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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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ABI: Android to Surpass iOS in Global Tablet Wars

ABI Android to Surpass iOS in Global Tablet Wars 300x187 ABI: Android to Surpass iOS in Global Tablet WarsAlthough the global tablet market has cooled some from the white-hot 2013 it enjoyed, there has been no shortage of milestone moments in the tablet space this year.

Most tablet vendors experienced a 30% unit decline in the first quarter of 2014, but ABI Research expects growth to resume over the balance of the year, as branded OEM shipments will exceed 200 million in 2014.

This year should also be a “watershed” for the tablet installed base, ABI reports, with active Android devices surpassing iOS for the first time.
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Report: Mobile App Performance Increasingly Critical

Report Mobile App Performance Increasingly Critical 300x202 Report: Mobile App Performance Increasingly CriticalAppDynamics has just released The App Attention Span study in partnership with the Institute of Management Studies (IMS) at Goldsmiths, University of London.

The findings should serve as a clear and compelling warning to app developers everywhere: make sure your apps work.

The App Attention Span investigated the impact of the increasing importance and use of mobile devices on aspects of people’s behavior, and the corresponding business implications. It reveals that, as people’s attention spans for poor-performing apps shorten, the stakes are high for any business that depends on its website or mobile app.
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