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Gartner predicts worldwide device shipments to remain flat in 2017

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The worldwide combined shipments of personal computers, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones are expected to see no growth in 2017 due to market stagnation and lack of innovation, according to a report by research firm Gartner Inc. The report says that the total worldwide shipments of all devices...


More than a quarter of users abandon wearable devices, says Gartner

Smartwatches and fitness trackers stand the risk of being abandoned rather fast. A latest survey by research firm Gartner Inc. has found that the abandonment rate of smartwatches is 29%, and that for fitness trackers is 30%, because people do not find them useful, get bored of them or they break. &#...

7 December, 2016 | More »

MakeMyTrip-ibibo merger

MakeMyTrip-ibibo merger: What it means for hotel aggregators

The merger between MakeMyTrip and Naspers-owned ibibo Group could benefit hotel aggregators in India in more ways than one. To begin with, it will reduce cash burn and discounting, founders of several hotel aggregation platforms told TechCircle. On Tuesday, NASDAQ-listed and India’s oldest onl...

20 October, 2016 | More »


Snapdeal launches own cloud platform to enhance performance across applications

Snapdeal, India’s second-largest homegrown online retailer, has launched its own private cloud platform christened Snapdeal Cirrus which the firm hopes will help save costs and offer performance gains across its applications. Cirrus, built entirely on open source, will help Snapdeal handle its...

1 September, 2016 | More »


India PC shipments up 10.6% in Oct-Dec: Gartner

PC shipments may not register “significant growth” in India in the coming quarters, even as sales grew 10.6 per cent in the three-month period ended December 2015, research firm Gartner said today. PC shipments in the fourth quarter of 2015 increased to 2.6 million units, a growth of 10....

16 March, 2016 | More »


India fastest growing e-com market in APAC; to touch $6B next year: Gartner

“Digital commerce is at a nascent stage in India. However, India is one of the fastest-growing eCommerce markets in Asia/Pacific,” Gartner Research Director Praveen Sengar said in a statement. India represents a USD 3.5 billion eCommerce market, growing at around 60-70 per cent a year, b...

16 October, 2014 | More »


Smartphone sales growth to slow this year

Growth in global smartphone revenue is expected to slow this year as cheaper devices hit the market and weigh on average selling prices, research firm Gartner said on Thursday. With demand in mature markets such as North America and Europe easing, top smartphone makers Samsung and Apple are introduc...

14 February, 2014 | More »


Sony in talks to sell loss-making Vaio PC business

Sony Corp is in talks with investment fund Japan Industrial Partners to sell its loss-making Vaio personal computer division, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. A new company would be set up by Japan Industrial Partners to take over the Vaio brand’s operations in Japan, accor...

5 February, 2014 | More »


Global mobile ad spend to reach $18B in 2014, says Gartner

Global mobile advertising spending is forecast to reach $18 billion in 2014, up from the estimated $13.1 billion last year, according to Gartner. The market is expected to grow to $41.9 billion by 2017, said the IT research and analysis firm, adding that display formats will make up most of the reve...

21 January, 2014 | More »


The Internet of Things to grow 30x to 26B units by 2020: Gartner

The Internet of Things (IoT), which excludes PCs, tablets and smartphones, will grow to 26 billion units installed in 2020 from 0.9 billion in 2009, representing an almost 30x increase, according to IT research and analysis firm Gartner Inc. IoT is the network of physical objects that contain embedd...

13 December, 2013 | More »

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