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Worldwide tablet growth expected to slow to 7.2% in 2014: IDC
The worldwide tablet market is expected to see a massive deceleration in 2014 with year-over-year growth slowing to 7.2%, down from 52.5% in 2013, according to a new forecast from International Data Corporation (IDC).
Broadband: Asian tigers knock Europe back to the old world
Norway is the only major European country to make it into the top 10 global markets in the Broadband Development Index, a new service launched by global technology research and advisory firm Ovum to track the take-up of high-speed fixed and mobile broadband services in 191 countries.
APAC consumer confidence at highest in 10yrs: MasterCard index
Consumers in Asia Pacific, with the exception of Australia, largely remain optimistic on their economic outlook despite continued uncertainty in the global economy, according to the MasterCard Index of Consumer Confidence released recently.
SEA smartphone sales exceed US$16.4bil in past 12mths: GfK
Smartphone ownership continues on its uptrend across South-East Asia, raising total sales in the last 12 months in the seven markets of Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia to a high of nearly 120 million units.
Asia Pacific PC market contracting despite consumer boost: IDC
IDC's preliminary results show that the Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) PC market increased 8% from last quarter and declined 5% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2014 to reach 26.6 million units, coming in higher than the research and analyst firm’s initial forecasts.
Smartphones to account for two-thirds of world’s mobile market by 2020: GSMA
Smartphones will account for two out of every three mobile connections globally by 2020, according to a major new report by GSMA Intelligence, the research arm of the GSM Association.
Thailand, Malaysia among world’s most mobile Net-hungry: Telenor
Young mobile Internet users in Thailand and Malaysia have rapidly adopted new mobile Internet services and rely on their mobile phones for an unexpectedly wide variety of connectivity needs, according to a new study by Telenor Group’s research arm, Telenor Research.
Fragmentation of APeJ enterprise mobility market expected: IDC
The Asia Pacific enterprise mobility market is expected to become increasingly fragmented in the coming years, said research firm IDC, as mobility is beginning to be utilised differently across markets in the region.
Malaysia a pioneer country in World Startup Wiki project
His own desire to learn about startup ecosystems outside the United States has seen Bowen Gai kick off the World Startup Wiki project, which sees Malaysia as one of the pioneer entries.
After 2yrs of decline, global PC shipments see flat growth: Gartner
After eight quarters of declining shipments, worldwide PC shipments experienced flat growth in the second quarter of 2014, according to preliminary results by Gartner Inc.
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