The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Large smartphones with 5-inch or larger displays -- often called phablets -- are eating into sales of smaller tablets with screens in the 7-inch range.
By Matt Hamblen | 04 December, 2013 20:45
China overtook Japan in IT spending this year to become the world's second largest IT market, according to market research firm IDC.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 04 December, 2013 11:49
This year will go down as the PC industry's largest contraction, according to research firm IDC, with global shipments dropping by double digits and little relief in sight.
By Gregg Keizer | 03 December, 2013 17:30
Google has been selling its Nexus series of smartphones and tablets for nearly four years. While the devices aren't big sellers, they are still challenging other Android makers.
By Matt Hamblen | 03 December, 2013 11:34
Google last week again turned the screws on Microsoft and its Office franchise, this time by including Quickoffice with its newest Android mobile operating system, version 4.4 and dubbed "KitKat."
By Gregg Keizer | 04 November, 2013 21:34
Microsoft's new financial reporting format makes it much harder to get a grip on how two of its most important software franchises, Windows and Office, are performing, an analyst said.
By Gregg Keizer | 28 October, 2013 10:20
The heap of blunders that piled up at Microsoft under Steve Ballmer may have led to the earthshaking announcement that Bill Gates' former right-hand man and heir, as well as Microsoft's fiercest cheerleader, will step down as CEO within a year.
By Juan Carlos Perez | 09 September, 2013 10:10
With sales of larger "phablet" smartphones booming in Asia, Apple will likely respond next year, but it will face the same pricing predicament it's staring at now for the iPhone 5C.
By Gregg Keizer | 05 September, 2013 16:16
Microsoft must be ready to accept, as has Apple, that it's better to cannibalize its own sales than to let competitors do it.
By Gregg Keizer | 17 July, 2013 11:15