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Top 25 Mobile Apps Dominated by the Digital Media Brands

The ranking of top mobile apps is dominated by app constellations of some of the largest digital media brands — specifically, Facebook, Google, Apple, Yahoo, Amazon and eBay.  These six brands account for 9 of the top 10 most used apps, 16 of the top 25, and 24 of the top 50.

via comScore

Evolution of Mobile Gaming Creates New Opportunities

Juniper Research has revealed that by 2019 worldwide revenues from media tablet games usage will reach $13.3 billion — that’s a threefold rise on the 2014 revenue of $3.6 billion. The latest Juniper Research market study highlights that mobile gaming growth will be fueled by a number of key factors.

via Digital Lifescapes

Mobile Workforce Technology Driven by Smartphone Apps

Smartphone sales to business users — both though corporate-liable purchasing and from BYOD volume — is on pace to grow more than 20% in 2014 over last year’s volume of nearly 280 million units.  Despite the disparity in volume, where global personal-liable sales will be more than double the unit count of corporate purchases in 2014, the gap between the two classes of device ownership can slightly shrink over the next few years if corporate purchases continue their current surge.

via Strategy Analytics

Mobile Apps Revenues will Reach $60 Billion in 2018

Strategy Analytics forecasts global total mobile apps revenues of $33.7 billion in 2014 to reach just over $60 billion in 2018. Previously, they reported that the smartphone and tablet apps market had reached $21.4 billion in 2013. Strategy Analytics also predicts overall consumer and advertiser expenditure on handset-based mobile media will increase at just below 8% CAGR between 2013 and 2018 to exceed $380 billion.

via Strategy Analytics

Growing Demand for Linux and Open Source IT Coding Skills

Over the past 20 years, Linux has ascended from a Finnish student’s hobby to the world’s most dominant operating system — one that runs everything from high-performance computing to mobile. Yet companies still can’t get the Linux software talent they need.

93% of IT hiring managers plan to hire a Linux professional in the next six months.

via Content Loop

How to Assess the U.S. Mobile Apps Market Opportunity

The mobile internet has swiftly risen to become the leading digital platform, with total activity on smartphones and tablets accounting for an astounding 60 percent of digital media time spent in the U.S. market.  The fuel driving mobile’s relentless growth is primarily app usage, which alone makes up a majority of total digital media engagement at 52 percent.

via comScore

Software-Defined Networking Market to Reach $8B by 2018

Software-defined networking (SDN) continues to gain ground within the broader enterprise and cloud service provider markets for data center networking.  The worldwide SDN market for the enterprise and cloud service provider segments will grow from $960 million in 2014 to over $8 billion by 2018, representing a robust CAGR of 89.4 percent.

via IDC

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