PC Sales Just Broke A 10-Year Record Thanks To The Pandemic

The global PC market grew by almost 13% in the third quarter, according to Canalys, marking the biggest surge in sales in the last decade.

According to the analyst firm’s estimates, shipments of PC and laptop devices reached 79.2 million units during the quarter, an increase of 12.7%, as sales “continued to benefit hugely from the COVID-19 crisis”.

Laptops accounted for the majority fo these sales, with 64 million units shipped during the third quarter as employees continue to work from home. Laptop and mobile workstation shipments also saw sales increased by 28.3% year over year, though desktop and desktop workstations saw a 26% decline in shipments.

“Vendors, the supply chain, and the channel have now had time to find their feet and allocate resources towards supplying notebooks, which continue to see massive demand from both businesses and consumers,” commented Canalys analyst Ishan Dutt .

Lenovo regained the top stop in the market during the third quarter, with 11.4% growth and shipments reaching more than 19 million. HP ranked second, with growth of 23.6% and shipments totalling 18.7 million, while Dell earned the number three spot despite a 0.5% drop in shipments compared to last year. 

Apple and Acer claimed the fourth and fifth spots with growth of 13.2% and 15%, respectively.

Canalys says it expects the pandemic to have “lasting effects” on the way people work and learn beyond the pandemic as companies continues to to invest in longer-term transitions to remote working, adding that IT expenditure, including investment in PCs, will likely be a core driver of economic

GAN Signs 10-Year Agreement with Wynn Resorts to Provide iGaming and Internet Sports Betting in Michigan

GAN Limited (the “Company” or “GAN”) (NASDAQ: GAN), a leading business-to-business supplier of internet gambling software-as-a-service solutions to the U.S. land-based casino industry, today announced that Wynn Resorts, Limited (“Wynn”) (NASDAQ: WYNN) has engaged GAN in a 10-year agreement to be the enterprise software platform for its Internet sports betting and Internet casino gaming business in the State of Michigan. The Company expects to launch Wynn online in Michigan alongside the first regulated online gambling operators in November 2020, subject to all regulatory approvals. The Michigan launch between GAN and Wynn will be a part of the market access agreement between GAN and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, who operate five casinos under the Kewadin Casinos brand in Michigan, announced on March 27, 2020.

By leveraging GAN’s U.S.-optimized enterprise software, proven get-to-market capability and on-property reward program integration capability, Wynn will be well-positioned as an early mover in the state of Michigan following its commencement of online gaming activities. Furthermore, as a major national casino brand operating casinos in both Las Vegas and Boston Massachusetts, Wynn has a substantial database of patrons’ resident within the Michigan region to cross-market to Internet gambling.

Together with a market-leading range of Internet casino games developed by GAN and/or aggregated from third parties, GAN will publish third-party sports betting content procured from a third-party sports betting content provider augmented by Wynn’s strategic partner Betbull Limited.

Jeffrey B. Berman, Chief Commercial Officer of GAN, commented:

“We look forward to powering the Wynn brand in Michigan with our highly optimized technology platform and enabling Wynn to efficiently invest their marketing capital to attract loyal sports betting and iGaming players. We are pleased to onboard Wynn, with its national casino brand and substantial Michigan-region patron base, as a major operator client and are excited