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Top Tech Stories of the Day: The 'irrelevance of Microsoft' Illustrated in a Single Chart

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Microsoft has long been the leader when it comes to personal computing, but the advent of mobile marked a major paradigm shift that Microsoft still hasn't gotten a grasp on. Microsoft still dominates the PC market by a staggering margin; Windows currently powers 91.5% of all PCs currently in use, according to Net Applications' June data. But there's a huge problem: The PC market isn't where the growth or profits are anymore when it comes to connected devices. In a recent post on his blog titled "The irrelevance of Microsoft," mobile analyst Benedict Evans shared a few charts that help illustrate why Microsoft is facing such a huge conundrum right now. Verizon indirectly refuted AT&T's ad campaign that claims it's "America's most reliable network." Verizon touted its own $7 billion annual investment in its network, its testing, and its "rigorous scrutiny" of new devices. The company fired back, "Others have tried to claim reliability. But to us it's not a hollow claim. Or a slogan. Or a fancy ad campaign." It's taken years of fits and starts, but Americans will finally be able to buy first-generation big-screen OLED TVs very soon. The Samsung KN55S9, a 55-inch OLED TV with a slightly curved screen, will be available at select dealers in the U.S. as early as this week.

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