For the world’s biggest tech giants, there’s a lot of turf to fight for in 2014, from your wrist to your digital wallet. Reuters’ Jon Gordon reports.
As Microsoft releases its newest next generation console today (Xbox One) following the launch of Sony’s Playstation 4 last week, today’s graphic highlights the global sales of the Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Playstation 3 consoles.
Yesterday, we posted a graphic comparing some of the most popular “mini” tablets currently on the market. In addition to a new iPad mini, Apple also announced the new iPad Air. Today’s graphic compares the iPad Air to some of its major competitors.
The mobile explosion presents a challenge to console heavyweights Sony and Microsoft – but also an opportunity. Yonggi Kang explains how the big players are creating a new kind of gaming experience.
Sony and Microsoft both plan to release next generation iterations of their flagship consoles while Nintendo sales continue to lag behind. Today’s graphic takes a look back at the global sales of the Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, and Sony PS3 consoles.
Nokia has recently launched new products in the lower and mid-tier range to protect its position in emerging markets, but its success in the high-margin smartphone market will be crucial to its long-term survival. The Lumia 925 is the latest Nokia high-end smartphone that uses Microsoft’s Windows Phone software. Today’s graphic compares it to other major smartphones on the market.
European regulators have fined Microsoft 561 million euros, or $733 million, for failing to keep its promise to offers users a choice of competing Web browsers for the Windows 7 operating system.
The fine stems from the European Commission’s 2009 antitrust probe into whether Microsoft was taking advantage of its dominant market position to force its Internet Explorer browser on users.
A recent Reuters/Ipsos poll found that just under half of 853 respondents between the age of 18 and 29 thought Microsoft is “cooler” now than it was a year or two ago. About 60% of 18- to 29-year-old respondents still thought Apple was cooler now than in the past. But Google Android brand did even better, with a full 70% giving it the thumbs up. Today’s graphic provides the results on the poll that gauged how “cool” a brand or product is compared to how cool it was in the past?
Back in the 1990s, Microsoft was the unchallenged king of computing and the release of a new Windows operating system would supercharge sales, generate excitement and generally boost its stock. Not anymore. As seen in the graphic below, Microsoft’s shares have fallen in the year following four of the last five Windows releases.