App Economy

70% of world’s population using smartphones by 2020: Ericsson
By the year 2020, advanced mobile technology will be commonplace around the globe – smartphone subscriptions will more than double to reach 6.1 billion people; 70% of the world’s population will be using smartphones; and 90% will be covered by mobile broadband networks, according to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report.
Singapore enterprises turn increasingly to DevOps: CA survey
A new study by CA Technologies titled, DevOps: The Worst-Kept Secret to Winning in the Application Economy reveals that DevOps is seeing steady growth and delivering tangible business value for Singapore enterprises in the application economy.
Focusing on quality pays off for Mindvalley Mobile
Mindvalley Mobile is quietly building apps that have global appeal. DNA founder Karamjit Singh speaks to its CEO Kshitij Minglani about how it is doing it.
Telco Deep Dive: The hidden costs of app use
On May 26, Digital News Asia (DNA) released its first Deep Dive report, which looked at the telecommunications space in Malaysia. In this article, Edwin Yapp writes about an Alcatel-Lucent study that looked the impact apps are having on networks, data plans and battery life.
Low revenue not a sign of ICON failure: MDeC
The ICON programme, now in its third iteration, was first launched in 2009. To date, the three ICON programmes have cumulatively generated RM440,000 in revenue. MDeC CEO Badlisham Ghazali shares his view on why the ICON programme is successful, despite the low revenue figure. 
Apps: 268bil downloads, US$77bil in revenue by 2017, says Gartner
By 2017, mobile apps will be downloaded more than 268 billion times, generating revenue of more than US$77 billion and making them one of the most popular computing tools for users across the globe, according to Gartner Inc.
Global smartphone subs to reach 5.6bil by 2019: Ericsson
The latest Ericsson Mobility Report reveals that mobile subscriptions are expected to reach 9.3 billion by 2019, and more than 60% or 5.6 billion of these will be for smartphones.
Building for data needs a fresh approach: Ericsson
According to a June 2013 Mobility Report released by Ericsson, a smartphone user is expected to more than quadruple mobile monthly data consumption from 450MB to an average of 2GB data per user in 2018. With the consumption of digital content via mobile devices set to rise even more in the coming years, mobile network operators need to brace themselves and their infrastructure to handle the load.
Local apps aplenty for BB10 Malaysian debut
Over 100 locally developed apps are expected be available via BlackBerry World for the BlackBerry Z10 when it officially lands in Malaysia on March 9, with the company promising added commitment and investment to strenghten the local app ecosystem.
Disrupt pointers for start-ups in the app economy
The much-touted ‘app economy’ has a lot of 'white spaces' which canny start-ups and developers can explore while established companies and telecommunications companies (telcos) struggle, participants at the DNA-TeAM Disrupt session on Jan 22 were told.
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