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Despite rampant software piracy abroad and withering competition and market churn at home, Bill Gates remains bullish on the technology industry in general and, in particular, Microsoft’s tablet and operating system efforts.
Despite banking $9.5 billion in net profit and growing its cash pile, CEO Tim Cook acknowledges how Apple’s results — and the manner in which the company’s share price has fallen — has disappointed some market watchers.
Microsoft’s rumored plans to dive into the 7-inch tablet fray have been interpreted as a last-ditch attempt by the software giant to remain relevant in the post-PC world.
Dell is making a concerted effort to target its Microsoft Windows 8-based mobile computing devices at vertical industries and is counting on channel partners to champion updated functionality and security improvements to specific users in healthcare, education, government and financial services.
VMware launches a comprehensive mobility and virtualization suite, VMware Horizon, encompassing key areas on application, security, data management and virtual desktop access for a “multi-device era.”
Apple has stunned the tech market with its ability to not just grab huge chucks of sales and profits, but also to completely win the hearts and minds of customers and control the innovation conversation — but many fear Apple is at the end of its innovation limits. There are lessons for finding and sustaining success in the Apple model.
A new analyst report estimates Microsoft is missing out on as much as $2.5 billion annually by not marketing a version of its popular Office productivity suite for Apple’s iPad. The loss actually could be much more substantial if Android tablets and channel value-add sales opportunities are taken into consideration.
HP is reportedly planning a high-end Android tablet to sell alongside premium Windows tablets and ultrabooks — on the heels of HP announcing it would develop a Chromebook. Are these signs Microsoft is losing its grip on the OS and mobility markets?
Analyst firm Canalys Ltd. has labeled Microsoft’s move into the hardware space “a non-event,” as Q4 figures reveal Apple strengthened its position as the world’s leading client vendor.
Samsung was the big winner as the tablet market continued its seemingly unstoppable upward trajectory in 2012′s closing quarter, according to IDC figures.