All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Gartner’

3D Printed Organs May Cause Moral Quandaries In The Future

One of the most promising uses of 3D printing is the creation of human tissue and organs. Proponents of the technology believe that we may one day be able to grow transplantable organs in the lab bypassing the lengthy donor process. It seems like a win-win situation for everybody, but Gartner thinks somebody will spoil the fun sooner or later. …

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Gartner: 3D Printer Industry To See Massive Growth Over The Next Few Years

There’s no denying the cool factor that 3D printers have gained over the last few years. This has led to an increase in purchases from hobbyists and other non-industry consumers. That increase is now leading to explosive growth in the industry. In a report out of Gartner, the tech research company says that worldwide shipments of 3D printers priced under …

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PC Shipments Decline For Another Quarter, Lenovo Tops Manufacturer List

After a dismal holiday season for the PC market, PC shipments continued to decline throughout the first quarter of 2013. Analysts do not predict that PC sales will return to 2012 levels any time soon. Now, PC shipment numbers are out for the second quarter of 2012, and the story is much the same. Analyst firm Gartner estimates that worldwide …

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Android To Hit 1 Billion Device Shipments This Year

Google is fiercely proud of Android. That much was apparent when the company announced at its annual developer conference that over 900 million Android devices had been activated since its introduction in 2008. At the time, Google said it was just the beginning for Android, and a recent study agrees. Gartner released a study today that predicts what the electronic …

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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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Samsung Bought More Semiconductors Than Apple in 2012

It’s no secret that Samsung is quickly catching up to Apple in the mobile market. While Apple painstakingly designs each of their devices and sells millions of each, Samsung has taken a more experimental approach, releasing a myriad of mobile devices of every size and type. Samsung’s strategy is strikingly reflected in the number of semiconductors bought by the Korean …

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Mobile Ads Could Rake in $11.4 Billion in 2013

A new Gartner report estimates that worldwide mobile advertising revenue could reach $11.4 billion in 2013. That would be greater than an 18% increase from 2012, which saw $9.6 billion in mobile ad revenue. The analyst also predicts that worldwide mobile ad revenue will reach $24.5 billion in 2016. “The mobile advertising market took off even faster than we expected …

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PC Sales Dropping, Shows Yet Another Report

Last week, a report from International Data Corporation (IDC) showed that PC shipments during the fourth quarter of 2012 declined by around 6.4% from the fourth quarter of 2011. Now, analyst firm Gartner has weighed in on the PC market with similar statistics. Gartner’s research shows a 4.9% decline in PC shipments in the fourth quarter of 2012 when compared …

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Most TVs To Be Internet-Connected by 2016, Predicts Analyst

The tech research firm Gartner is predicting that almost 85% of all flat-panel TVs made in 2016 will be internet-enabled “smart TVs.” Worldwide production of “smart” flat-panel TVs is also predicted rise to 198 million units in 2016, up 35% from 2012’s 69 million units. While manufacturers will be excited enough about the new technology to increase production, it is …

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Smartphone Sales Jumped Nearly 50% in the Third Quarter of 2012

Research firm Gartner today released the results of it’s analysis of third quarter 2012 smartphone sales. According to its data, worldwide sales of smartphones are up 46.9% from the third quarter of 2011 and account for 39.6% of all mobile phone sales. These figures are reminiscent of shipment numbers unveiled by Canalys last week, suggesting that customers are buying smartphones …

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Worldwide Mobile Payments to Hit $171 Billion in 2012

The IT analysts at Gartner, Inc. have announced that worldwide mobile payment transaction values will reach $171.5 billion this year. That is a 61.9% increase over 2011. The number of mobile payment users will also significantly increase this year, hitting at least 212 million users. “We expect global mobile transaction volume and value to average 42 percent annual growth between …

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