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Market research firm Gartner has estimated 7.3 million Chromebooks would be sold this year, thanks mostly to the education industry realising that kids need keyboards rather than touchscreen tablets.
Gartner has said that Big Data framework Hadoop will not make any serious impact for at least two years.
Intel still the market leader shokka
Sales of semiconductors were up eight per cent and reached $340bn according to a report by analyst house Gartner.
What a difference a percentage point makes
The Tame Apple Press had a Nintendo in its trousers when Gartner released figures showing Apple sold the most number of smartphones globally in the fourth quarter, overtaking Samsung for the first time since 2011.
This time they will be killed by Chromebooks
Not as bad as expected
Worst quarter since 2008
Will not improve for a couple of years
Falling economies to blame
Google claims it is all safe