IDC: Smartphone Shipment Growth to Slow Sharply, Total 1.45 Billion in 2016

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Global smartphone shipment growth will be just 0.6% year-over-year (YoY) in 2016 to total 1.45 billion units, according to the latest from IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. That’s down sharply from 10.4% YoY growth exhibited in 2015. Growth in developed markets, including the U.S.,...Learn More

Parks Sees Apple Watch Market Share Gains Ahead Amidst Greater Device Engagement

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New market research from Parks Associates reveals Apple Watch owners are more engaged with their connected wearable devices than other brands. Three in 10 Apple Watch owners (31%) use voice commands to search for information online on a weekly basis as compared to 19 percent...Learn More

M2M Traffic Forecast: Cars to Generate 95% Through 2021

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Growing demand for mobile data from new, in-vehicle entertainment services such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will generate lots of new cellular M2M data traffic, according to a new M2M traffic forecast from Juniper Research. In fact, in-vehicle entertainment services will account for as...Learn More

FCC Set-Top Box Order Would Exempt Small Video Providers

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A proposed FCC set-top box order circulating within the commission would not apply to video service providers with fewer than 400,000 customers, but those providers could adopt the technology if they choose to, said FCC senior officials on a conference call with reporters yesterday. The...Learn More

Android Market Share Regains Stride as Consumers Await Introduction of New Smartphones

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Smartphone sales rose in emerging market regions worldwide in 2Q 2016, helping increase Android market share and lifting global sales 4.3 percent as compared to 2Q 2015, according to Gartner’s latest market data. A total of 344 million smartphones were shipped worldwide in 2Q. 2Q...Learn More

Research: Tablet Pricing Trends Higher Even as Sales Decline

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Global tablet pricing trends and sales trends moved in opposite directions in 2Q 2016, according to Strategy Analytics. Tablet shipments dropped 8 percent year-over-year (YoY) to total 46.7 million units in 2Q while average selling prices (ASPs) rose 9 percent, according the latest market data...Learn More

Boingo and Amazon Team to Deliver Fast, Free Wi-Fi to Amazon Underground Customers

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Los Angeles, California — July 6, 2016 — Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI), the leading DAS and Wi-Fi provider that serves consumers, carriers and advertisers worldwide, announced that it has teamed up with Amazon to offer fast, free Wi-Fi to Android phone and tablet customers who...Learn More

IHS: Smart TV Shipments Are More Than Half for All TVs

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More than half of the TV sets shipped worldwide in 1Q’16 were smart TVs, according to new smart TV shipments data from IHS Technology. That includes North America, where smart TVs accounted for 56 percent of 1Q’s total, IHS said The uptick in smart TV...Learn More

TV Everywhere Trends Report: 100% Growth in One Year

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TV Everywhere (TVE) viewing doubled in the past year, according to a TV Everywhere trends report from Adobe Digital Index (ADI). Authenticated TVE viewing increased 58 percent quarter-to-quarter in 1Q´16, according to ADI. Sports and television premieres were the primary growth drivers, Adobe highlights in...Learn More

IDC Forecasts Declining Smartphone Growth Rate

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A revised forecast from IDC calls for a declining smartphone growth rate. Global smartphone shipments will increase only 3.1% year-over-year (YoY) in 2016, markedly slower than the 10.5% rate originally forecast, according to IDC. Global smartphone shipments will total 1.48 billion this year and increase...Learn More

IDC: Detachable Tablet Shipments Surge Amid Overall Tablet Decline

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Consumer interest in and purchases of tablets waned in 1Q 2016, according to preliminary market data from IDC. But detachable tablet shipments saw a substantial increase, climbing to 4.9 million units worldwide. That’s triple the units sold in the same quarter of 2015. Worldwide tablet...Learn More

NPD Finds Strong Interest in Smart Home Voice Control

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U.S. Internet users are increasingly turning to smartphones and voice command applications in order to control and otherwise make use of smart home devices and apps, according to the latest market research from The NPD Group Connected Intelligence ¨Connected Home Automation Report,¨ which found strong...Learn More