Could Google be moving away from ‘Nexus’ line?

I find it interesting at Google’s annual I/O developer conference, the Mountain View-based company chose to showcase Samsung’s Galaxy S4 running the untouched, stock Android experience.

But it begs the question – could Google be moving away from the Nexus line?

 

This is completely theoretical, with the upcoming release of devices such as ‘Glass’, perhaps Google actually be making more of a play into the hardware market?

Google's acquisition of Motorola may also lend evidence to...

By Ryan Daws, 24 May 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Devices, Google, Industry, Marketing, Mobile, Smartphones.

Trouble may be brewing at HTC, or are we overhyping?

There could be trouble at Taiwanese manufacturer HTC, according to The Verge.

Amongst staff departures, production failures, and the recent disastrous launch of the “First” Facebook phone...is there actually trouble, or are we putting the nail in the coffin too early?

 

HTC had a rollercoaster of a first quarter, with a highlight being the release of arguably the best...

By Ryan Daws, 22 May 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Devices, Marketing, Mobile, Networks, Smartphones.

A year on from its IPO, Facebook must work hard to keep users engaged

May 2013 marks Facebook’s first year as a public company and the publication of its 1Q13 results. It is a fitting time to assess the social network’s progress since its frenzied IPO, and to identify the key challenges it needs to address.

Facebook has made solid if not spectacular progress over the last 12 months, with mobile proving its biggest success. However, a closer look at the service initiatives and investments undertaken during this period reveals a more uneven picture. Although its...

By Ovum Research, 21 May 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Industry, Marketing, Mobile.

Analyst says Samsung is “tail wagging the dog” as Droid profits creamed

It’s common knowledge Samsung is Android’s biggest player – just this month shipping 10 million of the South Korean giant’s latest ‘S4’ flagship – but just how much does the hardware manufacturer take away from Android?

According to Neil Mawston at Strategy Analytics; Samsung holds 41% of the...

By Ryan Daws, 17 May 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Consumers, Devices, Industry, Infographic, Marketing, Mobile, Research, Smartphones.

Dell profits take hit as consumers drop PCs

The market is changing as consumers move towards mobile devices to perform most of their daily tasks; many simply have no need for a PC, and OEM manufacturer Dell is just one company feeling this switch.

In the first quarter profits have dropped down to $130 million, with total revenues dropping 2% over the past year, now at $14.07 billion.

Revenues from its end-user computing segment slumped 9%; whilst operating profits tumbled 16%.

Many would argue PCs are still a necessity, and they are; there are still...

By Ryan Daws, 17 May 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Consumers, Devices, Industry, Marketing.

Virtual Coins – what will this mean for the payments space?

Forget £, $, €, or the whole host of other international currencies, the new kid on the block is virtual currencies; which live on the web and in our virtual wallets.

The latest to launch is Amazon Coins; used for app, game, and in-app purchases on Amazon’s app store.

 

But what are the advantages over standard currency? The main benefit for consumers is discounts. 100 “coins” on Amazon is equivalent to $1, whereas 500 will cost $4.80 (a 4% saving) with more gift cards...

By Ryan Daws, 14 May 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Billing, Consumers, Entertainment, Industry, Marketing, Security.

SpotXchange achieves significant growth as expansion drives digital advertising

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DENVER - SpotXchange, Inc., the largest global marketplace of digital video ad inventory, announced an exceptional 2012 for the company as it delivered record-breaking revenue and ad impression growth. SpotXchange’s success and revenue growth of 69 percent in 2012 was due in part to the company’s leadership in programmatic selling of online video advertising, expanded strategic partnerships and international growth. As the advertising marketplace evolves and advances due to greater innovation like programmatic buying and selling of digital video, SpotXchange is primed for continued rapid growth on the heels of a very successful 2012. In fact, already in 2013, SpotXchange has...

By Otilia Otlacan, 01 May 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Content, Industry, Marketing, Networks.

How a call center translation service went mainstream

Virtually everything in our lives has gotten more expensive over the years; such as housing, cars, postage stamps, food and energy. Yet telecommunications and broadband service costs continue to plummet. This state of affairs is in-part due to Moore’s Law and a side benefit of the lowering connectivity costs has been bringing the world closer together. In the nineties you could bankrupt yourself quite easily if you direct-dialed from one country to another yet today IP communications has lowered the...

By Rich Tehrani, 25 April 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Consumers, Industry, Marketing, Operators, VoiP.