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How Mobile Fuels Growth for Online Retailers in France

The eCommerce sector in France is enjoying double-digit growth. According to a recent study, digital sales were up 14% in 2013, compared with 2012. The analysis was based on data from 50 ecommerce sites, including those of Accor, Carrefour and Air France.

Much of the French online retail sales gain was traceable to mobile devices.

via eMarketer

Why eCommerce is Growing Rapidly in China during 2014

China’s booming eCommerce market is still gaining size and speed, even after several years of eye-popping growth, according to eMarketer. Retail eCommerce sales will grow more than 60% this year, with healthy gains projected through 2018.

Consumer-to-consumer (C2C) sales have played a major role in the developing market.

via eMarketer

Digital Innovation Evolves Past Cloud and Social Strategy

By 2016, use of cloud and social will be so pervasive that 60% of mainstream organizations will not consider them as a significant factor, in and of themselves, when making investment decisions.  Use of cloud and social will be the expected norm, but not a differentiated factor in themselves.

via Gartner

Global Digital Music Revenues will Reach $13.9 Billion by 2019

The music industry continues to be plagued with difficulties, particularly as far as recorded music is concerned. Juniper Research found that the digital music industry will experience slow growth in revenue over the next 5 years, growing from $12.3 billion this year to $13.9 billion in 2019.

via Digital Lifescapes

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

Key Findings from 2014 State of the ‘Internet of Things’ Study

Consumer adoption of network connected technology is on the rise, with 69 percent of consumers planning to buy an in-home device in the next five years. By the end of next year, a total of about 13 percent of consumers will own an in-home IoT device, such as a thermostat or security camera.

Currently, only about 4 percent of those surveyed own such a device.

via Acquity Group

Are You Ready for 4K Video? – No Worries. Neither is Pay-TV

Rosy forecasts for consumer use of 4K or Ultra-HD video are overly optimistic, says TDG. While 4K will ultimately reach the mainstream, it will be a niche market for five years, with widespread viewing of 4K content arriving in 2019.

OTT streaming video will be the short-term driver of 4K, and pay-TV operators will likely follow.

via TDG

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