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January 18, 2016

money transfers and point of sales start up eccostem

Featured above are the key start up players across  POS ( Point of sale and money transfer services )

Online payment services: Startups including Stripe and WePay that help businesses move their payments-processing online and make it more available, secure, and inexpensive.

Billing automation and streamlining: Zuora and Paymentus, among others which help automate financial processes and billing.

Point-of-sale payments: iZettle, Revel Systems and others offer point-of-sale products and services, including card readers, stands, and digital storefronts.

 Among the pubic companies Square has put more of an emphasis on small business lending and financial services

 Personal payment services: Start ups  like  like MobiKwik and Affirm focus on providing consumers with more convenient payment platforms. niches.

Bitcoin payments: Companies like Coinbase and BitPay that use digital currency to make payments faster and more secure

July 31, 2014

The iPhone turns seven : A tribute to the Gadget that changed the mobile forever

CNET UK Presents: History of the iPhone, dedicated to the memory of Steve Jobs from Drew Stearne on Vimeo.

  • The first generation iPhone was released on June 29, 2007
  • Development of what was to become the iPhone began in 2004, 
  • A group of 1000 apple  staff were ” working on the highly confidential Project” which was code named Project  Purple 
  • Jobs unveiled the iPhone to the public on January 9, 2007, at the Macworld 2007 convention at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
  • The two initial models, a 4 GB model priced at US$ 499 and an 8 GB model at US$ 599, went on sale in the United States on June 29, 2007, at 6:00 pm local time
  • 3 July DVD Jon first cracks activation. People can use the apps on the phone without a subscription
  • 9 July :iPhone Dev Team releases a jailbreak method. The first use of this is ringtones.
  • 20 July :Nightwatch adapts a toolchain to the iPhone. The first apps are compiled

March 10, 2014

How Americans Consumer Electronic Media: Internet trails Live TV and Radio

Smartphones now third in US media usage

An average American consumes  11 hours of   Electronic media every day . This includes, TV, Radio,Gaming Console, Smartphones Multimedia devices , and Internet 

 Television and Radio seems to be an integral part of Americans” Media consumption. Smartphone usage has overtaken Internet via desktop amd PC. which is not suprising, givem the facts that US Smartphone penetration has now reached over 50% and counting.

January 25, 2014

5 Disruptive Technology Gadgets that will go mainstream this year

This years CES (Consumer Electronics Show) showed off some breathtaking Technology Devices , and taken off the wraps on upcoming technology and innovations that are expected to go mainstream this year. Among a few of them are ” wearable devices   and internet-connected car

May 27, 2013

Samsung Set to Rule the Chinese Smartphone Market as 2013 sales to exceed 48million units,with 60% growth

Samsung sold a record 12.5 million smartphones in China during Q1 2013: Strategy Analytics – The Next Web: “The research firm’s latest figures are reported by the Korea Herald (via Sammy Hub) and are particularly impressive given that Samsung sold a total of 30.06 million smartphones last year in 2012

 This means that if Samsung  continues to sell their smartphone  and  follow the same trend its all set to , sell around 48million smartphones in 2013.Considering the fact that low cost Smartphone manufacturer like Huawei and HTC   are very aggresive  in the Chinese  Smartphone Market, Samsungs growth has been spectacular

Giiven its early progress this year, Samsung looks set to smash that record once again in 2013.

Strategy Analytics’s Q1 2013 data put Huawei behind Samsung in second place on 8.1 million units sold, having overtaken Lenovo — which has announced its intention to launch devices in the US within one year — which sold 7.9 million smartphones.”

March 20, 2013

Feedly gets 50,000 Subscribers on a day,as Google Dumps its RSS Reader

Applications that have been retired by Google, either because of integration with other Google products, or through lack of support:The company said it needed to focus to take advantage of new opportunities, rather than spread itself “too thin and lack impact… whatever that means .is up to you .. however  one company that has made the most of Google decision to shut down its Reader is Feedly.

Another series of Google’s Demolition squad is at work again as New Google products bite the dust..While Google Labs has been shut down last year, and most of us wouldn’t have really minded , However what Google has done this time has many users squealing in disbelief as ” Google Reader” was a product that was extremely useful and efficient for users. 

 However Google’s demolition squad felt that it apparent usefulness was not bigger than ” the logic of Google product ,managers, who felt that Google Reader cannot be monetized , neither it could be used to target contextual ads and and was not worth the effort of having an useful and efficient product with a good number of Followers.

 The Spring Killing Demolition Squad of Google has also axed 7 other Google products , taking the total number of features or services shut since its “spring cleaning” began in 2011 to 70. Feedly, a free Web-based RSS service that also offers iOS and Android apps, has added half a million new users since Google announced it would pull the plug on its Reader RSS feed this summer.

“More than 500,000 Google Reader users have joined the Feedly community over the last 48 hours,” the company said in a blog post Friday. “We love passionate readers. Welcome on board.” Many of those users took to social media networks, including Twitter and Google’s own Google Plus, to express their anger and dismay. Others launched online petition drives. The leading petition on had collected nearly 120,000 signatures as of late Saturday

March 19, 2013

Smartphone User Base in Europe Jump by 57% in 3 Years

Smartphone Install Base in Europe Dec 2010( comscore )

The Mobile Base in Europe in Dec 2011(comscore )

Mobile Base in Europe  as on Dec 2012( comscore )

The number of smartphone users in the EU5 countries (Spain, Germany, Italy, France and the UK) grew by 30 percent over the year, reaching 136.2 million in the three month average ending December 2012. This was the first month that all European countries crossed the 50 percent smartphone penetration mark.

The above 3 charts show how the Smartphone penetration in Europe grew by 80%. In 2010 Dec the number of Subscribers in UK  and when you compare them with the Mobile ( smartphone user base ) in 2011, it shows a jump of 20%, In the year 2012 December, The Smartphone Revolution  has truly arrived in Europe with a average  smartphone penetration of 57%

Spain leads the rankings with 66 percent of mobile users owning a smartphone in December 2012, followed by the UK with 64 percent – both countries were above the European average of 57 percent. In France and Italy, smartphone ownership was at 53 percent amongst the mobile population, with Germany concluding the rankings at 51 percent during the three month average ending in December 2012.

US Tablets and Smartphones Consumption Exceed 175million

source : Com score
Smartphones have surpassed  125 million U.S. consumers while tablets now owned by more than 50 million, we have crossed into the Brave New Digital World – a new paradigm of digital media fragmentation in which consumers are always connected.