Study: Young Adults’ Spending Via Smartphone is $51 a Month

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Men are much more likely than women (56% to 45%) to make purchases via smartphone, according to a new study from the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s (IAB) Mobile Marketing Center of Excellence and Verizon’s Precision Markets Insights. The gender difference in smartphone purchases is stronger within...Learn More

IDC: Smartphone Shipments to Grow 26.3% in 2014

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Worldwide smartphone shipments will increase 26.3 percent year-over-year in 2014, reaching nearly 1.3 billion units, according to the latest IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker market data service. Looking ahead to 2015, IDC expects worldwide smartphone shipments will increase another 12.2 percent as global shipments...Learn More

Report: Large-Screen Smartphone Data Usage Higher than for Small Screens

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Mobile device screen size is strongly and positively correlated with mobile app usage, according to new market research in which mobile  usage data provider Mobidia and IHS Technology delve into “the impact of smartphone screen size and resolution on social, chat, game and video smartphone...Learn More

Could Time Warner Cable’s Phone 2 Go App Stem Landline Cord Cutting?

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Time Warner Cable today launched what could be a service provider’s best shot at stemming ongoing landline phone service erosion. But it’s only an option for services providers who, like TWC, have converted their voice lines to VoIP. TWC calls the new offering Phone 2...Learn More

LRG: U.S. Broadband Penetration Rises to 79% of Households, Smartphone Role Increasing

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Broadband penetration among U.S. households continued to rise in 2014, according to a new consumer study from Leichtman Research Group (LRG). Seventy-nine percent of U.S. households now receive broadband Internet service at home, up from 20 percent in 2004, according to LRG’s “Broadband Internet Access...Learn More

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