List of Reports News Articles

Digital payments to Ebola response workers saved lives and $10 million
Mobile phones serving as digital "wallets" for payments to response workers proved an invaluable tool in Sierra Leone's response to the Ebola crisis, ...read more

Wireless Charging Transmitters Seek Receiver Market Surge
The wireless charging transmitter market more than doubled in 2015, as 53 million transmitter units shipped globally, according to IHS. ...read more

Mobile App Revenue Outlook Remains Healthy Despite Slowing Download Volumes
While the market will continue to grow throughout the forecast period, IDC expects to see slower growth in both application install volumes and direct revenue over time. ...read more

China will account for 40% of virtual reality headset shipments in 2016
Canalys predicts vendors will ship 6.3 million virtual reality (VR) headsets worldwide in 2016, of which 40% will be in China. ...read more

Worldwide Semiconductor Capital Spending to Decline 2 Percent in 2016
Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to decline 2 percent in 2016, to $62.8 billion, according to Gartner ...read more

PC market at 2011 levels as tablets fall for the sixth quarter
Worldwide PC shipments (desktops, notebooks, two-in-ones and tablets) totaled 101 million units in Q1 2016, as total volumes dipped by 13% year-on-year to their lowest point since Q2 2011. ...read more

Mobile Networks Blamed When 3rd-Party Wi-Fi is Bad
A new survey has revealed that subscribers blame their mobile operator for network quality issues experienced on their mobile phone, even when they are connected to Wi-Fi networks a vast majority of the time. ...read more

Brands Admit They Are Not Ready to Meet Consumer Expectations on Mobile
New research shows that a majority of brands are unprepared when it comes to implementing a mobile strategy ...read more

Over 80% of Smartphone Users Who Own a Smart Home Device Have Downloaded Mobile Apps
Research shows that 80% of U.S. smartphone and tablet users who own at least one smart home device have downloaded mobile apps for these devices. ...read more

Phones at the dinner table: U-M study explores attitudes
Checking email for work. Posting a photo to Facebook. Texting the kids to come downstairs. Sending a quick snap to a friend. People of all ages might use their smartphones in these ways during shared meals. ...read more

Smartphone Upgrade Plan Enrollment Quadruples from 2013
Upgrade plan enrollment has more than quadrupled since September 2013, going from 7 to 31 percent by the end of the first quarter (Q1) 2014, according to the new report from NPD. ...read more

Maturing Smartphone Market Signals Falling Growth for Wireless Semiconductors
Revenue associated with the wireless competitive landscape continued to serve as a bright spot in the larger semiconductor market in 2015, growing almost 4 percent to over $56 billion, year over year, ...read more

Study: Smartphone alerts increase inattention -- and hyperactivity
Society's increasingly pervasive use of digital technology may be causing ADHD-like symptoms even among the general population, according to a new study of college students ...read more

Smart Cities Could Waste $341 Billion by 2025 on Non-Standardized IoT Deployments
City authorities and their technology partners could squander $341 billion by 2025 if they adopt a fragmented versus standardized approach to IoT solution deployment. ...read more

Half of APAC internet users purchased a consumer electronic product online in the past year
The explosion of digital devices and proliferation of internet have shaken the path to purchase as consumers have, and are still in the process of altering the way they shop. ...read more

More than one in ten consumers in the US own either a fitness band or smartwatch
The inaugural release of Kantar Worldpanel ComTech's Wearable service reveals that, as of March 2016, more than one in ten consumers in the US own either a fitness band or smartwatch (12.2%), nearly double the penetration in the EU4 (6.6%). ...read more

Apple Beats Microsoft While Amazon Primes the Low End of the Tablet Market
First quarter seasonality combined with an overall disinterested customer base led to an annual decline of 14.7% in worldwide tablet shipments during the first quarter of 2016 ...read more

Number of Robocalls Made to U.S. Consumers Spikes Over 13% in March
Every second, 963 robocalls -- automated phone calls that deliver a pre-recorded message or connect with a telemarketer -- are made somewhere in America. ...read more

Worldwide IoT Security Spending to Reach $348 Million in 2016
Worldwide spending on Internet of Things (IoT) security will reach $348 million in 2016, a 23.7 percent increase from 2015 spending of $281.5 million, according to Gartner. ...read more

More Than 66 Million Wearable Devices Will Be Shipped Annually for Use in Enterprise and Industrial Environments by 2021
In terms of unit volumes and revenue, enterprise and industrial wearables are still a very small portion of the overall market, although their share of the total market is expected to grow over time. ...read more

Wireless Charging and Fingerprint Scanner Technology Amp Up Smartphone User Satisfaction
Advanced technology that improves smartphone usability, such as wireless charging and fingerprint scanners, enables wireless subscribers to be more actively engaged with their device and helps increase their satisfaction, ...read more

SIM Card Shipments to Reach 5.6 Billion Units by 2020, IHS Says
The overall market for SIM cards is large and relatively stable. In fact, the number of SIM cards shipped globally is forecast to increase from 5.4 billion in 2015 to 5.6 billion in 2020, ...read more

Slowing Notebook PC Replacement Cycle Leading to Higher Resolution Displays
Price erosion struck the notebook PC market hard in 2015, as PC manufacturers by and large produced low-cost notebooks to maintain market share, rather than introducing new and innovative designs. ...read more

Consumers Seeking Higher Value Proposition for Home Internet of Things
Network entertainment applications are the stepping stone to a broader home Internet of Things (IoT) experience, even as consumers remain skeptical of the value proposition ...read more

Tech Companies Creating Strategic Platforms to Support the Internet of Things
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a technology concept that is currently transforming and redefining virtually all markets and industries in fundamental ways. ...read more

Demand for a Digital Future Anywhere Can Only Partially Be Met By Networks in 2020
Surging consumer and business demand for mobile content, either at home or on the go, will outpace the ability of service providers to provide it unless investments are accelerated in areas like 5G and the cloud, ...read more

With AMOLED Shipments Rising, Samsung Display Led the Small-Medium Display Market in 2015
Year-over-year unit-shipment growth in the small and medium display market was flat in 2015, reaching 2.8 billion units; revenue rose 4 percent over the previous year, to reach $43.9 billion. ...read more

Shorter Mobile Video Ads Resonate More among Millennials
10-second mobile video ads have greater brand appeal and persuasion potential for Millennial audiences. In comparison, 30-second spots outrank their shorter brethren in those same categories among consumers age 35 - 54. ...read more

Mobile Native Advertising Drives $53 Billion Revenue Boom
New savvy advertisers shifting traffic and expectations to mobile; Mobile becomes fastest growing format ...read more

Location data on 2 apps enough to identify someone, says study
Columbia and Google researchers identify new privacy concerns for mobility metadata ...read more