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A New DigiTimes Report Suggests The iPhone Business Will Significantly Slow Down This Quarter (AAPL)

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One of the big reasons Apple's stock has been demolished since September is concern about iPhone sales. There have been a multitude of reports saying Apple slashed its Q1 iPhone parts orders significantly. The Wall Street Journal blamed the cuts on "weak demand." This suggests Apple is going to have...
A New DigiTimes Report Suggests The iPhone Business Will Significantly Slow Down This Quarter (AAPL)

Why Everyone Suddenly Loves The Phablet

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Half-smartphone, half-tablet--an unfortunate name does nothing to stop this hot tech trend. Even Apple is rumored to be considering its own phabulous phablet. Can the romance last? Big screens equal big bucks. That's what Samsung realized with its first--and still quite popular--Galaxy Note mobile device, which was a whopping...
Why Everyone Suddenly Loves The Phablet

Let’s get this straight, Facebook’s challenge is China, not Asia

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There’s nothing like a social network IPO to get people interested in Asia. Well, going on the most significant one to date, which saw Facebook file for a $5 billion listing, that seems to be the case. It’s generally accepted that Asia and other emerging markets are key regions that...
Let’s get this straight, Facebook’s challenge is China, not Asia

German Courts Ruling Changes Little For Facebook

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A German court's ruling Tuesday that Facebook has not changed its Friend Finder utility as it promised it would appears to be of little consequence for the social networking giant. The key point of the ruling is that Facebook needs to change the wording of its policy to make it...
German Courts Ruling Changes Little For Facebook

Zimbabwe gets cashless transactions via its first Universal Electronic Payment System

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Zimbabwe has received its first ever Universal Electronic Payment System (UEPS) thanks to a local firm, SmartPay. This will now put Zimbabwe among the nations with cashless transaction systems. Most of the local financial institutions and mobile telecommunications providers only offer mobile money transfer services. Speaking to journalists about the...
Zimbabwe gets cashless transactions via its first Universal Electronic Payment System

Are you fed up with Facebook?

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Facebook lost 600,000 UK users in December. Share your thoughts on whether the social networking giant has had its dayFacebook saw its UK user base drop by 1.86% in December, and while it still has over 31 million monthly active British users (around half of our 61.8m population), some have...
Are you fed up with Facebook?
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Call for 'green badges' and free parking for electric cars

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Parking charges exemption and removing yellow and red line restrictions will improve take-up, thinktank saysElectric car owners should be allowed to park on yellow and red lines, and park for free, a leading thinktank said on Thursday.On one of the busiest days of the year for road traffic as people...
Call for 'green badges' and free parking for electric cars
Jefferies Cuts Its Apple Price Target By $100 (AAPL)

Apple's total device market share to grow from 10% to 14% - new forecast

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A forecast published today by market intelligence company Gartner suggests that Apple’s combined market share of mobile phones, tablets and PCs will grow from just under 10 percent to over 14 percent by 2014 - shipping almost 3m devices this year, and rising to over 3.5m next year. Gartner is predicting that...
Apple's total device market share to grow from 10% to 14% - new forecast
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PRISM update: Recent reports you definitely shouldn't miss

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More than a week after the PRISM story first broke, you might have reached saturation point when it comes to news and discussion about it. That’s understandable, and it seems like some members of the US Senate feel the same way. Still there have been some important developments this weekend,...
PRISM update: Recent reports you definitely shouldn't miss
Apple tripling franchise stores in India, but Apple Stores still impossible

Big Sprint Investor Favors Dish Network's Bid

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Dish Network Corp.’s $25.5 billion bid for Sprint Nextel Corp. offers more value to shareholders than the wireless company’s original deal with Japan’s Softbank Corp., Sprint investor Paulson & Co. said Tuesday. The comments by Sprint’s fourth-largest shareholder give a boost to Dish, which lodged its unsolicited cash-and-stock offer Monday....
Big Sprint Investor Favors Dish Network's Bid

RIM plans India push with aim to double BlackBerry’s sales presence there

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Research In Motion (RIM) has announced plans to double the sales presence of its BlackBerry smartphones in India, as it looks to gain greater share of the country’s According to a report from India’s Economic Times, RIM will increase its presence in the country to cover 160 different cities this...
RIM plans India push with aim to double BlackBerry’s sales presence there
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Has Facebook Lost 600,000 Users In The UK? Maybe Not

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After the whole Insta-gate incident where we saw a lot of back and forth about whether Facebook-owned, popular photo sharing app Instagram’s was losing users, today a report has come out that claims user attrition at an even bigger target: Facebook itself. According to an article in the Guardian, the social network...
Has Facebook Lost 600,000 Users In The UK? Maybe Not

Facebook UK loses 600,000 users in December

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Numbers dropped by 1.86% over festive period, fuelling speculation that site is reaching saturation point in core marketsThe number of Facebook's UK users dropped by 600,000 in December, according to data by social media monitoring firm SocialBakers.Though representing a typical seasonal dip in use over the Christmas period, the UK...
Facebook UK loses 600,000 users in December

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

iPad Owners to Go Wi-Fi Only? AT&T CEO Says Yes (POLL)

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When consumers rush out to purchase Apple's new handheld device, the slate-like computer called the iPad, they'll have several options to choose from. In addition to multiple storage capacities, iPad buyers will have to make an even more critical decision: Wi-Fi or 3G? Although Wi-Fi hotspots are in many places...
iPad Owners to Go Wi-Fi Only? AT&T CEO Says Yes (POLL)
Facebook Mobile Use May Be Near Its Saturation Point In The United States
Study: LTE users use less WiFi, eat more data, and don't buy the smorgasbord

Have Smartphone Sales Hit the Saturation Point?

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AT&T and Verizon both nailed big numbers in their earnings reports this week, driven by smartphone sales. But new reports suggest a bleaker future for smartphone growth, which has dipped to its slowest growth rate since the fall of 2009. Could the smartphone market finally be hitting a saturation point...
Have Smartphone Sales Hit the Saturation Point?

Social Networking And Gaming Mobile Apps Are Now Neck-And-Neck For Time Spent On Android, iOS

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In another sign that something fundamental is changing on the iOS and Android platforms, mobile analytics provider Flurry has found that consumers are spending as much time in social networking apps as they are in mobile games. Games have historically led usage on mobile. The last time that Flurry took...
Social Networking And Gaming Mobile Apps Are Now Neck-And-Neck For Time Spent On Android, iOS

Forrester: Europe's online retail sales to grow 70% to €191bn by 2017, with Spain seeing most growth

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European online retail sales are expected to hit €191 billion ($249 billion USD) in 2017, up from €112 billion ($146 billion USD) in 2012, according to new data published today by Forrester. The forecast, which looks at 17 countries across Europe, estimates an 11 percent compound annual growth rate, fueled...
Forrester: Europe's online retail sales to grow 70% to €191bn by 2017, with Spain seeing most growth

Yesterday Was The Day The Whole 'Tech Is The New Wall Street' Meme Started To Die

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You've heard the line a million times in the past few years: Wall Street is over, tech is where the money, power and prestige are now. You've heard the line a million times in the past few years: Wall Street is over, tech is where the money, power and...
Yesterday Was The Day The Whole 'Tech Is The New Wall Street' Meme Started To Die

China's Tencent beats the street with Q2 revenues of $1.7bn but quarterly growth slows

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Tencent, China’s largest Internet firm, continued to show impressive growth after revealing figures for its second quarter of 2012, which included total revenue of $1.7 billion, up 9.1 percent QoQ (56 percent YoY), and profit of $491.8 million, up 5 percent QoQ (32.7 percent YoY). While it beat the street’s analysis, both...
China's Tencent beats the street with Q2 revenues of $1.7bn but quarterly growth slows

A billion Android devices could be shipped in 2014 - new forecast

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A forecast published today by market intelligence company Gartner suggests that a billion Android devices could be shipped in 2014. The company is predicting that while PC sales will fall 10.6 percent year-on-year, and phones grow at a modest 4.3 percent, tablets will grow 67.9 percent – with Android...
A billion Android devices could be shipped in 2014 - new forecast

The Disconnect Between Subscriber Growth and Revenues in Broadband and Mobile

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Subscriber growth for both fixed-line broadband and mobile service providers was “pretty decent” in 2009 even despite the faltering economy, according to TeleGeography Research, which released figures for the year this morning. But revenues failed to match that modest rise. The Washington-based market research firm said the number of worldwide...
The Disconnect Between Subscriber Growth and Revenues in Broadband and Mobile
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