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More than 42% of anglophone Canadians now own a tablet: study

TORONTO - More than 42 per cent of anglophone Canadians now own a tablet and most are increasingly choosing one of Apple's iPads, suggests a report by the Media Technology Monitor. Tablet ownership spiked by about 66 per cent between 2012 and 2013, according to the results of a MTM survey conducted with 4,009 Canadians between Oct. 7 and Dec. 1 of last year. In the fall of 2012, about one in four anglophone Canadians told pollsters they had one of the gadgets, while a similar survey conducted in the fall of 2011 found just one in 10 were tablet owners.

Intel reports lower 1st-quarter net income amid PC slump but revenue inches higher

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Intel's earnings fell in the first three months of the year amid a continued slump in the worldwide PC market, but revenue grew slightly because of solid demand for tablet processors and its data centre services. Intel Corp. is the world's largest maker of microprocessors, which act as the "brains" of computers. Intel has historically been strong in selling chips for personal computers, but that business is declining as people buy smartphones and tablets instead. Intel has been slow to respond to that shift with lower-energy chips that mobile devices demand.

Chipmakers' outlook brighter despite falling prices: analysts

By Kang Yoon-seung SEOUL, April 16 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's top chipmakers are expected to see their earnings improve in 2014, with rising demands recouping losses from the falling prices of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chips, analysts said Wednesday. Data from market researcher DRAMeXchange said that the fixed price of DDR3 2Gb 256Mx8 1333MHz chips, the standard in setting the price of DRAMs, came to US$1.81 in the second half of March, down 8.1 percent from the $1.97 a year earlier.

Intel's quarterly net beats Street, CEO talks up tablets

By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Intel Corp's first-quarter net profit exceeded Wall Street's estimates as the chipmaker wrestles with slow demand for personal computers and its chief executive officer said an ambitious goal to stake out market share in tablets was on track.

Intel steadies as PC declines ease

US computer chip giant Intel reported a modest dip in earnings in the first quarter on Tuesday, amid a stabilization of the key personal computer segment. Profits in the January-March period dipped five percent to $1.9 billion, results which slightly beat Wall Street estimates. Revenues meanwhile grew 1.5 percent from a year earlier to $12.8 billion, in line with analyst expectations. Intel said revenues from its PC division dipped just one percent to $7.9 billion, as the sector steadied after years of losing ground to mobile devices.

PC sales see modest drop amid Windows XP replacements

Global personal computer sales saw a modest dip in the first quarter of 2014, as the pace of decline was eased by replacements of older PCs using Windows XP. Figures released Wednesday by Gartner showed global sales down 1.7 percent year-over-year at 76.6 million units in the first quarter of 2014. A separate survey by IDC showed a 4.4 percent drop to 73.4 million.

PC sales see modest drop amid Windows XP replacements

Global personal computer sales saw a modest dip in the first quarter of 2014, as the pace of decline was eased by replacements of older PCs using Windows XP. Figures released Wednesday by Gartner showed global sales down 1.7 percent year-over-year at 76.6 million units in the first quarter of 2014. A separate survey by IDC showed a 4.4 percent drop to 73.4 million.

Hewlett-Packard paying $108M to resolve charges employees bribed officials in 3 countries

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Hewlett-Packard will pay the U.S. government $108 million to settle charges that former employees paid bribes to officials in Russia, Mexico and Poland. The SEC says an HP division in Russia paid $2 million to make sure the company retained a contract with the federal prosecutor's office there. A Mexican subsidiary paid $1 million to secure a software sale to the country's state-owned oil company, while $600,000 in gifts and bribes were paid to a Polish government official to win contracts with the national police agency.

HP pays $108 million to settle DOJ, SEC corruption probes

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard will pay $108 million and agreed to take on certain reporting and compliance obligations to settle a Justice Department and SEC investigation into potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Intel adjusts financial reporting to reflect mobile gadgets

By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Chipmaker Intel Corp said on Monday it was adjusting its financial reporting structure to better reflect its focus on two key areas: mobile and the growing field of linking up electronic devices.
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