Tablets have gone the way of the Dodo and the hula hoop according to bean counters at Canalys.
The analyst said that in Q2 of this year, global shipments slumped 11 percent annually to 42.5 million units. Shipments in all global regions fell annually in the quarter, and the outlook for the months ahead is not positive. more»
Amazon has pulled the plug on a pay-per-click advertising programme that allowed businesses to divert traffic from the retailer’s platform to their own websites.
The programme allowed businesses that were not sellers on Amazon’s online marketplace to buy ad space on the website. more»
Ad-blocking will lead to almost $22 billion of lost advertising revenue this year, according to a report put together by Adobe and PageFair.
For those who came in late, PageFair is a Dublin-based start-up that helps companies and advertisers recoup some of this lost revenue. more»
The UK’s data watchdog is “making inquiries” after Carphone Warehouse admitted that personal details of up to 2.4 million of its customers may have been accessed in a cyber-attack.
The attack was discovered on Wednesday, and made public on Saturday.
The encrypted credit card details of up to 90,000 people may have been accessed, the mobile phone firm said. more»
Cisco is making changes to its UK channel infrastructure and bringing all its partner teams together.
Writing in his bog, managing director of commercial & partner sales in the UK, Richard Roberts, said the changes were part of the rapidly evolving marketplace. more»
The social notworking site Facebook has decided that its users really want to talk to businesses through its site.
Facebook rolled out features yesterday that let businesses privately communicate with customers through messages as the Messenger app.
Businesses can now include a “send message” button in ads that appear in Newsfeed that allow Facebook users to click a button and send messages, which are private. more»
After decades of flogging cheap printers that have expensive ink cartridges, Epson is coming up with a different business model.
From September the outfit will offer a new line of consumer printers in the US, each with enough ink to print at least 4,000 documents. more»
Market research company Gartner appears to believe that every company in the known cosmos is gagging for business process management (BPM).
To that end, it is going to tell people between September the 9th and September the 11th all about how BPM works at the Gaylord convention centre in National Harbor, MD. more»
There could be a drastic cut back in the number of notebooks on the market.
Word in from the Far East is that notebook ODMs, such as Quanta and Compal, have been expanding staff specifically for servers used in cloud computing data centres, their component suppliers, including thermal modules, power supplies and metal stamping, have also extended related production. more»
Fed up with losing money in a shrinking PC market, notebook OEMs are getting into servers and datacentre hardware.
According to Digitimes, Quanta and Compal have been hiring staff specifically to create hardware for servers used in cloud computing data centres and their component suppliers. more»
Logitech’s weird logo has gone as the 1980’s weirdo wants to be like everyone else.
In 1988 Timothy Wilkinson, a British designer at frog design, was told to create a logo for Logitech which was then the biggest peripheral maker in the world. more»
New Egg has declared a victory against a patent troll who tried to claim its patent covered SSL and RC4 encryption.
For those who came in late, SSL and RC4 encryption is as common as muck and the troll in question has gone against over 100 other companies, and brought in $45 million in settlements. more»
One of the sales problems for 4K TVs has been a lack of content, but it appears that Sky is getting ready to fix that.
Dubbed SkyQ, the gear will be in the shops soon. Coincidentally it appears soon after BT’s Ultra HD box began selling online. more»
The European Commission has approved Finnish telecom equipment group Nokia’s planned buy of Alcatel-Lucent because the two were not close competitors.
It said the merged Fin-French outfit will still face shedloads of competition even if it will have combined market shares around or above 30 percent for several specific types of equipment. more»
Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry revealed its cunning plan to escape doom by becoming a security company.
BlackBerry showed off a suite of security products that safeguard everything from medical gear to Hollywood movie scripts.
BlackBerry whose smartphone market share has dwindled, is trying become a little more software-focused. more»