U.S. Wireless Trends: 4 Million Messages Per Minute, 2.8 Trillion Minutes of Use

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Americans consumed more than twice the amount of data in 2015 than they did the year before and three times that of 2013, according to survey data from CTIA on U.S. wireless trends. Network data consumption totaled 9.6 trillion megabytes (MB) last year, up from...Learn More

IDC: Total Mobile App Downloads to Exceed 210B, Generating $57B in Mobile App Revenue

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Total mobile app downloads will rise to exceed 210 billion, generating nearly $57 billion in revenue in 2020, according to a new forecast from IDC. Mobile app installations totaled nearly 156 billion in 2015 while direct (non-advertising) revenues reached $34.2 bllion, IDC highlights in a...Learn More

IDC: Detachable Tablet Shipments Surge Amid Overall Tablet Decline

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Consumer interest in and purchases of tablets waned in 1Q 2016, according to preliminary market data from IDC. But detachable tablet shipments saw a substantial increase, climbing to 4.9 million units worldwide. That’s triple the units sold in the same quarter of 2015. Worldwide tablet...Learn More

Ooyala: Mobile Comprises 46% of Online Video Viewership

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Mobile phones and tablets now account for nearly half (46%) of all online video viewership worldwide, having increased from 34% to 46% from 4Q 2014 to 4Q 2015, according to Ooyala’s Q4 2015 Global Video Index. Rapid growth is fueling a steep rise in mobile...Learn More

How Disruptive Will $50 Amazon Fire Tablet Be?

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The $50 Amazon Fire tablet, priced markedly below an average vendor selling price of $323, is causing disruption in the tablet market, particularly among tablet OEMs that lack content delivery platforms or channels, ABI Research highlights on its Tablets and Pervasive Computing Service. “Unlike other...Learn More

Mobile Data Growth: Smart Phone Penetration Will Exceed Electricity by 2020

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Seven of every 10 people living on the planet – some 5.5 billion – will make use of mobile devices by 2020, according to Cisco’s 10th annual Visual Networking Index (VNI), which includes forecasts of global mobile data growth from 2015-2020. The worldwide number of...Learn More

IDC: Tablet Sales Drop to 206 Million, Down 10% From Last Year

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Holiday-season sales weren’t enough to avoid a disappointing 4Q 2015 for tablet shipments, which declined 13.7% year-over-year (YoY). Tablet shipments totaled 206.8 million for 2015 in its entirety, a 10.1% drop from 2014’s 230.1 million, according to the latest IDC Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. Global...Learn More

FCC (Again) Wants to Create Set-Top Box Competition

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A proposed rulemaking that will begin circulating within the FCC tomorrow aims to make the pay TV market more competitive by eliminating the need for consumers to lease a set-top box (STB) from their cable or satellite company or telco video provider. Instead consumers would...Learn More

Nielsen: Live TV is Still Most Popular Video Viewing Method

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Watching ¨Live TV¨ remained the most popular video viewing method across 24 of 25 designated market areas (DMAs), reports Nielsen. Viewers 25-54 watched more than 3 hours daily, according to Nielsen’s latest Local Watch report, in which the market research company analyzes the extent to...Learn More

Report: Mobile App Usage Growth Points to Growing Mobile Only Demographic

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Mobile app usage growth continued in 2015, rising 58 percent from year-end 2014’s level, according to Flurry from Yahoo’s ¨2015 Year in Review.¨ Flurry tracked 3.2 trillion app sessions across some 2.1 billion devices in 2015. 2015’s increase marks the seventh consecutive year of strong...Learn More

Flurry: Phablet Market Share Grows to 27% of New Activations

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Larger screen phablets have proved popular among consumers despite initial skepticism among industry pundits. To wit: phablets accounted for nearly 3 in 10 mobile device activations (27 percent) in the week prior to Christmas, according to the latest holiday season market data from mobile analytics...Learn More

Ooyala Measures Mobile Video Viewing Growth at 616% Since 2012

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Having increased 616 percent since 3Q 2012, mobile video views now account for 45 percent of all video views globally, Ooyala highlights in its ¨Global Video Index 3Q 2015.¨ Year-over-year, mobile video’s share of 3Q’s total was 50 percent higher. Smartphone video views accounted for...Learn More