UX of ‘New’ Mobility Services is Too Often an Afterthought, Finds Strategy Analytics

Posted on: May 29th, 2018 by Axel Bührmann No Comments
UX of ‘New’ Mobility Services is Too Often an Afterthought, Finds Strategy Analytics

For any service that wishes to improve their perception among users, we urge a greater focus on UX-centric factors important to travelers, particularly the usability of the service itself via the app, the on-board experience, or the availability model

Advertising, Search and Commerce Drive Augmented Reality From Fun to Function

Posted on: May 29th, 2018 by Axel Bührmann No Comments
Advertising, Search and Commerce Drive Augmented Reality  From Fun to Function

AR is a powerful enabler for engagement and immersion making it ideal for advertising, convenient to search and visualization key in retail for certain products

Global Video Market to Reach $842Bn in 2022 According To New Huawei/Strategy Analytics Whitepaper

Posted on: May 29th, 2018 by Axel Bührmann No Comments
Global Video Market to Reach $842Bn in 2022 According To New Huawei/Strategy Analytics Whitepaper

The IP transition should also have the effect of increasing convergence opportunities across multiple video markets, since there will be increasing similarity in underlying technologies in video delivery and distribution systems supporting different verticals and networks.

Vehicles Now Deploying More Than 100 ECUs: New Vehicle Architectures Needed

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Vehicles Now Deploying More Than 100 ECUs: New Vehicle Architectures Needed

The promise of centralization has the potential to realize significant reductions in cost and weight, as well as reducing development time and cost for future electronic applications

Streaming growth boosts R&B/Hip-Hop share of global recorded music sales 24 May 2018

Posted on: May 25th, 2018 by Axel Bührmann No Comments
Streaming growth boosts R&B/Hip-Hop share of global recorded music sales 24 May 2018

The streaming audience is skewed toward a younger demographic, and R&B/hip-hop is more popular among younger consumers

Streamers show strong ties with traditional TV – in the US, at least

Posted on: May 16th, 2018 by Axel Bührmann No Comments
Streamers show strong ties with traditional TV – in the US, at least

Streaming devices attract a young, affluent audience. For example, homes where the head of house is less than 35 years old are 34% more likely to have a streaming device than the average home. This group accounts for 20% of streaming device owners. Persons aged 25-54 comprise 44%, and ages 55+ make up 36%.

Player 3 Has Joined the Game – Chrome OS Detachable Tablets Paint a Brighter Future While Tablet Market Struggles

Posted on: May 16th, 2018 by Axel Bührmann No Comments
Player 3 Has Joined the Game – Chrome OS Detachable Tablets Paint a Brighter Future While Tablet Market Struggles

Chrome OS’ entrance in the detachable market is a welcome change as Google is finally a serious contender from a platform perspective. Google’s tighter control and integration of Chrome OS will allow brands to focus more on hardware design and additional services rather than spending resources reconfiguring Android to work in a detachable setting.

Worldwide Spending on Telecommunications Services and Pay TV to Speed Up Slightly in 2018

Posted on: May 16th, 2018 by Axel Bührmann No Comments
Worldwide Spending on Telecommunications Services and Pay TV to Speed Up Slightly in 2018

Establishing and growing a base of connections has never been more challenging, yet it is critical to communications service providers that want to claim a stake in the future revenue growth opportunities

Tablet Market Falls 7 Percent in Q1 2018 while Top Vendors Play to Strengths

Posted on: May 16th, 2018 by Axel Bührmann No Comments
Tablet Market Falls 7 Percent in Q1 2018 while Top Vendors Play to Strengths

Windows shipments fell 9% year-on-year to 5.7 million units in Q1 2018 from 6.3 million in Q1 2017. Shipments declined 22% from the holiday quarter. Most Windows tablet and 2-in-1 vendors are targeting the premium tier for enterprise users to make higher profits but not all vendors can reap these benefits in such a crowded market.

Apple iPhone X Becomes World’s Best-Selling Smartphone Model in Q1 2018

Posted on: May 16th, 2018 by Axel Bührmann No Comments
Apple iPhone X Becomes World’s Best-Selling Smartphone Model in Q1 2018

Despite fears of expensive pricing, Apple iPhone X was the world’s best-selling smartphone model, shipping an impressive 16 million units during the quarter. Xiaomi Redmi 5A and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus were the world’s top-selling Android smartphone models.