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Samsung desktop PC business shuttered: 2014 tablets to outnumber phones

Samsung desktop PC business shuttered: 2014 tablets to outnumber phones

Samsung will ditch its desktop PC business, the company has reportedly confirmed, shuttering the division in favor of tablets, notebooks, and all-in-ones which still grab consumer attention. "Demand for conventional desktop PCs is going down" an unnamed Samsung Electronics exec told The Korea Times; instead, the company will "allocate our resources to popular connected and portable devices" the exec said, complete with a gush of new tablets in 2014. Updated after the cut.

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Tablets and Android drive Post-PC world (but ignore Apple’s ecosystem at your peril)

Tablets and Android drive Post-PC world (but ignore Apple’s ecosystem at your peril)

The post-PC era continues to see tablets and smartphones drive overall growth, researchers claim, with traditional PC shipments predicted to decline more than 10-percent this year. 2013 sales of computing hardware - including tablets, smartphones, and PCs - are expected to grow 5.9-percent year on year in 2013, Gartner calculates, but that will be predominantly down to slates, it's argued. In fact, compared to 2012, tablet sales are expected to jump almost 68-percent.

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Analysts question Microsoft Office 365 adoption rate

Analysts question Microsoft Office 365 adoption rate

Microsoft has recently announced that its Office 365 software is starting to be adapted at a higher rate. When it was reporting its 3rd quarter financial results, it stated that Office 365 net seat additions increased 5 times compared to the same quarter last year, and that 25% of its enterprise customers have switched over to the product. Analysts, however, have several questions regarding Microsoft's data.

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Computer shipments decline 14% in Q1 says IDC

Computer shipments decline 14% in Q1 says IDC

The computer market has been taking an absolute beating as more and more consumers opt for mobile devices rather than traditional laptop and desktop computers. Research firm IDC issued a report on the computer industry for Q1 of 2013 this week that illustrates a market in significant decline. The report showed that worldwide shipments of laptops and desktop computers declined 14% in Q1 2013.

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IntraLinks VIA introduces the “UNshare” for information security

IntraLinks VIA introduces the “UNshare” for information security

If there's one thing the internet has taught the business universe over its relatively short lifetime, it's that information is valuable - so valuable, in fact, that there's an industry built around securing digital information of all types. This week we've had the opportunity to speak with a company with a 16-year history in this market: IntraLinks. They've let us know what they do to provide a forward-thinking model for file and information sharing and collaboration in the future, complete with the ability to kick out what they call the "oops moment" when you've shared something by mistake - or if a file goes rogue.

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Microsoft Office 365 to be updated every 3 months

Microsoft Office 365 to be updated every 3 months

Microsoft Office 365 is slated to receive updates every 3 months, according to Kurt Delbene, the president of Microsoft's Office division. He states that, "We already have the mechanisms in place to update the service on a quarterly basis." The quick updates should make subscribing to Office 365 more appealing to consumers. Delbene was a bit more evasive about whether or not Office 2013 would be updated quarterly as well, but he did say that it's possible.

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Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs proclaims Internet of Everything connected future

Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs proclaims Internet of Everything connected future

This week Qualcomm's CEO Dr. Paul E Jacobs let it be known that with AllJoyn technology and the company's dedication to open source development, their newly promised Internet of Everything would become a reality. This chat was had during the Mobile World Congress 2013 set of keynotes entitled Vertical Disruption and had Jacobs letting the world know that it wasn't a disruption he'd be talking about, it was a bit more positive angle on the whole situation. With the mobile universe advancing as it is today, Jacobs let it be known that wireless connectivity was in bloom, and AllJoyn was - and is - at the center of it all.

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Apple and Samsung grab over half smartphone share as phone sales slim in 2012

Apple and Samsung grab over half smartphone share as phone sales slim in 2012

Apple and Samsung now collectively dominate more than half of the worldwide smartphone market by sales, according to new research, though the phone market as a whole shrank slightly in 2012, year-on-year. Samsung held pole position, Gartner said, in both smartphones and phones generally, with almost 385m global sales in the year; Apple's sales reached 130m units for the same period. Meanwhile, Huawei managed to snag the number three spot in Q4 2012, though Gartner points out that it's far from a stable position.

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