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Gartner: Global IT Spend To Hit $3.7T In 2013, Up 4.2%; Devices Spend Growth Revised Down, Helped By Cheaper Android Tablets
Analyst Gartner has increased its forecast for worldwide IT spending in 2013, revising its Q3 2012 figure up from 3.8 per cent growth to 4.2 per cent higher than last year’s figure. The analyst is now forecasting that worldwide IT spending will hit $ 3.7 trillion in 2013. Much of this spending increase is down to projected gains in the value of foreign currencies versus the dollar, said Gartner.
The US Department of Commerce has approved Verisign’s renewal with ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assinged Names and Numbers) to operate as the operator for the .com registry. Under the renewal, VeriSign will no longer be allowed to institute four price hikes of up to 7-percent during the renewal duration. A couple exceptions are in place,
Evernote? More like ever tease. Just this week it was tempting badly organized Mac owners with a beta release of Evernote 5, now the team is back to dangle its 5th version for iOS in front of our noses. The theme here is speed, with the new design putting everything just two taps away — along with quick note buttons right on the home screen. The places view also gets a lick of paint, to help you better pin down those moments of inspiration (or panicked remembering). Other tweaks include a new “recent notes” bar, and — generously — easier access to premium features. Ironically, the creators forgot to give us a release date, leaving us only with “coming very soon” for reassurance. While you wait, however, why not watch the preview video after the break for solace.
Apple has just reposted its statement acknowledging that Samsung did not copy its tablet design, after the initial wording was deemed unacceptable by the UK courts. The new version is a lot shorter, and simply repeats what it published in national newspapers this week, stating that the court did not find Samsung to be in breach of Apple’s registered design No. 0000181607-0001, reminding us that it was also upheld by the Court of Appeal, providing links to the appropriate patent and judgement documents online. The mention of the same case going in Apple’s favor in Germany has been removed completely. When first published, Apple included a short link at the bottom of its homepage. Now, to completely comply with the court’s bidding, there is a short statement accompanying the link, confirming that its initial acknowledgement was inaccurate. The court also told Apple that it must keep the admission online until at least December 14th. Will this be enough to appease the UK courts? We’ll just have to wait and see.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is unveiling proposed changes to the City of San Francisco’s open data legislation today, creating more structure around how the city’s data is shared with the public.
You can read the proposed revisions here, but the big change appears to be the addition of a Chief Data Officer, who will be “responsible for sharing City data with the public, facilitating the sharing of information between City departments, and analyzing how data sets can be used to improve city decision making.” Each department would also designate a data coordinator to work with the CDO.
Five U.S. senators have introduced a revised version of cybersecurity legislation unveiled earlier this year, with digital liberties groups praising changes that limit the type of cyberthreat information that can be shared between private companies and the U.S. government.
Nokia Stock Down By More Than 10% On Massive Overhaul: Revised Forecasts, Exec Changes, Vertu Gone, Scalado Acquired
When it rains it pours at Nokia. The Finnish company today announced not one but four separate items of news — a major strategy refresh with revised forecasts; a host of executive departures and several internal appointments to replace them; the final confirmation at its luxury folly brand Vertu is gone; and the intention to acquire imaging specialist (and Nokia partner) Scalado. The disparate nature of that list, and sheer number of simultaneous announcements, both underscore the dire situation at the company and how the changes it still needs to make to turn itself around, to make itself into a mobile leader once again, are pulling it in different directions at once.
The news has sent the company’s stock down by more than 10 percent at the time of writing — with the main reason for that probably coming from the fact that it has revised down its forecasts for the next quarter, which will be reported on July 19.
Who knew there would be so much drama over something as simple as a new SIM card standard? Apple, Nokia, RIM, and Motorola have all clashed over the issue, with RIM and Motorola saying they would find a compromise on the new design that would please all parties. That revised design was submitted last night,
Apple modified its lawsuit against Amazon this week, accusing the giant e-tailer of infringing its “App Store” trademark in new advertising for the Kindle Fire tablet.
Missouri lawmakers have approved a revision to a contentious law that limits online discussion between teachers and students.