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Why Did Google, Microsoft Results Disappoint?

Bloomberg’s Dominic Chu breaks down results from Microsoft and Google and looks at why the companies fell short of expectations. He speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “In The Loop.”

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Microsoft, Google Results Felled by PCs, Mobile Ads

Martin Garner, director of mobile internet at CCS Insight, reviews results from Microsoft and Google and looks at why the companies fell short of expectations. He speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “The Pulse.”

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Windows 8.1 Preview provides a window into the future of Windows

We take a quick look at some of the more high-level changes coming with Windows 8.1.

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Research group API has released its forecast for mobile handsets in 2013. Android will keep its lead in handsets and iOS will continue to dominate in tablets. Microsoft and BlackBerry will remain in the smartphones game with small shares of the … Continue reading

Windows 8: Best Features – Infographic

Do you want windows 8 and you also want a strong reason for this? Here11 top reasons to buy new windows 8 now!!

Source: Visual.ly

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IE9 passes 20% market share, Firefox falls below 20%, Chrome loses users second month in a row – The Next Web

IE9 passes 20% market share, Firefox falls below 20%, Chrome loses users second month in a row – The Next Web.

October 2012 was quite a month in browser land. Microsoft shipped IE10 with Windows 8 last week. Google lost share for the second month in a row. Mozilla had to pull Firefox 16 due to a security hole, but recovered rather quickly. After all that, the latest market share numbers from Net Applications show that IE was the only big winner last month.

Between September and October, Internet Explorer gained an impressive 0.50 percentage points. Firefox meanwhile lost 0.09 percentage points, Chrome fell a sizeable 0.31 percentage points (more than in September), and Safari lost 0.05 percentage points. Even Opera managed to gain 0.01 percentage points.

At 54.13 percent, Internet Explorer seems to be growing once again, ensuring it won’t lose half the market share pie anytime soon. Windows 8 is out, and since Windows 7 won’t be getting IE10 anytime soon, it’s all up to the new operating system to keep things moving forward.

IE9, the latest and greatest from Microsoft until last Friday, captured 20.11 percent of the market last month (up by 0.66 percent percentage points), passing the one-in-five mark for the first time. IE8 lost a sizeable 0.41 percentage points, but it’s still the world’s most popular browser. IE7 fell 0.19 percentage points and IE6 fell 0.37 percentage points (losing everything it somehow managed to gain the previous month). Everyone can’t wait for it to fall below the 5 percent mark, but that won’t happen for a few more months; even Microsoft wants it to die; but China isn’t letting that happen.

At 19.99 percent, Firefox has once again lost its title for owning one-fifth of the market. Firefox 16 only captured 5.84 percent, but that’s simply because it hasn’t had a full month of availability yet. Firefox 15, which is at 7.82 percent, lost 3.09 percentage points, Firefox 14 dropped 2.13 percentage points, and Firefox 13 dipped 0.16 percentage points. Firefox is doing quite well in pushing new versions to its users, but it’s still nothing when compared to Google’s Chrome.

At 18.55 percent, Chrome is still just behind Firefox. I said previously that September’s 0.27 percentage point drop was likely just a blip, but clearly I was wrong. Right now, it’s not looking as likely as before that Chrome will pass Firefox, though I’m still confident it will happen sooner rather than later.

Chrome 22 captured an astounding 15.02 percent of the market, up 13.25 percentage points. Chrome 21 meanwhile fell 13.63 percentage points, Chrome 20 dropped 0.11 percentage points, and Chrome 19 dipped 0.03 percentage points. The majority are now on the latest version, and yet Chrome 23 is just around the corner.

I said previously that I expected IE9 to pass IE8, for Chrome to pass Firefox, and for IE10 to start a steady growth, all before the end of the year. The first one is going to be close, the second one is looking shaky, and there’s nothing yet to indicate one way or the other for the last one.

Net Applications uses data captured from 160 million unique visitors each month. The service monitors some 40,000 Web sites for its clients.

Image credit: Hugo Humber

 

Source: The Next Web

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Business And Marketing: Major Boost For Retailers And E-Commerce, Tablets – Infographic

It’s a well-known fact in the world of mobile technology that tablet users are taking the world by storm. A relatively recent introduction to the growing pool of interesting gadgets, tablets have taken off in the past two years, and this trend is only expected to continue.

Though the essential tablet computer has a long and checkered past, with Microsoft attempting to break it into the mainstream in the late ‘90s, all efforts to make a functional and widely accessible tablet failed until Apple released the revolutionary iPad in 2010. Microsoft’s initial attempt at creating a flat screen, portable notetaking device failed for various reasons – too heavy, difficult software, limited platform – but when Apple got it right, the iPad started appearing in households, coffee shops, board rooms and subways everywhere.

Now consumers have hundreds of tablets to choose from and with the recent additions of Amazon Kindle Fire, Microsoft Surface and Google’s Nexus 7, popularity and usage will continue to grow.

Source: Miva Merchant

Yahoo to cut 2,000 jobs – Is Yahoo finished?

Yahoo to cut 2,000 jobs, sees $375 million savings – MarketWatch.

Yahoo is limping behind the music for years. Multiple CEO’s have tried to get the company back on course, but failed miserably. It seems Google, Microsoft and others in the industry are leaving Yahoo behind with no chance to catch up.

Is Yahoo finished? Who will eventually pick them up?

U.S. Search Market Since 2008 – Infographic

Googlighting…

Office for iPad…

Why Google is a better stock than Microsoft

Why Google is a better stock than Microsoft – John Shinal’s Tech Investor – MarketWatch.

I would agree with this. Google clearly is the better stock. As far as You Tube goes, they might not be profitable for a while, but video is the future and I am convinced that Google will find a way to make this profitable.

Microsoft releases SkyDrive Apps for Windows and iPhone

iPad support for OneNote…

Microsoft and Intel hit by Government Cuts

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