John Paczkowski

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2009 PC Sales Likely Lousy

It’s nothing we don’t already know: Undermined by the worst recession in 50 years, PC sales are slowing. Drastically.

There will be no double-digit sales gains in 2009. The six consecutive years of rising PC shipments we’ve seen will not be followed by a seventh. Instead, they’re likely to be followed by a decline–the first since 2001. With business and consumer spending falling and economic fundamentals askew, technology research group IDC fears that its last official forecast for 2009 PC sales–four percent growth–is unlikely to hold.

“We’re definitely more pessimistic,” IDC’s Loren Loverde told the Financial Times. “As things sink in, it could easily be in negative territory.”


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”