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SA to get big e-sports tournament

Competitive videogaming in South Africa just got a major shot in the arm. The organisers of computer entertainment exhibition Rage have announced Rush, an e-sports tournament to take place annually. To be hosted over

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Lenovo comes up short on smartphones

Lenovo’s mobile phone business continues to shrink, while its PC division managed anaemic growth in the face of brutal holiday-season competition. The world’s largest PC maker’s profit plummeted more

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120 companies challenge Trump on immigration

More than 120 companies, from Apple to Zynga, filed an impassioned legal brief condemning US President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, stepping up the industry’s growing opposition to the policy. The amicus brief was filed late

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Apple dumps Trump

Apple CEO Tim Cook is hosting a 28 June fundraiser for US house speaker Paul Ryan and his political operation, according to two Republican aides. Some of the money will go to the National Republican Congressional Committee

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PC sales fall off a cliff

PC shipments in Africa and the Middle East fell by 28,7% year on year in the fourth quarter of 2015, the steepest ever recorded in the region for a single quarter, technology research and consulting firm International Data Corp said on Tuesday

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Worldwide PC sales tanked in 2015

Worldwide PC shipments fell by 8,3% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to the preliminary results of new Gartner research. For the year, shipments fell by 8% to 288,7m units

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Regional PC sales tank

PC sales in Africa and the Middle East fell by a massive 25,6% in the second quarter of 2015, the steepest decline ever recorded in the region for a single quarter, International Data Corp said on Monday. Overall PC shipments for the quarter fell to 3,3m

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Africa’s PC sales to slump in 2015

The African and Middle Eastern PC market posted its third successive quarter of year-on-year growth in the fourth quarter of 2014, but a slide in sales in 2015 is on the cards, according to International Data Corp. The improvement in the most recent three quarters follows

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Best of CES 2015

One of the biggest drawcards of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held in Las Vegas in the US every January, is its sheer scale. Covering nearly 200 000sq m of exhibitor space and showcasing more than 20 000 new products, it provides a wonderful overview of the best – and sometimes

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Region’s PC market to slump by 2%

PC sales in Africa and the Middle East will decline by 2% in 2014, with sales remaining flat to slightly negative for the next five years, according to new research by International Data Corp. This is despite a positive third quarter in 2014, when the market expanded by 2,1% in volume terms year on year to