Headline Rollup for January 24, 2017

IDG to Be Bought by Chinese Investors; IDC to Spin Out HPC Group

US-based publishing and investment firm International Data Group, Inc. (IDG) will be acquired by a pair of Chinese investors, China Oceanwide Holdings Group Co., Ltd. and IDG Capital, the companies announced today (Thursday). The official announcement comes after months of speculation with Reutersreporting in November that the parties were in “advanced discussions.”


HP Inc announces moderate price hike across products


Ricoh, the Japanese imaging and electronics company which specializes in the manufacturing of printers, is seeing a significant decline in demand for traditional computer and office printers. To ensure long-term prosperity of the company, executives at Ricoh are directing the firm to 3D printing, an industry that is growing at an impressive rate, and in which Ricoh has been involved since 2014.


Five Tech Trends for 2017

2017 will no doubt be at least as fascinating in terms of disruptive technologies as 2016 has been, with fresh innovations driving the digital revolution further on.


 Clover order rescinded

The recent seizure-and-forfeiture order – handed out by US Customs and Border Protection on behalf of the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) – was handed to Clover Technologies/Cartridges Are US, for infringing the ‘723 HP Inc inkjet GEO from 2011. Matt Gavronski, Clover Technologies Group’s Associate General Counsel, told The Recycler however that “while the cartridge components in question were initially denied entry by Customs, the components were found not to violate the GEO and have been released to Clover”.


Print-Rite opens 3D orthopaedic lab

The company has opened a laboratory in Zhuhai that will produce and develop technology for orthopaedic surgeons.


Compass Sales Solutions, the industry leader in Sales Opportunity Software, is happy to announce Xerox Device Agent (XDA) is now available as a meter import option in Sherpa’s TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).


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