BlackBerry Scores Highest for All Use Cases in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities Report

BlackBerry Scores Highest for All Use Cases in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities Report

BlackBerry Limited announced that Gartner, Inc., one of the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, has given the company the highest score for all six use cases in its Critical Capabilities for High-Security Mobility Management report for the second year in a row. Out of the 15 Enterprise Mobility […]

Android Regains the Throne in Australia

Android Regains the Throne in Australia

Android is resurgent in Australia, according to new research from International Data Corporation (IDC). The research firm found that devices with the popular Google operating system (OS) had rebounded to account for 63% of smartphones shipped in the country in Q2 2017, while Apple’s iOS was installed on 37% of devices shipped that quarter. Android’s share […]

Retail Set To Drive UK Digital Ad Spending Through 2018

Retail Set To Drive UK Digital Ad Spending Through 2018

The UK’s largest industry sector for digital ad spending will continue to be retail for the foreseeable future, with retailers driving overall digital ad spending gains in the UK through 2018, according to new forecasts from eMarketer. Among the five UK industries tracked by eMarketer – automotive, consumer packaged goods (CPG) & consumer products, travel, retail […]

Global wearables market to reach $30.5bn in revenue in 2017

Global wearables market to reach $30.5bn in revenue in 2017

Wearable sales are set to hit 310.4m in 2017, accounting for $30.5bn in revenue, up 16.7 per cent from 2016 – according to tech research and advisory company Gartner. Of the over 310m sales, 41.5m are forecasted to be smartwatches, drawing in $9.3bn in revenue.  Gartner expects smartwatch sales to total nearly 81m units by […]

comScore: Programmatic Advertising Needs Discipline

comScore: Programmatic Advertising Needs Discipline

Marketers need to take a more “disciplined” approach to their programmatic advertising campaigns following years of “unanticipated problems” within the automated buying sphere, a new report by comScore has found. The media measurement company said that brands remained dogged by issues from buying audiences at “bargain basement” rates, including the over-targeting consumers and being lured by low-priced […]

APAC Mobile Advertising Market Shrinks as Header Bidding Fuels Global Growth

APAC Mobile Advertising Market Shrinks as Header Bidding Fuels Global Growth

Mobile advertising has contracted in the Asia-Pacific region in the months following the global brand safety crisis, new research has found. According to the PubMatic Quarterly Mobile Index report, the amount of Android app impressions in APAC has shrunk in volume by 50 per cent year-on-year in Q2 2017. Meanwhile, globally monetised header bidding impressions rose 149 […]

The native app may be killing the mobile web in Asia-Pacific

The native app may be killing the mobile web in Asia-Pacific

In the battle between the mobile web and native apps for advertising, the mobile web appears to be losing out in Asia-Pacific. New research from mobile advertising data company Vpon found that 77% of mobile ads served during H1 2017 in the region were delivered via mobile apps, not the mobile web. In several countries in Southeast […]

US Smartphone Users Have Little Love for Communication Apps

US Smartphone Users Have Little Love for Communication Apps

One of the primary drivers of app use is communication, but US smartphone users are less likely than their counterparts in Europe to use apps for that purpose, according to recent data from Ipsos MORI and Google. A May 2017 survey of smartphone users in the US and five countries in Europe found that respondents in the Netherlands […]

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