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App Media Consumption Up Nearly 40% Year over Year

In the past two years, media consumption by means of mobile apps has nearly tripled in the United States. At the end of 2014, an average U.S. user spent 46 ...
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Smartphone Shipments to Pass 1 Billion

Shipments of 4G smartphones will hit a milestone this year as they pass 1 billion. The future may not be as bright. Research firm IDC says about 2016 smartphone shipments: ...
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Apple Analyst Predicts Record Second-Half 2017 iPhone Sales

Less than a month ago, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that sales of the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone 7 line would decline in the first half of 2017 as ...
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Thanksgiving Mobile Sales Surge 58%

The shift in online shopping from desktop computers to mobile devices is surging again this year as 58.6% of Thanksgiving Day shoppers used their smartphones and tablets to make purchases. ...
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Chinese Smartphone Vendors Gain Market Share as Apple, Samsung Lose

Worldwide smartphone sales in the third quarter of 2016 rose 5.4% year over year to 373.3 million units. Overall sales of mobile phones, however, dropped by 1.3% compared with the ...
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Where Do All Those Mobile Apps Come From?

In June of 2008, there were a grand total of 800 apps at Apple's App store from which an iPhone user could choose. Just over five years later, in October 2013, ...
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Samsung’s 2.8 Million Washing Machines Recall Could Dwarf Galaxy Note 7 Recall

When things go wrong inside of companies, they often go really wrong. When Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 smartphone started catching on fire, the hope was that they would be fixed. ...
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Android Market Share Pummels Apple

The global market share of Alphabet Inc.'s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Android rose to 88% last quarter, further cornering Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) iOS. Sales of the iPhone 7 are Apple's only ...
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Qualcomm Delivers on Earnings Ahead of and Into NXP Semiconductor Acquisition

Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) had already made a serious change by announcing the acquisition of NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ: NXPI) as an accretive deal that will seriously diversify its reliance upon ...
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China Smartphone Shipments Thrive as Apple Stumbles

Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) earnings showed how badly its sales have eroded in China. Further proof is data from Strategic Analytics, which shows smartphone shipments in China soared in the ...
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Global Smartphone Shipments Surge to 375 Million in Q3

The flagging global smartphone industry got a bump in the third quarter as global shipments jumped 6% to 375 million. Samsung shipments dropped 10% during the same period, according to ...
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Why Apple Earnings Did Not Live Up to the Hype

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) reported fiscal fourth-quarter financial results after markets closed on Tuesday. This quarter had a couple of factors that played into it that had investors expecting more. ...
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What to Expect From Apple Earnings

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is scheduled to report its fiscal fourth-quarter financial results after the markets close on Tuesday. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters call for $1.65 in earnings ...
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Can Apple Sell 50 Million iPhones?

When Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) shares fourth-quarter and fiscal-year 2016 results after markets close on Tuesday, analysts are expecting the company to report iPhone sales of 45 million for the quarter ...
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Q3 Smartphone Production Reaches Yearly High

Global smartphone production volumes rose 10.4% sequentially in the third quarter to approximately 350 million units, according to research firm Trendforce. Chinese brands get the credit for the strong quarterly ...
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