Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner

Gartner: Global PC shipments down 5.2% in 1stQ 2015

Global PC shipments totaled 71.7 million units in the 1st quarter of 2015, a 5.2% decline from the 1st quarter of 2014, according to Gartner, Inc’s preliminary results. In the U.S., PC shipments totaled 13.9 million units in the first quarter of 2015, a 1.3% decline from the 1st quarter …

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Sci-fi in the theater of war: Boeing patents plasma force field

Boeing (NYSE: BA), has obtained a patent for a plasma force field.  Actually, the patent is for something called a “method and system for shockwave attenuation via electromagnetic arc,” so the term “force field” is perhaps being used a bit loosely.  Nevertheless, the force field is intended to envelop and …

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Ola acquires TaxiForSure for $200 Million

In its continued effort to revolutionize India’s personal transportation sector, Ola today announced that it has acquired TaxiForSure, India’s second largest cab aggregator, for $200 million in a cash and equity deal. Ola, which already boasts over 1 lakh vehicles on its platform, has further expanded its presence with TaxiForSure’s …

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