Android Market Share Regains Stride as Consumers Await Introduction of New Smartphones

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Smartphone sales rose in emerging market regions worldwide in 2Q 2016, helping increase Android market share and lifting global sales 4.3 percent as compared to 2Q 2015, according to Gartner’s latest market data. A total of 344 million smartphones were shipped worldwide in 2Q. 2Q...Learn More

AT&T Introduces Mobile Share Advantage

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Dallas, Texas — August 17, 2016  — AT&T is continuing to simplify pricing with new plans that eliminate data overage charges for our wireless customers. The new Mobile Share Advantage plans are available Aug. 21. Consumers and businesses alike can gain a wireless experience, without...Learn More

Verizon Tech Support Pro Covers Computers, Mobile and IoT Devices

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Verizon Tech Support Pro, launched yesterday, is a customer care service that provides 24/7 support for connected devices in the home. Available to Verizon Fios and High Speed Internet customers, the new customer tech care service covers desktop and portable computers, smartphones and tablets, as...Learn More

Mobile Devices Are 54% of Connected Home Devices Research Says

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Mobile devices account for more than half (54%) of all connected devices in the average U.S. household, according to new connected home devices research from comScore. That’s nearly twice the percentage for PCs. Smartphones make up the biggest share (36%) of connected home devices research...Learn More

Wearables, IoT, 4K Help Drive $286 Billion Consumer Tech Forecast

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U.S. consumer technology revenues will rise 1.3%, to $286.6 billion retail and $224 billion wholesale in 2016, according to a consumer tech forecast from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). Growing uptake of Internet of Things (IoT) technology and consumer enthusiasm for new electronics devices will...Learn More

Wireless Mobile Phone Charging Survey Finds Four in 10 Have Used It

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More than eight in 10 consumers have heard of wireless charging on mobile phones and one in four have used it, according to a wireless mobile phone charging survey from IHS Markit. Awareness has continued to rise over the past 12 months in the U.S.,...Learn More

Report: Smartphone Penetration Among Children is Surging, Not Just Teens Anymore

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It’s no secret that teenagers love their devices, their smartphones in particular, but it’s worth noting that smartphone penetration among children continues to surge. And it’s not just teenagers anymore. According to an eMarketer report, 88.3% of teens aged 12 to 17 will have mobile...Learn More

OTT Video Demographics: Millennials Watch Less YouTube, More OTT Services

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Price is becoming less and content availability more of a factor in viewers’ decisions to cut the cord on their pay-TV services and switch to OTT alternatives, according to new market research about OTT video demographics from Limelight Networks. Seven in 10 consumers now subscribe...Learn More

NTIA Profiles Wearable Early Adopters

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Only 1 percent of Americans were using a wearable connected devices, such as a fitness band or smart watch as of July 2015, according to new research from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). These wearable device early adopters tended to use computers and...Learn More

Future of Retail: 31% Of Consumers Shop Online Once a Week or More

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Nearly one-third of U.S. consumers (31 percent) turn to the Internet at least once a week to shop, according to the third annual Walker Sands Future of Retail Study. Significant technological changes are taking place across the U.S. retail industry even as online shopping approaches...Learn More

Cisco Forecast: 3.4 Devices Connected to the Internet Per Person by 2020

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Worldwide there will be 3.4 devices connected to the Internet per person by 2020, according to the 11th annual update of the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI), which was released yesterday. More than 1 billion people and 10 billion new devices will be connected to...Learn More

IDC Forecasts Declining Smartphone Growth Rate

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A revised forecast from IDC calls for a declining smartphone growth rate. Global smartphone shipments will increase only 3.1% year-over-year (YoY) in 2016, markedly slower than the 10.5% rate originally forecast, according to IDC. Global smartphone shipments will total 1.48 billion this year and increase...Learn More