Worldwide 4G LTE-related mobile network service provider subscriptions reached 229.7 million in 2013, and will continually grow at a CAGR of 43.6 percent between 2013 and 2019 — eventually exceed 2 billion subscribers.
The large population base in the Asia-Pacific region, and cost-competitive smartphones, has accelerated the remarkable subscriber adoption thus far.
When Dell chose to be the inaugural brand on The New York Times’ Paid Posts native advertising platform in January, the fact that the pages were clearly labeled as branded content prompted some to question Dell’s decision.
Didn’t we realize that readers weren’t going to be taken in?
The Economist has launched a new digital-first series called Essays, adopting an immersive storytelling style to deliver content outside the “constraints of print”.
The series, which started with Democracy, was “an opportunity to start doing things in a different way,” said Tom Standage, digital editor.
From 2009 to 2013, international bandwidth usage grew 61 percent per year within the Middle East and 69 percent annually in Africa — that’s a seven-fold and eight-fold increase, respectively.
Intra-regional bandwidth growth for both regions is outpacing global growth — averaging 82 percent annually in the Middle East and 88 percent per year in Africa over that span.
Since USB was first introduced in 1996, a bevy of wired connectivity standards have fallen by the wayside. Now, USB 3.1 and USB Power Delivery will help to firmly establish the mobile device leadership position in the marketplace.
With the forthcoming Type-C port, mobile adoption of the USB 3.0 standard should accelerate significantly.