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

Smartphone Habits Survey: 17% Check Phone Upon Waking

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Americans have become a nation obsessed with mobile phones and multi-tasking, according to Deloitte’s fifth annual 2015 Global Mobile Consumer Survey. Americans in aggregate look at their smartphones 8 billion times a day. Furthermore, they’re doing so while engaging in an expanding variety of activities,...Learn More

Cyber Monday Smartphone Shopping Stats: Over One Quarter of Purchases Now by Mobile

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More people made Cyber Monday purchases via smartphones and tablets than ever before, according to market data from Branding Brand. Online purchases via smartphones and tablets accounted for 27 percent of the Cyber Monday total, up 10 percent from the year-ago period. Apple mobile devices...Learn More

Will TabletTV Be Any Less Disappointing Than Other Mobile Broadcast TV Offerings?

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The developer of a small tuner/ digital video recorder (DVR) and app designed to enable a wireless tablet to receive broadcast TV signals has begun to take orders for the offering, known as TabletTV Plus. The launch raises the question of whether market response to...Learn More

J.D. Power Finds Tablet Satisfaction Gap: Those With Data Plans Are Happier

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Tablet users’ desire for ¨always-on¨ network connectivity resulted in rising sales of tablets with mobile data plans, according to the J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Tablet Satisfaction Study, Volume 2. Satisfaction among these tablet users is on the rise as well, registering higher than those with...Learn More

Apple App Store Sales Forecast to Hit Nearly $30B by 2021

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By 2021, Apple will rake in nearly $30 billion in revenue from iOS App Store sales, according to Strategy Analytics. Furthermore, between 2008 and 2021 Apple will have paid iOS mobile app developers more than $440 billion. At present nearly 80 percent of the money...Learn More