HERE : Moving Into Top Gear

It always fascinates me how quickly the technology industry is evolving as the power and momentum shifts away towards broader, deep-rooted horizontal…

Apple’s Launch – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (truth)

Apple’s September 9th product launches were much hyped before the event and have generated more commentary than any other technology launch this year…

Tweet, Tweet, Buy, Retweet, Buy, Tweet !! Welcome to Twitter Commerce

The world is going mobile thus use-cases are going mobile thus social behavior is going mobile thus advertising is going mobile and so is commerce is…

Selfie Smartphones, the New Battlefield or Passing Fad?

Selfie has been a huge consumer fad since last twelve months or so. According to Google, Android users capture and share almost 93 million selfies…

Market Monitor : Q2 2014: China, LTE & Smartphones

Our latest Market Monitor Q2 2014 is out for clients and its very interesting to witness how rapidly the mobile devices landscape is changing  every…

Mighty Smart and Mighty Expensive: Brazil’s bestsellers

If you think paying a US$ 60 per person, for pizza and beer or US$ 130 per person for an more upscale meal is expensive then, wait until you have to…

Market Monitor Q2 2014 : Samsung Leads the US Smartphone Market

According to latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor quarterly tracker program, USA smartphone shipments have begun to saturate as it grew…

Market Monitor Q2 2014 : Micromax Becomes The Leading Mobile Phone Brand In India

According to our latest research from Market Monitor program, there were significant changes in the competitive landscape in the second largest…

Facebook’s Mobile Magic Is Working But For How Long?

Facebook released its Q2 2014 results yesterday and the results were truly impressive. Facebook has been riding high lately after shifting focus on…

Lumia 530 – Strengthens Microsoft’s Entry-Tier Strategy

Microsoft yesterday announced a solid Q2 2014 quarter and as a phone hardware manufacturer sold more than 5.8 million Lumia smartphones in period of…

Flight MH17: Sanctions impacts on Russia and the wider business environment

The horrific news last week of the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Eastern Ukraine served to highlight how the world can be drawn…

Microsoft and Nokia: Making a Square Peg Fit a Round Hole

In a few weeks I will get together with the former members of the Nokia UK running club. We meet up every year at an evening 10km race. After the…

Microsoft : Mobile First, Nokia Last

Microsoft today sent some shockwaves down the tech industry announcing restructuring program which could eliminate more than 18,000 positions over a…

Snapshot of the smartphone market in May 2014

Every month we track the smartphone market across 35 countries from the supply chain to the retail POS and consumers to create accurate data and…

Top 10 Smartphones in May 2014 – Galaxy S5 Fails To Displace iPhone 5s

Apple’s iPhone 5s is still the bestselling smartphone in May 2014, 8 months after its launch last year. Samsung's new flagship, Galaxy S5 comes in at…

AND THE WINNER IS?

Every four years Latam thrives on football feast. For Latam, this event is far more important than the Olympics or any other worldwide sport event.…

Amazon fire PHONE : All Smoke, No Fire?

Business Models. Ecosystems & Amazon We have talked  about how important is a robust sustainable business model to excel in this current mobile…

Nokia HERE Acquires Medio : Could Become IBM Of The Mobile Data Analytics World

An eventful couple of months for Nokia's HERE business unit as it blossomed into a more independent unit after the parent Nokia's move to become more…