Report: Rural Online Transactions Valued at Nearly $1.4 Trillion Annually

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A new report from iGillott Research for the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) estimates the value of rural online transactions at nearly $1.4 trillion annually – about 14% of all online transactions or seven percent of the U.S. gross domestic product. The report, titled “A...Learn More

Mobile Device Trade-In Market Reaches Over $2 Billion, iPhones Lead the Pack

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U.S. consumers received 38% more for mobile device trade-ins in 2017 than they did in 2016, according to new research from HYLA Mobile, a company specializing in the U.S. mobile device trade-in market. HYLA researchers value that market at $2.156 billion. “Our review of 2017...Learn More

Apple Leads in Christmas Device Activations, Phablets Continue to Soar

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If there was a smartphone under the tree this holiday season, it was more likely to be an Apple product than any other brand, according to newly released Christmas device activations research from Flurry Analytics. More than 4 in 10 smartphones (44%) purchased during the...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

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

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

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

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

Cellular Network Traffic Forecast: Avg Smartphone Data Usage will Reach 5GB/month

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Telecom and Internet service providers should be preparing for another sharp rise in mobile network traffic. More specifically, the annual volume of cell phone data traffic will reach 129,000 petabytes by 2018, according to a cellular network traffic report from Juniper Research released Dec. 6....Learn More

IDC: Tablet Shipments Will Rebound Thanks to Detachables

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In just a short span of time, tablets have gone from a computing/communications device and consumer electronics growth leader to an als0-ran. Growth will pick up again, but not until 2018 and then top out in single-digit rates, according to the latest from the IDC...Learn More

Global OTT Content Revenues to Reach $53.2 Billion by Year-End

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Global OTT content revenues will increase from $47.7 billion in 2015 to $53.2 billion by year-end 2016, according to a new market research report from Future Market Insights. The roster of market leaders is chock full of big, high-tech brand names, including Akamai, Amazon, Apple,...Learn More

CTA Foresees Record Breaking Black Friday Consumer Tech Sales

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Researchers at the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) foresee a record-breaking Black Friday consumer tech sales. The number of Americans saying they intend to buy tech products from the Monday before Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday (Nov. 21-28) jumped 10 percentage points from last year’s level, according...Learn More

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