TiVo: Percent of TV Viewers Multitasking Hits 94%

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Excerpts from TiVo’s “Second Annual TiVo Multitasking and Social TV Survey” reveal that TV viewers are doing a lot more multitasking while watching TV. Just over half (51 percent) of TiVo’s 856 survey respondents said they multitask every time or almost every time they watch...Learn More

IHS iPhone 6 Tear-Down: Plus Model Costs Only $15.50 More to Build

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Investors in Apple’s shares have long cheered the company’s ability to command premium prices, and fanatic customer allegiance, for its sleekly designed consumer electronics (CE) products. Apple continues to pursue that strategy with the launch of the iPhone 6, and to an even greater degree,...Learn More

Ooyala: Mobile Video Viewership Up 127% in One Year

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The proliferation of small mobile screens and accelerating deployment of the latest generation mobile broadband networks continue to drive mobile video viewership higher and higher. Mobile video viewership more than doubled in the past year and now represents over 25 percent of all online viewing,...Learn More

Apple Watch Requires an iPhone; iPhone 6 Carriers Include the Big Four

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Connected multi-purpose devices have been making strides toward obsoleting single-purpose products one by one (viz. cameras, CD players, radios, books and e-readers). The latest device in high-tech firms’ sights is the wristwatch — but if the launch of the Apple watch today is any indication,...Learn More

Taqua on Kineto Purchase: Carrier VoWiFi is Set to Take Off

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One telecom vendor is so convinced network operators are about to embrace voice over Wi-Fi that it has acquired another vendor to better position itself to capitalize on that opportunity. Taqua, provider of software underlying cellular networks, said this evening that it has purchased Kineto...Learn More

Samsung Note Edge and Note 4 Carriers Include the Big Four

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All four major national wireless carriers will offer Samsung’s newest phablets, unveiled at simultaneous events in Berlin, Beijing and New York today, a Samsung spokeswoman confirmed. U.S. Cellular also will get the simpler of the two devices – the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Pricing for...Learn More

CEA: Tablet Ownership Rises to 54% of U.S. Online Consumers

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Over half – 54 percent – of online U.S. consumers reported they own tablets, four percent more than in January, according to the August 2014 edition of the Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA) semi-annual “Consumer Outlook on Tablets.” Tablet owners’ purchase intent for consumer electronics devices...Learn More

GE Introduces Smartphone-Controlled Stove

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August 20, 2014 — LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Think you accidentally left the oven on? Switch it off while on the go. The new free-standing Profile™ Series gas and electric ranges are GE’s second cooking appliances, following the wall oven, to allow consumers to preheat, set the...Learn More

ABI: 4K Mobile Device Sales to Reach 478M Units by 2019

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A new generation of 4K/Ultra HD smartphones is expected to hit the market in 2015, competing with the 2K, “Quad HD” smartphones that currently comprise the premium end of the market. The higher resolution offered by 4K/Ultra HD mobile devices is “more about marketing and...Learn More

CEA: Smartphone Shipments to Increase 8%; Revenues Up 7%

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Consumer electronics (CE) industry revenues will reach a record-high $211.3 billion this year, fueled “in part by the skyrocketing sales of connected devices,” according to the latest semi-annual installment of the Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA) “U.S. Consumer Electronics Sales and Forecasts 2010-2015” report. “Industry revenue...Learn More

Columbia U Studies Mobile Advertising Do’s and Don’ts

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Though they appear on small screens, mobile display ads – banner ads that pop up in mobile Web browsers – “can have a big effect on consumers who are in the market for certain types of products,” according to researchers at the Columbia Business School....Learn More

Experian: Millennials’ Smartphone Usage is 40% of Total

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Millennials ages 18-34 “are the most digitally connected generation” to date, according to a new report from Experian Marketing Services. Smartphone penetration among adult U.S. Millennials has reached 77 percent, with the average Millennial spending a whopping 14.5 hours a week using their smartphone. Overall,...Learn More