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PC Shipments Fell Again During Holiday Season

PC shipments were down yet again during the fourth quarter of 2016, report IDC and Gartner. Both research firms recorded a year-over-year decline in shipments. IDC lists the drop as 1.5% while Gartner is reporting a steeper 3.7% decline. This is the fifth year of declines.

Fitbit Attempted To Purchase Jawbone In 2016

At the same time as Fitbit and Jawbone were engaged in legal disputes, Fitbit reportedly tried to buy its competitor in 2016. Financial Times reports the wearable company attempted to acquire Jawbone for a "tiny fraction" of its $1.5 billion valuation.

Amazon Will Add 100,000 US Jobs Over 18 Months

Amazon plans to add 100,000 new full-time jobs in the United States over the next 18 months. With those hires, the eCommerce company's already massive US workforce will grow to 280,000. It announced the 56% increase in positions on Thursday. Many of the hires are for warehouses.