Global PC Market Decline will Continue into 2017

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Personal computer (PC) vendors will remember 2016 as yet another year where their hopes for a market growth recovery failed to materialize. Worldwide PC shipments are forecast to decline by 6.4 percent in 2016, according to the latest worldwide market study by IDC.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Outlook for New Smartphone Tech Innovation during 2017

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Worldwide smartphone shipments will reach 1.45 billion units, with a year-over-year growth rate of just 0.6 percent in 2016, according to the latest market study by IDC. Although growth remains positive, it is down significantly from the 10.4 percent growth rate in 2015.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

How Biometric Technology will Transform Mobile Security

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The new research found that demand from businesses for methods that rely less on hardware will raise the profile of newer biometrics over the next 5 years — in particular, voiceprints and facial recognition technologies.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Global Mobile Messaging Apps Reach 1.4 Billion People in 2016

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By 2019, more than one-quarter of the world’s population will be using mobile messaging apps, according to eMarketer. Mobile phone messaging apps are already used by more than 1.4 billion people in 2016 — that’s a Y-to-Y increase of almost 16 percent.

Source: eMarketer

Global Mobile Workforce will Reach 1.87 Billion People

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Globalization and continued advancements in mobile internet technology and applications will increase levels of mobility among executives, consultants, sales professionals, and many other professions, according to Strategy Analytics.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Fintech Revenue to Reach $70 Billion in Asia-Pacific Region

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Singapore, Hong Kong, and Sydney are financial services innovation hubs, due to their favorable government regulations, start-up ecosystem and the 18-34 demographic group driving local consumer demand.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Digital and Mobile Media Gains Momentum in France

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Next year will mark a major milestone for media consumption in France. According to eMarketer’s latest forecast of time spent with media, the average adult will spend more time with digital media per day than TV, a first for that country. Also next year, time spent with mobile devices will surpass desktop and laptop time.

Source: eMarketer