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Unlimited Voice Not Data, New Normal

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 21st, 2014

A few years ago, cellular companies charged for each call their customers made and gave most of them unlimited data, notes Recode.net. Now carriers have effectively flipped their business model, with most people now getting unlimited calling and texting and paying for the size of data plans they want. That transition in the U.S. is […]

Satellite Capacity Report: Supply & Demand

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 21st, 2014

Northern’s Sky Research has released their 2014 Global Satellite Capacity Supply & Demand report, which projects that over 3,000 new transponders and 2+ Tbps of High Throughput Satellite capacity will far outstrip demand growth over the next decade.

Samsung Looses Smartphone Share

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 16th, 2014

Samsung is losing smartphone share to cheaper Chinese rivals and high-end Apple phones, reports Reuters. Samsung last week gave second-quarter earnings guidance that was far weaker than expectations and is on track for its worst quarterly profit in two years. Korean research firm Counterpoint surveyed 35 markets accounting for nearly 90 percent of global smartphone […]

Digital Ad Spending: Over the Top?

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 16th, 2014

Will Google, Facebook or others invest in wireless? Let’s look at the numbers provided by eMarketer. While nobody’s projections can be expected to be very accurate, I’m fond of eMarkerter’s charts. They’re clear and don’t equivocate. According to eMarketer, advertisers in the US and Canada both devoted around one-quarter of total media budgets to digital […]

Facebook & Microsoft: Big Gain in Digital Ad Bucks

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 16th, 2014

Microsoft will surpass Yahoo in global digital ad market share this year, according to E-Marketer. Yahoo’s share of the $140.15 billion digital advertising market will fall from 2.86% to 2.52% this year, anticipates EMarketer, while Microsoft will grow its net worldwide ad revenues by more than 20% over 2013 to reach $3.56 billion, or 2.54% […]

Apple and IBM Form Business Alliance

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 16th, 2014

Apple and IBM have formed a Global Partnership. The new IBM MobileFirst for iOS utilizes IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities, with Apple’s hardware and software using iPhone and iPads platforms in business. According to the companies, it’s grounded in four core capabilities: A new class of more than 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions including native […]