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).
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 eight quarters of declining shipments, worldwide PC shipments experienced flat growth in the second quarter of 2014, according to preliminary results by Gartner Inc.