Digi-Capital forecasts that mCommerce, Advertising, In-app Purchases, App as a Service and Core Operational Metrics will drive $700 billion mobile internet revenue by 2017. mCommerce will be the dominant business model, with $516 billion in sales driving >70% of all mobile internet revenue by 2017.
Transforming our municipalities into the Smart Cities of the future will encompass incorporating technologies and key digital developments all linked by machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions and real-time data analytics which are part of the Internet of Things. Smart cities however must be underpinned by the appropriate ICT infrastructure based on fiber optic and high-speed wireless technologies.
Cloud storage — which allows users to store content for access from any device, anywhere, at any time — is a hot topic. In a recent study, 39% of U.S. internet users reported using the cloud. Moreover, one-fifth of American smartphone users accessed cloud services from their smartphones.
According to IDC, more than 1.25 billion smartphones will be shipped worldwide in 2014, representing a 23.8 percent increase from the 1.01 billion units shipped in 2013. Emerging markets have accounted for more than 50 percent annual smartphone shipments dating back to 2011.
If, as marketers, we continue to use neutral words and phrases that lack narrative, the minds of our buyers will continue to simply process and forget them. Stories stimulate the mind - it is now in our job descriptions to send customers on journeys that lead them to solutions that solve their problems.
Existing wearable devices such as Google’s head-mounted computer Google Glass require battery charging at least once a day, even with light use. A new kind of low-power chip aimed at such wearable devices could not only extend battery lives but also allow the devices to constantly listen for voice commands.
The global smartphone image sensor market is expected to post a compounded annual growth rate of 12.5 percent during 2013-2018. An image sensor is a device that converts an optical image into an electronic signal. It is used primarily in camera modules, digital cameras, smartphones, and other imaging devices.