“Monthly Active User” Metric is Dead

Change is the Only Constant Social Media companies are mutating where their business models are rapidly changing from platform driven to ecosystem…

LTE Is Eating The World

The connected era is here and this is being possible by the evolving cellular network infrastructure, flatter all-IP scalable core network and…

Webinar : How the West Was Won

Analyzing Sales of 3,000+ Handsets in 2014 Do you or your team need a detailed understanding of hot trends, strategies and competitive dynamics in…

Apple-IBM Deal is expanding-Will it boost slowing iPad sales?

Apple and IBM entered into a partnership last year and announced first wave of Mobile first iOS solutions by IBM during december 2014 where they…

Time to go Vertical? Alibaba Vs Amazon

Alibaba is continuously growing at a significant pace; over 45% YoY for last several quarters. Mobile Monthly Active Users (MAUs) is growing faster…

Xiaomi’s Growth Strategy in West – Baby Steps..

Xiaomi's Growth Strategy Outside China - Will US help Xiaomi propel ahead?  Xiaomi became the third largest smartphone brand in Q3 2014 though…

Apple Records Highest Ever Market Share in Japan & Korea

According to Counterpoint Research’s Monthly Market Pulse report, global Apple iPhone sales grew a healthy 26% annually crossing 20 million unit…

CES 2015 – the show that grows

The Consumer Electronics Show that kicks off the year in resounding style was larger than this year. Its size and diversity mirrors the rapidly…

TSMC Q4 2014 : Record Revenues Signals Big iPhone Quarter

As we highlighted in our insight post last quarter, TSMC is an important semiconductor company to track to understand the underlying growth trends in…

Merry 4G Access, Argentina!!!

Finally, this Christmas, Argentines can say, 4G is coming to town. Last week, Friday 19th, December 2014, Movistar and Personal have both announced…

Big Trend: Messaging Apps Becoming Ecosystems : Line, WeChat & Others

We have written previously and predicted on how the messaging apps are revolutionizing the tech industry. i.e. How Wechat has transformed into a huge…

Russia – heading for recession, mobile market will contract

We have been warning for some months that Russia is heading for tough times. The international response to Russia's intransigent position in Ukraine…

$300 Billion Smartphone Industry

We recently posted the latest Q3 2014 mobile phone industry market results, the industry growth remained positive led by proliferation of smartphone…

Web Summit 2014 : The Hottest Tech Trends

Counterpoint Research attended the 2014 Web Summit in Dublin, Ireland in November 2014. Web Summit has been going for 4 years. In that time it has…

Amazon Echo : Echoes Amazon’s Technology Prowess

There has been a rising negative sentiment on web after Amazon fire Phone debacle that Amazon is becoming a worse consumer product company. While I…

What can we learn from TSMC’s Quarterly Results

TSMC announced its Q3 2014 results and its worth highlighting about the company which is the world's largest contract chip manufacturer and has been…

What’s Going On In The Latam Tablet Market

A few days ago, after checking the mails in my smartphone while waiting for a friend in a local café in Buenos Aires, Argentina, I raised my eyes and…

iPhone 6, 6 Plus & Stockouts

The Apple aura and iPhone enthusiasm has been steadily growing year after year and at a much faster pace than the incremental features, specs Apple…