Ericsson & Cisco: Kings of the Castle

Event: On 9th November 2015 Ericsson and Cisco announced the formation of a strategic partnership between the two firms. The relationship is broad…

Alibaba: Strong became Stronger

Alibaba posted strong quarterly results(Q3 2015) with 28% annual growth to reach 713 Bn yuan in GMV. Despite the chinese economic slow down, Alibaba…

Apple wins dual crowns in September – China and US

According to Counterpoint Research’s Monthly Market Pulse report, Apple took the number one spot in September in both China and the US, the world’s…

Tracking Athletic Progress

Can technology help build athletic performance? I have set myself some goals leading up to participating in a significant event in 2016. I will blog…

Smartphones are killing the Point & Shoot camera, the D-SLR is next

The best camera is the one you have with you. Cameras on phones were initially quite poor, however the rapid development of smartphone cameras and…

Microsoft Surface Devices Ultimately Rises Up To & Beyond Apple

Lots of things have changed since Mr. Satya Nadella has taken over reigns from Mr. Ballmer. While Steve was adept at selling and growing Microsoft…

Growing Mobile Payment Market in India (Part-I)

Digital wallet payment solutions are becoming more relevant for the Indian economy  driven by mobile centric internet penetration. The Reserve Bank…

Apple: “Hey Siri, Let’s Take Over The World”

Apple the world's second largest smartphone marker made a huge splash with the announcement of new products strengthening the Apple ecosystem and the…

HTC: From Riches to Rags

HTC today announced its preliminary revenues for August 2015 and as expected it was not rosy and hit the lowest level ever, and this is far from…

Intel at IFA – evolving computing but quiet on smartphones

Intel held a characteristically demo-rich press conference at IFA on September 2nd. Intel formally announced the sixth generation of its Core series…

Why Messaging & E-Commerce Platforms are Converging in Strategies?

There is a parallel trend where the new wave of social networks which are gaining popularity (e.g. Whatsapp, Line, WeChat, Kakao Talk) share a common…

Why Microsoft still has (a lot of) work to do…

I want to like Microsoft I really do. It's gone from the 'evil empire' to plucky challenger (well, almost). But every now and then you run into a…

The Future is HERE & Brighter For The Location Industry

Nokia today announced the sale of its HERE location and mapping business unit to a Consortium formed by German Automaker BMW-Audi-Daimler for EUR 2.8…

TSMC: Apple Ramps But Revenue Growth Still Slows Down

We have been following the performance of t he world's leading foundry and previously highlighted its importance to track performance of the key…

Q2 2015: Apple :: China Revenues Double Annually

Apple reported its FYQ3 or CYQ2 results for 2015, some key highlights were: Apple generated almost US$ 50 Billion in revenues up 33% YoY. Operating…

Q2 2015: Verizon :: AOL Acquisition Timely As LTE Base Broadens

One of the top two US operators, Verizon announced its results today seeing some interesting growth in a what used to be a traditionally slow…

Is China’s economic slowdown Affecting Alibaba?

China’s economic growth is marginally slowing down, as per China’s National Bureau of Statistic accumulated GDP growth slowed down 9.4% growth rate…

Micromax scaling up its “Make in India” portfolio

At the beginning of July 2015, Counterpoint Research was invited for a visit to the Micromax local assembling operations in Rudrapur, Uttarakhand.…