A new market study by Mergermarket, reveals that 84 percent of Technology, Media and Entertainment (TME) companies expect to see more cross-sector merger and acquisition (M&A) deals over the next two years.
American adults living in households with an annual income of at least $75,000 are most likely to use the internet — 97% of adults in this group. Those living in households with an annual income under $30,000 are less likely to report internet usage, with 74% of adults doing so now.
PC unit shipments were up 1% to 53.6 million in the first quarter, and up by 3% to 227.8 million for the year. However, revenue performance was worse – results for the quarter were down by 3% to $38.4 billion. The key trend; lower-cost PCs and chromebooks continue to gain market share.
Europe now has 40 Unicorns, compared to 30 this time last year. This is put into context against the long term average of three Unicorns per year. The average valuation of these tech companies is now $3 billion.
via GP Bullhound
The worldwide wearable device market recorded its eighth consecutive quarter of steady growth in the first quarter of 2015. According to IDC, vendors shipped a total of 11.4 million wearables in 1Q15 — that’s a 200.0% increase from the 3.8 million wearables shipped in 1Q14.