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1 Scary Trend for Big Tech

By Chris Hill - Apr 12, 2013 at 6:58PM

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This trend has terrifying implications for some of the biggest players in tech today.

The following video is from Friday's Motley Fool Money roundtable discussion with host Chris Hill, and analysts Ron Gross, Jason Moser, and Charly Travers.

Some big tech companies were rocked this week by a new report from the research firm IDC. According to IDC, worldwide laptop and desktop shipments fell 14% in the first quarter. It's the sharpest decrease since IDC began tracking the data nearly 20 years ago. Shares of Microsoft (MSFT -0.40%), Hewlett-Packard (HPQ -0.83%), and Dell (DELL.DL) all dropped on the news. In this installment of Motley Fool Money, our analysts talk about the slowdown of the PC, and the implications for investors.

The relevant video segment can be found between 4:32 and 7:40

For the full video of today's Motley Fool Money, click here.

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