Digital video in the Nordics will account for more than half of all home video spend this year — making it the first market to reach the digital tipping point. Overall, the global installed base of TV-centric connected devices surpassed one billion units in 2013 and will exceed two billion by 2017.
Global ownership of personal devices has soared from 2.8 billion in 2013, and on track to reach 4.4 billion by 2017.
The apparent softening of the media tablet market may concern some vendors. Clearly, there are signs of saturation in a few of the developed markets. However, the worldwide tablet market grew 11 percent year-over-year in the second quarter of 2014.
With tablet shipments reaching 49.3 million units, according to the latest market study by IDC.
North America is the foundation of the global connected car business, accounting for 37% of global service revenue in 2013 — Europe and Asia will be fast-growing regions. With sizeable auto markets and large land areas, countries like the U.S. and China are ideal for connected vehicle services.
The connected car services market is growing at a 2013-2018 compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25%.
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An estimated 5.1 million Ultraportable PCs shipped in Q1 2014, experiencing approximately 65 percent growth in total shipments year-over-year, according to the latest market study by ABI Research.
Moreover, ultraportable shipments are forecast to continue expanding globally.
China had 632 million internet users and 527 million mobile internet users, according to CNNIC. This means the country added 14 million new internet users and 27 million new mobile internet users in just six months.
The internet penetration rate stood at 46.9 percent, up 1.1 percent from the end of 2013.
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Following a relatively flat three-year period, the global pay-TV set-top box (STB) market managed to achieve the highest annual revenue total in its history during 2013, setting the stage for continued growth through 2015, according to IHS.
Worldwide digital STB shipment revenue last year totaled $20.3 billion.
One in nine UK households will contain at least one smart system by the end of this year, rising to over one in four households after five years. UK households with smart home system will increase 43 percent to 3.1 million in 2014, with home owners spending a total of £715 million.
This is forecast to double to £1.4 billion across 7.7 million UK households by 2019.
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Worldwide PC shipments totaled 74.4 million units in the second quarter of 2014 (2Q14), a year-on-year decline of -1.7 percent, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC).
The results reflect the smallest decline in global PC shipments since the second quarter of 2012.
As the American market for smartphones is reaching full saturation, the focus continues to shift from device adoption to software application usage. comScore reported the key trends in the U.S. smartphone industry for May 2014.
Facebook ranked as the top individual smartphone app. Google has six mobile media apps ranked within the top 15 positions.