NPD: Growth in Mobile Broadband May Push Greater Tablet Subsidies

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The number of active mobile broadband devices in Americans’ hands will increase 50 percent to 34 million by year-end 2015, and two-thirds of them will be tablets, according to new market research from The NPD Group. USB stick modems were the #1 mobile broadband device...Learn More

T-Mobile Gets in Competitors’ Faces with End to Overage Charges

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T-Mobile today capped off its promised three days of market-disruptive announcements with the news that the company will eliminate overage charges for customers on all T-Mobile plans, extending an offering the company previously made only on certain plans. A T-Mobile spokesman said customers will effectively...Learn More

ABI: Chromebook Shipments to Increase 28% Annually

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Google Chromebook shipments totaled an estimated 2.1 million in 2013, with 89 percent destined for North America. That’s expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 28 percent, to 11 million, in 2019, according to a forecast from ABI Research. Chromebooks could...Learn More

Mobile Video Forecast to Comprise Half of Online Video By 2016

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Many doubted mobile devices would ever serve as the basis for a viable online consumer video platform less than 10 years ago. What’s transpired since should be more than enough to silence them. The fastest growing segment of the online video market, mobile video, may...Learn More

Tablet Sales Forecast to Grow 38.6% in 2014

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Worldwide shipments of PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones will grow 6.9% year over year in 2014, reaching 2.5 billion units. Having increased 4.8% in 2013, this year’s shipments will be held back by an ongoing decline in shipments of PCs, as well as a...Learn More

Verizon on Millennial Content Consumption: Generation Is Three Times More Likely To Watch Online

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People in the Millennial generation (age 16 to 34) are more likely than those in older generations to abandon an entertainment source if the quality of the experience is poor, according to new research from Verizon Digital Media. And that’s an important issue considering that...Learn More

Nielsen: Hispanic Wireless Usage Reveals New Role As Mobile Trendsetters

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Not only are they the fastest growing demographic in the U.S.; Hispanic-Americans are trendsetters when it comest to digital device ownership and online usage, according to a new study from Nielsen. Nearly 3 out of 4 (72%) Hispanics owned smartphones as of 3Q13, and just...Learn More

NPD Sees 46% Rise In Embedded Tablet Cellular Connections

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U.S. tablet users made much greater use of embedded cellular connections in 2013 than they did in 2012, according to new market research from the NPD Group. 10.4 million tablets made use of embedded cellular connections in the U.S. last year, 46% more than the...Learn More

IHS’s Internet Connected Device Forecast Calls for 6 Billion Units in 2014

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Over 6 billion new Internet-enabled devices will be produced this year, according to new market research from IHS Technology, indicative of just how interconnected the human species is becoming. Worldwide production of connected devices will total some 6.18 billion in 2014, up 6% year-over-year. That...Learn More

Double-Digit Forecast for Government Wireless Data Spending

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Wireless devices, services and mobile application usage are all on the rise in government, with smartphones and mobile services growing fastest, according to a new report from IDC Government Insights. Tablet usage will come on strong, growing at double-digit rates and reaching local government levels...Learn More

Nielsen: 84% of Smartphone, Tablet Owners Use Them as Second Screens

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With Americans on average now owning four digital devices and spending 60 hours a week using them to consume content, the proliferation of digital devices and platforms is bringing about a revolutionary shift in the media industry. In its “Digital Consumer Report,” Nielsen delves into...Learn More

IDC: Internet of Things Revenues to Exceed $7 Trillion By 2017

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Technology and services revenue connected to the burgeoning “Internet of Things” (IoT) marketplace will grow at an 8.8% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2012-2017, increasing from $4.8 trillion to $7.3 trillion, according to a new report from IDC. In its “Worldwide Internet of Things...Learn More