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By 2017, the number of app downloads should reach nearly 269 billion.

Meanwhile, the research firm also forecasts that mobile app revenues will be $26 billion in 2013, up from $18 billion last... year. That $26 billion in revenues comes from paid downloads and in-app purchases — even though only 9% of all downloads this year cost money and the rest are free.

The strongest growth pe...

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Microsoft recently filed with its Form 10-K report with the Securities and Exchanges Commission, and the paper makes for stark reading concerning the firm’s tablet ambitions.

The... form details that Microsoft made just $853 million in Surface tablet revenues in the eight months from launch to June 30, with this accounting for less than 5% of Microsoft’s Windows division reven...

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The Gartner Worldwide IT Spending Forecast report reveals that worldwide IT spending is on track to reach $3.7 trillion this year – representing a 2% increase from $3.6 trillion in 2012 –... before topping $3.9 trillion in 2014.

However while these figures suggest a rosy outlook for the future of IT, it is clear that some form factors will fare better than others, with Gartner predi...

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Noting the adoption of less expensive tablets, J.P. Morgan says the rate of IT spending growth in 2013 is expected to decline to 0.6% from the previously expected 1.2%, and a year-over-year decline... from 1.8%.

Research firm IDC forecast last month that tablet shipments will grow 59% this year to 229.3 million units – higher than the firm’s forecast for 2013 notebook shipments...

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But you’ll generally pay a premium for such rugged tablets. Earl? Not so much.


The crowdfunded project says Earl will be available for $249 (a 30% discount) through June 9. A recent... check of the website, shows the project has raised $44,992 of its $250,000 goal. So it’s not clear how long buyers will have to wait and there’s always the possibility the whole thing wil...

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Tablet PC shipments are set to grow 67% from a year ago, to 256.5 million in 2013, and reach 579.4 million by 2017, according to a new report by NPD DisplaySearch.

A lot of that... growth will come at the expense of notebook PCs with those shipments expected to decline 10% over the next four years, from 203.3 million in 2013 to 183.3 million in 2017.

But NPD note...

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It hasn’t been easy though.

In fact, Hearst fell short of its earlier forecast that it would reach a million subscribers by the end of last year. Instead, it didn’t reach a million... until the end of March, reports AllThingsD.

Meanwhile, David Carey, the head of Hearst Magazines, has his sights set higher. Back in February he predicted Hearst will have 3 million digital subs...

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Heins has in the past spoke candidly about how profitability would be key if BlackBerry chose to re-enter the tablet market with a second PlayBook, but surprisingly appeared to dismiss the market at... the Milken Institute conference in Los Angeles today.

“In five years, I don’t think there’ll be a reason to have a tablet anymore,” Heins told Bloomberg. “Maybe a...

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Revealing the results from its latest report, the research group predicts that worldwide PC, tablet and mobile phone shipments will rise 9% to a staggering 2.4 billion units in 2013 before reaching... 2.9 billion units in 2017.

Gartner puts this increase down in part to increasing demand for lower-priced tablets, and claims that their growing capabilities are making desktop PCs redundant in...

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In a new report, the group revealed that tablet shipments grew 78.4% year-on-year last year to hit 128 million units, and expects that figure to surpass the shipments of both desktops and portable PCs... in the next two years. IDC forecasts that tablet shipments will eventually stand at a mighty 352.3 million units by 2017.

The study, which was on the state of the global “smart connected de...