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  1. Global PC sales fall in final quarter of 2011

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    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...
  2. Global Smartphone sales increase 42% in third quarter

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    Worldwide sales of Smartphones totalled 115 million units in the third quarter of 2011, up 42 percent from the same quarter of 2010 and up 7% form the second quarter of 2011 according to a recent report from Gartner. The research firm says smartphone sales accounted for 26 percent of all mobile...
  3. Online Music revenues expected to reach $6.3 billion this year

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    Consumer spending for online music worldwide is estimated to reach U.S. $6.3 billion in 2011, up from $5.9 billion in 2010, according to a recent report from Gartner. That number is forecast to reach $6.8 billion in 2012, and grow to $7.7 billion in 2015. While the numbers are positive, Gartner...
  4. Global PC sales up 3.2% in third quarter

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    Global sales of personal computers reached 91.8 million units in the third quarter of 2011, a 3.2 percent increase from the same period last year according to a recent report from Gartner. While the numbers were up over 2010, they were below Gartner's earlier projection for 5.1 percent growth...
  5. Gartner lowers 2011 sales forecast for tablet computers

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    Worldwide sales of tablet computers are on pace to reach 63.6 million units according to a recent report from Gartner. If correct, tablet sales would be up over 250 percent from 2010 sales of 17.6 million units. While the increase is still amazing, the numbers are down significantly from the...
  6. Global PC sales continue to slow

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    Worldwide Sales of personal computers are expected reach 364 million units in 2011, up 3.8 percent from 2010 according to an updated forecast from the Gartner research firm. While the numbers are expected to be positive for the year, the estimates are much weaker than originally predicted. This...
  7. Report: One in four consumers getting tired of “Social Media”

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    According to recent report from Gartner, some online users are displaying what the researchers are calling “social media fatigue.” In a survey taken last December and January of over 6,000 users in 11 countries, almost one in four (24%) said they use their favorite social media site less than...
  8. Global Smartphone sales up 74% in second quarter

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    Over 107 million smartphones were sold in the second quarter of 2011, up 74% from 62 million in the same quarter a year earlier, according to a recent report by Gartner. Smartphone sales accounted for 25% of the 429 million mobile device sold worldwide during the April to June time frame...
  9. Global PC sales top 85 million units in second quarter

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    Global sales of personal computers reached 85.2 million units in the second quarter of 2011, a 2.3 percent increase from the same period last year according to a recent report from Gartner. While the numbers were up over 2010, they were below Gartner's earlier projection for 6.7 percent growth...
  10. Worldwide spending on video gaming will top $74 billion in 2011

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    Worldwide consumer spending on video game hardware, software and online gaming is expected to top $74 billion in 2011, up 10.4% from 2010, according to a report out today by Gartner. The research firm predicts that by 2015 spending will reach $112 billion, up from $67 billion in 2010. The $74...
  11. Worldwide Computer sales to reach 385 million in 2011

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    Worldwide Sales of personal computers is expected reach 385 million units in 2011 according to updated forecast from the Gartner research firm. The firm projects sales will be up 9.3 percent for the year. This is slightly lower than Gartner's previous projection of 10.5 percent growth (387.8...
  12. Worldwide sales of Smartphones up 85% in recent quarter

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    Global sales of wireless phones and smartphones were 427.8 million units in the first quarter of 2011, an increase of 19 percent from the first quarter of 2010, according to recent report from Gartner, Inc. Smartphone sales totaled 101.8 million units in the January to March timeframe, up 85...
  13. Worldwide Computer sales drop in first quarter

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    Worldwide s PC shipments totalled 84.3 million units in the first three months of 2011, a 1.1 percent decline from the first quarter of 2010, according to a recent report by Gartner. While the first quarter is typically a slow one for computer sales, the weak sales, especially among consumers...
  14. Gartner predicts 70 million tablets will be sold this year

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    The worldwide market for tablet computers is expected to climb almost fourfold in 2011 according to a recent report from Gartner. The research firm estimates 70 million tablets will be sold this year, up from 17.6 million in 2010. The firm also predicts sales of 294 million by 2015. Despite...
  15. Smartphone sales expected to top 468 million in 2011

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    Worldwide sales of smartphones is predicted to reach 468 million units in 2011, a 57.7 percent increase from 2010, according to Gartner Inc. Sales of smartphones in 2010 were just under 297 million units. The research firm also predicts that about 38.5 percent or 180 million of the smartphones...
  16. Computer sales forecast for 2011 revised downward

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    Research firm Gartner Inc. today revised its forecasts for worldwide PC shipments due to weakness in the demand for mobile computers and increasing demand for media tablets and other internet enabled devices. The research now predicts 2011 computer sales will increase 10.5 percent over 2010 to...
  17. Worldwide Mobile phone sales up 32% in 2010

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    Worldwide mobile phone sales totalled 1.6 billion units in 2010, up 31.8 percent from 2009, according to a recent report from Gartner, Inc. The top three sellers in 2010 where the same as in 2009. Nokia led with sales of 461.3 million units, followed by Samsung at 281.1 million units and LG...
  18. Global PC Sales top 350 million in 2010

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    Worldwide PC shipments totalled 350.9 million units in 2010 according to preliminary data released this month by Gartner. The numbers include desktop and mobile computers, including mini-notebooks but not media tablet such as the iPad. Up 13.8% from 2009. A nice jump and if you add in iPad...
  19. Global PC Sales top 350 million in 2010

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    Worldwide PC shipments totalled 350.9 million units in 2010 according to preliminary data released this month by Gartner. The numbers include desktop and mobile computers, including mini-notebooks but not media tablet such as the iPad. Sales were up 13.8% over the 308.3 million units shipped in...
  20. E-Reader sales expected to top 11 million units in 2011

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    Global e-reader sales are forecast to total 6.6 million units in 2010, up 79.8 percent from 2009 sales of 3.6 million units, according to a recent report from Gartner, Inc. The research firm predicts sales will jump another 68% in 2011 and surpass 11 million. "The connected e-reader market...
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