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Worldwide PC Market Continues To Decline, Drops By 4.3 Percent In Q2 2017

The downward trend continues for the worldwide PC market in the second quarter of 2017. According to the latest data from Gartner, global PC shipments totaled 61.1 million for the said period, representing a 4.3 percent decline from the same quarter last year. Worldwide PC Shipments Spiral Downward The figure also represents the lowest single quarter of PC shipments since 2007. On ... Read More »

Judy Chan of Urban Airship: 82 Percent of Millennials More Likely to Use a Loyalty Card on Their Mobile Device

Urban Airship, a mobile SaaS company, recently surveyed 2,000 consumers on how their attitudes and usage of mobile wallet technology, like Apple Wallet and Google Wallet have changed.  The findings point to a rapid shift in mobile consumer behavior, including: More than half of those surveyed (54 percent) had already used a mobile wallet pass in one form or another. ... Read More »

45 Percent of Online Entrepreneurs Don’t Know What SEO Means? (Infographic)

The importance of search engine optimization (SEO) to boost online business cannot be stressed enough. But according to one source, a large percentage of small businesses still don’t know what SEO even means. According to a new study by Weebly, a DIY website building company, about 45 percent of small businesses aren’t sure what SEO means. Almost all (98 percent) ... Read More »

Judy Chan of Urban Airship: 82 Percent of Millennials More Likely to Use a Loyalty Card on Their Mobile Device

Small Business Trends: Give me a little bit of your personal background. Judy Chan: I am a product manager here at urban airship. So my primary role entrepreneurship is really to talk about mobile wallets. So what I like to tell everyone is you know in many ways I have a really fun job. I get to basically market to ... Read More »

How an Old School Business Discovered the Internet and Grew 350 Percent

What do you do when you’ve been in business for years, and have a crisis of confidence? One day something happens that forces you to confront some cold hard facts: The world has changed. Your business hasn’t changed with it. And now your business is in jeopardy. That’s exactly what happened to Brian Young, owner of Home Painters Toronto. He ... Read More »

69 Percent of SMBs Focus IT Budget on Emerging Tech

Sixty-nine percent of small and medium-sized businesses are devoting part of their IT budget for 2016 to newer and emerging technologies. These include technologies like 3D printers and wearable devices, as well as dashboard and data visualization software applications. The stat comes from a new survey-based whitepaper by technology company Insight Enterprises Inc. (NASDAQ: NSIT). That figure raises to three in ... Read More »

Over 99 Percent of Fake Apple Chargers Fail to Pass Basic Safety Tests: Report

HIGHLIGHTS 400 chargers were tested for sufficient insulation Only three chargers were able to pass the test Users have been advised not to overcharge their appliances Among smartphone manufacturers, Apple might be the most popular name around the world. However, along with this privilege, the company has to deal with the added burden of imposters who try to benefit by ... Read More »

Demonetisation: Sales Down 25-30 Percent, Says Micromax

Consumer sales have seen a 25-30 percent hit in past few weeks due to twin impact of demonetisation and seasonal slowdown post Diwali, country’s third largest handset maker Micromax said today. While online sales suffered due to cash crunch in the aftermath of demonetisation, the company’s supply chain saw a 15-18 percent decline in sales in the last few weeks. ... Read More »

69 Percent of SMBs Focus IT Budget on Emerging Tech

Sixty-nine percent of small and medium-sized businesses are devoting part of their IT budget for 2016 to newer and emerging technologies. These include technologies like 3D printers and wearable devices, as well as dashboard and data visualization software applications. The stat comes from a new survey-based whitepaper by technology company Insight Enterprises Inc. (NASDAQ: NSIT). That figure raises to three in ... Read More »

Flipkart’s Valuation Reportedly Slashed 38 Percent by Morgan Stanley

HIGHLIGHTS Morgan Stanley has cut its valuation of Flipkart by 38 percent This puts the valuation at $5.54 billion Flipkart says this is purely theoretical Investing firm Morgan Stanley has reportedly marked down its shares in Flipkart for the second time this year. The firm has reportedly slashed Flipkart’s valuation by 38 percent in the latest round, following a 27 ... Read More »