AMR Research sees former Sen. Bill Bradley's call for a shift in the way U.S. is run just as relevant to corporate survival in the new global economy.
The company's results were weak across the board in the first quarter as large enterprise, public sector, and consumer sales fell. Even Dell's BRIC sales growth was weak.
CEO Tim Cook said sales met its internal projections, even as he acknowledged it disappointed Wall Street.
Sure, U.S. mobile users have already made the jump to smartphones, but there's still plenty of room for growth for these handsets in developing nations.
For Apple CEO Tim Cook, it was a time to talk up China and a new partnership with IBM -- and to downplay weak iPad sales.
Management touts double-digit user growth across the company's portfolio and strong gains in mobile adoption.
The e-commerce giant has finally launched in Brazil, a huge potential emerging market. The Kindle Store is now open, and tablets are on the way.
Big Blue sees demand drop off at the end of the first quarter as revenue and earnings miss expectations. Other tech giants saw a similar tough finish to the quarter.
IDC expects worldwide PC shipments to plunge by 10 percent in 2013, partly due to a PC market decline but also to further expansion in tablet and smartphone sales.
Apple sold 35.2 million iPhones in the period -- good, but slightly below expectations. Sales of the iPad, however, continue to slump.