“IDC said … that second quarter PC shipments came in slightly ahead of its projections, as they did in the first quarter as well, with shipments down only 3.1 per cent to 66.3 million units. IDC had been expecting a 6.3 unit shipment decline in the quarter. As in past quarters, notebook and netbook PCs are driving volumes as shoppers are looking for more portable and less expensive PCs.”
“The move could spark off a flurry of new applications on the Pre app store that seemed to be losing steam after the device’s release. The SDK can be downloaded from a new developer portal, Palm webOSdev at developer.palm.com. Any developer can access the SDK, its associated documentation and new Mojo forums, said Palm.”
Larry Dignan reports on IBM’s second quarter earnings results.
“Big Blue on Thursday reported second quarter net income of $3.1 billion, or $2.32 a share, up from $2.8 billion, or $1.97 a share, a year ago. Revenue was $23.3 billion, down 13 per cent from a year ago. Wall Street was expecting earnings of $2.02 a share on revenue of $23.58 billion. IBM has been aiming for earnings of $10 a share to $11 and is well on its way to hit that 2010 target, according to CEO Sam Palmisano.”