Posts Tagged ‘asian’

Acer Founder Predicts Death of US PCs

January 19, 2010

Acer’s founder and former chairman, Stan Shih has made the fairly inflammatory comment than he firmly believes US-based PC makers could die out over the next twenty years.

According to the Inquirer, the former Acer chairman made the comments when discussing the current trend towards low-cost PCs, one that he feels north American PC manufacturers can’t hope to ignore. Indeed, Shih’s belief is that the demand for low-cost PCs will continue, and that anyone not serving that market will be left in a very difficult position indeed.



Facebook Releases First Demographic Data

December 17, 2009

Facebook has released some of the statistics that make up its users, for the first time. It’s certainly an interesting look at the user base that makes up the service’s population.

Facebook has apparently seen an awful lot of growth in terms of the diversity of its users, with the numbers of users in the US who identify themselves as African American and Latino having seen pronounced increases in the last four years. In Facebook’s own words, the shift is, on the whole, towards a Facebook that’s more inclusive of minorities, which is always nice.