Report: 40.7 Million U.S. Mobile-Only Internet Users By Year-End

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The latest market data from eMarketer reveals that the number of Americans who access the Internet solely via desktop, laptop or other types of personal computers will shrink to 17.9 million this year, down from 20.3 million in 2016. The trend is fueling a rise...Learn More

Report: 2016 Smartphone Shipments Reach Record High 1.5 Billion, Apple Overtakes Samsung in 4Q16

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Global 2016 smartphone shipments reached a record high 1.5 billion units, a 3 percent year-over-year increase, according to the latest market data from Strategy Analytics. Growth picked up in 4Q, rising 9 percent year-over-year, as 438.7 million smartphones were shipped worldwide – the fastest growth...Learn More

Online Security Survey: Six in Ten Americans are Data Breach Victims

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A  large majority of Americans have been victims of one form of data theft or fraud or another, according to Pew Research Center’s latest online security survey. Americans not only are concerned about online threats from cybercriminals, they’re concerned about unauthorized surveillance and us by...Learn More

Smartphone Habits Survey: 75% of Americans Keep Them on All Day and Night

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Habitual smartphone use is now ingrained in societies worldwide. According to new smartphone habits survey results from ReportLinker nearly half – 46 percent – of Americans said they check their smartphones first thing in the morning while they’re still in bed. The early morning smartphone...Learn More

IHS: Global Smartphone Base to Hit 6 Billion by 2020

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Smartphones and tablets now account for over 60 percent of all smart connected consumer devices, according to IHS Markit. That’s up from 17 percent in 2008. The market research provider predicts that the global smartphone base will rise from 4 billion in 2016 to more...Learn More

Pew: U.S. Smartphone Ownership, Broadband Penetration Reached Record Levels in 2016

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U.S. smartphone ownership and the percentage of U.S. households with broadband service rose in 2016, reaching record levels of 77 and 73 percent, respectively as of November, according to the latest data from the Pew Research Center. Pew’s release of the first of what is...Learn More

Accenture: Artificial Intelligence Will Drive Smartphone Sales Increase

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Accenture is expecting a smartphone sales increase in 2017, marking a rebound after reaching a three-year low in 2016. Lower prices, improved security, new features and overall performance improvements, along with product refresh cycles will boost 2017 smartphone sales, Accenture found after surveying 26,000 consumers in...Learn More

Strong Satisfaction with Wireless Charging Reduces Smartphone Battery Anxiety

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A survey of 2,000 smartphone users in the U.S., Europe and Asia conducted by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) reveals a high level of customer satisfaction with wireless charging, an indication that smartphones equipped for wireless charging, as well as associated accessories, will sell well...Learn More

Large Alaska Telco Launches Streaming TV with Innovative Systems

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Palmer, Alaska — December 15, 2016 — The APMAX StreamingTV™ service that lets consumers stream Live TV channels to Roku® devices, Tablets and Smartphones over a service providers data connection has now been deployed at Matanuska Telephone Association (MTA), one of the nations largest Telecommunications...Learn More

Weekly Online Video Viewing Exceeds Two Hours for 50% of Americans

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Just over half of U.S. and U.K. consumers surveyed by Limelight Networks for its fourth semi-annual “State of Online Video” report said their weekly online video viewing exceeds two hours. Released Dec. 14, the report reveals that online video viewing is highest among males and...Learn More

NPD: Unlocked Mobile Phone Penetration Hits 12%

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Mobile devices in the U.S. have traditionally been tethered to one particular service provider.But that’s beginning to change, and rapidly, according to new market research from NPD Connected Intelligence. U.S. unlocked mobile phone penetration is now about 12% of the market or about 28 million...Learn More

Parks: Just 15 Percent of Those Who Said They Intend to Buy a VR Headset Actually Do

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Half of the people who try a virtual reality (VR) headset say they intend to buy a VR headset. But just 15 percent actually do, according to new market research from Parks Associates. Retailers and manufacturers would do well to expand public outreach and demos...Learn More