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Mon
28
Jun
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Windows 7 Sales hit 150 Million, Says Microsoft

Microsoft has reported that Windows 7 has now sold 150 million units, which they claim roughly translates to seven copies of the operating system sold every second since its October 22, 2009 launch date. The figures come from a post on a ... Microsoft-run blog, written by the company's Brandon LeBlanc. (Source: windowsteamblog.com ) Businesses Upgrade Late Back in April, on the day which marked six months since Windows 7 went on sale to the wider public, the company reported selling "well over 100 million licenses of Windows 7." In most cases one might expect a slowdown in the total number of ... (view more)

Wed
09
Jun
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Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Release Slated for July

Microsoft has confirmed that the first official version of Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 will be released next month (July, 2010). It doesn't appear the pack will bring any major updates, but it could still drive up business sales. A service pack is ... a collection of all updates released for the software since its original launch. At one stage service packs were a way to get updates (via disc) to people on dial-up modems who didn't want to use the automatic update download service; today they are used more among people who prefer to carry out major updates in a single batch. Another benefit of ... (view more)

Mon
19
Apr
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Analysts: PC Sales to Surge in 2010; Intel Posts Record Q1

Just when it looked like the standard PC -- desktop or notebook -- was being crushed under an avalanche of portable devices like smartphones, e-readers and tablets, the personal computer (PC) market appears ready to make a surprising comeback. Intel ... Posts Record First Quarter The revival of PCs can be seen in a number of recent sales releases. Earlier last week, PC chip maker Intel, the world's leading manufacturer of personal computer processors, announced staggering first quarter sales. Intel noted that its revenue topped $10 billion, with its total profit a remarkable $2.4 billion. It's ... (view more)

Wed
17
Mar
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iPad Hype High as Weekend Pre-Orders Top 150,000

Say what you will about the iPad's unique (or, according to some critics, 'questionable') design, the upcoming Apple device is already being well received by consumers. In its first weekend of pre-order availability, the iPad sold over 150,000 ... times, at one point moving at a rate of 25,000 per hour. Apple's iPad became available for pre-order last Friday. During that first full day of availability, sales peaked at an incredible 25,000 units per hour, before cooling off to about 1,000 an hour on Sunday evening. Cumulatively, sales for the three-day period reached 152,000 units. iPad Early ... (view more)

Fri
05
Mar
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Microsoft Predicts Win7 Sales to Hit $300M in 2010

A senior Microsoft executive has forecast that 300 million copies of Windows 7 will be sold during 2010. That comes just days after Microsoft reported sales of 90 million Windows 7 licenses to date. The comments came from chief operating office ... Kevin Turner, the man effectively responsible for Microsoft's day-to-day operations. He was speaking to the London School of Economics. Sales Outweigh Economic Conditions Turner said he expected the positive response to the new operating system to drive sales, outweighing a natural reluctance by businesses to spend large amounts amid harsh economic ... (view more)

Mon
30
Nov
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Cyber Monday: 100 Million Expected to Shop Online Today

Next to Black Friday and Boxing Day, Cyber Monday (today in the US and Canada) is considered one of the most popular shopping days each year. However, while Black Friday and Boxing Day usually mean long lines and zero parking at the local mall, ... Cyber Monday is all about shopping for loved ones online, and this year it could bring the highest sales ever. Cyber Monday to Bring 100M Shoppers According to a recent estimate from industry analyst Shop.org, nearly one hundred million shoppers are expected to make their way onto the web today in order to find the cheapest merchandise from the comfort ... (view more)

Fri
27
Nov
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Black Friday PC Sales to Surge, Bolster Holiday Season

Thus far, sales of Windows 7 have been " fantastic ," and now there's also evidence it's boosting hardware sales -- which will undoubtedly increase this Black Friday with super holiday deals to be had. Manufacturers and retailers on both sides of ... the Atlantic are already crediting Windows 7 with helping move more computers this pre-holiday season. Manufacturer Acer says its recent sales are up 25 per cent on the same time last year -- all thanks to Microsoft's new operating system (OS). The firm, which is the second largest PC manufacturer in the world, says it predicted such an ... (view more)

Tue
24
Nov
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Windows 7 Sales: Mindblowing, or Misleading?

Microsoft's CEO says Windows 7 is selling twice as fast as any of its predecessors. However, he was careful not to sound too arrogant, noting that even the tiniest fraction of market share lost to rivals is important to the Redmond-based software ... firm. Steve Ballmer last week spoke at Microsoft's annual meeting in Washington state, broadcast live on the Internet. He said Windows 7 had already sold twice as many units as any previous Microsoft operating system (OS) in the same period, calling the sales a "fantastic start". (Source: csmonitor.com ) Ballmer didn't give sales numbers or revenue ... (view more)

Wed
15
Jul
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Win7 Sales Could Overturn Recession, Report Says

Analyst firm IDC suggests that a major economic upturn could spur in the near future and North Americans will benefit in large part from the sales of Windows 7 . The report even suggests that Microsoft's latest operating system has the potential to ... save us from the current recession all on its own. IDC estimates that Microsoft will sell about 177 million copies of Windows 7 all together, with 50 million of those sales coming from the European market. Windows 7 Stimulus Ripple Effect How will this help the rest of us? Looking at a sales snapshot from October 2009 (the expected release date of ... (view more)

Tue
14
Jul
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Netbook Sales Set To Double, Laptops Stagnant

Worldwide shipments of netbooks are expected to double this year, despite sales of other portable computers being set to flatline. It appears the growth is down to cost, with many buying netbooks as second machines. The forecast comes from ... researchers DisplaySearch, which expects netbook shipments to rise from 16.4 million last year to 32.7 million. Shipments are the number of computers sent to retailers and are a common method of measuring "sales" as they are easier to track. The firm had been predicting 27.5 million netbook shipments this year but has revised that figure based on ... (view more)

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