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Posted by dmercer @ 19/08/2014 15:15:00
Would Sky or any other “legacy” pay TV provider ever offer all of its video services over the open... read more

Posted by dmacqueen @ 18/08/2014 15:31:00
Amazon has launched a card reader and integrated app to take payments in stores, which it plans to offer to merchants with physical retail locations. It’s launching into a crowded market, with Square, ... read more

Posted by AThorwart @ 14/08/2014 17:51:00
According to AppTRAX, Pandora is the third most grossing app in the U.S. during 2014 – Only Clash of Clans ... read more

Posted by MGoodman @ 12/08/2014 18:21:00
Most retailers prefer not to get in to public spats with their suppliers but this clearly this is not the case with Amazon who in a dispute with Disney has blocked pre-orders of cert... read more

Posted by MGoodman @ 11/08/2014 18:49:00
Vivendi is in the middle of a major overhaul as it seeks to become more focused both operationally and geographically. Until recently, Vivendi’s strategic focus could be best d... read more

Posted by nmawston @ 11/08/2014 11:33:00
According to new research from our WDE (Wearables) service, global smartwatch shipments grew a healthy +400% YoY in Q2 2014. The market was driven by ... read more

Posted by npatel @ 07/08/2014 16:56:00
On 6th August 2014 Google acquired Emu, a mobile messaging app with an integrated virtual assistant, for an undisclosed sum. Why is this impor... read more

Posted by esmith @ 25/07/2014 15:42:00
This is the year that 4K Ultra HD (UHD) TV sales are set to dramatically rise from the embryonic status it has occupied for the last two years. Sales figures in 2014 are in line with our read more

Posted by esmith @ 24/07/2014 13:32:00
NVIDIA continues to extend its gaming reach with the launch of the gaming-focused SHIELD Tablet, the latest in a long line of embellishments to its position as a leading supplier of GPUs and SoCs to PCs, laptops, smartphones, mobile games consoles, and tablets. The SHIELD Tablet itself is well sp... read more

Posted by wshi @ 23/07/2014 18:59:00
Messaging is dead! Long live messaging! According to Strategy Analytics’ Global Mobile M... read more

Posted by npatel @ 22/07/2014 14:18:00
On July 24th, 2014 Verizon will launch Verizon Smart Rewards, a loyalty program aimed at its postpaid customer base. Off... read more

Posted by MGoodman @ 22/07/2014 14:04:00
Retail giant Walmart recently announced it had hired Jeremy Verba to serve as vice president and general manager of VUDU, Walmart’s on-demand video service which it acquired i... read more

Posted by nmawston @ 19/07/2014 00:53:00
According to our Wearables (WDE) research service, global smartwatch sales will grow a healthy +750% in 2014. The smartwatch is clearly a high-growth market.Rumo... read more

Posted by nmawston @ 17/07/2014 18:34:00
Wearable devices have the potential to grow into a significant consumer market, benefiting from the ubiquity of the smartphone, and the growing self-health movement; but their success, of course, is not guaranteed. With sensor-laden wearable devices there are a unique set of challenges to be over... read more

Posted by dmercer @ 11/07/2014 17:12:00
A lone thorn amongst roses, I sat with a group of wireless analysts this week listening to Qualcomm and EE explain why broadcasting was a good way of getting the same content to lots of people at the same time. It’s 94 years since Marconi started broadcasting entertainment wirelessly from h... read more

Posted by dwatkins @ 08/07/2014 10:25:00
Google’s widely anticipated Android TV software platform was unveiled at its annual developer’s conference in San Francisco last month, marking the technology giant’s third shot at taking control of the living room TV experience. While early impressions are positive particularly... read more

Posted by MGoodman @ 13/06/2014 16:57:00
Joining a crowded streaming music scene that already contains Rhapsody, Pandora, Spotify, Apple and Samsung, Amazon unveiled Amazon Prime Music in the US. Prime Music provides access... read more

Posted by esmith @ 12/06/2014 20:42:00
Though I had a lot of interesting discussions and briefings at E3 (to be covered in a separate written insight soon), and had the opportunity to play some very beautiful and innovative console games to be released in the months to come, I wanted to briefly touch on VR at the show. I had th... read more

Posted by esmith @ 12/06/2014 14:12:00
The Nintendo Digital event was filled with games, colors, and fun. In a way, it was everything one would expect from a Nintendo E3 broadcast, but that doesn’t mean that there weren’t gasps from the audience as some fan favorites were revealed. “There’s nothing w... read more

Posted by npatel @ 12/06/2014 14:04:00
HERE announced the acquisition of mobile predictive analytics firm, Medio, on 12th June 2014. At the heart of this acquisition is the belief that LBS sh... read more

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