Codebreaker

Remember PCs? Ah, those were the days.

John Moe Sep 8, 2011

Research firm Gartner predicts global PC sales will only rise 3.8 percent this year. The economy plays a big part, especially in the U.S., where over half of all PC sales are rung up. Also, the next version of Windows won’t be out until late next year, so even if you or your business has the capacity to buy a computer, chances are you can wait for the upgrades to start shipping. In fact the first looks people have been getting about Windows 8 all point to a touch screen device.

We’re here to help you navigate this changed world and economy.

Our mission at Marketplace is to raise the economic intelligence of the country. It’s a tough task, but it’s never been more important.

In the past year, we’ve seen record unemployment, stimulus bills, and reddit users influencing the stock market. Marketplace helps you understand it all, will fact-based, approachable, and unbiased reporting.

Generous support from listeners and readers is what powers our nonprofit news—and your donation today will help provide this essential service. For just $5/month, you can sustain independent journalism that keeps you and thousands of others informed.