17% of Global Traffic Comes via the Mobile Internet

17.4% of Global Web Traffic Comes Through Mobile: "People around the globe are accessing the web via their smartphones more often than ever. So far in 2013, 17.4% of web traffic has come through mobile, representing more than a 6% increase since 2012 when 11.1% of traffic came from mobile

Penetration of SIM Cards in Europe Highest in the world at 125%

At the end of 2012, Europe had close to 400M unique mobile subscribers (i.e. people) actively using 629 million mobile connections (i.e. SIM cards).

Chinese Mobile Web Inching towards a billion mark, ,838million of out 1.23billion go online via web

Chinese Mobile Internet Users have just surpasses 838 million in January ,2014 According to Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) , this accounts for 68% of total Mobile Users


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Mobile App for Online Retail: The India Story

It is estimated that very soon, India will have more people access internet on mobile as compared to their PCs. Even globally, most of the major online retailers have mobile apps where users can buy merchandize. However, according to a study done by India based Software major Cognizant, 

Mobile apps created by these online retailers fall woefully short of Consumer expectations. Cognizant released an infographic – The state of Retail Mobility – based on analysis done on top 100 global retailers and their mobile presence (Mobile Web & Android / Iphone Apps). It is clear from the infographic that although most of the retailers widely adopted to mobility phenomenon, they still fall short of mobile consumer expectations.

Monday, May 27, 2013

The 2013 Smartphone Ecosystem :Truth,Numbers and Statistics

  1. 1.4 billion smartphones sold in the world.
  2. Mobile internet use rises 66% per year.
  3. There were 775,000 iPhone apps as of January 2013.
  4. 56% of iPhone apps are free, compared to 72% of Android apps.
  5. Average price of paid apps is $3.06 for Android and $3.18 for iPhone apps.
  6. Top selling phones in the UK during Q1 2013 were: Apple iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S III, Apple iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy S III Mini, Samsung Galaxy Ace, Apple iPhone 4, LG Nexus 4, BlackBerry Curve 9320."

Apple WWDC 2013 Keynote Confirmed For June 10 -

Apple WWDC 2013 Keynote Confirmed For June 10 - Technorati Technology: "The 2013 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote is all set to happen on June 10 as reported by tech site AllThingsD. WWDC is Apple's annual technology conference where the company showcase their new and upcoming products and services to the world.

That being said, there are a lot of speculations that's currently associated with WWDC 2013 which pertains as to what Apple might have in-store with consumers, most especially to avid fans and patrons of the brand. The latest rumors suggests that the Cupertino-based company is going to unveil the company's highly-anticipated new mobile operating system, the iOS 7, as well as the next-generation OS X operating system for Macs."

There's also a buzz about a possible reveal by Apple for new versions of the iPad and the iPhone, an Apple smartwatch, an Apple TV, an in-car integration for iOS 7, a more social connectivity for iOS 7, as well as the company's own music streaming service called "iRadio."

Friday, May 17, 2013

ZTE, Micromax, and Karbonn control more than 50 % Market Share in India

CC-CES - India's Second Mobile Revolution - Jan 2013 from Convergence Catalyst

According to the global research firm Gartner, the mobile handset sales in India will increase
from 221 million units in 2012 to 251 million units in 2013.

Mobile Handsets in India will surpass 326 million units in 2016.

Gartner reports  explains why Low cost phones in India will continue for  find place in the Mobile Market with 150 device manufacturers selling devices to consumers.

The Low cost manufacturers together controls  over 91 per cent of overall mobile phone sales, offering a huge market to compete

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Thursday, May 9, 2013

12000 Developers sign up for OUYA m gets $15Million Funding by Kleiner Perkins

OUYA Closes $15 Million In Funding Led By Kleiner Perkins, Boasts 12,000 Game Developer Sign-Ups | TechCrunch: "Today, gaming console and software company OUYA announced that they have closed a $15 million round led by Kleiner Perkins, and with participation from the Mayfield Fund, NVIDIA, Shasta Ventures and Ocean Partners. This marks one of the largest institutional investments to go to a project that had its humble beginnings on Kickstarter"

Along with the $15 million round, which brings OUYA’s total amount of funding to $23.5 million, the company will also be bringing KPCB General Partner Bing Gordon on to the board of directors. Gordon brings with him years of experience from Electronic Arts.

The OUYA hardware has proven its spot in the market with the successful Kickstarter project, followed by an institutional investment led by a firm such as KPCB. “The message is clear: people want OUYA,” said Uhrman.
But the same story rings true for software, as the company has seen over 12,000 developers sign up for the platform to build games and monetize them in any way they’d like. This is up from 8,000 developer signups in March.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

40 million Indians now have Smartphone, 50% of them are under 25

Source: StatCounter Global Stats - Mobile OS Market Share

According to research firm Nielsen, Indians are increasingly taking to smartphones and the
number of such devices in the country stood at 40 million in 2012. And almost 50 per cent of
smartphone users are below the age of 25 years.

 This is an increase of  13million from 2012 . According to Neilsen research conducted last year there were 27 million Smart phone users in Urban India. This means that Indian smartphone usage has gone up by 48%

India is a unique market where  voice calls and messaging account for only 25 per cent of
smartphone usage whereas multimedia, games, applications and internet browsing command
65 per cent share. The above data also shows Indians are moving from feature phones to smartphones rapidly.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Windows Phone beats BlackBerry for the first time

Windows Phone finally overtakes BlackBerry, but still behind iOS and Android in market share | WinBeta: " According to data from Net Applications, Windows Phone has finally beat BlackBerry in market share. Windows Phone is still, on the other hand, behind Google's Android and Apple's iOS in terms of market share.

2013 February saw  Microsoft's Windows Phone platform had a 1.24% market share. BlackBerry, on the other hand, had a 1.39% share. Now, as of March 2013, Windows Phone holds a 1.50% share while BlackBerry drops by 0.01% with a 1.38% share.

Android is still number two with a 24.85% market share as of March, a drop by 0.80% compared to February. Apple's iOS is at the top of the market share food chain with a 61.41% share, an increase by a whopping 6.50% in share!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Tablets Will Turn M-commerce into a $50 Billion Industry Next Year, Report Suggests - Techvibes.com

Tablets Will Turn M-commerce into a $50 Billion Industry Next Year, Report Suggests - Techvibes.com: "A new report from eMarketer forecasts a huge growth in tablet spending in North America. M-commerce strictly from tablets is expected to reach $24 billion this year. But that's just the start: 2014 will see that number double to $50 billion—and that's only in the US.

Overall mobile spending—that is, including smartphones in the mix—was nearly $25 billion last year, an 81% leap from 2011.

This year, m-commerce will take 15% slice of total e-commerce sales, eMarketer predicts. Tablets alone will account for more than 9% of online sales, and up to 17% by 2016. And Apple's iPad, which accounts for 90% of all tablet-based web traffic, will produce "the bulk" of this mobile commerce during that time.

Previous research has shown that users are much more likely to shop online via a tablet than a smartphone, and also that those tablet shoppers tend to spend significantly more money on average."

The Top 500 retailers double their Mobile Commerce Revenue

Top 500 - The number of Top 500 retailers active in mobile commerce doubles in 2012 - Internet Retailer: "Many leading e-retailers recognize the opportunity in mobile commerce, and that’s reflecting in a more than doubling of the number of Top 500 retailers with mobile sites or apps in the 2013 Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide.

In 2012, 322 merchants of the merchants listed in the new version of the Top 500  operated a mobile commerce site or app compared with 135 in 2011 and 76 in 2010.


But some Top 500 retailers are embracing mobile commerce more aggressively than others and gaining shoppers—and sales—as a result."

RueLaLa.com (No. 76), which sells designer fashion for a limited time to registered shoppers, generated 16.9%—$67.5 million—of its overall 2012 e-commerce sales of $399.9 million from mobile commerce. For ShopNBC.com (No. 98), mobile sales reached $60.0 million in 2012, accounting for 22.4% of its e-commerce sales of $268.2 million. Flash-sale site Fab.com (No. 150) brought in around $45.0 million in mobile sales last year—30% of its Internet Retailer-estimated total of $150.0 million. M-commerce figures come from the Internet Retailer Mobile 400.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

State of Mobile Web in India : Infographic

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Chart of the Day: Mobile OS Adoption