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Weekly Update: Global Coronavirus Impact and Implications

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Why Tech Should Follow Geopolitics in 2021

Why Tech Should Follow Geopolitics in 2021

2020 was a year of crisis. And while it is hard to find reason for optimism in its wake, there are several lessons to be learned from the tumult that…

Jabra Evolve 65t: Helping Adapt to New Normal

Jabra Evolve 65t Review: Helping Adapt to the New Normal

Here in the UK, we are approaching the one-year anniversary of when offices shut and many of us started working from home due to the growing…

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Podcast: Auto Sector’s Semiconductor Shortage Likely to Ease in Late 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted automobile sales in H1 2020. But as the demand started recovering in H2 2020, the semiconductor shortage crisis hit…

COVID Dents TCU Shipments but Recovery Looks Promising

COVID Dents TCU Shipments but Recovery Looks Promising

Continental, LG, and Harman together account for a majority of global TCU shipments. One in four TCUs shipped in 2025 will be 5G-enabled. Automakers…

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Top 10 Automotive Announcements in CES 2021

Like the past few years, automotive players used the 2021 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), organized from January 11 to 14, to…

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Podcast: Resilient Smartphone Market Heads Confidently Into 2021

After a few years of decline, we were expecting the smartphone market to grow in 2020. Sure enough, the year did start on a good note. But towards…

Global Demand for Laptops gets Pandemic Push

Global Demand for Laptops Gets Pandemic Push

The surge in work-from-home and study-from-home due to the COVID-19 pandemic has meant good news for the laptop market. Counterpoint expects that the…

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Podcast: Wearables get Pandemic Push

The COVID-19 pandemic has made 2020 a difficult year, testing the world’s resilience on multiple fronts. It has also forced many people to focus on…

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Podcast: Artificial Intelligence – Winter is Coming!

Over the last few years, there has been a good amount of hype around Artificial Intelligence (AI), where companies have been using it to drive up…

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Podcast: Over 50% of Cars Sold Globally in 2020 will be Connected

Automakers are packing more technology in cars these days. This includes IoT-based connected car technology, which enables navigation, information,…

Podcast: Chinese Brands Catalyzing SEA Smartphone Market

Podcast: Chinese Brands Catalyzing SEA Smartphone Market

The adverse economic effects brought by the COVID-19 pandemic caused a decline in smartphone sales across several regions. The SEA (South East Asian)…

New iPhone to Give European 5G a Much-needed Shot in the Arm

New iPhone to Give European 5G a Much-needed Shot in the Arm

5G rollouts are gathering speed across Europe. There are currently 45 live 5G networks across 20 countries in the region[1], including four markets…

Global Online Music Streaming Growth Slowed Down in Q2 2020

While the market continues to grow annually, the growth rate dipped on a quarterly basis. Average Revenue Per Paying User (ARPPU) dropped 12% YoY.…

Online Smartphone Sales Sustain Growth in UK, Germany, Spain

Survey: Online Smartphone Sales Sustain Growth in UK, Germany, Spain

While a cheaper deal is important, UK smartphone consumers are looking at convenience (55%) most, even after COVID-19. Consumers in Germany and…

Germany Smartphone Sales Plunge 27% in Q2 2020; Apple, Xiaomi Gain

Germany Smartphone Sales Plunge 27% in Q2 2020; Apple, Xiaomi Gain

The Germany smartphone market had the worst quarter at the height of COVID-19, with sales plunging 27% from a year earlier. However, the market now…

US Smartphone Recovery Continues in July; Key Entry Devices are Launched

The US market continues to see sell-through volumes recover after the tremendous slow down seen in April and May due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The US…

UK: One-Fourth of the Respondents Are Interested in Spending $600 and Above on Their Next Smartphone

UK: One-Fourth of the Respondents Are Interested in Spending $600 and Above on Their Next Smartphone

Overview: To understand the latest consumer behavior, we conducted a multi-country consumer research study (including UK). This report covered…