AsOf9: Global PC Shipments Drop 13.9% in Q1

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Glass Explorer Edition To Ship Within The Next Month, Google Confirms

During Google Venture’s “Glass Collective” event, Google told Techcruch that it hopes to get the Glass hardware into the hands of developers “within the next month.”

PC Shipments Post the Steepest Decline Ever in a Single Quarter, According to IDC

The year-on-year contraction marked the worst quarter since IDC began tracking the PC market quarterly in 1994. The results also marked the fourth consecutive quarter of year-on-year shipment declines.

 Twitter Shuts Down Ribbon’s Newly Launched In-Stream Payments Feature

Ribbon Co-founder Hany Rashwan has confirmed that Twitter has indeed shut them down, and the company is now in the process of trying to contact Twitter to discuss.

In Midst of Mobile Pivot, Mozilla CEO Kovacs to Step Down Later This Year

The Mountain View, Calif.-based open source software nonprofit foundation (which is also a for-profit company) said it will be searching for a new leader immediately to replace CEO Gary Kovacs, who will remain on the board of Mozilla.

Google Wants To Operate .Search As A “Dotless” Domain, Plans To Open .Cloud, .Blog And .App To Others

If it gets it, Google wants to turn .search into a “dotless domain,” the company told ICANN a few days ago. Last year, Google applied to manage the .app, .blog, .cloud and .search generic top-level domain (gTLD) names as part of a major expansion of the domain-name system.

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