Paul Thurrott's WinInfo http://winsupersite.com/taxonomy/term/7469/more en As Expected, PC Sales Drop Before Windows 8 Launch http://winsupersite.com/article/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/expected-pc-sales-drop-windows-8-launch-144481 <div class="field-byline"> Paul Thurrott </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Analysts from Gartner and IDC say that PC sales dropped about 8.45 percent in the third quarter of 2012, the most precipitous drop in PC sales since 2001. And both firms agree on the cause, too: The market is preparing for the launch of Microsoft’s ambitious new Windows 8.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/article/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/expected-pc-sales-drop-windows-8-launch-144481" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/article/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/expected-pc-sales-drop-windows-8-launch-144481#comments Paul Thurrott's WinInfo Thu, 11 Oct 2012 12:39:48 +0000 8691 at http://winsupersite.com Motorola Prevented from Banning Sale of Microsoft Products in Germany http://winsupersite.com/article/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/motorola-prevented-banning-sale-microsoft-products-germany-144379 <div class="field-byline"> Paul Thurrott </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A US appeals court ruled that Motorola Mobility cannot enforce an injunction in Germany that could have prevented Microsoft from selling some products, including Windows and the Xbox 360, in that country.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/article/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/motorola-prevented-banning-sale-microsoft-products-germany-144379" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/article/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/motorola-prevented-banning-sale-microsoft-products-germany-144379#comments Paul Thurrott's WinInfo Sun, 30 Sep 2012 16:10:25 +0000 8271 at http://winsupersite.com US DOJ Defends eBook Price-Fixing Suit Against Apple, Publishers http://winsupersite.com/article/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/doj-defends-ebook-price-fixing-suit-apple-publishers-143790 <div class="field-byline"> Paul Thurrott </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The US Department of Justice responded to criticisms of its antitrust suit against Apple and the five biggest book publishers, in which it accuses them of colluding to raise the price of ebooks and illegally harm competitors such as Amazon. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/article/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/doj-defends-ebook-price-fixing-suit-apple-publishers-143790" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/article/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/doj-defends-ebook-price-fixing-suit-apple-publishers-143790#comments Paul Thurrott's WinInfo Tue, 24 Jul 2012 12:23:34 +0000 7786 at http://winsupersite.com IDC Still Expects Windows Phone to Surpass iPhone by 2016 http://winsupersite.com/article/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/idc-expects-windows-phone-surpass-iphone-2016-143361 <div class="field-byline"> Paul Thurrott </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Last year, tech analysts from Gartner, IDC, and other firms were roundly ridiculed when they predicted that Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS would surpass Apple’s iPhone by 2016. But this year, IDC is at it again. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/article/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/idc-expects-windows-phone-surpass-iphone-2016-143361" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/article/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/idc-expects-windows-phone-surpass-iphone-2016-143361#comments Paul Thurrott's WinInfo Wed, 06 Jun 2012 19:52:56 +0000 2864 at http://winsupersite.com Facebook Retaliates Against Yahoo!, Launches Patent-Infringement Countersuit http://winsupersite.com/article/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/facebook-retaliates-yahoo-launches-patent-infringement-countersuits-142739 <div class="field-byline"> Paul Thurrott </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Facebook this week launched a countersuit against Yahoo!, alleging that the ailing online giant is infringing on 10 of its patents. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/article/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/facebook-retaliates-yahoo-launches-patent-infringement-countersuits-142739" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/article/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/facebook-retaliates-yahoo-launches-patent-infringement-countersuits-142739#comments Paul Thurrott's WinInfo Wed, 04 Apr 2012 12:24:27 +0000 7583 at http://winsupersite.com WinInfo Short Takes, October 28, 2011 http://winsupersite.com/article/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/wininfo-short-takes-october-28-2011-141079 <div class="field-byline"> Paul Thurrott </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An often irreverent look at this week's other news, including HP's startling decision to actually keep its dominant PC business, Microsoft (pretty much) completes the deployment of Windows Phone 7.5, Windows Phone "Apollo" will not be shipping by mid-2012, Samsung smartphones outsell the iPhone by a wide margin, some good news for Netflix amid a sea of discontent, RIM delays software update for a tablet no one uses, and Nintendo slashes forecast as demand dries up for yesterday's video game machines.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/article/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/wininfo-short-takes-october-28-2011-141079" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/article/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/wininfo-short-takes-october-28-2011-141079#comments Paul Thurrott's WinInfo Fri, 28 Oct 2011 13:04:44 +0000 7187 at http://winsupersite.com Apple Earnings Lifted by China Sales http://winsupersite.com/article/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/apple-earnings-lifted-china-sales-139889 <div class="field-byline"> Thurrott, Paul </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Apple announced another stunning financial quarter Tuesday, with a record quarterly net profit of $7.31 billion on record quarterly revenue of $28.57 billion. The consumer electronics giant credited its recent entry into China for pushing it over the top, but it's equally likely that a delay in the next-generation iPhone was responsible: Apple sold a whopping 20 million iPhones in a quarter that is usually the weakest for that device.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/article/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/apple-earnings-lifted-china-sales-139889" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/article/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/apple-earnings-lifted-china-sales-139889#comments Paul Thurrott's WinInfo Wed, 20 Jul 2011 12:51:31 +0000 6957 at http://winsupersite.com Intel Execs Dish Dirt on Windows 8 Versions, Microsoft Fires Back http://winsupersite.com/article/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/intel-execs-dish-dirt-windows-8-versions-136186 <div class="field-byline"> Paul Thurrott </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Intel executives this week disclosed some new information about Windows 8, revealing that Microsoft's next desktop OS will ship in multiple versions, each aimed at different chipsets and usage scenarios. The revelations quickly reignited tensions between the companies, with Microsoft denying Intel's claims.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/article/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/intel-execs-dish-dirt-windows-8-versions-136186" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/article/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/intel-execs-dish-dirt-windows-8-versions-136186#comments Paul Thurrott's WinInfo Wed, 18 May 2011 16:24:00 +0000 4870 at http://winsupersite.com TechEd 2011: Microsoft Touts Cloud Offerings http://winsupersite.com/article/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/teched-2011-microsoft-touts-cloud-offerings-136157 <div class="field-byline"> Paul Thurrott </div> <div class="node-body article-body">At Monday's TechEd 2011 keynote event, Microsoft Corporate Vice President Robert Wahbe made his case for the software giant's embrace of cloud computing, noting that the company offered a unique blend of hosted, hybrid, and on premise solutions that the competition can't match. And he carted out a bewildering series of products to prove his point, with functionality that spans across operating systems, databases, management, security and identity, and virtualization.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/article/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/teched-2011-microsoft-touts-cloud-offerings-136157" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/article/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/teched-2011-microsoft-touts-cloud-offerings-136157#comments Paul Thurrott's WinInfo Mon, 16 May 2011 11:22:00 +0000 4864 at http://winsupersite.com Top Tech Service of 2010: Facebook http://winsupersite.com/article/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/top-tech-service-of-2010-facebook <div class="field-byline"> Paul Thurrott </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Facebook counts more than 500 million members and emerged in 2010 as the single most important online destination in the world. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/article/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/top-tech-service-of-2010-facebook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/article/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/top-tech-service-of-2010-facebook#comments Paul Thurrott's WinInfo Tue, 28 Dec 2010 12:39:00 +0000 4723 at http://winsupersite.com