Stories by Philip Sim and wires

  • Gates predicts convergence to boost retail competition

    Computer retailers will increasingly compete with retailers of books, music, toys and telephony products if Bill Gates' vision of convergence, outlined here during his Comdex keynote address, comes to fruition. The Microsoft chairman and chief executive officer predicted that there were virtually no limits to where PC technology might infiltrate in the future. He showcased a multitude of PC devices in various form factors including tablets, PCs for cars, handhelds and e-books.