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The Year’s Hottest New Mobile Hardware May Be Delayed

The Years Hottest New Mobile Hardware May Be Delayed 300x225 The Years Hottest New Mobile Hardware May Be DelayedIt’s a bad, horrible, disgusting word to use around a mobile tech junkie — “delayed.”

If you know what’s good for you, you’ll avoid using that word whenever possible. However, it’s a word we must use to convey the latest speculation from Apple’s supply chain inside of Asia.

It looks like some of the hottest products in Apple’s pipeline may be… delayed.
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IDC: iPad Giving Up Ground Globally

IDC iPad Giving Up Ground Globally 300x200 IDC: iPad Giving Up Ground GloballyEarlier this week, as Apple reported earnings for its third fiscal quarter of 2014, analysts were quick to pounce on the Cupertino, California-based tech giant in response to the slacking sales of the company’s once industry-dominating tablet, the iPad.

But amidst growing global competition from the likes of Samsung, Amazon, and Microsoft, Apple’s market share has continued to dwindle, even though the iPad remains the leading tablet across the global landscape.

According to IDC, Apple’s Q2 iPad market share clocks in at 26.9% — down from 33% in the same quarter of 2013. In second place is Samsung, which has a 17.2% market share as of Q2 2014.
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Lenovo Jumps Out the Windows

Lenovo Jumps Out the Windows 300x225 Lenovo Jumps Out the WindowsWho can really say they’re stunned by this news?

Days after Microsoft confirmed plans to eliminate 18,000 jobs in response to the software giant’s struggling mobile business unit, Lenovo says it’s backing away from the production of small-screen Windows tablets.

Sources close to Lenovo say the company is done selling a number Windows tablets that boast screen sizes under 10 inches. The ThinkPad 8 and one of the Miix 2 models will be the first to get tossed in the U.S. market.
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mHealth: The Top Stories You Might Have Missed

mHealth The Top Stories You Might Have Missed 300x148 mHealth: The Top Stories You Might Have MissedHere are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that our sister site mHealthWatch been monitoring in recent days.

On Monday, Healthcare IT Leaders, an award-winning consulting firm in the healthcare IT space, announced its selections for the Best Healthcare IT Blogs of 2014. Per the details shared in the firm’s formal announcement, the winning blogs “were chosen for their timely content, insightful writing and subject matter expertise on topics important to the HIT industry.”

comScore is out with new data that should lend confidence to pharmaceutical marketers. Results from comScore’s eighth annual Online Marketing Effectiveness Benchmarks for the Pharmaceutical Industry show that online direct to consumer (DTC) marketing continues to increase conversion among patients and prospects.

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Mobile Commerce Driven by iPad Usage

Mobile Commerce Driven by iPad Usage Mobile Commerce Driven by iPad UsageThe global tablet landscape may be more competitive than ever, but that doesn’t mean Apple has given up much ground in eCommerce.

New industry data shared with MMW on Tuesday morning reveals that most transactions on mobile originate from Apple devices, especially the iPad.

The freshly published E-commerce Pulse Report from Custora declares that “Apple’s mobile supremacy remains,” even though Apple “continues to be challenged, most notably by Samsung and more recently, Amazon.”
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Gartner: Mobile Still a Top Driver of Worldwide IT Spending

Gartner Mobile Still a Top Driver of Worldwide IT Spending 300x199 Gartner: Mobile Still a Top Driver of Worldwide IT SpendingMobile may still be a big mover and shaker as a driver of global IT spending, but some of its momentum has been diminished.

Worldwide IT spending is on pace to total $3.7 trillion in 2014, a 2.1 percent increase from last year, Gartner reports.

However, the research giant confirms, this grow rate is down from earlier projections of 3.2 percent growth.

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Up, Up, and Away: Move to Mobile Hits New Highs

Up Up and Away Move to Mobile Hits New Highs 300x225 Up, Up, and Away: Move to Mobile Hits New HighsRemember that old song by the Fifth Dimension: “Up, Up, and Away?”

Well, it would be a good theme song for what’s happening now. The consumer shift to mobile reached new heights in May — in a literally “up, up, and away” kind of way.

According to comScore, a global digital analytics company, time spent on mobile apps in the U.S. accounted for the majority of time spent (51 percent) in digital media up from 43% a year ago. And get this: Smartphones and tablets reached 60 percent, up from 50 percent a year ago.

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