first quarter

first quarter

CHART: Tablet market soaring, now almost two-thirds the size of PC market

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The market for tablets is continuing to climb dramatically, reaching 49.2 million units shipped worldwide in the first quarter, up from 20.3 million units a year earlier, according to an IDC research report issued today. That’s in sharp contrast with the market for traditional computers. An earlier report by...
CHART: Tablet market soaring, now almost two-thirds the size of PC market

Study: Android still dominates, but Windows Phone makes gains thanks to youth

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The latest numbers from Kantar show Windows continuing steady sales and, somewhat surprisingly, growing at a faster rate than those of Android. Windows Phone has seen its market share grow from 3.8 percent in February, March and April of 2012 to 5.6 percent during the same three month-period in 2013. That’s...
Study: Android still dominates, but Windows Phone makes gains thanks to youth

Amazon giving away 'tens of millions of dollars' in virtual money with launch of Amazon Coins

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Amazon launched its first digital currency today with a giveaway: 500 free Amazon Coins for every Kindle Fire customer. The coins, which are worth $5, can be used to buy games, app, and in-app purchases. Kindle Fire customers...
Amazon giving away 'tens of millions of dollars' in virtual money with launch of Amazon Coins

IBM's revenue deflated in 2013's first quarter

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Unable to close a number of large mainframe and software deals by the end of the quarter, IBM has reported a 5 percent decline in revenue to US$23.4 billion for the first quarter of 2013.Net income for the quarter ending March 31 also shrank for IBM, by 1 percent,...
IBM's revenue deflated in 2013's first quarter

Daring Fireball: Another Way of Looking at It

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Daring Fireball: Another Way of Looking at It: bryan: Classic DF takedown of what appears to be some awfully misleading journalism: There are signs that Apple's grip on tablets has been weakened among consumers, who are buying more devices made by Samsung and Amazon. Now the trend is trickling into...
Daring Fireball: Another Way of Looking at It
Telly Releases Android Tablet App As It Approaches 70K Likes Per Week On Google's Mobile OS

Nokia banks on social integration to help boost mobile phone sales

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Nokia's latest advanced feature phone, the Asha 210, comes with a physical key to access WhatsApp messaging, as well as software clients for Twitter and Facebook.The launch of the new member of the Asha family follows Nokia's announcement last week that sales of its mobile phones in the first...
Nokia banks on social integration to help boost mobile phone sales
Nokia Lumia sales hit record high of 5.6 million in Q1, nearly 20 million in total

Study: tablets, smartphones rule mobile gaming; handhelds wane

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A report by market analysts App Annie and IDC continue to show that mobile devices such as the iPhone or the Nexus 7 control a clear majority of mobile gaming interest and dollars spent on purchases, with portable handhelds fading rapidly. The first quarter of 2013 saw another milestone achieved...
Study: tablets, smartphones rule mobile gaming; handhelds wane

Strategy Analytics: 3 million Windows tablets shipped in Q1 2013

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A report from research firm Strategy Analytics claims that three million tablets with a version of Microsoft's Windows OS shipped worldwide in the first quarter of 2013. Read more...    ...
Strategy Analytics: 3 million Windows tablets shipped in Q1 2013

The Unstoppable Rise Of Mobile Commerce

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Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today. Tablets And Smartphones Leap To One-Fifth Of E-Commerce Traffic (Monetate)First it was comScore, which reported that U.S. mobile commerce grew 31% in the first quarter of 2013...
The Unstoppable Rise Of Mobile Commerce

Polaroid to make Socialmatic Camera a reality for fans of Instagram, recursion

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Instagram owes its distinctive identity to Polaroid's OneStep cameras; it's now time to return the favor. Socialmatic has signed a deal for a production, Polaroid-branded version of its 2012 Socialmatic Camera concept you see above, which translates the mobile app's retro icon to a real-world, instant-print shooter. While technical...
Polaroid to make Socialmatic Camera a reality for fans of Instagram, recursion

Windows 8 sucks: Perception or reality?

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Computers just aren't selling like they used to, and many critics, analysts, and longtime Windows users point the blame finger at one culprit in particular: Windows 8. Nobody's using Windows 8, they say. It's worse than New Coke, they say. PC shipments are cratering and it's all Windows 8's...
Windows 8 sucks: Perception or reality?

Nokia teases Lumia 928 but still mum on launch date

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Nokia has confirmed the upcoming launch of the long-rumored Lumia 928, with a website that hints at advanced camera features.The Lumia 928 will be an upgraded version of the existing flagship Lumia 920, and is expected to become available via U.S. operator Verizon Wireless. The website shows someone taking...
Nokia teases Lumia 928 but still mum on launch date

Applied Materials Sees Bounce After Hitting Bottom

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Applied Materials, long whipsawed by the chip industry's business cycles, reported a 71% drop in first-quarter profit but pointed to signs of a rebound....
Applied Materials Sees Bounce After Hitting Bottom

IDC: Server market revenue down 7.7% in Q1

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Server revenue worldwide was down 7.7% in the first quarter, as weak economic conditions and server consolidation by customers slowed sales, according to research firm IDC....
IDC: Server market revenue down 7.7% in Q1

Marissa Mayer Wants To Pay This AOL Exec Boatloads Of Money To NOT Work For A Year (AOL, YHOO)

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Yahoo wants to hire AOL's Ad.com CEO, Ned Brody, as its head of US ad sales. The offer is good enough that Brody has already resigned his position at AOL, Kara Swisher reports and AOL confirms. Here's the problem: Brody signed an non-compete agreement with AOL. Yahoo's solution, according to...
Marissa Mayer Wants To Pay This AOL Exec Boatloads Of Money To NOT Work For A Year (AOL, YHOO)

Apple forces Line to remove the ability to send virtual items as gifts from its iOS app

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Asian mobile messaging service Line is seeing early success with its monetization model — to the tune of $58 million in revenue for Q1 2013 — but there’s a little bad news today as the company has withdrawn the gift sharing feature from its iOS app at the request of...
Apple forces Line to remove the ability to send virtual items as gifts from its iOS app

Alcatel-Lucent makes loss on static first-quarter revenue

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Alcatel-Lucent's first-quarter revenue inched up 0.6 percent year on year, but it reported a net loss after making a profit a year earlier.Sales for the quarter ended March 31 totalled €3.2 billion, up 0.6 percent, but the net loss of €353 million (US$459.6 million) compared poorly with the €259...
Alcatel-Lucent makes loss on static first-quarter revenue

Apple regains fifth spot in Chinese smartphone market, shipments soar

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Apple retook its spot as China's fifth largest smartphone vendor in the first quarter, as the country's market grew to triple the size of the U.S.'s.Apple had an 8 percent share of the smartphone market, while Samsung continued to lead all vendors with a 20 percent share, according to...
Apple regains fifth spot in Chinese smartphone market, shipments soar

Tablet Sales Help Asustek's Profit

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Taiwan's Asustek Computer said first-quarter profit rose 21%, aided by growing tablet sales. The company posted its seventh consecutive quarter of double-digit earnings growth....
Tablet Sales Help Asustek's Profit

App downloads soar with 13.4 billion in Q1

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The first quarter of 2013 saw an 11 percent increase in app downloads over all of 2012 combined. This means a total revenue of $2.2 billion. [Read more]...
App downloads soar with 13.4 billion in Q1

Twitter Launches Ads API, So Marketers Can Run Campaigns Through Adobe, Salesforce, Others

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Twitter just announced via blog post that it has launched an advertising API, which will allow brands to run ad campaigns through the company’s API partners, rather than having to buy them through Twitter itself. This confirms a report by TechCrunch’s Ingrid Lunden saying that Twitter would launch its ads...
Twitter Launches Ads API, So Marketers Can Run Campaigns Through Adobe, Salesforce, Others

Microsoft retiring Messenger on March 15th, wants you to use Skype instead

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While we knew Microsoft Messenger was due to retire sometime in the first quarter of this year, we now have a confirmed date. According to The Next Web, Redmond has informed users via email that they have until March 15th to use the IM platform, after which they will...
Microsoft retiring Messenger on March 15th, wants you to use Skype instead
Mass Production of Retina Displays for iPad Mini Expected to Start in June or July
IDC: Smartphones now more popular than feature phones

Kobo says the $170 Aura HD e-reader now accounts for "up to 27%" of its device sales

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When Kobo launched its “luxury” e-reader, the $169.99 Aura HD, last month, I was skeptical that anybody would shell out for it when cheaper models are available. Early sales results, however, suggest that I was wrong: Kobo announced Tuesday, a day before BookExpo America begins in New York, that the...
Kobo says the $170 Aura HD e-reader now accounts for "up to 27%" of its device sales

About that Bloomberg report of 'falling iPad mini demand'

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The CEO of a key Apple supplier says the reporter tried to put those words in his mouth. FORTUNE -- Most Asian journalists covering Pegatron's investor conference Wednesday focused on the fact that the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer's first quarter profits were up more than 80% year over year. The theme...
About that Bloomberg report of 'falling iPad mini demand'

HTC expects more slippage in the first quarter

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Peter Chou may be optimistic, but first quarter results for this year are expected to raise little cheer for the company's shareholders. Will offering cheap phones in China help? [Read more]...
HTC expects more slippage in the first quarter

Suddenly, Apple's iPhone 4 Is a Major Point of Interest

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During today's earnings call to discuss Apple's first-quarter earnings, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the iPhone 4 was under "constant constraint."...
Suddenly, Apple's iPhone 4 Is a Major Point of Interest
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