Weak Holiday Sales Hit PC Makers Hard

Amid soaring popularity for tablets and smartphones, holiday-season sales of personal computers fell for the first time in more than five years, reports Reuters, citing new data from tech tracker IDC. Adding to the PC’s problems, “Microsoft Corp's new Windows 8 operating system failed to excite buyers,” Reuters writes. “The slump caps a miserable year for PC makers.”
 

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