Report: App Download Growth Leads to Best Quarter on Record, 27.5 Billion Apps Downloaded

The “app economy” had its best quarter ever in both consumer spending and downloads in 1Q 2018, according to App Annie, a provider of app market data. Researchers measured app download growth at more than 10% year over year. Combined global downloads for iOS and...Learn More

Video Viewing Habits Research: VOD Will Nearly Equal Linear TV Viewing in 3 Years

The video landscape has changed drastically during the past few years. However, a video viewing habits survey conducted by Ericsson ConsumerLab predicts that even more dramatic changes lie ahead. In three years, video on demand will be almost equal to traditional linear viewing, the study...Learn More

Snapchat Effect? Apple Clips App Lets Users Create and Share Sophisticated Photo and Video Creations

Apple has introduced Clips, a mobile app designed to make it easier for users to combine video clips, photos and for the first time, voice-produced animated titles to produce their own video shorts and share them on social media networks. The Apple Clips app supports...Learn More

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

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

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

Mobile Commerce Survey Uncovers Cellphone Separation Anxiety

Feeling they may be missing some important news, favorite entertainment or great shopping deal, more than half the consumers in a global Nielsen mobile commerce survey (53%) may be subject to cellphone separation anxiety. In addition, two-thirds agreed that electronic communications are replacing face-to-face interaction....Learn More

Google Pixel Smartphone, Google Home, Google WiFi Avoid “Me Too”-ism

Google has avoided a “me too” approach with a range of new products announced yesterday – including the Google Pixel smartphone, a voice assistant for home control known as Google Home, a WiFi system that will carry the Google WiFi name and a Daydream View...Learn More

How to Thrive in the Impending Data Usage Explosion: Artificial Intelligence, Partnerships?

Ninety percent of all of the data that human beings have created was generated in the last two years, according to Thomas Saueressig, chief information officer for SAP, addressing attendees at Huawei Connect in Shanghai, China last week. And with 9 billion mobile devices forecast...Learn More

Digital Voice Activated Assistants Forecast to be in Over 2 Percent of U.S. Households This Year

More than 2 percent of U.S. households – estimated at more than 2.8 million – will own a voice-activated digital assistant by the end of the year, according to a digital voice activated assistants forecast from Strategy Analytics. The market research and consulting company forecasts...Learn More

TDG: Use of New Social-Mobile Video Poised for Massive Growth

The confluence of smartphone penetration and social media is fueling Social-Mobile video (SoMo) consumption, a new market segment that market researcher firm The Diffusion Group (TDG) expects will grow rapidly in coming years. Consumers now spend an average of more than 50 hours per week...Learn More

Report: Healthcare IoT Revenues to Reach $410 Billion by 2022

Growing use of connected medical devices, smartphones and software automation will fuel revenue growth in the global market for healthcare IoT technology, according to new market research from Grand View Research. Global healthcare IoT revenues will reach $410 billion by 2022, the market research company...Learn More

Mobile Payment Preferences: Heaviest Users Are in Gen Z, Says GfK

Young, Gen Z adults ages 18-24 are twice as likely to use mobile payments than the U.S. population as a whole, according to a new study about mobile payment preferences from GfK. Mobile payments account for just 3% of of all sales transactions in the...Learn More

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