BBC World Service

Global PC sales plunge, what’s Microsoft got to do with it?

Marketplace Contributor Apr 11, 2013
HTML EMBED:
COPY
BBC World Service

Global PC sales plunge, what’s Microsoft got to do with it?

Marketplace Contributor Apr 11, 2013
HTML EMBED:
COPY

Personal computer sales fell by 14 percent around the world during the first quarter of this year, according to a new report from the research firm IDC. The drop in shipments last quarter was the worst since IDC began tracking PC sales almost 20 years ago.

BBC technology correspondent Mark Gregory in London joins Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to explain the shift away from PC’s, and what Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system has do with it.

As a nonprofit news organization, our future depends on listeners like you who believe in the power of public service journalism.

Your investment in Marketplace helps us remain paywall-free and ensures everyone has access to trustworthy, unbiased news and information, regardless of their ability to pay.

Donate today — in any amount — to become a Marketplace Investor. Now more than ever, your commitment makes a difference.

Raise a glass to Marketplace!

Just $7/month gets you a limited edition KaiPA pint glass. Plus bragging rights that you support independent journalism.
Donate today to get yours!