21 December 2013

Rise and Fall of BlackBerry global smartphone market share

Statistic: Global smartphone OS market share held by RIM (BlackBerry) from 1st quarter 2007 to 2nd quarter 2013 | Statista Find more statistics at Statista

BlackBerry posts $4.4 billion loss: Why developing world markets won't save the company.: "... it’s been a dismal year for BlackBerry, which posted a quarterly loss of $4.4 billion. But believe it or not, the news for the Canadian company formerly known as Research In Motion gets worse. The conventional wisdom for a while has been that though BlackBerry is losing ground to the iPhone and Android in the United States and other wealthy markets, it remained the smartphone of choice for the professional class of the developing world....as the Economist notes, "it is Chinese firms such as Huawei, ZTE and Tecno which are more likely to erode RIM’s market share: they offer cheaper handsets and smartphones with two SIM cards (which allows customers to use two different networks—handy in a country where wireless service is unreliable). RIM may also suffer as Nigerian operators start to offer Apple’s iPhone.”..."

Microsoft woos Indian companies to take on Android
Economic Times
NEW DELHI: Indian smartphone market is dominated by Android. But, in 2014 this may change. Microsoft is working with Indian phone makers like ...

Economic Times

Google fined by Spanish data protection authority over privacy policy
PCWorld
Spain's data protection authority has fined Google €900,000 (US$1.2 million) and ordered the company to fall in line with the country's data protection ...

Irish Times

Microsoft Portfolio Manager, Seeking To Set Up His Own Hedge ...
Forbes
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission just released a statement that it's charged a senior portfolio manager at Microsoft Microsoft and one of ...

The Seattle Times

Roku, Apple TV and Chromecast: Which one streams the best?
San Jose Mercury News
Streaming video devices such as Roku, Apple (AAPL) TV and Google's ... as closed captioning on Hulu, but it exits the video on Amazon and Netflix.

MiamiHerald.com

Apple's Mac Pro is the new black
Computerworld
Computerworld - Apple's new futuristic-looking Mac Pro will be a status ...Gregg Keizer covers Microsoft, security issues, Apple, Web browsers and ...

Inferse

Amazon vs. Google: It's A War for the Shopping Search
Wall Street Journal
Google and Amazon are duking it out to be the first search box shoppers turn to when they are browsing products online. Bloomberg News. Fighting a ...

Telemanagement

Google Says Governments Fight Transparency
InformationWeek
In a related effort, Google, Apple, AOL, Facebook, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo asked the US government this month in an open letter to ...

Times of India

Google's Antitrust Proposals Are 'Not Acceptable'
Wall Street Journal
"The latest proposals are not acceptable in the sense that they are not proposals that can eliminate our concerns regarding competition and in ...

The Verge

The Amazon Robots Changing the Fulfillment Game
Bloomberg
Dec. 19 (Bloomberg) –- Bain Capital Managing Director Ajay Agarwal discusses Amazon's purchase of Kiva Systems and the robots that are helping ...

Google Play Catching Up To Apple's App Store
Forbes
Based on app revenue from 34 countries Distimo estimates that Apple's App... Also as Google catches up the same argument can be made in Google's... such as what Microsoft Microsoft is attempting to do, to become established.

Small Business Trends

Amazon vs. Google: It's A War for the Shopping Search
Wall Street Journal
Google and Amazon are duking it out to be the first search box shoppers turn to when they are browsing products online. Bloomberg News. Fighting a battle with Amazon.com Inc.....

DNA Of Oldest Flowering Plant 'Solves' Darwin's 'Abominable Mystery'-Scientists ...
Design & Trend
Scientists have newly sequenced the genome of the Amborella plant, one of the two oldest lineages of flowering plants, for the first time, potentially addressing Charles Darwin's "abominable mystery" - the question why flowers suddenly thrived on Earth ...


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