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CTA forecasts lower US tech sector revenues

As the technology sector converges on Las Vegas for CES, research from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) projects US technology retail revenues of $485 billion (€456bn) in 2023. This new data puts revenues slightly above pre-pandemic levels, following a three-year surge in consumer technology spending that peaked at a record-breaking $512 billion in 2021. While […]

January 4, 2023

NAO: ‘BBC’s key digital products performing well’

The BBC’s key digital products are performing well, according to the National Audit Office (NAO), the body that scrutinises public spending for the UK Parliament. To achieve its digital ambitions, the BBC will need to further develop its ‘digital-first’ plans, and consider whether it has sufficient resources to deliver its vision, says the NAO in […]

December 14, 2022By Colin Mann

Research: TV still main platform for watching World Cup

With the FIFA World Cup in Qatar well under way, research from broadcaster regulator Ofcom reveals the different ways UK followers plan to view the action. “Things have come a long way since the first football World Cup in 1930, and since the first televised World Cup in 1954,” notes Ofcom. “While the previous tournament […]

November 28, 2022By Colin Mann

Report: 36% intend to purchase CE product this Xmas

The NPD Group has published its annual Holiday Purchase Intentions report findings and among consumer electronics (CE) categories purchase intent was highest for smartphones, headphones, tablets/e-readers, and smartwatches this holiday shopping season. More than one-third (36 per cent) of US consumers expect to purchase a consumer technology product this holiday, which is slightly down from […]

November 1, 2022

Survey: Multiscreening increasingly significant for marketers

WARC, a source for marketing insight, in association with MMA Global, a non-profit trade association architecting the future of marketing, have released The State of Modern Marketing in APAC report. The annual study provides a current snapshot into how the industry is driving growth and examines how marketers, agencies and media owners in the region […]

October 10, 2022

Analysis: Challenging times for CE market

After a strong 2020 driven by the pandemic stay-at-home, the global market for consumer electronics faced a slow-down in 2021 that continued in the first half of 2022, according to research firm GfK. 2022 year saw an 8 per cent drop compared to the same period in 2021, standing at a total of $39 billion. […]

August 30, 2022

Qualcomm, Manchester United partnership

EPL football club Manchester United has agreed a multi-year global strategic collaboration with technology innovator Qualcomm Technologies. The arrangement will feature the Snapdragon brand. Snapdragon platforms power many of the world’s premium smartphones, PCs, gaming devices, connected cars, smart wearables and more. The collaboration will create events and experiences for Manchester United fans at Old […]

August 5, 2022

FIFA launches FIFA+ OTT

World football governing body FIFA is launching FIFA+, describing it as a world-class digital platform created to connect football fans across the globe more deeply with the game they love, for free. FIFA+ will provide access to live football matches from every corner of the world, interactive games, news, tournament information, together with what FIFA […]

April 12, 2022By Colin Mann

Report: India sees highest growth in mobile data

Nokia’s annual Mobile Broadband Index (MBiT) report 2022 reveals that with the Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 53 per cent over the last five years, India has one of the highest data usage in the world. The growing number of data users and consumption per user is helping the country advance towards realising the […]

March 15, 2022

UK radio industry bodies restructure

In a move they say will maximise digital and multiplatform opportunity, trade body Digital Radio UK’s activities are to be transferred into Radioplayer, a non-profit partnership between the BBC and commercial radio, as part of plans jointly agreed by the BBC, Global, Bauer and Radiocentre to restructure the two radio industry bodies, following the Government […]

March 11, 2022By Colin Mann