CTA: AR/VR Headset Sales Approaching 5 Million Units, Generating $1.2 Billion

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies are expected to see record growth this year, according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). The forthcoming U.S. Consumer Technology Sales and Forecasts report from CTA projects AR/VR headset sales (including eyewear) eyewear will sell 4.9 million units in...Learn More

App Economy Job Creation Report: 110,00 New Jobs in Two Years

Some 110,000 new software application development jobs were created across the App Economy ecosystem in the U.S. from May 2014 through May 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and reported in a new app economy job creation study from ACT – The App...Learn More

OECD: Counterfeit Mobile Phones on the Rise, Now 20% of Total

Music and video content aren’t the only types of digital consumer products subject to piracy. Increasing numbers of counterfeit mobile phones and video games also are being found. Nearly one in five mobile phones and one in four video game consoles shipped internationally are fake,...Learn More

Flurry: Time Spent On Mobile Apps Jumped 69% in 2016

Moble app use continued on a growth path in 2016, and smartphone users spent a lot more time using them, according to the latest market data from Yahoo’s Flurry. Usage of individual apps increased an average 11 percent year-over-year in 2016, while the time spent...Learn More

VR Awareness Rises Sharply, Attitudes Improve Amidst Holiday Season Promotional Efforts

Virtual reality (VR) headsets were a focal point for holiday season shoppers as consumer electronics (CE) industry participants introduced a variety of new offerings. VR awareness has increased substantially, giving ReportLinker the chance to survey consumers regarding their experiences and perceptions of VR headsets and...Learn More

Digital Gaming Research Finds Heavy Smartphone Video Gaming Usage

Nearly 8 in 10 U.S. consumers (78%) use smartphones to play video games, recent digital gaming research results revealed. Nearly 7 in 10 (68%) use tablets to read ebooks, according to a market research survey from PayPal and SuperData Research. Tablets ranked second and laptops...Learn More

Virtual Reality Headset Penetration to Reach 81 Million by 2020

Consumers will be buying a lot more virtual reality headsets (VR) in coming years as smartphone and high-tech vendors launch aggressive promotional campaigns, according to a new virtual reality headset penetration forecast from IHS Markit. VR headset use will surge from 4 million in 2015...Learn More

Parks: Internet-Connected Entertainment Devices Now in Close to 75% of U.S. Homes

Internet-connected entertainment devices rose 11% since 2015, according to new market data from Parks Associates. The number of U.S. broadband households that make use of at least one Internet-connected in-home entertainment device has risen to 73% over that time period, Parks said. Whether it’s smart...Learn More

Virtual Reality Forecast: 8% of Millennials Plan to Buy Headsets This Year

Young adult Millennials have been the primary early adopters of new connected consumer electronics (CE) products and service, and that’s the case when it comes to virtual and augmented reality (AR/VR), according to a new virtual reality forecast from Parks Associates. In producing ¨Connected CE,...Learn More

Report Finds Roku with Biggest OTT Video Set Top Box Market Share

Set-top boxes from the likes of Apple, Google and Roku are the fourth-most popular means of streaming OTT video in homes, according to OTT video set top box market share research from comScore. The OTT STBs ranked behind the ¨Big 3¨ – desktops, smartphones and...Learn More

DDoS Attack Data: Gaming Companies Were the Biggest Target

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks continue to increase in number and frequency, as well as in size and sophistication, in 1Q’16, according to DDoS attack data from Akamai. The company thwarted more than 4,500 DDoS attacks in 1Q, an increase of 125 percent. The...Learn More

Virtual Reality Headset Forecast: $895 Million in 2016

A virtual reality headset forecast from Strategy Analytics calls for worldwide revenues of $895 million this year. The researchers view 2016 as a pivotal year for virtual reality (VR) headsets. Over three quarters of VR headset revenues will result from sales of just three new...Learn More

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