Xiaomi opens US store… but not for smartphones

Xiaomi has announced that it will open an online store for US customers, but the popular Chinese smartphone maker said it won’t be selling its mobile devices. Instead, the site will sell lesser-known products such as headphones. Xiaomi cited logistical issues like...

Apple overtakes Android sales in US

Following its record-breaking profits, Apple has managed to overtake sales of Android devices in the key market of the U.S. for the first time in three years. Apple’s market share lead was just 0.1%, according to data from research firm Kantar Worldpanel. Apple’s...

BT buys EE for £12.5bn to create communications giant

BT has bought the UKs largest mobile operator EE for £12.5bn as the telecoms firm expands into the lucrative ‘quad play’ sector to take on Sky. The deal brings together BT’s more than 10 million retail customers and EE’s 24.5 million direct mobile...

Micromax overtakes Samsung in India smartphone sales

Samsung has been overtaken as the largest seller of smartphones in India by local budget brand Micromax for the first time, according to new research. The study, from market research firm Canalys, indicates that Micromax accounted for 22% of India’s smartphone...

Five ways Sky’s O2 merger could change the UK market

The UK satellite and triple-play provider Sky ntends to launch an MVNO on O2’s network in 2016; the deal includes LTE. Martin Scott, Head of Analysys Mason’s Consumer Services research practice, provides the following thoughts on the announcement. • This move will...

Sunderland AFC debuts social media hub for fans

Sunderland AFC has become the latest Barclays Premier League club to expand its social media network to encourage more football fans to interact with its official website and social feeds. The club has partnered with social content platform Stackla to aunch a social...