging and consistent with economic trends. The field of CAD has grown to encompass many disciplines, industries, and capabilities; the report concentrates on the tools used to produce CAD drawings and models. From that point of view we offer market share data for the major companies, geographic breakdowns, an estimate of users, and forecasts for the future. Read more on JPR's new 2105 CAD market study on our report page.

From CES to GDC to NAB - The alphabet tour continues

Techwatch April 24th 2015

As always, the year begins with CES, at least if you work in technology land, and if you don’t, you’re probably not going to be reading this brand-new shiny issue of the TechWatch Quarterly, unless … hi, Mom! This year, CES brought us so many things including connected cars, 4K TVs, and the threat of 8K TVs, robots, drones, intelligent light bulbs, VR helmets ,and 3D sensors. Sometimes it seems like so much stuff we never asked for, and can’t imagine wanting, but as the quarter goes on and companies continue to preach the gospel of technological computing, some …

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

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