Monday, January 7, 2013

US fiscal cliff: How it will hurt IT companies/ Apple App Store blasts through 40 billion downloads

US fiscal cliff: How it will hurt IT companies
News PictureWarning to investors: major UStechnology companies could miss estimates for fourth-quarter earnings as "fiscal cliff" worries likely led some corporate clients to tighten their belts last month and refrain from spending all of their 20..more
Apple App Store blasts through 40 billion downloads
News PictureApple has seen over 40 billion downloads from the App Store, with over 500m active accounts the Cupertino company claims, and nearly half of that 40bn figure being grabbed for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch in 2012. The huge milestone culminated in a r..more
Samsung sells 500 handsets per minute, set for record Q4 profit
News Picture Samsung Electronics, the world leader in mobiles and memory chips, likely earned a quarterly profit of $8.1 billion, as it sold close to 500 handsets every minute and as demand picked up for the flat screens it makes for mobile devices, includi..more
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Promises 10Gbps Data Transfers, Coming in 2014
News PictureThe trade organization behind the USB 3.0 specification has announced a new upgraded spec that promises higher data speeds over backwards compatible connections. The new spec enhanced SuperSpeed USB 3.0 spec should deliver a 10 Gbps data rate -- th..more
Plastic Logic and Intel team on PaperTab to finally undermine trees
News PicturePlastic Logic, Intel, and Queen's University have revealed a new tablet using a flexible plastic display, the PaperTab, with a 10.7-inch near-indestructible display and a Core i5 processor. The PaperTab, part of Canadian university Queen&r..more

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