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Mobile traffic ‘converting at rate of 3.1%’- study

Mobile is accounting for 7.85% of all online sales in the UK, according to new research. The study, from Affiliate Window’s second annual m-commerce white paper, looks at mobile growth trends. On average across all mobile platforms, mobile raffic is converting at 3.1%, and 10.94% of traffic is now mobile (including tablets).

25/06/2012  |  Full story...

Global smartphone trends- 1.7bn units to be sold in 2017

Smartphones will outperform the overall market for mobile phones, growing by 24.9% to reach 1.7 billion units by 2017, according to Ovum. Predictions show Android as the dominant operating system over the next five years as handset vendors rush to make it their primary smartphone platform.

09/05/2012  |  Full story...

Top 5 smartphone makers in the world: Samsung leads the way

Samsung leads the way as the top smartphone seller in the world, followed by Apple, according to new research. The data, from research firm IDC, indicates that Samsung sold 42.2 million smartphones worldwide during the first quarter of 2012, earning it a 29.1% market share. Apple sold 35.1 million iPhones, helping it to secure a 24.2% market share.

04/05/2012  |  Full story...

Global smartphone trends- Samsung sells most mobiles… but Apple makes most money

Samsung is selling the most smartphones worldwide, but Apple is making the most money, according to new research. The study, from Juniper Research, indicates that almost 60% of the 139 million smartphones shipped worldwide in the first quarter of this year were either Apple (35.1 million) or Samsung (46.9 million) devices.

02/05/2012  |  Full story...

Digital Intelligence April 2012

Digital Strategy data - Digital Intelligence April 2012

Industry themes we're tracking this month? The importance of innovation in your strategy: build it or buy it?

Instagram's $1bn price tag makes sense for Facebook's 'buy' strategy because it blocked Twitter, Google, Apple or MSN from leaping ahead.

In cloud storage, the trend seems to be to 'build' your own: April saw Google unveil a cloud storage service to undercut Dropbox, SkyDrive and iCloud. Our money is on Dropbox getting bought soon, as late entrants realise 'buy' will be the only option left.

Meanwhile in digital marketing, the choices grew further:

- Measuring brand campaigns? Google's new TV-style metrics could be the answer
- Needing new ad platforms? Tumblr finally opens up
- Approaches for tackling Pinterest? Amazon and eBay's social shopping tools just started pinning

This month's Digital Intelligence includes data on: top Facebook brands in the UK, Asia overtaking the west for online video, China's internet growth, and which days of the week work best on social.

As always full stories at the end of the click, and a great video of Google's 'goggles' - the planned augmented reality glasses straight from a sci-fi film.

Read April 2012

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30/04/2012

Google axes 7 more products- One Pass and Blackberry sync ditched in ‘spring clean’

Google has dropped its publishing payments platform ‘One Pass’ and its Blackberry sync tool as the internet giant continues to focus on core products in its battle against the likes of Facebook, Apple and Microsoft. The move forms part of as part of CEO Larry Page's ongoing 'spring cleaning', which also saw its Google Related browsing assistant, the mobile web app for Google Talk and a number of Picasa photo sharing services.

24/04/2012  |  Full story...

Blackberry to focus on corporate customers after $125m loss

Research in Motion, the maker of Blackberry smartphones, has announced a new focus on business customers after it suffered a further $125m loss. The Canadian company made a net loss for the three months to 3 March of $125m (£78m), compared with a profit of $934m a year earlier. It has lost ground as its traditional business clients have switched staff to iPhones or Android smartphones.

02/04/2012  |  Full story...

Video interview: Blackberry sets out on path to future

Research in Motion have had a turbulent year, as its Blackberry mobile range has lost market share to rivals such as Apple, Samsung and HTC. Can the company regain the heights of its former success, in the face of stiff competition from Apple and Android? Alec Saunders, the company's Vice President of Developer Relations, spoke to the BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

29/02/2012  |  Full story...

US: Apple closes gap on Android in smartphone market

The high-profile launch of Apple’s iPhone 4S in autum had an enormous impact on the proportion of smartphone owners who chose an Apple iPhone, according to new research from Nielsen. Among recent acquirers, meaning those who said they got a new device within the past three months, 44.5 percent of those surveyed in December said they chose an iPhone, compared to just 25.1 percent in October.

02/02/2012  |  Full story...

RIM bosses resign: Can Blackberry compete with Apple and Android?

Research in Motion has seen its two co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis step down, as the Blackberry smartphone maker struggles to compete with Apple and Google’s Anrodi in the smartphone market. RIM has named Thorsten Heins as its new CEO following the management shake-up.

24/01/2012  |  Full story...

Top 5 smartphone makers in 2011: Apple leads way in US

Apple was the top smartphone handsey maker in the US last year in terms of market share, according to new research. The study, from Nielsen, indicates that 295 of all smartphone owners in then US own an Apple handset, followed by 21% for Android and 17% for Blackberry.

17/01/2012  |  Full story...

Canada: Smartphone adoption reaches 40%

Smartphones now account for two-fifths of all mobiles in Canada, with Blackberry is the most device, according to new research. The study, from comScore, indicated that Apple is the second most popular smartphone, while Android is the fastest growing, doubling its market share in the past 6 months.

13/12/2011  |  Full story...

Android now powers 50% of smartphones globally

Android is now running on 52.5% of all smartphones sold acfross the globe, according to a new study from the Gartner research firm. The study, from research firm Gartner, looked at the smartphone operating system market during the third quarter of 2011. Android has more than doubled its market share from the same period last year, the study found.

19/11/2011

19/11/2011  |  Full story...

Blackberry debuts £4.99-a-month cloud music service

Research in Motion (RIM) has launched its cloud-based music service, BBM Music, has officially gone live, charging £4.99 per month. The service, which was first launched in a closed beta trial in August this year, allows users to build a personal music profile of 50 songs that can be listened to on or offline on their BlackBerry handset. Users can also share their profile with friends by inviting them to subscribe to their list, which they can also listen to in full both on and offline.

16/11/2011

16/11/2011  |  Full story...

Digital Intelligence September 2011

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Is Facebook destined to become the next AOL? This month saw the social network transform into a media hub, realising Zuckerberg's strategy of positioning Facebook as an "Internet within the Internet". The move has worked for games, providing huge ad revenues and rich demographic data yields, but will users be happy to watch Netflix films, stream Spotify playlists and read eBooks within Facebook's site? Or is it too similar to AOL's doomed "walled garden" strategy of the early noughties?

This month saw Google take the revamped Google+ public, buying Groupon rival Daily Deal and unveiling its potentially revolutionary Wallet service in the US. Meanwhile, Twitter's new analytics tool could help marketers shed light on the dark art of social media ROI, and the relationship between retweets and revenue on the micro-blogging site.

September also provided some prime examples of how not to get ahead in digital media. Yahoo fired fiery boss Bartz over the phone, leaving the former dotcom darling looking for a buyer. RIM saw its profits collapse as Blackberry lost its grip on the mobile market, and newly bought MySpace has been forced to postpone its grand launch. Award for worst CRM of the month goes to Netflix, which fumbled a re-branding and re-pricing strategy that outraged customers and forced a humble YouTube apology from the CEO, which you can view in all its wince-inducing glory below.

On the research side, we've got some telling stats on mobile broadband this month. 1 in 10 of eBay's customers now buy via mobiles, while the UN found that over 10% world population now has mobile broadband. Food for thought for anyone doubting the potential of mobile...

Read September 2011

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30/09/2011

Top Smartphone platforms by share of users: EU5

In July 2011, nearly 1 in 4 smartphone users in EU5 reported using smartphones running on the Google Android platform. Between July 2010 and July 2011, Android increased its market share by 16.2 percentage points to 22.3 percent.

Top Smartphone platforms by share of users: EU5. In July 2011, nearly 1 in 4 smartphone users in EU5 reported using smartphones running  on the Google Android platform. Between July 2010 and July 2011, Android increased its market share by 16.2 percentage points to 22.3 percent.<br />

22/09/2011  |  Full story...

Top mobile original equipment manufacturers: US

Samsung ranked as the top OEM with 25.5% of U.S. mobile subscribers (up 1.0 percentage points), followed by LG with 20.9 percent share and Motorola with 14.1 percent share.

Top mobile original equipment manufacturers: US. Samsung ranked as the top OEM with 25.5% of U.S. mobile subscribers (up 1.0 percentage points), followed by LG with 20.9 percent share and Motorola with 14.1 percent share.

20/09/2011  |  Full story...

Top smartphone platforms: US

82.2 million people inthe US owned smartphones during the three months ending July 2011, up 10% from the preceding three month period. Google Android ranked as the top smartphone platform with 41.8% market share, up 5.4%.

Top smartphone platforms: US. 82.2 million people inthe US owned smartphones during the three months ending July 2011, up 10% from the preceding three month period. Google Android ranked as the top smartphone platform with 41.8% market share, up 5.4%.

20/09/2011  |  Full story...

Blackberry profits collapse: RIM losing battle in mobile

Lack of innovation, not reading the smartphone market trends – the once-leading mobile handset manufacturer is looking like a dinosaur. Our verdict? If it wasn’t for the Blackberry Messenger tool and the loyalty of corporates, then they’d be facing extinction. Here’s the latest on the giant’s downfall…

19/09/2011

19/09/2011  |  Full story...

Top 5 mobiles and platforms in the US: Samsung and Android lead the pack

More than 80 million Americans now own smartphones, with Samsung and Android being the top manufacturer and operating system respectively, according to new data. comScore has revealed key trends in the U.S. mobile phone industry during the three month average period ending July 2011.

The study surveyed more than 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers and found Samsung to be the top handset manufacturer overall with 25.5 percent market share. Google Android continued to gain ground in the smartphone market reaching 41.8 percent market share.

01/09/2011

01/09/2011  |  Full story...

Digital Intelligence August 2011

Digital Strategy data - Digital Intelligence August 2011

Who says August's the quiet month for news? Here in the UK, riots revealed the worst and best of social media: large-scale looting was organised at least in part via secure Blackberry Messenger, while large-scale clean-ups were enabled through Twitter hashtags. Watching criminals exploit the privacy of BBM was as depressing as the relief felt from watching the publicly spirited clean-up. All a strong reminder that social activism through social media and messenger tools will be a permanent feature of society from now on whether in Libya or London.

Digital media battle lines continue to shift, as Google became a fully-fledged mobile maker after the Motorola acquisition, and a fully-fledged TV platform with the UK announcement of Google TV. Facebook got serious about location, dropping 'Places' for a universal location tagging system, adding mobile messaging in its bid to stifle Twitter and FourSquare, and ramping up its privacy along the way.

On a sad note, Apple lost its 'rock star nerd', as Steve Jobs stepped away from the helm. Jobs is a true digital revolutionary who pioneered game-changers like the iPod, iPhone and iPad - a real icon of our times who has materially affected all of us. While Apple's strategy looks confident to continue, we're still unconvinced by the shock moves at heavyweight tech firm Hewlett-Packard to ditch mobiles, tablets and PCs to become a standalone software maker.

Also in this month's edition, some eye-opening stats we think you'll enjoy: Amazon accounts for 1 in 5 of all web visits, the UK's Daily Mail became the second most read news site in the world. Which paper came first? You'll have to read on...

Read August 2011

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01/09/2011

Blackberry tests cloud-based social music service

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has launched a beta test of its cloud-based social music service BBM Music, backed by the four major music labels. BBM Music will feature select music from Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music and EMI. A closed beta trial of the BBM Music service is starting on Thursday in Canada, the United States and the UK, the company said.

31/08/2011

31/08/2011  |  Full story...

UK riots: Government meets social networks

The UK's Home Secretary Theresa May and police have met social media firms, including Facebook, Twitter and Blackberry, to discuss how to stop people using their platforms to plot the type of violence witnessed in this month’s riots. According a Government spokesman, the talks were designed to help the government "determine how law enforcement and the networks can work better together."

26/08/2011

26/08/2011  |  Full story...

Android ‘to be top global mobile ad OS by the end of 2011’

Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility this month will strengthen Android’s ambitions to lead the global ad market by the end of the year, according to new data. Mobile ad network InMobi has released its Mobile Insights Report: Global Edition, Quarter Ending July 2011. Part of an ongoing series to analyse quarterly data trends on InMobi’s network, the report projects that Android will be the top global mobile ad platform by the end of the year.


22/08/2011

22/08/2011  |  Full story...

App developer survey: Android army catching Apple

Although iOS development remains strong that the Android army is catching on fast, with developer interest in Android and Windows 7 growing at the expense of iOS, according to a new poll. GetJar, a free mobile apps store, has just completed its latest App Meter Developer Poll, surveying 300 developers across its network in collaboration with several of its ecosystem partners including Inmobi, Urban Airship, Device Anywhere and SV Android Meet-up. Although iOS development remains strong (80% currently developing for iPhone and 59% developing for iPad) that the Android army is catching on fast.

17/08/2011  |  Full story...

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