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Global smartphones exceed 290m in Q2

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Mobile analyst firm Juniper Research estimates that the number of smartphone shipments reached over 290 million in Q2 2014, representing 26 per cent y-o-y growth and 2 per cent q-o-q growth. Both Apple and Samsung witnessed a decline in their global market share as other vendors including Huawei, LG and Lenovo made gains at their expense. Samsung accounted for 26 […]

RDK: The Real Thing?

RDK was ‘invented’ in America and is now expanding internationally with more service providers and vendors signing up. Is it the answer for a standardised approach to interactive and multiscreen service development? Will it deliver on increased innovation and speed to market? Or is it a one-size fits all approach to suit the biggest operators; will it squeeze SME suppliers […]

Institute claims White Space trial success

Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) has successfully deployed mobile broadband communications systems at more than 40 Mbps throughput, and has successfully established a 3.7km link between two locations within the framework of the TV White Spaces Pilot organised by UK comms regulator Ofcom. The trials of NICT systems have been deployed in central London where spectrum […]

BBC’s record-breaking sporting summer

With the Glasgow Commonwealth Games currently under way, BBC Sport has reported record digital traffic driven by the major sporting events of the summer so far, including the World Cup, Wimbledon, British Grand Prix and The Open. BBC Sport’s biggest-ever month – with 77.5 million unique browsers in June, beating the previous record of 73.6 million set during the London […]

Half broadband users use video apps monthly

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A report from The Diffusion Group (TDG), Mobile Video Apps: User Dimensions, finds that 49 per cent of US adult broadband users engage some form of mobile video app at least once a month, with 17 per cent engaging weekly and 16 per cent daily. According to Michael Greeson, TDG President and author of the report, mobile video app engagement […]

Digital TV innovators rewarded

Four digital TV innovations are set to be showcased at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam following their success in a Dragon’s Den-style event hosted by the Digital TV Group – the members’ association for digital television in the UK. The second annual DTG Television Innovation Awards, in partnership with UK Trade & Investment, saw a shortlist of eight […]

World Cup shows multi-screen behaviour

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Conviva, a provider of video analytics, delivery optimisation and big data processing, has revealed its findings from the World Cup. Conviva’s analysis of the streamed event demonstrates viewers’ insatiable desire for live sports and high-quality content, forcing content providers to focus their efforts on improving video quality and viewer experience across all screens, not just one. This year’s World Cup […]

CE revenues to hit $211bn this year

Driven in part by the skyrocketing sales of connected devices, revenues for the consumer electronics (CE) industry are projected to grow two per cent in 2014, reaching a record high of $211.3 billion, according to US Consumer Electronics Sales and Forecasts 2010-2015, the semi-annual industry report released by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). CEA’s consensus forecast reflects US factory sales-to-dealers […]

Lionsgate, Comcast partner for multi-platform movie experience

Lionsgate and Comcast are expanding their partnership to create immersive multi-platform experiences for digital consumers, beginning with the launch of an app for the motion picture Divergent. With more than four hours of bonus features and interactive content, the Lionsgate-designed iOS app, which is free to every Divergent fan via the iTunes App Store, includes an authenticated premium experience available […]

Yahoo strengthens mobile with Flurry deal

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Yahoo is to acquire mobile analytics and advertising specialist Flurry in a reported $300 million deal it says reinforces its commitment to building and supporting useful, inspiring and beautiful mobile applications and monetisation solutions. Yahoo says it is on a mission to re-imagine users’ daily habits, and mobile is at the centre of everything it does. “By joining Yahoo, Flurry […]

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