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Netflix launches Fast Laughs on mobiles

Netflix has launched a new Fast Laughs feature for mobile devices. The feature offers a feed of comedy clips from the streaming platform’s catalogue including films (Murder Mystery), series (Big Mouth), sitcoms (The Crew) and stand-up from comedians like Kevin Hart and Ali Wong. Users can access the feed through their bottom navigation menu by […]

March 4, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Report: iPhones ups market share in US, down in UK

The iPhone 12’s strong performance so far has led eMarketer to increase its projections for iPhone users in the US for 2021 and beyond. The company now expect iPhone usage in the US will grow this year to 116.3 million, slightly ahead of the Q1 2020 projection of 113.4 million. eMarketer has also bumped up […]

February 19, 2021

Report: Consumers streaming more on mobiles amid pandemic

OTT streaming has exploded as consumers seek out on-demand entertainment more than ever before, according to a report released by global app marketing analytics platform Adjust, further demonstrating a fundamental shift in consumption patterns toward mobile. Busting the myth that the majority of mobile streaming takes place on commutes, 84 per cent of consumers across […]

February 18, 2021

Report: Consumer electronics revenues up 7% in 2020

Strong demand for home computers, tablets and games consoles helped consumer electronics trade revenues reach $358.5 billion (€299bn) in 2020, an increase of 7 per cent over 2019, according to the research from Strategy Analytics. According to the report, Global Consumer Electronics Market Forecasts 2014-2024, shipments of home computers and tablets rose 11 per cent […]

February 4, 2021

Apple posts record revenues

Apple posted its highest-ever net profit in Q4 as revenues surpassed forecasts to $111.4 billion (€92bn), driven by a 57 per cent rise in sales in China. Net profit rose 29 per cent to $28.8 billion. Sales in all five of the $2.4 trillion company’s product categories grew at double-digit percentages, led by a 41 […]

January 28, 2021

Law&Crime launches Objections: by Adam Klasfeld podcast

Law&Crime, the  live trial and true crime network, announces the launch of a new podcast “Objections: by Adam Klasfeld.” Hosted by renowned Investigative Reporter Adam Klasfeld, “Objections” adds to Law&Crime’s growing podcast lineup with the first episode available to listeners today. Klasfeld will lead listeners through the top legal stories of the week. In each […]

January 26, 2021

Forecast: Smartphone replacement cycle to shorten

According to research from Strategy Analytics, the average smartphone replacement cycle in Western Europe will shorten from 40 months in 2020 to 33 months by 2025. Improving economic conditions after the Covid pandemic and cheaper 5G models will encourage European consumers to upgrade their old smartphones more often. Boris Metodiev, Associate Director, at Strategy Analytics, […]

January 11, 2021

discovery+ goes live in the US

Discovery’s direct-to-consumer SVoD service discovery+ is now live in the US, with the company also announcing major new distribution agreements that it says will make the product one of the most widely-distributed streaming services at launch. discovery+ is available on the following platforms and devices: Amazon Fire TV streaming devices, Fire TV Edition smart TVs […]

January 4, 2021

Data: Q3 Smartphone sales 5.7% decline

Worldwide smartphone sales to end-users totalled 366 million units in the third quarter of 2020, down 5.7 per cent from the third quarter of 2019, according to research and advisory company Gartner. Overall global mobile phone sales to end users totalled 401 million units, a decline of 8.7 per cent year-over-year. After two consecutive quarters […]

December 1, 2020

Report: EMEA smartphones sales bounced back in Q3

The EMEA smartphone market threw off the coronavirus blues in the third quarter, bouncing back to register some growth over the same period in 2019, according to International Data Corporation’s (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. Total smartphone volumes were 93.1 million, up 2.1 per cent on Q3 2019, for a value of $27.7 billion. […]

November 25, 2020