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Exploding Chromebook Adoption will Grow by 56 Percent in 2014

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.

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How Mobile Internet is Enabling Economic Growth in China

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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Global Pay-TV Digital STB Revenue Reached $20.3 Billion

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.

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Smart Home Tech will be in 3.1 million UK Households in 2014

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 Reach 74.4 Million Units in 2Q14

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.

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Smartphones Reach 70 Percent Market Share in America

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.

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Mobile Device Love Comes and Goes but Apps are Forever

When’s the last time you replaced your mobile device?  Over half of smartphone and tablet owners are toting devices purchased within the past year, based on March 2014 survey results.

57% of respondents who owned a smartphone had purchased it within the past year, and 55% of tablet users said the same.

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Connected Medical Monitoring will Reach 19 Million by 2018

The Internet of Things revolves around emerging use cases. If you want to see meaningful applications, then look to healthcare.  According to  Berg Insight, around 3.0 million patients worldwide were already using connected home medical monitoring devices at the end of 2013.

This installed base comprises all patients that were remotely monitored by a professional caregiver.

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How BYOD is Driving ​Mobile Application Management Demand

Mobile application management is seeing increased adoption levels as enterprises seek solutions that are more flexible than traditional mobile device management. Furthermore, open source software projects are starting to gain momentum.

Thanks to large growth in the Asia-Pacific region, MAM will supplant MDM as the preferred enterprise mobile management choice.

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Total Revenue for 3D Printers will Exceed $1 Billion by 2018

Three-dimensional (3D) printers, with the ability to print a variety of objects, have evolved significantly and are currently used for industrial and consumer prototype design applications.

Consumer 3D printing is witnessing an increased visibility among the do-it-yourself DIY and other early-adopter communities.

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