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Smartphones overtake ‘dumb’ phones worldwide

NEW YORK (AP) — A research firm says that more smartphones than ‘dumb’ phones are being made this year, a milestone in a shift that’s putting computing power and Internet access in millions of hands worldwide.

04/26/2013

Google maps App demonstrated on an Apple iPad. (AP Photo)

Research firm: PC sales plunge as Windows 8 flops

NEW YORK (AP) — Global shipments of PCs fell 14% this year, the sharpest plunge since research firm IDC started tracking the industry in 1994. Tablets and smartphones pull money away from PCs, but the latest version of Windows also shares the blame.

04/10/2013

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