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Mac Enters Enterprise by Back Door

Business Mac deployments hit a 5 percent adoption ceiling last year, but they’re bouncing down, according to a new report by Forrester Research. Earlier Forrester research put business Mac adoption as high as 5 percent, in May 2008, up from 3.6 percent in October 2007. A recent survey of 962 IT decision-makers from businesses in Europe and North America notches adoption down to 3 percent.

Microsoft Results Disappoint, 5,000 Job Cuts Coming

Microsoft reported quarterly results on the 22nd January that missed Wall Street expectations and the software giant announced that it would eliminate 5,000 jobs. The results show that even Microsoft is not immune to the recession and the sluggish global economy. Microsoft eliminated 1,400 jobs on the day it announced its results and the rest of the cuts will follow during the next 18 months.

Researchers Develop New Semiconductor Ink

U.S. researchers have developed a new type of semiconductor ink that brings companies a step closer to making bendable computer screens or inexpensive sensor tags to help retailers keep track of their inventory. The soluble semiconductor ink is capable of carrying a negative electrical charge, says Polyera CEO Philippe Inagaki.