Daily Archives: January 11, 2012

Smack in the middle of the ultrabook and tablet hoopla from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas comes a sobering report from the market researchers at IDC: PC shipments in the critical fourth quarter were down 0.2 per cent from a year before. Read more

Social television startup GetGlue — which lets users “check-in” to TV shows — has raised another round of funding from existing investors, including Time Warner, and a new lead investor, RHO Ventures. Read more

Google and Twitter have become embroiled in a war of words over the search engine’s new “your world” update, which has raised concerns that it would over-emphasise Google’s own social network over its rivals. Read more

Google appsGoogle’s enterprise unit is jubilant after snaring its biggest customer win to date, as BBVA, the Spanish bank, said it was going to migrate all its 110,000 employees onto Google Apps.

It’s about twice the size of Google’s next biggest customer wins with Rentokil and Ahold, and there is kudos in having a security-conscious bank place its trust the company’s cloud offering.  Read more

Despite getting flack for a lack of major announcements from some of the biggest technology companies, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas just keeps rolling on.

As the show floors were officially opened on Tuesday, the Consumer Electronics Association announced a record number of exhibitors – more than 3,100, up from 2,865 last year – more than 20,000 new products being shown and in excess of 140,000 attendees. Read more

Facebook began showing paid advertising to people in their news feeds today, and introduced a new label for the paid posts that could confuse users about their origins, rather than clarify that the message was placed by an advertiser. Read more