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


Friday, January 31, 2014

Apple Highest Quarterly Revenue fails to enthuse Markets

Apples profit by products

Apple  reporting  its highest every quarterly revenue  from $
54.5 billion a year earlier to $57.6 billion. However  the stock fell by more than 8%  with shares down to $506 , and this ins spite of Apple rolling out new  products last year

But, although the company sold a record number of 51 million iPhones during its latest quarter, it fell short of financial analysts’ expectations of 55 million. So whats the reason of the Thumbs down from wall street ?

According to Forbes Its  the Lower Guidance which hurt Apple more than anything else. However there are some other forces in the Market that has started impacting Apple's Performance 

The Smartphone market has today turned “ nasty and hyper competitive with ‘margins shrinking  everyday, and technology differentiation is not enough to " substitute a  brand switch..  with lower prices and smaller PLC ( product lifecycle ) The Life Cycle of a Mobile is hardly 6 months to a year and to top that home grown Mobile Brands are ruling the roost in China and India  ( Huawei and Micromax )

The Mobile Revolution is led by  Chinese and Indian  economies as local brands continue to grow at a brisk pace with, lower technology and cost barrier  Apple's iPhone has   stopped being inspirational.. as local brands  turn out cutting edge technology at a extremely competitive price

The Technology and cost barrier has been broken and Apple is gradually realizing that it needs to grow faster .. but  in the smartphone business..  their time is over ..

The  2008 to 2011 smartphone revolution is dead. A company of the size of Apple cannot stick to making smartphones with a premium...Apple cannot compete with a Huawei and Micromax  in their own markets ( China and India ) 

This overdependent on Smartphones has led to the fact that : Apples smartphone business generates generated 56% revenue . with 70% profits

With a zero-growth  quarter looming, Apple needs to show it can still innovate

Record iPhone Sales Fails To Shore up Apple's First Loss in a Decade

  The chart shows Global iPhone Sales by Quarter  2007,Q3 to 2014,Q1

 The chart shows the  iPhone  sales chart from 2007 onwards  ( post the iphone launch to 2014 Q1 has been shown. The charts clearly show how the  iphone sales spiked up  to more than average  every 6 months  to 9 month  intervals.These spikes were due to the launch of new iPhone versions, The iPhone 5S and 5C probably explains the spike in 2013 Q1 and 2014,Q!

The iPhone, iPad and mini iPad failed to keep up the momentum of " profits made by  Apple during the last decade . Apples profits  from its entire range of  products tanked the first time in a decade  as shown in the charts. The Red color shows a loss of 11% in 2012, Q3, and Q4

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Why Customer Service is now going Mobile

SAP Mobile Consumer Survey and Mobility : Report_APAC from SAP Asia Pacific

According tp @SAPIndia, by beginning of  2014, 65%global  customers rely on mobile phone to help manage their lifestyle.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

70% Global Population will have Mobile, by 2017

Smartphone Users Worldwide Will Total 1.75 Billion in 2014 - eMarketer: "eMarketer expects 4.55 billion people worldwide to use a mobile phone in 2014. "

Between 2013 and 2017, mobile phone penetration will rise from 61.1% to 69.4% of the global population, according to a new eMarketer report, “Worldwide Mobile Phone Users: H1 2014 Forecast and Comparative Estimates.”

Among  70% who have mobile , around close to  25%  of the worldwide population—will use a smartphone at least monthly in 2014. By the end of the forecast period, smartphone penetration among mobile phone users globally will near 50%

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

14% of Latin american To have 4G in the Next 5 Years

Statistic: 4G mobile wireless penetration in Latin America from 2014 to 2020 (in percent) | Statista
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The forecast illustrates the 4G mobile wireless penetration in Latin America from 2014 to 2020. In 2020, the 4G mobile wireless penetration in Latin America is projected to reach 14 percent.

Latin American 4G Users

The Majority Users in Latin American Nations had GSM and HSPA users. LTE  was used by 0.12% of the entire Population

Move Over LTE : 5G with 1000 times faster than 4G is coming soon

Move Over LTE :  5G technology is  here .. South Korea which has the worlds fastest Broadband Mobile Speeds is developing a 5G  Network which is   1,000 Times Faster Than 4G [VIDEO]: "

Soutg Koreas Ministry of education, Science and technology( MEST) is pioneering 5 G Technology with an initial investment of  1.6 trillion won ($1.5 billion) to develop 5G technology that will be 1,000 times faster than 4G LTE and quick enough to allow users to download full-length films (usually an 800-megabyte file) in one second."

MEST plans to roll out a trial 5G service by 2017 and have a commercial service available by 2020. ISouth Korea's government estimates that projected sales for related industries that would use the 5G infrastructure could reach up to 331 trillion won ($310 billion) from 2020 to 2026

South Korea's government estimates that projected sales for related industries that would use the 5G infrastructure could reach up to 331 trillion won ($310 billion) from 2020 to 2026

With 39% Global Markershare , Android is no 1, Apple is no 2 with 27%

The Global Mobile OS Market  according to Inmobi Network shows  that Android  has been able to hold on to its position of being number i in the Mobile OS Market with 39% share.

Android is the numero uno   Mobile OS across the world, with a global marketshare of 39%.. while Apple , IOS  ranked at no 2 with 27%   according to InMobi  Network :

InMobi  Network : Android Continues to lead the Global Mobile Ad Impression Market: " Q4 2013 Network Research, which reported the latest mobile device and operating share trends on the InMobi network.

Here are some of the global highlights on Mobile OS Market

  1. Of the growth, in-application ads contributed to 53% of mobile ad impressions.
  2. Smartphones accounted for 61% of total platform impressions in Q4 2013. 
  3. Tablets accounted for almost 15% of the total platform impressions, up 1.7% from the previous quarter."

Android  has grown 3%  from Q3 2013 as compared to Q4,2013, while Apple's IOS  was down 0.8% from the previous quarter ( 2014 3rd Quarter as compared to Q3,2013)

Monday, January 27, 2014

UK to have 40 Million Smartphone users by 2016,

Statistic: Number of smartphone users in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2011 to 2017 (in millions) | Statista
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Smartphone users in Britain is set to cross the 40 milion mark by 2016. Smartphone penetration in UK is expected to reach around 75% by this year,
BY 2013 UK had around 30million smartphones .. to reach 40 million by 2016 ad forecasted by emarketer , the market in UK needs to grow at 32% for the next 3 years

12% UK smartphone Users have more than 3 handsets

Smartphone penetration in the UK is set to hit 75 percent of the population in 2014, whilst tablets will hit 50 percent, according to recent comments from IAB at its IAB Engage conference

This statistic shows the total number of smartphones ever owned by respondents in the United Kingdom (UK) as of 2013. Of respondents, 12 percent owned 3. Half of respondents (50 percent) had ever owned one smartphone

tags:. smartphones,United Kingdom, UK,smartphone penetration, Handsets, Android, Mobile OS 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Rise of Wearable Gadgets and Devices : Infographic

Friday, January 17, 2014

Technology and Gaming Wars

So what makes more sense .  Xbox or a PS4 ?

At $499, the Xbox One is pricier than the $399 PS4 but offers some features that may make it worthwhile. The most notable among these features is the Kinect, which is bundled in with the Xbox One and offers camera and motion sensing capabilities.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Ebook Sales make 25% of Total Book sales in the United States

Ebook/ Ereaders  Share among total Book Market 

E-book share of total consumer book sales in the United States from 2009 to 2015 

The last 2 years has seen a " huge rise in the "ebook market. Amazon's Kindle ushered in a technology which has changed the way and essence on Reading a Book. 

In the UNITED STATES 2009, e-books accounted for a 2.70 percent share of total consumer book sales. By 2012, e-books accounted for 14.9 percent of the book market according to Pricewaterhouse Coopers. E-book sales revenue was 3.3 billion US dollars in 2012.

In the period between January 2012 and November 2012, the market share of the e-book fluctuated between a high of 26.7 percent (January 2012) and a low of 17 percent (October 2012). Additional projections from Pricewaterhouse Coopers suggest that worldwide e-book market share could reach 17.9 percent by 2016.

Clearly " ereaders ' are in their nascent growth stage, and in the time to come, you need not worry about space constraints .. or carrying extra bags with you .. Barnes and Noble and Kindle will be storing around 1500 ebooks with a size of the device which slips into your shirt pocket

Mobile Health Sensor Apps to grow $5.6 Billion by 2017

Global app sensor market size forecast from 2012 to 2017 (in million U.S. dollars)  | Statista
via : Statista

This chart forecasts the market size and the value of mobile app sensor market in 2017, compared to the value in 2012. Revenue made from sensors that are connected to an app is expected to rise rapidly in the future and this market is expected to be worth 5.6 billion U.S. dollars by 2017.

The revenue generated with sensors connecting to an app will reach $5.6 Billion by 2017. The market will grow by 69% (CAGR) over the next 5 years. 61 Mio. sensors will be shipped to mHealth app users in 2017.

tags :  mobile Apps,sensors ,fitness,revenues,computing,

Monday, January 13, 2014

Russia and South Korea Top Mobile Usage among age group 16+

Mobile usage among 16+ users : Developed vs Developing Nations

For example, in China and India—the largest of the high-growth  markets—consumers are at opposite ends of the mobile ownership
spectrum: two-thirds of Chinese mobile subscribers surveyed online  own a smartphone, compared to only 10 percent in India where feature
phones are the overwhelming majority (80 percent penetration).  South Korea, home to popular phone manufacturer Samsung, leads  in both overall mobile ownership (99 percent) and smartphone ownership (67 percent).

The Guide to using Smartphones for students

Mobile elearning

How Brands use Mobile Gamification

Gamification and Mobile usage

Friday, January 10, 2014

The Super Bowl Advertising : Most advert

Super Bowl  advertising :Most commercials by brand

1998 (6), 1999 (3), 2000 (3), 2001 (2), 2002, 2004, 2005 (2), 2008, 2009 (2), 2010 (2)
1997, 1998 (2), 2001 (3), 2004 (2), 2005, 2009 (3), 2011
Bud Light
1998 (2), 1999, 2000 (2), 2001 (2), 2008, 2009 (2), 2010 (3), 2011, 2012
Universal Pictures
1999 (Ed TV/Life, The Mummy, October Sky), 2000 (Gladiator), 2001 (The Mummy Returns, Fast and the Furious), 2009 (Land of the Lost), 2010 (The Wolfman, Robin Hood), 2012 (Battleship, The Lorax)
1998, 1999, 2009 (2), 2010 (4), 2011 (2) 2013 (2)
Paramount Pictures
2009 (Star Trek, Transformers 2, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra), 2010 (Iron Man 2, The Last Airbender, Shutter Island), 201 2 (Avengers)

Get ready for 2014 Super Bow advertising blitzkrieg   Super Bowl Ad Chart: Who's Buying What in Super Bowl 2014 | Special: Super Bowl - Advertising Age: "

Bowl XLVIII will air Feb. 2 on Fox from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Fox Sports averaged around $4 million for 30 seconds worth of ad time during the game, media buyers said.

Audi, Axe and Chobani  yogurt brand is among the major advertisers  the big game. Dannon's Oikos is making a secg the ond appearance after running the Super Bowl's first yogurt ad in 2012 and then sitting out 2013; E-Trade is out for the first time in years."e.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Going Online via Mobile Web :Top 5 Biggest Markets

Global mobile 4G and 3G subscribers in Q2 2013: Informa
Country 4G subscribers
Q2 2013
4G Penetration Launch date   Country 3G subscribers
Q2 2013
3G Penetration
Global 126 million 1.77% Q4 2009   Global 1,750.3 million 24.55%
USA 62.5 million 19.61% Q4 2010   China 325.5 million 24%
Japan 26.1 million 20.67% Q4 2010   USA 225.0 million 70.6%
South Korea 23.0 million 47.17% Q3 2011   Japan 111.5 million 88.3%
Australia 3.9 million 16.76% Q3 2011   India 88.5 million 6.9%
Canada 2.3 million 6.7% Q3 2011   Brazil 77.2 million 38.6%
Singapore 1.2 million 22.9% Q2 2011   Italy 55.1 million 90.5%
Sweden 1.1 million 11.2% Q4 2009   Indonesia
46.1 million 18.7%
Russia 0.9 million 0.64% Q3 2012   UK 45.8 million 72.6%
Germany 0.9 million 1.06% Q4 2010   Turkey 45.7million 60.6%
UK 0.7 million 1.77% Q4 2012   Germany 45.1 million 55.1%
Source (4G/3G data): Paul Lambert, Informa (Q2 2013)
Source (launch dates): 4G Americas
  via: mobiThinking

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Dazzlig Debut by Honda Amaze, exceeds 1 lacs units in 2013

Honda Amaze 1.5 diesel Engine
It took a lot of time for Honda to say the Indian launch of launch of Amaze is on 11th of April 2013 and then market will see a new king of diesel horizon, as was lacking in oil buzz,k grning jag for quite long time. 

Honda Cars India Ltd posted a 29.49 per cent increase in domestic sales at 5,493 units in December 2013.

The company had sold 4,242 units in the same month of the previous year, HCIL said today in a statement.

During December, the company sold 1,026 units of its small car Brio, and 4,458 units of its latest sedan Amaze.

In April-December, Honda Cars posted a 66.39 per cent increase in sales with 85,656 units compared with 51,478 units during the same period of 2012, it said.

Friday, January 3, 2014

5 Years of iOS and Android Battle , Android now owns 50% Mobile OS market

Statistic: Global market share held by the leading smartphone operating systems in sales to end users from 1st quarter 2009 to 3rd quarter 2013  | Statista
via statistics at Statista

This statistic shows the global market share held by the leading smartphone operating systems, in terms of sales to end users, since the first quarter of 2009. In the third quarter of 2009, 3.5 percent of all smartphones sold to end users were phones with the Android operating system.

Source: StatCounter Global Stats - OS Market Share

Apple Continues to make Money ,as its marketshare dips to a 4 Year

 Chart: The iPhone Retains a Lofty Premium Over Its Competition | Statista:

While Apple continues to slide in its marketshare for Smartphones, the positive thing about this that " Apple's Premium Position has been untouched . What this means that  although " Apples marketshare in the ;ast 4 years has shrunk to  12%, It continues to make money, and lots of money as compared  to its competitors in terms of " cost per unit

According to IDC, the average selling price of the iPhone (that includes all models) was $635 in the past quarter, as compared to  average price of all Android devices sold in the same period was just $268. This means that most of the consumer who are looking for a premium smartphones tends to stick around

According to an analysis by Canaccord Genuity, Apple took 56 percent of the smartphone industry's operating profits in the third quarter. The only other company that made any money in the smartphone game was Samsung, with the rest barely breaking even

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Indian Mobile Web exced 155 million, rural india to grow at 40%

The number of mobile internet users is going to reach 155 million in India by the end of March 2014, and 185 million by June, maintaining a quarter-on-quarter (Q-o-Q) growth of 20 per cent, according to a report released by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and market research firm IMRB International.

Urban Indian Cities ( tier 1 and tier 2 (will continue to account for a large percentage of the mobile internet users and is expected to reach 126 million by March 2014 and touch 153 million users by June, accounting for over 82 per cent of the total mobile internet users.

 In comparison, the number of mobile internet users in rural India will register an impressive 50 per cent growth to reach 32 million by June 2014. The report further mentions that this number was 130 million as of the end of last month, and 110 million as of October 2013, of which 85 million users were from urban India and the rest from rural India.

Samsung Launches NX30 and an Updated Galaxy Camera 2

Nothing seems to stop the Samsung  juggernaut" as it continues to innovate at a frentic pace  Doubling down on the positive reception for its previous Galaxy Camera, Samsung has announced the upcoming release of the Galaxy Camera 2
Designed for advanced point-and-shoot photo takers looking for quality without the hurdles of complicated DSLR-style controls.the new version of the Galaxy Camera adds NFC, group share, a remote view finder and a 4.8-inch display that allows the user to tap to focus and tap to control the camera's exposure.

The new device combines leading-edge camera capabilities with Android™ 4.3 Jelly Bean and wireless network connectivity, letting users shoot, edit and share images easily anywhere, at any timeRunning on Android Jelly Bean 4.3, 

the Galaxy Camera 2 comes with a 1.6Ghz quadcore processor (up from 1.4Ghz in the previous version), 21x zoom, an improved battery (2,000 milliamp-hour, up from 1,650 milliamp-hour in the previous version), 2GB of RAM and 120fps slow motion. 

In addition, 

Why US Ranks 10th in Smartphone Penetration



Wednesday, January 1, 2014

• Chart: Americans Consume 60 Hours of Electronic Media per Week | Statista

According to Nielsen, the average American watched 35 hours of TV every week in 2012. That's more than 5 hours per day and a clear sign that TV isn't going anywhere in the foreseeable future. In total, Americans consume a whopping 60 hours of electronic media every week. That includes TV, radio, internet usage, online video, video game, mobile video and DVDs/Blu-Rays. Adding to this the time that people spent on their mobile phones, which Nielsen does not consider here aside from mobile video, it is a surprise that anybody gets anything done, ever.

UK Mobile OS Market inching towards 50% share for Android , grows 19% last quarter

In the UK, Android has increased its OS market share by 19 percent from 42 percent share of the market in May 2012 to 50 percent in the three month average ending May 2013. Apple’s market share amongst the 33.1 million UK smartphone owners has remained relatively stable, with a growth of 7 percent from May last year to reach 29 percent share in May 2013.
Amongst the other 3 players in the market, Microsoft has seen a big jump over the year from 3 percent market share to 5 percent – a growth of 87 percent. In comparison, Blackberry and Symbian have both seen a decrease in their share of the UK OS market.

Mobile Contributes 20% Spends in South Korea, retains its no 1 Rank in Mobile Adoption

Mobile Spends highest in South Korea

While Global spending on Mobile technologies and mobile marketing  showed a double digit growth rate this year .Its South Korea  which continues to be a powerhouse on Mobile Usage  

The Mobile Economy  has grown so fast in Korea that in South Korea ,one out of every five ad dollars in South Korea will go toward mobile spending ( 20% spends ) South Korea  has consistently  continued to be in the number of 1 nation in terms of adoption and broadband access

South Korea as been  historically  a" nation" with  the highest penetration of   mobile usage both  in terms of adoption   and also no 1 in terms of  broadband  connections In 2010, broadband was already in over 90% of households, and the number of mobile connections had surpassed the country’s total population.

Emarketer reports that 2014  is likely to see  South Korea set to 

 outstrip Japan for the highest percentage worldwide of mobile phone users accessing the mobile internet, at 63%, . That number is set to grow till the end og 2014, when South Korea nears maturity in the market and Japan begins to catch up.