Wi-Fi Pause is Most Popular xFi Feature from Xfinity’s Home Wi-Fi Service

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According to a new survey about device usage in the home from Comcast, parents think that meal time should be device free. Yet nearly half (42 percent) of parents surveyed can’t recall when the family had a device-free meal, leading to usage of the most...Learn More

Research: Generation Z Tech Habits Include Checking Smartphones Every 3 Minutes

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Corporate executives charged with developing medium- and long-term corporate road maps should pay attention to research from CommScope about “Generation Z.” The bottom line of the far-ranging survey, which had 4,003 participants between the ages of 13 and 22 in eight worldwide cities, is that...Learn More

Parks Finds Smartwatch Adoption in 14% of U.S. Broadband Households

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Smartwatches are increasingly popular while tablets may have peaked, according to research from Parks Associates. The “360 View: Mobility & The App Economy” report found that smartwatch adoption reached 14% among U.S. broadband households in the second quarter and that smartwatch adoption has been steady...Learn More

IDC: Annual Smartphone Shipments Will See Slow Growth Through 2021, But Phablets Will Shine

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The days of double digit growth for annual smartphone shipments may be a thing of the past. However, the category is showing its resiliency by staying in positive territory, according to new research from the International Data Corp (IDC). In its Worldwide Quarter Mobile Phone...Learn More

Parks: Majority of Broadband Households Watch OTT Video on TV

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New research from Parks Associates shows that the majority of Internet households watch OTT video on TV. This is a significant revelation in the evolution of entertainment video. “Today, more televisions are connected to the Internet than ever, either directly or through connected devices like...Learn More

PwC: U.S. Entertainment-Media Revenues to Reach $759 Billion by 2021

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Rapid shifts in digital information and communications technology (ICT), and the ways it’s used by the increasingly large share of the population turning to the Internet for entertainment and media (E&M) content has added a third dimension to the calculus market players need to factor...Learn More

Research: Screen Penetration Still Led by TVs, Smartphones Closing In

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Household smartphone penetration jumped six percentage points year-over-year to reach 80 percent, but that only gets them to second place for screen penetration, according to CTA’s (Consumer Technology Association) “19th Annual Consumer Technology Ownership and Market Potential Study.” Americans own 27 million more smartphones than...Learn More

CTIA: U.S. Wireless Penetration Nears 121%, Driving 13.72 Trillion MBs of Wireless Data Traffic

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A record high 13.72 trillion megabytes (MBs) of mobile data coursed over wireless networks to mobile device users in the U.S. in 2016, 4 trillion MBs more than in 2015 and 35 times that in 2010, according to CTIA’s latest, “Annual Wireless Industry Survey.” By...Learn More

1Q Smartphone Shipments Rose a Surprising 4.3 Percent to 347.4 Million

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First quarter 2017 smartphone shipments rose a surprising 4.3% globally over the same period last year, according to new research from IDC.  Global smartphone unit shipments totaled 347.4 million in 1Q. Market data from previous quarters revealed smartphone growth was slowing on a global basis....Learn More

Gartner Cuts Global IT Spending Forecast Nearly in Half

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A global IT spending forecast from Gartner calls for a 1.4 percent rise year-to-year in 2017 to total $3.5 trillion. Expecting the strong U.S. dollar to take its toll, Gartner revised its 2Q annual 2017 market forecast downwards from the 2.7 percent forecast in 1Q....Learn More

OECD: Counterfeit Mobile Phones on the Rise, Now 20% of Total

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Music and video content aren’t the only types of digital consumer products subject to piracy. Increasing numbers of counterfeit mobile phones and video games also are being found. Nearly one in five mobile phones and one in four video game consoles shipped internationally are fake,...Learn More

Report: Mobile Malware Infections Soared 400% in 2016

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Mobile device users worldwide faced a steadily growing number of malware threats throughout 2016. Smartphones were most at risk, accounting for 85 percent of total mobile malware infections globally in 2016’s second half, according to Nokia’s latest, bi-annual “Threat Intelligence Report.” The annual total of...Learn More

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