Mobile payments expected to hit $100 billion in 2016

The total value spend of NFC mobile payments will rise to $191 billion in 2017, breaking the $100 billion mark in 2016.


Games Console Sales Decline

Portable game players took a bigger hit, but game console sales declined in 2010 from the previous year.

Samsung Owns 20 Percent of TV Market

Samsung held the largest market share of all flat-panel TVs (including LCD, LED and plasma) with nearly 20 percent in the first three quarters of 2010.


26 Exabytes of Data Traffic in 2010

As smartphones and app downloads redefine the end-user mobile experience mobile carriers are facing a mobile data traffic boom that is rippling through their networks.


Android Likely to Crush Nokia-Microsoft, Analyst Says

Smartphone shipments grew 71 percent 2009-2020, and Android leads the non-Apple field.


93% of Tablets Sold Are iPads

4.5 million tablet PCs shipped during the third quarter of 2010. Of those, about 93 percent were Apple iPads.


Single Track Downloads Dominate

Not just digital sales but singles are leading music purchases, killing any album formats, UK study shows.


City Tech Analyst Sorry for Tasteless Steve Jobs Joke

A financial analyst based in the City of London has been forced to apologies for a 'tasteless' joke about unwell Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

Apple Bans Steve Jobs Doll: One Less Thing

Apple's sharp-shooting legal swat team has put the frighteners on a firm selling an action figure doll of its CEO Steve Jobs.

Bet on BlackBerry for Future Sales, Analyst says

RIM's smartphone has slipped in recent shipments, but ABI Research expects BlackBerry will rule in five years.


Market for Green Gadget Chargers Brightens

Markets for advanced charging technologies, worth about $1.5 billion in 2010, are forecast to grow at more than 86 percent growth rate.

Fixed Broadband Numbers Near Half Billion

Growth in fixed broadband subscriptions has stalled in mature, already saturated European markets but is booming in the Asia-Pacific region.

App Market Stars: Apple IOS, Android

Android apps are gaining fast on iPhone's selection, but together they dominate the mobile software market.


iPads Expected to Squash Netbooks by 2012

Apple jumped into the top five portable PC vendors with its iPad, which took 6% of the market last quarter, analysts say.