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What Apple's Spectacular Earnings Mean For Phone Carriers

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This week Apple and the major carriers are announcing their latest financial figures.  This quarter saw a slight decrease from last year but the numbers are still spectacular. Verizon and AT&T sold 7.5 million iPhones combined - 64.1% of all smartphones sold.  Smartphones in the U.S. have reached an inflection...
What Apple's Spectacular Earnings Mean For Phone Carriers

Despite Android Nearly Doubling Activations, iOS Still Leads The Enterprise

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This morning, enterprise solutions provider Good Technology released the results of its latest activation report which offers a snapshot of mobile device trends in the enterprise. The company found that, despite the fact that Android smartphone usage in the enterprise nearly doubled quarter-over-quarter, iOS continues to be dominant platform there,...
Despite Android Nearly Doubling Activations, iOS Still Leads The Enterprise

Precisely How Google Killed Google Reader

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As you may remember, we argued that Google should take its extant communities and try to make them the core of its social offering rather than building G+ from scratch. That hasn't happened. But the memory of the communities on Google Reader live on. At BuzzFeed's FWD, there is a terrific...
Precisely How Google Killed Google Reader

Kantar: iPhones Top Seller In U.S., Japan; Android Winning Everywhere Else; Windows Phone Growing Most In Europe

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Android smartphones, led by Samsung, were the overall winner in the crucial holiday sales period at the end of last year, although Apple’s iPhone continues to shine in the U.S. as well as Japan, according to the latest numbers out from Kantar Worldpanel Comtech, a division of WPP that tracks...
Kantar: iPhones Top Seller In U.S., Japan; Android Winning Everywhere Else; Windows Phone Growing Most In Europe
CHART OF THE DAY: The Case Against Apple In One Chart (AAPL)

IDC: Smart Device Shipments To Grow 14% Annually To 1.2B In 2016, But U.S. Shipments, Revenue Dropped In Q2

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Evidence of market saturation in the U.S. can be seen in new research from IDC that takes a look at the global connected device market. Shipments and revenues declined here, even as worldwide market share grew. The connected device market, meaning smartphones, tablets, and PCs combined, grew 27.4% year-over-year in Q2...
IDC: Smart Device Shipments To Grow 14% Annually To 1.2B In 2016, But U.S. Shipments, Revenue Dropped In Q2
Apple Saw Over One-Third Of Mobile Ad Requests In Q1, Adfonic Says, But Samsung Surges In Engagement
BlackBerry Launches BBM Money Pilot In Indonesia
US Broadband's new reality: slowing growth

PC Free Fall Is Not Entirely Fault Of Windows 8

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A Samsung exec has smacked around Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system, calling it out as a big reason why the global PC industry's numbers are tanking. But is this really the smoking gun? "The global PC industry is steadily shrinking despite the launch of Windows 8," Jun Dong-soo, President of...
PC Free Fall Is Not Entirely Fault Of Windows 8

Smartphones set to become the fastest spreading technology in human history

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It probably doesn’t come as a surprise, but it’s always nice to see it plotted on a graph: Smartphones might just be the fastest-spreading technology in human history. The only technologies that come close is the adoption of television between 1950 and 1953, and the recent emergence (and rapid growth)...
Smartphones set to become the fastest spreading technology in human history

Google’s dilemma

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“With ‘Don’t be evil,’ Google set itself up for accusations of hypocrisy anytime they got near the line. Now they are on the defensive, with their business undermined especially by Apple. When people are defensive they can do things that are emotional, not reasonable, and bad behavior starts.” Roger...
Google’s dilemma
ZenDeals Launches With $1M+ From Eric Schmidt, Facebook & Zynga Execs To Bring Transparency To Digital Coupons

Facebook Launches Brand Advertising Campaign Aimed At Users In 13 Countries

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Facebook also announced today that it will be kicking off an advertising campaign to promote its brand, specifically targeting 13 countries including Brazil, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, Russia, Spain, U.K., and the U.S. The campaign will appear in 12 different languages and will be housed on Facebook...
Facebook Launches Brand Advertising Campaign Aimed At Users In 13 Countries

Online Gaming Company Bigpoint Appoints New CEO In The Face Of Industry "Transition"

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Bigpoint, the European free-to-play online gaming company that is thought to have raised $460 million since 2002, is finally announcing a new CEO. Khaled Helioui, formerly Bigpoint’s Chief Games Officer, is taking over the role, some four months after founder Heiko Hubertz announced he would be stepping down. The change...
Online Gaming Company Bigpoint Appoints New CEO In The Face Of Industry "Transition"

In new era, operators scorn over-the-top services at their peril

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Telecom operators are standing at a critical crossroad. With a continuous decline in profit from voice and messaging services – thanks in no small part to the adoption of Over-The-Top (OTT) services such as Google Voice, Skype, Whatsapp (and my company Rebtel), among many others – operators must explore  their...
In new era, operators scorn over-the-top services at their peril

Rocky Likes Facebook … but sees some challenges

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Facebook is a fantastic company that will be sold at a fantastic premium. That’s my key takeaway from the company’s filing of its S-1. The document, the first major public step in the process to an IPO, gives us a real look at the company’s numbers and insight into the...
Rocky Likes Facebook … but sees some challenges

Is Social Media Becoming Boring?

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For most, social media is new and fun. For others, though, social media is old and is falling out of favor. I’m seeing it happen of users who were happy about social media when it became hyped but are now realizing that they’re not yet ready to hold onto social...
Is Social Media Becoming Boring?

LivingSocial takes Andrew Mason's advice with new targeting tech from Custora. But is it too late?

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The daily deals fad has been out of vogue for many months now. Blame market saturation and daily deal “fatigue.” Blame an impossibly fast rise, coupled with a lack of targeting and low quality deals. When Andrew Mason left his post as Groupon’s CEO last month, he cited one...
LivingSocial takes Andrew Mason's advice with new targeting tech from Custora. But is it too late?

Chart: This is what the 'Post-PC Era' looks like

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  Worldwide PC shipments declined by 8 percent in the third quarter, in advance of the Windows 8 release, according to numbers released by the IDC and Gartner research firms this week. Looked at in the most favorable light for Microsoft, the dip suggests that the industry, businesses and home...
Chart: This is what the 'Post-PC Era' looks like

Mobile messaging service Hike lands $7 million to take on WhatsApp in India

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Another contender is throwing its hat into the mobile messaging ring after Hike, a service from India, raised a $7 million investment from Bharti SoftBank (BSB), the joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and Japanese operator SoftBank that was established in 2011. Hike crossed 5 million registered users last month and the service —...
Mobile messaging service Hike lands $7 million to take on WhatsApp in India
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