(Guardian) - People are turning to apps more and more for services, which has led to a serious decline in PC and search engine use. Google threatens to drop French media links over fees plan. We're used to the idea of 'peak oil' - that there's only a finite amount of that stuff in the ground. What's the equivalent in the computing field? Two of them seem to be happening at the same time: 'peak desktop' and 'peak search' - both of which raise serious questions for two titans of the business, Microsoft and Google, which reported their quarterly results on Thursday.
Peak desktop is a big threat for Microsoft. It saw its revenues and income dip year on year, by 8% and 26% respectively, as a slowdown in the PC business (ahead of next week's launch of Windows 8) took hold... Source/Origin >> Read More