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April 28, 2015

led by china japan and south korea asia now 2nd biggest mobile ad market with $2.7b investment

who is leading the asian markets in mobile and digital  investment spends

Both China  and Japan are almost  neck to neck in terms of  media ad spending . However China piped ahead of Japan in ad investments by $3.4 billion in 2014.At that point. China  today accounts for 31% of Asia-Pacific’s  media spending  and ranks second only to the US in ad spending worldwide.

The maturing of Asia-Pacific’s mobile ad market  made it  the 2nd  biggest market with investments reaching nearly $2.7 billion.Among the most developed was  Japan  with accounted for $1.7 billion, or 65% of the region’s total. By 2016, mobile ad spending in Asia Pacific will total $6.2 billion, driven by a surge in growth in China, India and Indonesia. Japan’s share is expected to drop to 43.1%.. as china will continue to see unprecedented growth

April 8, 2015

Japanese Mobile Internet users jumps 58% in 5 years, to reach 87 million by 2015

Statistic: Number of mobile internet users in Japan from 2010 to 2016 (in millions) | Statista

This statistic provides information on the number of mobile internet users in Japan from 2010 to 2015 and projections to 2016
Mobile internet users in japan touch 87 million this year, In 2010 Japan has a mere 55 million mobile , In 2012 it had  66 million mobile web users . In 2015 this  will reach 87 million and in 2016  Japan is  expected to reach 93 million users who uses mobile to go online

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April 6, 2015

growth in media spends in asia pacific including digital and mobile

"total media spending   by mobile and digital by asia pacific nations "

South Korea  digital spending  is set to be the biggest  in the Asia Pacific nations with almost 40% of total media being allocated to digital in 2016,Out of the total digital spends, mobile is expected to form  23% .Australia's digital spending  will grow  7% to reach 40%  of overall digital spending  by 2016 Meanwhile  China’s share of digital ad spending in  expected to rise to 27%  by 2016. Japan's media spends on Digital and mobile is almost identical, with 24% on digital and  21.3% on mobile .

Indonesia and India's digital spending share will touch 12% and 16.3% respectively, with mobile  spends out of the digital  share is expected to account 4.5% and 12.1% respectively

February 25, 2015

Japanese Digital Shoppers Still Prefer PC to Smartphones

smartphones vs  PC shopping
As connected devices continue to power online shopping and mobile commerce across the world . One country has  been an exception .Japan consumers still favour the good old PC . 

Infact PCs are the overwhelming favourite for digital shoppers in Japan, according to latest research study conducted in Jan 2015 by  Lifemedia Research Bank. Nearly nine in 10 digital shoppers said they used PCs for the purpose, vs. 22.6% who used smartphones and 5.5% who used tablets. -A majority said they preferred to shop on a PC, with only about a third declaring a preference for smartphones. - .

August 21, 2014

MasterCard to Double its Transactions to 42billion on the back on 4 new co-branding Launch

plastic cards break up by Numbers

Credit card giant MasterCard, the second largest payments network in the U.S has been outmaneuvering its rivals and outbidding the markets  this year in 2014 ,led  by surging transaction volumes in US and as well as non US markets

  1.  The strong performance was also reflected by a nearly 14% growth in revenues in the first half of 2014 compared to the previous year. 
  2. MasterCard in 2013 processed over 38 billion transactions and in 2014 April  it has already processed over 20 billion transactions. Online Stock Research and consultancy firm Trefis is projecting an excess of 41 of  billion transactions by MasterCard ending this year in 2014
  3. Though the numbers look too big to be achieved. Recently MasterCard has drew and slew up many plans that could help achieve its ambitious growth numbers .Among them include 
  • It has created co-branded card partnerships with retail giants Target (formerly partnered with rival visa on co-branded cards) and Wal-Mart which dumped Discover to sign on with MasterCard), 
  • Launched an partnership with Amazon in Japan on a co-branded card.
  •  MasterCard also expanding the Wal-Mart co-branded card beyond ond the U.S. to Latin American markets 
  • MasterCard’s recent agreement with the Middle Easts largest retail brands  Landmark Group, will provide MasterCard with access to more than 6 million new  customers 
  •  MasterCard, originally known as Interbank/Master Charge, was created by several California banks as a competitor to theBankAmericard issued by Bank of America, which later became the Visa credit card issued by Visa Inc In the U.S., which alone contributes 40% of total revenues and is a highly penetrated market 

August 13, 2014

Why Apple is Keen to replicate its Japanese success story globally, Only Country with over 55% marketshare

Apple's smartphone market share in Japan “reached an incredible 55 percent” last quarter. Source:

The Mobile OS in Japan led by IOS

Japan is one country where Apple  has been consistently doing well.. From  a 34% marketshare in October 2013 (Q3)  according to counterpoint ,Japan, Apple’s iphone share jumped to a record  36.5% during  Q1,2004 the first quarter of 2014 amid surging sales on the country's largest carrier, NTT DoCoMo,where Apple still accounts for more than 40% of sales on the network.

In addition , latest mobile OS  sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, for the three months to March 2014, shows Apple performing strongly in the first quarter of the year, with  iOS sales bouncing back in Europe, Japan and Australia. This data includes all iOS products including  iPhone+ iPad along with iPods.Among other reasons the success of Apple in Japan is also due to the fact that the demand for  iPhone is also filtering through to the iPad, with almost a quarter of Japanese iPhone owners also owning an iPad and the markets are yet to saturate unlike US and Europe.

According to CEO Tim Cook, Apple's smartphone market share in Japan “reached an incredible 55 percent” last quarter. Source:

July 4, 2014

Top 10 geographical markets with highest retail ecommerce growth

Chart showing the  online retail revenues comparison report
The Global Markets   with highest Growth in ecommerce 

According to the latest  data from emarketer

  1. The US ecommerce market grew  sales grew 14.5% from $262.34 billion  to $300.64billion .
  2.  In comparison the Chinese " growth in the ecommerce in 2014  was an astonishing 76% higher than  the last year ..From $141.64billion to 249.38billlion
  3. UK ecommerce showed a 13% growth this year with online sales touching $77.84 billion  compared to $68.88billion in 2013
  4. Japan ecommerce growth showed an 8% growth this year as compared to last year with online sales  of $76.95 billion  as compared to $70.75billion in 2013 
  5. Germany online retail sales this year totaled  $47billion a 9% growth compared with last year at $42.6billion.
  6. France online retail sales grew by 12%  and expected to total around $36.38billion this year
  7. Canada recorded  a healthy 17% Increase in its online retail   to $21.61billion  in 2013 compared to $18.36billion it recorded in 2012
  8. Online Retail sales in Australia is expected to grow to $20.23billion  this year,a 6 percentage higher than $`19.16billion which it recorded  in 2013

October 21, 2013

October 7, 2013

B2C ecommerce sales across Asia Pacific : China set to grow 100% in next 3 years

The above chart show how Asia Pacific Countries are beggining to " dominate the " ecommerce Market .

The chart from statistica  shows the distribution of B2C e-commerce sales in the Asia Pacific region from 2010 to 2016, by country.

 In 2010, 50.6 percent of B2C e-commerce sales in the region were generated by Japan. In 2015, China is expected to generate 53.6 percent of Asia Pacific's B2C e-commerce sales. By 2016 ecommerce sales in China  alone will cross 50% of Asian Ecommerce sales

Sales in the Asian-Pacific region is expected to rise by nearly 25% to $390 bln.  The penetration of cell phones helps facilitate this.  

Among the Key Markets, China and Japan will contribute around 60% and the rest would be shared by India, Indonesia, South Korea

March 5, 2013

Smartphones To Outsell Feature Phones in 2013

During the last 12 months 31 million American phone users abandoned the use of feature phones. During the last 24 months over 60 million switched ( source : Asymco)

Smartphones to outship feature phones for first time in 2013 | Mobile News Online: IDC predicts 918.6 million smartphones will be shipped this year,which is  50% of the global total mobile phone shipments worldwide.Presently  UK  is the third biggest in terms of volumes, with 35.5 million units shipped, while China with 301.2 million units and  32.8% share is expected to be no 1 , followed by the USA, with 137.5 million units with 15% share

Smartphones are expected to outship feature phones for the first time in 2013, the first such occurrence in the mobile phone market on an annual basis.

In their earlier IDC report((August 2012)  it had estimated  China’s share of the global smartphone market was  in 2012 was 26.5 percent.  Around 1.575 billion handsets were sold in 2012,Strategy Analytics (January 2013)    out of which 59% were  reported to be feature phones compared to 31% Smartphones 

This is the first time Smartphones are expected to become mainstream, with feature phones taking a backseat

Based on predicted shipments and market share for this year, the UK will be third with 35.5 smartphones with 3.9%.  market share .China,

August 21, 2012

Two-Thirds of Japan’s Smartphone Population Uses an Android

 Japan'sSmartphone Audience Grows 43 Percent since the Beginning of 2012 while Nearly Two-Thirds of Japan’s Smartphone Population Uses an Android-Operated Device. This is according to comScore MobiLens  report  based on the  three month average period ending June 2012.

The study surveyed more than 4,000 Japanese mobile subscribers and found Sharp to be the top mobile handset manufacturer overall with 22.6 percent market share. Google’s Android platform accounted for the majority of smartphone market at 64.1 percent, followed by Apple with 32.3 percent of the market.
Sharp Leads as Top Device Manufacturer

For the three-month average period ending in June, 102.7 million people age 13 and older used mobile devices in Japan (feature phone and smartphone devices).

Device manufacturer Sharp ranked as the top OEM with 22.6 percent of Japanese mobile subscribers, followed by Panasonic with 13.6 percent share. Fujitsu captured the #3 ranking in June with 11.8 percent of mobile subscribers, followed by NEC at 8.9 percent and Sony at 7.9 percent to round out the top five.
Top Mobile OEMs
3 Month Avg. Ending Jun. 2012 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Mar. 2012
Total Japan Mobile Subscribers (Smartphone & Non-Smartphone) Ages 13+
Source: comScore MobiLens
 Share (%) of Mobile Subscribers
Mar-12Jun-12Point Change
Total Mobile Subscribers100.0%100.0%N/A
Android Accounts for Majority of Japan’s Smartphone Market
More than 24 million people in Japan owned smartphones during the three months ending in June, representing 23.5 percent of the entire mobile population. Smartphone adoption has increased rapidly in 2012, growing 43 percent versus the end of 2011.
 Android’s share of the smartphone market reached 64.1 percent (up 1.9 percentage points versus March), while Apple ranked second with 32.3 percent of the smartphone market, followed by Microsoft, which accounted for 3.2 percent share in June 2012.
Top Smartphone* Platforms
3 Month Avg. Ending Jun. 2012 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Mar. 2012
Total Japan Smartphone Subscribers Ages 13+
Source: comScore MobiLens
 Share (%) of Smartphone Subscribers
Mar-12Jun-12Point Change
Total Smartphone Subscribers100.0%100.0%N/A

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August 18, 2012

iPhone 5 to have the thinnest Screen Among all Apple Devices

Apple’s iPhone 5  LCD screen is expected to be the thinnest across any consumer devices sold till date The new screen will embed the LCD and the touch sensors into one consolidated layer that will help in substantially decreasing the depth of the device. Already in production at Sharp, LG Display, and Japan Display, the new screen will also be cost effective.

The iPhone 5 is rumoured  to have one of the thinnest LCD screen consumers could ever used . This is according to the latest news coming out via a patent filing which it has recently filed for  
Apple’s the newly patented LCD screen technology integrates the touch sensors with the actual display circuits, reducing the space taken up by the screen. The new technology is an improvement over the current technique, which places the touch sensors on top of the screen and naturally leads to a thicker display.

Dubbed simply "Touch screen liquid crystal display," the patent suggests a variety of ways to integrate the various components. In one scenario, the touch-screen elements can be placed between the display's color filter and array plates, which means the design could support both conventional LCDs as well as IPS (in-plane-switching) screens.

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April 25, 2012

3G Penetration Across The Globe:Japan ,South Korea and Australia lead

3G Penetration Numbers: Morgan Stanely Research Studies

As early as 8 years ago, began to enter the 3G era, as Japan is often the most direct model of the 3G operators.Tokyo, Japan, the world's cities with the highest consumption. According to the latest statistics, the per capita income as high as Tokyo ¥ 4,820,000 (about 365,000 yuan). It is understood that in Japan in terms of 3G coverage is currently as high as 90%. And my country, like, 8 years ago, in Japan at the time of the initial 3G market, applications such as video calls is driving customers to upgrade to 3G from 2G main strategy.

China reached a major milestone in February,2012  when the number of mobile phone users in the country surpassed one billion, the 3G penetration rate is still low at 14 percent,
In the first two months of this year, China added 21 million new phone users to create a total of 1.01 billion customers, according to the ministry of industry and information technology.
The user base is double the combined population of the US and Japan, according to  the China Daily
The mobile penetration rate of China, now at 73.6 percent, is still lower than that of the West, where it reaches over 90 percent or even above 100 percent, meaning some people have two or more phones, the ministry said.