Microsoft has released its Windows 8.1 preview to the public as the PC industry may be poised to slow its current slide regardless of whether or not Microsoft?s big software update manages to drum up ... more 
Microsoft has released its Windows 8.1 preview to the public as the PC industry may be poised to slow its current slide regardless of whether or not Microsoft?s big software update manages to drum up some excitement, with PC chip suppliers expecting an increase in shipments. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, looking to reduce its reliance on making products for Apple Inc,it would focus on developing new technologies, intellectual property rights and e-commerce. In the annual shareholder meeting, Chairman Terry Gou told the company that To helpthe company develop those businesses it is planning to hire between 5,000 and 10,000 engineers across Taiwan, adding to the 6,000 currently on the island. Samsung's smartphone strategy has always involved launching a wide range of handsets that span various sizes and price points. The company's efforts are clearly working ? Samsung earned $6.4 billion in profit last quarter alone ? but a number of pundits refer to Samsung's strategy as "spray and pray," suggesting the company simply launches as many devices as it can and hopes that some connect. less 
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