Microsoft calls in the axeman again
Published in News
Friday, 29 July 2016 11:21

Microsoft calls in the axeman again


More cost cutting coming

Software King of the world Microsoft is planning to lay off 2,850 more employees in the next year, according to a filing it just made with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Gartner says smartphone sales will fall dramatically
Published in Mobiles


That bubble has burst now

After sliding its slide-rules, flicking its abacus, and counting its toes, the beancounters at Gartner have decided that the smartphone business bubble has burst splattering in the face of those who depend on it.

HTC sales drop down the loo
Published in News
Monday, 09 May 2016 12:32

HTC sales drop down the loo


Reporting miserable results

HTC is having a pretty terrrible day after having to report a dismile quarter with falling sales.

Global semiconductor sales go up
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 11:48

Global semiconductor sales go up


First improvement in five months

Global semiconductor sales saw a slight increase in March for the first time in five months.

100K Meizu M3 Notes sold in seven minutes
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 14 April 2016 08:49

100K Meizu M3 Notes sold in seven minutes


More arriving in few days

Meizu M3 Note is a great deal for 799 Yen (109.85 EUR or $123 USD) and the sales in China proved that. Meizu managed to sell 100,000 phones within seven minutes.

Global server sales growing
Published in News
Thursday, 07 April 2016 13:05

Global server sales growing


New report good news for Taiwan

Worldwide server shipments are on the rise with a spin off effect on motherboards, servers, storage and related network equipment makers.

Quanta profits hurting
Published in Notebooks
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 12:35

Quanta profits hurting


Lowest in nine years

Quanta has reported that its net profits declined 5.6 per cent on year to US$538.91 million for 2015, the lowest level in nine years.

PS outsells Xbox one by a million units in the UK
Published in News


Game figures

It looks like the PS4 is continuing to clean Microsoft's clock in the console wars, outsellng the Xbox by a million units in the UK.

Xiaomi misses sales targets by 10 million
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 15 January 2016 13:03

Xiaomi misses sales targets by 10 million


But what is 10 million between friends?

The Western Press is having a field day after Xiaomi failed to meet its rather ambitious target of flogging 80 million handsets in 2015.

PCs can't get a break
Published in News
Wednesday, 13 January 2016 12:26

PCs can't get a break


Strong US dollar to blame, amongst other things

Worldwide PC shipments dropped 8.3 percent in the fourth quarter which was the worst sales have been since 2008, beancounters at Gartner Group said.