All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘analysts’

Mobile, Online Games To Make Up Majority Of Market By 2017

Mobile gaming is huge. The ability to play games whenever you want on a device that’s always on your person has attracted millions of people to a market that was at one time propped up solely by consoles and PCs. Now the mobile market is on the verge of taking a majority stake in an industry that it’s only been …

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PS4 Will Lead The Console Race In 2016, Says Analyst

Predictions are fun, especially when said predictions involve video games in some capacity. That’s why it’s no surprise that analysts are already making predictions about what the video game market will look like in 2016 – three years after the launch of the Xbox One and PS4. In a note sent to investors today, Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter provided …

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5 Million Smart Watches Predicted to Ship Next Year

In the wake of the mega-successful Pebble Watch Kickstarter campaign, large tech companies took notice of the untapped demand in the market. Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, and Google are all rumored to be working on their own version of the Smart Watch. Though true consumer demand for such devices has yet to be proven, even analysts believe wearable computers could soon …

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Another Analyst Predicts Declining PC Sales

Following a disappointing 2012 holiday season that saw PC sales decline despite the launch of Windows 8, industry analysts began predicting further declines for PC shipments throughout 2013. Last week, a Digitimes report raised hopes, stating that PC shipments could pick up in the third quarter 2013 due to a combination of new Intel Haswell processors and the release of …

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Samsung Subsidies Greater Than Apple’s, Shows Analyst Report

Samsung‘s runaway success in the Android market is normally attributed to the company’s marketing and significant manufacturing capabilities. However, a new report shows that the Korean manufacturer’s aggressive pricing strategies could have just as much to do with it becoming Apple‘s number one competitor. Analyst firm ABI Research today revealed that the average U.S. subsidy for Samsung devices in 84% …

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Mobile App Market to reach $27B This Year, Predicts Analyst

As early players such as Zynga begin to be overtaken by newcomers such as King, the mobile app market is continuing to grow at an astounding rate. Through Apple’s App Store and Google’s Android Play Store, mobile apps are quickly becoming a business worth billions. Analyst firm ABI Research this week predicted that the mobile app market will reach a …

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Don’t Expect To See Nationwide Google Fiber Anytime Soon

It was revealed over the weekend that Austin, Texas will be the next city to receive freedom from monopolistic ISPs thanks to Google Fiber. Of course, the announcement kicked off a new round of people from other cities asking Google to bring Fiber to them next. Unfortunately, the sad truth is that most may never see Google Fiber. Ars Technica …

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Mobile Phone Sales Declined Slightly in 2012, Shows Report

Business analyst Gartner today released its 2012 mobile phone sales estimates, reporting a 1.7% decline in overall mobile phone sales from 2011. Even with the decline, though, customers bought 1.75 billion phones last year and smartphone sales in particular were up over 38%. Gartner analysts predict that nearly 1 billion smartphones will be sold in 2013. Feature phones, on the …

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Nokia Lumia 920 Is Doing Much Better Than Expected

The Nokia Lumia 920 is the company’s latest attempt at regaining some of its former glory. It has partnered with Microsoft’s own beleaguered Windows Phone operating system in an attempt to steal some market share from Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating systems. Unfortunately, the past few Windows Phones from Nokia haven’t really paid off, but it’s latest might just …

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RIM Not Worth Buying or Splitting Up, Says Analyst

Although RIM impressed investors by not losing quite as much money this past quarter as was predicted, the company is still hemorrhaging its U.S. smartphone market share to Apple and Google and losing money. The company is banking its fortunes on its upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS, but the software and accompanying phones won’t hit store shelves until next year, well …

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RIM Expected To Announce Zero Growth Later This Week

Maybe you’ve heard, RIM isn’t doing so hot these days. Apple was able to sell 5 million iPhone 5 devices in a weekend, and RIM can only sell 8 million BlackBerry devices in a little under a year. Despite the doom and gloom, the company is still growing its subscriber base. That growth, however, may be at an end. According …

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Surprise, Someone Else Says Facebook Is Dead In The Water

George Colony, CEO of Forrester Research, doesn’t think that Facebook is going to survive in the world of technological competition in the future. In fact, he thinks they’re “toast.” Speaking at the keynote of Forrester’s European forum in Paris, Colony had this to say about the biggest social network in the world: “I think Facebook is toast. The company is …

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