West Coast Editor
Editorial Director for CITEworld, an IDG Enterprise publication. Formerly of Business Insider, Directions on Microsoft, CNET.
citeworld.com — A majority of consumer and small business Windows 8 PC users launch fewer than one "Modern" app a day, signaling that they're spending most of their time on the classic Windows 7-style desktop, according to data released Wednesday.
citeworld.com — PC sales in China and high growth in smartphone shipments helped boost Lenovo's net profit for its fiscal fourth quarter by 90 percent year-over-year. For the quarter ended March 31, Lenovo's net profit was US$127 million, the company said on Thursday. Revenue broke records and was at $7.8 billion, growing four percent from the same period last year.
gawker.com — Bad news, Portland: You will not be benefiting from the sweet (well, tasteless) tooth-protecting power of fluoridated water in the near future. For the fourth time since 1956, Portland overwhelmingly voted down a measure to fluoridate its water like every other major city in America, because many Portlanders will throw a tantrum over anything that presents even a remote chance it will affect their idyllic lives.
citeworld.com — Microsoft will release its updated Kinect for Windows next year and plans to offer more detail to developers at its Build conference in June in San Francisco. Earlier this week Microsoft unveiled the new Xbox, which includes the updated Kinect. The previous version of Kinect was also available for Windows.
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