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Insight Venture Partners buys content management platform Episerver for $1.1 billion

Episerver, the Irvine, Calif.-based company that provides services for marketers to manage content, was bought by Insight Venture Partners from the private equity firm Accel-KKR for a cool $1.1 billi

Google adds a bunch of rugged devices to its Android Enterprise Recommended program

Rugged smartphones, the kind of devices that business can give to their employees who work in harsh environments, are a bit of a specialty market. Few consumers, after all, choose their smartphones ba

Huawei overtakes Apple in smartphone shipments

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei is now the second biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world according to new reports from IDC and Canalys, as The Verge initially spotted. In IDC’s latest r

In Canada’s cloud services market, venture investment opportunities abound

Canada will be home to a new venture capital fund that will invest in enterprise cloud startups. Its backer? Salesforce Ventures, the global investment arm of Salesforce, a leading cloud-hosted busin

Apple continues to dominate the tablet market as sales decline once again

Bitcoin and crypto aren’t the only things on the decline, sales of tablet devices once again dropped in 2017, according to new data. Figures from analyst firm IDC show that overall tablet shipme

IDC forecast predicts strong demand for iPhone X in China

Apple's return to growth in the saturated China smartphone market was echoed by a report from IDC, which attributes the rise in Apple's market share to the strong sales of the new iPhone 8/8 Plus. Ap

Chinese brands have invaded Indonesia’s fast-growing smartphone market

If you’re looking for a market with smartphone sales growth potential then India usually comes to mind, but the market is moving forward with much promise in Indonesia, the world’s fourth

Smartphone screens find their size sweet spot

The joke in the smartphone space in years past was how screens just kept getting bigger -- stretching palms and making you look ridiculous when held up to the head to talk.

Oppo topped China’s smartphone market in 2016, as Apple recorded first annual decline

Oppo is not a name that is anything like as familiar as Apple, Xiaomi or Huawei worldwide, but there’s further proof that it is most definitely one to watch, according the findings of a new r

Tim Cook says Apple Watch sales are doing just fine

It’s hard to know if the Apple Watch is a hit or a miss. The company doesn’t disclose sales numbers directly, but Tim Cook wanted to react to IDC’s report on wearables, saying that sales are doi

Fitbit’s up and Apple’s down in IDC’s latest wearable market numbers

IDC’s latest world wide wearable numbers are in, and everything looks to be coming up Fitbit. As smartwatch numbers declined, the larger wearable space is up overall, thanks in no small part to the

Smartwatch sales are tanking

Maybe not everyone is convinced they need a smartwatch? According to a new industry report from IDC out this morning, smartwatch shipments experienced “significant” declines in the third q

Smartphone sales jump 6.5% in Southeast Asia, but sub-$150 devices rule

Smartphone sales have peaked, but if you're looking for places in the world where the trend is still upwards and the surface is just being scratched, then Southeast Asia is one place to keep in mind.

Samsung leads India’s smartphone market, as Apple’s iPhone SE fails to take off

India continues to be one of the rare growth markets in the global smartphone industry after lodging a 17 percent year-on-year increase in shipments in the second quarter of 2016, according to a new r

Huawei replaces Xiaomi at top of Chinese smartphone market

The most recent numbers out of analyst firm IDC show a major shakeup in the Chinese smartphone market for Q2. During an especially rough quarter, local handset maker Xiaomi’s shipment dipped signifi

Smartwatch shipments drop 32 percent in the second quarter

According to new numbers posted by IDC, smartwatch shipments are down for the second quarter of this year, marking the first drop of its kind. And it’s not insignificant falloff – moving from 5.1

India’s top smartphone makers come under pressure from Chinese rivals

India's smartphone market is heralded as the largest opportunity in mobile right now, but the country's top players are being disrupted as newcomers, mainly from China, rush into the country.

Apple is selling more phones in India’s biggest cities than you might think

Conventional wisdom dictates that Apple performs best in Western markets, where operator-subsidized contracts are most popular and consumer spending power is greater, but it turns out the U.S. company

Overall Tablet Market Declined By As Much As 10 Percent In 2015

The numbers are in, and it’s not good news – for tablet sales that is. A pair of new market share reports show declining numbers of tablets shipped in 2015. According to one report from St

Apple Watch Not A Flop – Now #2 Wearable, Just Behind Fitbit

According to a new report out this morning from IDC, Apple is now the number two wearable maker, thanks to its Apple Watch, coming in just behind market leader Fitbit during the second quarter of 20
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