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84% of UK SMB’s Unaware of GDPR Regulations

Eighty-four per cent of UK small business owners and 43% of senior executives of large companies are unaware of the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation, according to Shred-it’s seventh annual Security Tracker research, conducted by Ipsos. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an important new piece of legislation, which will replace existing European data protection laws from May 2018….

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Android Tightens Grip on its Dominant Position Over Apple in Smartphone Performance Battle

Q1 2017 State of Mobile Device Performance & Health Report Finds Android Devices Have Significantly Lower Failure Rate (50 Percent) Than iOS Devices (68 Percent) It’s a mobile-first world and we’re all just living in it. The data certainly supports this: eMarketer predicts almost 2.4 billion people will use a smartphone in 2017 and more than one-third of the global…

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Russia smartphone shipments grew 6% annually, Samsung & Apple captures a record 2/3rd of the market by value

Russia smartphone shipments grew 6% annually, Samsung & Apple captures a record 2/3rd of the market by value Growth in smartphone shipments signals a rise in consumer spending as Ruble stabilizes According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service, Russia smartphone shipments grew 6% annually during Q1 2017 but declined 42% sequentially. Commenting on the results, Associate Director,…

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Global Smartphone Shipments Back to Double Digit Growth

Smartphone shipments set a first quarter record clocking 375 million units, growing 11% annually According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service, global smartphone shipments grew 11% in Q1 2017 compared to Q1 2016.  This is a stark contrast from the -2% decline Q1 2016 endured. Commenting on the findings, Jeff Fieldhack, Research Director at Counterpoint Research said, “The…

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Apple iPhone 7 is the world’s best-selling smartphone model in Q1, OPPO R9s is third

According to the latest research from our Smartphone Model Tracker (SMT) service, Apple iPhone 7 was the world’s best-selling smartphone model in the first quarter of 2017. OPPO R9s was the star performer, shipping 9 million units globally and becoming the world’s third most popular smartphone model. Global smartphone shipments reached a robust 353.3 million units in Q1 2017. The top-five…

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India: Smartphone Market Analysis

As the world smartphone market has become saturated and innovation has slowed, vendors have increasingly looked to other means to promote sales and maintain profits. One popular strategy has been to introduce new products and experiences – such as new tablets, smartwatches, virtual reality, accessories, music, and video services. Another technique is to dive deeper into developing markets. Across the…

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Android OS reaches 87% of China smartphone sales

The latest smartphone OS data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reveal that in the first quarter of 2017, and despite an Apple earnings report that did not meet Wall Street’s expectations for iPhone sales, the company continued to make year-on-year share gains across most markets except urban China. The report further indicates that the greatest increase for iOS came in Great…

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US Wireless Data Usage Continues to Boom: 2016 mobile data use is 35 times the volume of traffic in 2010

MORE DEVICES, MORE SMARTPHONES, AND MORE APPLICATIONS CONTRIBUTE TO OUR MOBILE-FIRST LIVES In 2016, wireless data traffic reached yet another record high. In all, traffic totaled 13.72 trillion MBs—the equivalent of 1.58 million years of streaming HD video1 —an increase of 4.07 trillion megabytes over 2015. Over the past two years, data use has increased 238 percent, according to CTIA’s latest,…

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How important is the internet to you?

Would you consider giving up alcohol, chocolate or exercise in order to stay online? According to Cable.co.uk’s latest poll, most people would. 68% of those asked would give up alcohol before they surrendered their internet connection. Women are more willing to go teetotal, it seems, with 75% ready to give up the booze compared to 61% of men. In total,…

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German mobile data use grows 60% in 2016

“The development of competition, the expansion of infrastructures and the protection of consumers are characterized by progressive digitalization”, explains Jochen Homann, President of the Federal Network Agency. “Digitalization is changing the regulated markets. The Federal Network Agency deals with these changes and develops regulation further in order to exploit the opportunities of digitalisation.” Mobile data usage in Germany has grown…

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