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August 24, 2011

China Overtakes U.S. in PC Shipments

The Rise of China's Internet

China has reached yet another milestone in its rise as a consumer of technology by becoming the biggest market for personal computers.In the second quarter, manufacturers shipped 18.5 million PCs in China compared with 17.7 million in the United States, according to IDC, a market research firm. It is the first time that shipments in China have exceeded those in the United States.

The shift reflects China’s growing appetite for electronics and the increasing wealth of its huge population. However, it is likely just a temporary phenomenon — at least this year.
The United States is expected to remain the top market for the full year with 73.5 million PC shipments versus 72.4 million in China, IDC said. Shipments in the United States typically rise in the fourth quarter because of the holidays — offsetting a slower pace the rest of the year — while China’s contracts after the traditional summer discounts.

In 2012, however, China is expected to lead the annual ranking. In any case, the market for PCs in the United States is weak because of the economy and the growing consumer appetite for tablets, which are not included in IDC’s PC shipment estimates. PC shipments in the United States fell 4.2 percent in the second quarter to 17.8 million while shipments in the Asia-Pacific region, including China, grew 13 percent to 30.1 million.( Nytimes)

July 11, 2011

Linkedin is No 2 Most Visited Social Site

LinkedIn is growing so quickly, it’s adding a new member each second. As the size of its network growsAccording to ComScore 33.9 million people visited LinkedIn, up 63 per cent from last year. On the other hand, MySpace had 33.5 million visitors down 50 per cent compared to previous year. While, Facebook remained at No1 spot with 160.9 million US visitors, up 14 per cent. Linkedin is now the second most visited Social network.

This infographic by Lab42.But how are people really using the fast-growing service? Researchers at Lab 42
asked 500 LinkedIn users that question and many more, and came up with a variety of answers in this infographic.

According to Research data When asked what network was most used for professional networking, LinkedIn was top with 61%, Facebook next on 22%, Twitter on 4% while  13% said none. Link When asked how often users accessed the site, 35% said daily. 81% said they belonged to at least one group and 52% said they were active in group discussions.
 Linkedin has posted two straight months of gains, as per ComScore's report. The site also incorporated features such as a personalised news feed and a visual map that explores how users are connected. Shares of LinkedIn rose $5.62, or 6 per cent, to $99.60 today on the New York Stock Exchange, setting a new high. The May 18 IPO priced the shares at $45.