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February 6, 2016

January 21, 2016

broadcasters make hay as airwaves auction opening bids announced


"airwaves  auction opening bid by US TV market"


The Federal Communications Commission( FCC)  has  set the opening bids it is making to buy broadcast television licenses in the spring, with high prices designed to bring TV stations into a process that will eventually clear new airwaves for wireless carriers.

The prices, which range from less than $100 million in smaller markets to as much as $900 million for a station in New York City.The  TV stations’ airwaves are  more attractive because they can carry wireless signals over long distances and deep into buildings.

According to wsj Some major broadcasters including CBS Corp. and 21st Century Fox Inc. have shown interest in selling some licenses in the auction.

January 16, 2016

michael dell just raked in $4 billions selling spectrum on local TV stations

"Michael dell just raked in over $4 billion selling auction to FCC"
Michael Dell bought up a bunch of TV stations and is now looking to sell their spectrum in a first-ever incentive auction with the FCC.While a billionaire buying up hardly watched TV stations may sound odd, there’s a plausible reason for those investments: All of the stations own potentially valuable broadcast spectrum has been tapped by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to enhance wireless network reliability and speeds. Collectively, Dell’s investments could see him tally up to $4 billion on his $80 million investment.

December 14, 2015

The hottest 5 consumer technology devices this year

All around the world, consumers are increasingly using internet to share and make things faster and easier apart from sharing one culture. In an latest Ericsson ConsumerLab survey of 23 countries, it found that  more than three-quarters of consumers browse the internet and half use social media every day

The popularity of  digital streaming overtake broadcast TV among those aged 16-45, with 80 percent in this age group watching streamed video several times a week or more. 77 percent of the total sample population watched broadcast content, compared to 75 percent who favored streaming services, but this is set to change during 2015. The year will be historic, as more people will watch streamed on-demand content than broadcast TV.

July 4, 2015

which connected devices see the highest retail sales conversion

"Research to Purchase behavior by device "
 Smartphones, Tablets, or Laptops// which device  has the largest conversion when it comes to retail products.  The most interesting this here is , The device where users start their research on incidently comes  the  last point of contact  before the purchase ( apart from the ones thar are purchases in store)

72% started on Smartphone and 23% purchased on Smartphone, and 20% on Tablets
58% started their research on Tablets and 34% purchased on Tablets

For Laptops originated research.. the last transaction before purchase was  majorly done across laptop

June 3, 2015

May 14, 2015

nations where connected devices screen time exceed traditional media like TV

" nations where  connected devices screen time exceed traditional media like TV"
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25 nations where TV viewing is eclipsed by connected devices where Laptops & PC along with Smartphone and Tablets screen time exceed traditional media 

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March 13, 2015

Chart of the day :How many Tablet PCs have been sold in US since 2010 :

The   tablet economy


This timeline shows THE  sales figures for tablet PCs in the United States from 2010  TO 2014 projected forecast  for 2015-2016

 According to Appleinsider  a total of 57.1 million tablet PC will be sold in  US during 2015.

 Media Tablets have been growing briskly in the US and  the initial sales chart reflect a typical  product life cycle chart  almost replicating  the  the growth of tablets exploded during its initial years ( 2010 to 2012 )

US Tablet sales zoomed from  10 million to 26 million in 2011 ( 2.5  times it sold in 2010 ) followed by 50% growth in 2012

After 22% growth  in the number of tablets sold in 2013, sales have started to slow down as it struggled to reach 10% growth in 2014 .Last year saw  53 million units, which is estimated  to reach  57 million this year in 2015. 

The last 4 years( 2010-2014) has seen 122 Tablet  units shipped across US  .

November 9, 2014

How TV Usage is getting dwarfed by Tablets and Smartphones, as time spent on gadget to grow 23%

Media consumption patterns : digital vs TV


US consumers love affair with their mobiles continue as as recent report by eMarketer shows that the media time among US adults spent on digital media exceeded that of TV for the first time that time spent on digital media use among US adults surpassed time spent with TV for the first time Cumulatively Tablets and Smartphones user base is expected to grow to 23% In 2014, time spent on smartphones and tablets in the US will jump to 23.2%nbsp;

October 9, 2014

Internet Usage via Mobile Devices growing at 67% this year

Mobile web usage exceeds PC/Desktop by 67%
The use mobile web continues to grow phenomenally as mobile penetration in Asian countries led by China, India and Indonesia starts to explode of mobile devices to access the internet has increased by 67% worldwide over the last 12 months according to StatCounter,

Mobile usage has already overtaken desktop in several countries including India, South Africa and Saudi Arabia,"The report from the company's research arm, StatCounter Global Stats, finds that while desktop remains the most popular means to access the web on 64.6%, mobile has grown rapidly from 17.1% to 28.5%. Tablet devices account for 6.8% of internet usage, compared to 4.8% 12 months ago..

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September 5, 2014

5 Most Popular Video Streaming Devices :

most popular top 5 streaming devices for video

While the laptop computer is the most common device used by US streaming households, streamers are also using game consoles (21%), Blu-ray or DVD players (12%), Roku boxes (11%) and smart TVs (10%) to stream video, suggesting that TVs remain a popular form factor for video, no matter the content source. While more streaming households use smartphones (34%) than tablets (29%) as a streaming device, it’s likely that tablets are the choice for long-form content.

July 31, 2014

Apple Loosing its Grip in the Tablet Market, as its market share falls from 60 to 30% in a year,

According to the latest data published by the market intelligence firm IDC, charted for us by Statista, Apple's tablet market share has dropped from above 60% in the June quarter of 2012 to just 26.9% this year. 
Tablet Market: Apples iPad  fails  to influence customers
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Meanwhile, Samsung's market share jumped about 10 percentage points, Lenovo and Asus gained ground, but most of all, a group of "others," which likely includes Amazon's Kindle Fire and Microsoft's Surface families, has clearly started to bite on Apple's products and now beginning to chip  them away .

The ipad today has lost its mojo.. and unless Apple starts changing the market by launching newer tablets or starts to innovate newer technologies  and features( example wearable with Tablets.) Apple is in the risk of becoming history as far as tablets are concerned 

.According to the latest data published by the market intelligence firm IDC, charted for us by Statista, Apple's tablet market share has dropped from above 60% in the June quarter of 2012 to just 26.9% this year. Meanwhile, Samsung's market share jumped about 10 percentage points, Lenovo and Asus gained ground, but most of all, a group of "others," which likely includes Amazon's Kindle Fire and Microsoft's Surface families, has eaten Apple's lunch, growing about 20 percentage points in a two-year span.China’s Huawei was the big winner in June quarter smartphone sales, according to IDC.

January 27, 2014

UK Tablet Penetration to hit 50% this year

Among the many  reasons why  mobile medium is increasingly seeing more investment and spending by advertisers  has been the nature of the marketing channel it offers  in terms of 
 level of engagement users have with their connected devices.

Smartphone penetration will reach 75 per cent of the UK population and tablet penetration will hit 50 per cent in 2014, according to Guy Phillipson, the chief executive of the Internet Advertising Bureau.

Smartphone penetration in the UK is set to hit 75 percent of the population in 2014, whilst tablets will hit 50 percent, according to recent comments from IAB at its IAB Engage conference in October. The GSMA has reported that global subscriber numbers are growing four times faster than the population. Despite huge growth in recent years, there’s still more to come.

Smartphone owners check their devices as much as 150 times a day according to some recent reports, whilst tablets have become “lean-back” devices that consumers will engage with for substantial periods of time. We know for example that users are streaming video in longer single sessions – for 30 minutes or more sometimes – delivering a captive audience for brands to engage with.

January 22, 2014

Open Automotive Handset Alliance Signals The Era of Smarter Interconnected Devices Power by Artificial Intelligence

Google Teams up for Open Automotive handset Alliance : Auto Industry Heading Towards More Intelligent Interconnected Devices

Just recently at CES 2014, Google announced that it had tied up with GM, Honda, Audi, Hyundai, and chipmaker Nvidia to create the Open Automotive Alliance – with the intent of bring Android-powered in-car systems to market before 2014 is over. 

 While the concept of having Android in the car is not new (several touchscreen Android car stereos are already available in the market and several existing systems can interface with Android phones), the Open Automotive Alliance aims to make the whole experience more seamless. Some of the enhanced functionality that you can expect is easier connectivity (streaming internet radio in the car), expandability (enhancing functionality with car-specific apps), multi information displays and easier vehicle diagnostics.

Tags : Open Handset, Automotive Handset, Car, Artificial Intelligence, GM, Honda, Android

November 24, 2013

The Digital Data Deluge: 6.8 billion mobile vs and billion Internet users

Global Online Retail Attractiveness Index :Top 25 Most Lucrative Markets

The "Online Marketplace Retail Index Study  by ATKearney shows  the top 25 Markets who lead in   Online Retail ". The above chart shows the  datapoints across 4 Parameters which form the key metrics to calculate "Markets with higher Online Retail Attractiveness

The attractiveness of online retail is measured across the 4 metrics  with  total combined score of 100 .Each  metrics  is  explained below. The total  score  are  ranked and rated to make the top 25 most lucrative ecommerce Countries. 
  • Online Market Size (40%) :This is a reflection of a country's online potential which includes  market size of its consumers across multiple platforms (mobile/pc) .The size of its online population, access to higher broadband speeds across multiple devices, demographics  of the online consumers , online penetration in terms of reach and frequency
  • Technology Adoption(20%) : Markets with a Bigger Online Marketplace,including Mobile Broadband and Connected Devices holds the key to "higher technology Adoption.A substantial user base which is young and  technologically  savvy, will see more " Digital Adoption" as compared to other  markets with lower young adults
  • Technology Infrastructure(20%): Wireless Connections, higher broadband download speeds, usage of credit cards,mobile banking including a strong financial and banking laws, along with an  investor friendly government,  makes up the Technology Infrastructure. A higher rating means a evolved online marketplace 
  • Growth Potential(20%) :The higher the growth in terms of an active online base, the higher is the ratings. Markets with a young population active across the digital space will have a higher growth opportunity, as they move up  the curve.Similarly a country having lower number of users  in the ( demographic 25-40 age group) reflects "a stagnant growth opportunity for online retail
Tags : ecommerce, Online Shopping, web Shopping, Holidays, Online Retail,Digital sales,Mobile commerce

April 22, 2013

Ultrabook From Toshiba gets rave reviews, with Pixelpure Display

The new Kirabook takes the to the next level with a hi-res display and magnesium body. : Intel
intel Intel 19 Apr The new @ToshibaUSA Kirabook takes the #Ultrabook to the next level with a hi-res display and magnesium body.

March 30, 2013

Multi Screen Consumption Patterns: How This Impact Brand Marketers


Media consumption is now 90 percent screen-based, whether that's watching Netflix on your Galaxy Note II, reading an e-book on a Kindle, or flipping through a magazine on your iPad. But the TV is still fighting for viewers' attention, and most of us give in - with gadgets in tow.

According to a new infographic from Uberflip, 97 percent of American homes still have a TV, while 81 percent have a PC. But 44.8 million people now have a tablet, while 112.4 million have a smartphone, and 70 percent of homes have a game console. It might not be an either/or proposition, however. A majority of people multitask while consuming content - 81 percent watch TV and use a smartphone at the same time. Another 66 percent combine their smartphone and laptop/PC use, while 66 percent watch TV and use their laptop at the same 

February 24, 2013

Samsung Unveils Bendable Flexible Smartphone

Samsung Unveils Flexible Android Smartphone - StumbleUpon

Samsung is planning to start mass production of smartphone screens using bendable plastic rather than glass. The WSJ's Yun-Hee Kim talks about Samsung's experiment with flexible technology and why this can lower costs

Think a flexible smartphone is just science fiction? You might have to think again, thanks to Samsung. The Korean company recently unveiled Galaxy Skin, , Samsung has been showing off a flexible smartphone at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, heralding a day when we might fold up big phone or tablet screens as if they were maps.
"Our team was able to make a high-resolution display on extremely thin plastic, so instead of glass. So it won't break even if it's dropped and we can actually bend the screen," says Brian Berkeley, senior vice president at Samsung.
The screen uses organic light-emitting diodes, or OLEDs.

Only a thin layer of these chemicals is needed to produce a bright, colourful screenFlexible OLED screens have been demonstrated for years, but the OLED chemicals are extremely sensitive to oxygen, so they need to be completely sealed off from the air.Volume production of flexible displays that remain airtight has so far stumped engineers
OLEDs are used in many Samsung phones already. For the bendable phone, Samsung laid the chemicals over thin plastic instead of glass.

According to Android Authority Other known specs of Galaxy Skin include 1 GB RAM; 1.2 GHz processor; 8 MP rear camera and VGA front camera with auto focus, self-portrait, stop motion, action shot, and Panorama shots; and 1500 mAh battery. Connectivity-wise, it has Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0, and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n features. It will reportedly run on Android Jellybean (the next Google OS version after Ice Cream Sandwich), but there are speculations that Google will make a special version for it, namely Android Flexy.