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Baisse-rot
2012-05-06 06:50:52

Despite its status as the most commercially successful Android tablet to date, sales of Amazon's Kindle Fire have plummeted, falling from 4.8 million during the fourth quarter of 2011 to just 750,000 through the first four months of 2012, a new International Data Corporation (IDC) study has revealed. According to Telegraph Consumer Technology Editor Matt Warman, the tablet's global market share fell from 16.8% to its current level of slightly more than 4%, causing Amazon to fall to third...

IDC: Android Could Topple Windows By 2016
2012-04-02 04:49:14

Microsoft's two decade long dominance of the OS market will soon come to an end, thanks to a shift away from traditional desktops and towards mobile computing, according to projections released last week by the International Data Corporation (IDC). According to Slashgear's Chris Davies, by the year 2016, Android will emerge as the new champion among operating systems, securing an estimated 31.1% of the market share by then, up from their current 29.4% market share. Conversely, thanks to...

Global Smartphone Shipments Up 55%, iPhone Leads The Way
2012-02-07 05:41:00

Global shipments of smartphones surged during the fourth quarter of 2011, with Apple Inc.´s iPhone 4S and Samsung´s Galaxy Nexus leading the way, International Data Corporation (IDC) reported on Monday. Shipments of smartphones made by Nokia, Research in Motion Ltd. and HTC finished the quarter in third, fourth and fifth positions, respectively. According to the IDC report, there were 158 million smartphones shipped globally during the fourth quarter, a 55 percent increase...

2011-11-14 13:15:00

Survey of 2,160 Developers Sees Kindle Fire Interest on Par with iPad in April 2010; Microsoft Moves Decisively Ahead of RIM Through Nokia Partnership to Challenge Apple Mountain View, Calif and Framingham, Mass (PRWEB) November 14, 2011 Appcelerator®, the leading integrated mobile platform for rapidly developing native and HTML5 mobile web applications using open web technologies, and industry-leading analyst firm International Data Corporation (IDC), today announced results from a new...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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