Vol 25 - Issue 04


The Smartphone Market at an Inflection Point

by Bob Raikes

We’ve been trying to clear the decks, finalising some bits and pieces from CES, getting the BETT report done and trying to get ahead for ISE next week. This is one of our biggest …

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Apple Clarifies Q4 with Earnings Call

by Bob Raikes

In its earnings call, Apple’s Tim Cook said that the company has now reached an installed base of 1.3 billion devices, an all-time high level over a range of its products, up 30% in …

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Panasonic Adds Light ID-Enabled LFDs

by Bob Raikes

Panasonic has released two new LFDs, in the new SF2H series, that support the firm’s LinkRay modulated backlight technology. There are 70″ and 80″ models, TH-80SF2H / TH-70SF2H, both with edge-lit FullHD VA panels …

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Alphabet Result 1/02/2018

by Vijaya

Alphabet announced fourth quarter and fiscal year 2017 results. Revenue was $32.3 billion, up 24% year on year compared to $26.1 billion reported in Q4 of 2016. Google segment revenue was $31.9 billion in …

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IDC: Apple Overtakes Samsung in Global Smartphone Market

by Andrew Fenn

A slower-than-expected 2017 holiday quarter closed out the year bringing minimal change to the worldwide smartphone market when compared to 2016. According to preliminary data from IDC, smartphone vendors shipped a total of 403.5 …

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Unconfirmed Sources Tease Vivo’s Next Flagship Smartphone

by Andrew Fenn

Unconfirmed reports coming out of China have teased what could be Vivo’s 2018 flagship smartphone, the Xplay 7. According to various rumours, the new handset will have 10GB RAM and an Ultra HD display, …

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YouTube TV Now Available on Roku Devices

by Andrew Fenn

Roku and YouTube today announced the availability of YouTube TV on select Roku devices in the US. YouTube TV allows Roku users to stream live sports, local and national news and shows as soon …

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Apple Result 1/02/2018

by Vijaya

Apple announced its financial results for its 2018 first quarter. Revenue was $88.3 billion, a 13% increase compared to $78.3 billion reported in Q1 of 2017. Company said this was the biggest quarter in …

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Sharp Result 31/01/2018

by Vijaya

Sharp reported its financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended December 31, 2017. Net sales for the quarter were ¥714.2 billion ($6.38 billion), representing 25% growth compared to ¥571.5 billion reported …

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Microsoft Result 31/01/2018

by Vijaya

Microsoft reported second quarter 2018 financial results. Revenue was $28.9 billion, a 12% increase compared to $25.8 billion reported in Q2 2017. Revenue in ‘More Personal Computing’ was $12.2 billion, with Windows OEM revenue …

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Qualcomm and Samsung Expand the Terms of their Alliance

by Andrew Fenn

Qualcomm has announced a multi-year strategic relationship agreement between its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies and Samsung Electronics, in various technology areas and across a range of mobile devices. This deal expands the companies’ longstanding relationship …

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