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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.