EVUE-NOW! Streaming Video Service is App-Based, Targets Service Providers

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A new cloud streaming video service announced today aims to make it easier for service providers to offer a skinny bundle of local broadcast and cable channels delivered over IP. The offering, dubbed eVUE-NOW!, comes from Evolution Digital, and also supports cloud-based DVR capabilities. End...Learn More

IDC: Annual Smartphone Shipments Will See Slow Growth Through 2021, But Phablets Will Shine

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The days of double digit growth for annual smartphone shipments may be a thing of the past. However, the category is showing its resiliency by staying in positive territory, according to new research from the International Data Corp (IDC). In its Worldwide Quarter Mobile Phone...Learn More

Report: Time Spent Using Mobile Hits 5 Hours Daily

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The time spent using mobile has hit 5 hours each day for the average U.S. consumer, according to the latest market data from Yahoo’s mobile analytics specialist company Flurry. That’s 20 percent higher than it was in 4Q 2015. In parallel with rising time spent...Learn More

Sling Cloud DVR First Look Will Now Include Android and Roku Devices

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Back in November, OTT video services providers Sling TV and Roku said they were planning the December launch of an “invitation only” trial of a joint cloud DVR beta program. Under the Sling Cloud DVR First Look program, the virtual MVPD provider has been steadily ...Learn More

End of an Era: Android Surpasses Windows as World’s Most Popular OS for Internet Access

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It’s official: the seminal era of personal computing and communications has come to an end as Android has surpassed Windows as the most popular computing device operating system (OS) in the world in terms of overall Internet usage across desktop, laptop and mobile combined, according...Learn More

Report: Mobile Malware Infections Soared 400% in 2016

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Mobile device users worldwide faced a steadily growing number of malware threats throughout 2016. Smartphones were most at risk, accounting for 85 percent of total mobile malware infections globally in 2016’s second half, according to Nokia’s latest, bi-annual “Threat Intelligence Report.” The annual total of...Learn More

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

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