Global PC sales fall in final quarter of 2011

After six months of increases, global sales of personal computers totalled 92.2 million units in the fourth quarter of 2011, a 1.4 decline increase from the same period last year according to a recent report from Gartner.

The research firm says weakening demand for computers among consumers, caused by economic uncertainty, was the primary reason for the decline.

One in four HDTVs shipped in 2011 will be internet enabled

In 2011, about one in four (27%) of TVs shipped worldwide will be able to connect to a network, a figure that is expected to rise 54% to 155 million by 2015, according to a recent report by DisplaySearch.

Net Income at Telus up 30% in recent quarter

Telus Corporation today reported its financial results and subscriber counts for the third quarter of 2011.

The company reported operating revenues of $2.6 billion for the quarter, up 6.5% from the same quarter a year earlier. Net income $326 million, up a whopping 30% from $251 million in same period a year earlier driven by three non-recurring items. Adjusted for the non-recurring items, net income was still up by 12% over the third Quarter of 2010.

More than one in four Canadians now own a PVR

According to a June 2011 survey BBM Canada, an estimated three out of five Canadians (60.1%) now own an HDTV, up significantly from an estimated 52.1% in June of 2010.

The ratings agency also found that the number of homes that own a PVR is up 34% over the same period in 2010. An estimated 27.5% of Canadians homes owned a PVR in June 2011, up from 20.5% in June 2010.