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Techquity: More PC pain, iWatching Apple

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 03:03

May 27 - Latest data shows more weakness in PC sales while Apple's latest iPhone has some thinking about a new watch.

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The PC paint picks up pace. I didn't see it out with new projections on personal computer shipments and it's not pretty. The company sees a drop of nearly 8% and 2013 down from its previous prediction of only about a 1% decline. I see is not expecting any growth until 2050 and just one point 4% back. The new forecast incorporates -- nearly 14% decline in first quarter shipments as more computer users delayed PT purchase our -- tablets and Smartphones from more of their tasks. Tablet shipments a different story. IDC they're predicting a jump of nearly 59%. And 2013 from 2012. The growth rate expected to slow after that the tablet shipments seen surpassing PC shipments in 2015. That includes laptops and desktops. IDC attributes the growth in tablets to cheaper android based devices and smaller screen sizes primarily those under eight inches. This just goes to show. Bigger is not necessarily better. Google's fast growing android operating system could become the subject of another EU investigation. Competition commissioner -- keen on the idea is still deciding whether to open a formal investigation. Actor received complaints from competitors. He also said regulators will likely push for more concessions from the search giant and a three year investigation into complaints it's squeeze out web rivals. The group that represents competitors including Microsoft is called current proposed remedies in sufficient. Local stock is up nearly 12% today but below its latest all time high at about 920 dollars hit me twenty. If you are busy barbecuing and enjoying the Memorial Day long weekend in the last you might admit that the EU has stepped up its review of Apple's practices. Reuters reporting Monday that antitrust regulators have spent nine page questionnaires to Telecom firms asking among other things. Whether apple compelled them to buy and minimum number of iphones. The request followed complaints from the Telecom firms about Apple's sales tactics. Surveys like this are typical procedure an antitrust matters which helps the commission determine. Weathered opened a case against companies or reject complaints. Also over the weekend apple came out with a new and see -- Do you wanna -- yet. Yeah you do let's take a quick glove and hey wait a minute what am I threat. New I want it's possible things so yes we'll have to watch this one closely to find out. Shares are down less than 1% today. That's tech when he gets Tuesday remember you could follow us on Twitter at RT are asked equity. I'm -- not that this is Reuters.

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Techquity: More PC pain, iWatching Apple

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 03:03