“When pigs fly” and “when hell freezes over” are some of the idiomatic expressions we’re hearing today in response to the claim made by one prominent Wall Street analyst.
Speaking with Fox Business on Monday, Keith Fitz-Gerald of Money Map Press said the merger may not be out of the question down the road.
“This is one of those unthinkable but absolutely possible deals,” Fitz-Gerald stated. “I think that Apple and Microsoft may not only have to work together for the next few years but may even see a merger in the next five to ten years from now because they’re going to have to take on the Google/Android/Facebooks of the world.”
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On Tuesday, Juniper once again raised its estimates for the future of wearable mobile smart devices.
New findings from Juniper suggest that smart wearable device shipments including smart watches and glasses will approach 130 million by 2018.
If you’re not keeping score at home, that’s 10-times higher than estimated this year.
Posted in Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Predictions, Technology
With 2013 rapidly drawing to a close, many industry heavyweights have begun the ritualistic reflection on the year gone by and forecasting that which is expected in the new year.
On Monday, IDC Financial Insights hosted a web conference “IDC Financial Insights 2014 Predictions: Worldwide Financial Services” highlighting the top 10 predictions for the year ahead.
So what do the analysts at IDC expect to see in 2014? Here are their top 10 predictions:
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From smartphones to tablets, anything with a touchscreen is a hot commodity in the world of connected devices today.
And the latest industry data related to touch-screen panel shipments confirms it.
“After a decline in the second quarter of 2013 and a tepid expansion in the third, demand for touch-screen panels used in notebook PCs is set to rebound to double-digit growth during the last three months of the year,” IHS reports.
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On Friday, comScore confirmed that U.S. smartphone ownership reached a new all-time high during the previous quarter ending October 31st.
Freshly published data from comScore MobiLens and Mobile Metrix, which reports key trends in the U.S. smartphone industry, confirmed that 149.2 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones (62.5 percent mobile market penetration) during the three months covered in the report.
That’s up another 4.1 percent since July.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Devices, News, Predictions, Smartphones, Technology
If you’ve visited our new sister site mGamingWatch in recent weeks, you’ve likely noticed a steady stream of major headlines erupting on a regular basis pertaining to the growth of the online and mobile real-money gambling industry both domestically and abroad.
But if the newest report from Juniper is any indication, we truly haven’t seen anything yet.
Over the next five years, the research giant estimates, the number of mobile and/or tablet owners using their devices to gamble will increase by 100 million.
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Frost & Sullivan estimates in a new report that the convergence of various industries in the short term will likely spark innovation opportunities, especially in the area of connected industries.
The development will be driven in no small way by the expanded use of information and communication technologies, or ICT.
Connected industries will be a catalyst for efficiency and productivity by linking power, data and signals to enable greater automation processes, creating ‘intelligent devices,” says Nitin Bhat, a Partner at Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific.
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