GfK: Phablet Share of Mobile Device Market Hits 12.8%

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Mobile phone users can’t seem to get enough of phablets – smartphones with screens of 5.5 inches and larger, according to the latest market research from GfK. Phablet sales have been outpacing overall consumer demand for mobile devices since Samsung’s launch of the Galaxy Note...Learn More

Report: Apple-Samsung Tablet Market Share Drops to 43 Percent

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Apple and Samsung – the world’s two largest tablet vendors – aren’t dominating the global tablet market to the degree they are for smartphones. Apple and Samsung’s combined tablet market share dropped to 43 percent in 2014 while growth in shipment volume slowed to 6.6...Learn More

NPD Finds Cellular-Connected Tablet Growth of 95% in One Year

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There were 116 million tablets in use across the U.S. as of 4Q 2014. Nearly 16 million (13.7 percent) are connecting to wireless networks via cellular data plans, a year-over-year increase of 95 percent, according to new market data from NPD Group. Educated and more...Learn More

IDC: Tablet Shipments Post 4Q Drop but 2014 Gain

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Worldwide tablet shipments posted a quarterly decline in 4Q 2014 – the first such drop since the first shipments were made back in 2010, according to the latest market data from IDC. Globally, shipments of tablets and 2-in-1 devices totaled 76.1 million in 4Q 2014,...Learn More

Older Adults and Technology Use Survey: 56% Need Help

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Surveying 100 people from a member base comprised predominantly of those 55 and older, technology support company iTOK found that well over half (56 percent) needed help learning how to use the new consumer information and communications (ICT) devices they received as gifts this past...Learn More

Ooyala: Mobile Video Will Represent Half of All Online Video Viewing by Late 2015

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Mobile and tablet devices accounted for 30 percent of all online video views during 3Q 2014 – 114 percent higher than a year ago, according to Ooyala’s Q3 2014 Global Video Index Report. The Telstra subsidiary predicts that mobile and tablet video viewing will account...Learn More

IDC: Better Smartphones and Longer Lifecycles Conspire for Slowdown in Tablet Growth

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A big slowdown in tablet growth is coming this year, as market growth slows to 7.2 percent, down sharply from 52.5 percent in 2013, according to a new forecast from IDC. At the core of the abrupt, sharp slowdown, shipments of Apple iPhones will experience...Learn More

iPad’s Tablet Traffic Share Measured at 80%

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Apple iPad users were responsible for a whopping 79.9 percent of Web traffic from North America’s population of media tablets in September. That’s actually down from 81 percent a year ago, but 1.9 percentage points higher than this past July, according to online advertising network...Learn More

Report: Large-Screen Smartphone Data Usage Higher than for Small Screens

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Mobile device screen size is strongly and positively correlated with mobile app usage, according to new market research in which mobile  usage data provider Mobidia and IHS Technology delve into “the impact of smartphone screen size and resolution on social, chat, game and video smartphone...Learn More

Could Time Warner Cable’s Phone 2 Go App Stem Landline Cord Cutting?

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Time Warner Cable today launched what could be a service provider’s best shot at stemming ongoing landline phone service erosion. But it’s only an option for services providers who, like TWC, have converted their voice lines to VoIP. TWC calls the new offering Phone 2...Learn More

U.S. Cellular Offers Family-Oriented Smartphones, Tablets

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Tel Aviv, October 17th 2014 – Starting today, KIDOZ technology is now available on select U.S. Cellular devices. The platform, a rich parent-controlled environment for mobile devices, allows children to engage with pre-approved content independently while maintaining a safe and fun mobile experience. KIDOZ will...Learn More

Adobe Finds Growth in Online TV Viewing of 388% in One Year

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Online TV consumption across connected devices has rocketed 388-percent higher year-over-year in 2014 as more people watched more TV online than ever before. Video game consoles and over-the-top (OTT) devices, moreover, now account for 10 percent of overall online TV viewing, according to Adobe’s latest...Learn More