People are turning to apps more and more for services, which has led to a serious decline in PC and search engine use.

This article titled “Google and Microsoft under threat from the march of the mobiles” was written by Charles Arthur, for guardian.co.uk on Friday 19th October 2012 12.05 UTC

We’re used to the idea of “peak oil” – that there’s only a finite amount of that stuff in the ground. What’s the equivalent in the computing field? Two of them seem to be happening at the same time: “peak desktop” and “peak search” – both of which raise serious questions for two titans of the business, Microsoft and Google, which reported their quarterly results on Thursday.

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