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

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 | More »

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. &#...


Wearables market grows by 3% in Q3; Fitbit, Xiaomi beat Apple: IDC

Global wearables market grew by 3.1% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2016 with fitness bands registering a double digit growth. The wearable shipments crossed the 23 million mark in the quarter, according to data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device ...

7 December, 2016 | More »


Indian PC shipments in Q3 fall 22.5%

The overall PC shipments in India for Q3 2016 (July-September 2016) declined 22.5% over Q3 2015 to 2.51 million units, according to the research firm International Data Corporation (IDC). However, the overall PC shipments witnessed quarter-on-quarter growth of 17.3% over Q2 2016. IDC said it anticip...

22 November, 2016 | More »


IDG in advanced talks to sell itself to Chinese investor group: report

US-based publishing and investor group International Data Group Inc. (IDG) is in advanced talks with a Chinese investor group to sell itself for over $1 billion. The investor group is led by IDG of Greater China chairman Hugo Shong, according to a Reuters report on Tuesday, citing unnamed sources. T...

15 November, 2016 | More »


India’s tablet computer market declined 5.6% last quarter: IDC

Tablet shipments in India declined by 5.6 per cent to 0.98 million units in April-June compared to the same period last year, according to a research report. The shipments in the second quarter, however, higher by 14.4 per cent compared to previous January-March quarter, the report by research firm ...

26 August, 2016 | More »


Smartphone maker Lava strengthens top deck

Homegrown mobile handset maker Lava International Ltd—that manufactures mobile phones under the brand name Lava—has appointed Rahul Agarwal as chief technology officer (CTO) and Ankit Pal as design head, as it gears up to enter the services sector spanning entertainment, education, agriculture a...

20 June, 2016 | More »


Indian smartphone shipments drop 8.2% in January-March: IDC

Smartphone shipments in the country shrank by 8.2 per cent to 23.5 million units in January-March 2016 from 25.6 million units in the preceding three-month period, declining consecutively for two quarters, research firm IDC said. However, on a year-on-year basis, shipments grew 5.2 per cent from the...

17 May, 2016 | More »

Nicel KM and Joseph John, Co-founders, Zwayam

Exclusive: SME-focused online recruitment platform Zwayam raises $250K

Bangalore-based Zwayam Digital Pvt. Ltd, which runs an online recruitment platform targeting small and medium businesses under the same brand name, has raised $250,000 (around Rs 1.7 crore) in seed investment from a bunch of unnamed angel investors. The startup plans to use the capital raised to exp...

3 May, 2016 | More »


Half of India’s new smartphones are locally manufactured: IDC

Every second smartphone shipped in the quarter ended December 31, 2015 was locally manufactured in India, research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) said. “Almost one in two smartphones shipped in Q4 were locally manufactured in India and we expect this to increase further as more vendors ...

19 February, 2016 | More »


IDC’s Jaideep Mehta backs beauty and wellness marketplace Stylofie

Jaideep Mehta, South Asia MD of research firm IDC, has invested an undisclosed amount in beauty and wellness marketplace Stylofie. As part of the transaction, Mehta will join Stylofie’s board of directors, the startup said in a statement. Stylofie will launch its services in Delhi-NCR by the e...

9 February, 2016 | More »

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