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Here's what the Dicker Data mega-merger means in dollars 
Distie to report $200 million jump in revenue.
 
Fujitsu channel grows 274 percent in a year 
 
IBM beats estimates, turnaround struggles remain 
Strong services and software sales help offset hardware declines.
 
10 things we learned this week 
Who's bringing what to the table?
 
Google enlists Alcon to work on smart contact lenses 
Lenses can read glucose levels, and could be used to treat serious vision problems.
 
Distie appointed for mobile payments vendor  
ASX-listed Mint Wireless ramping up activities after cash injection.
 
Leak reveals Google Nexus 8 is on the way 
Shipping document hints at the tablet's imminent release.
 
Intel reports better-than-expected PC sales 
Also on track to ship 40 million tablets with Intel chips this year.
 
Dell stops Chromebook sales online  
Citing supply issues due to “better-than-forecasted” sales.
 
Western Digital leads $20m cloud storage push 
Buys into high-performance NAS firm Avere.
 
DNA Connect scores Huawei distribution deal  
'An opportunity to play in areas that we're not currently in.'
 
Lenovo, Asus and Dell lead PC upswing but Acer stutters 
 
10 things we learned this week  
Seven really is the magic number.
 
Apple blames partners for carbon footprint 
Vendor says it has cut back sharply on greenhouse gas output.
 
IBM makes $3bn investment in chip research 
 
Laptop Factory Outlet goes into administration 
 
Macs ready to take over Windows in enterprise, says VMware 
VMware conducts survey to push its "post-PC era" message.
 
Bill Gates spurs creation of wireless contraceptive 
Device funded by Gates Foundation can be turned on and off at will.
 
Gartner: Tablets to overtake PCs by next year 
But ultrabook sales tipped for big increase.
 
Apple poaches Tag Heuer exec for iWatch 
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Issue: 328 | June 2014

CRN Magazine looks in-depth at the emerging issues and developments for the channel, and provides insight, analysis and strategic information to help resellers better run their businesses.