By The Numbers

The PC is mightier

Marketplace Staff Oct 16, 2015
500 million

That’s how many old PCs there are in the world. And when it comes time for them to be replaced, several tech companies are hoping the owners will stick with PCs. In an unusual move, Intel, Microsoft, HP, Dell and Lenovo joined forces to launch an ad campaign called “PC Does What!?” that they hope will help convince users that the PC is a worthy competitor in the realm of computers.

11.8 liters

How much beer was sold last year by Snow, a joint venture in China between SABMiller and a state-owned partner. To put it in perspective, that’s one out of every 20 glasses of beer drunk worldwide. As the Associated Press writes, it would be part of the juggernaut deal that will merge SABMiller with AB InBev.

$12.3 million

That’s how much Mayor Bill de Blasio said he would commit to agencies in New York that offer staff and resources to prevent evictions. With rents ever-rising in all five boroughs, the city is focusing on preventing homelessness by combating evictions.

$227,812

That’s how much Finnish techie Kristoffer Lawson and his team are trying to raise on Kickstarter for their new … let’s call it a “computer.” Solu is roughly the size of a coaster, and uses a barely recognizable version of the Android operating system. As the BBC reports, one of the more notable features is that you can’t buy any software — Solu users pay $20 a month for a kind of “Spotify, but for software.”

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