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As consumers look to disconnect from today’s always-on, always-connected world of smart phones, could ‘phone romance’ result in switching to more simple devices? See NPD Connected Intelligence President, Eddie Hold’s thoughts regarding his recent switch.
While wandering the streets of Tokyo this past weekend, I came up with a theory that a city - and the people within it - is made up of alternating layers of the strange and the expected.
According to NPD’s U.S. B2B Software and Cloud Tracking Service, one of the fastest growing markets of software is the content and collaboration market. NPD’s Mike Diamond explores how innovation and the need for information management is driving this growth.
Mike Diamond, Director, Industry Analysis, B2B Technology for The NPD Group, discusses the opportunities that cloud has created for channel partners.
Mike Diamond, Director, Industry Analysis, B2B Technology for The NPD Group, breaks down some of the factors contributing to growth in the B2B information security market.
Mike Diamond, Director, Industry Analysis, Commercial Technology for The NPD Group, looks at how AI will impact B2B software and hardware needs.
The heavy promotional push on the Samsung S9 variants by carriers, coupled with the price of the iPhone X, will create the ideal landscape for Samsung to strengthen its foothold in the U.S. market, says Brad Akyuz of NPD’s Connected Intelligence.
This year’s Mobile World Congress is wrapping up and soon everyone will be heading to the airport.
Earlier this month, HomePod pre-orders began shipping, and as of February 9, excited new owners began receiving their speakers.
I gave my daughter, Charlotte, her first phone when she was just five years old. It was hardly an appropriate age, but what’s the point of having kids if you cannot use them in the occasional social experiment.
It’s nearly time for Mobile World Congress, a show that provides a chance to catch up on the latest mobile solutions, as well as feast on the best tapas and sangria Barcelona has to offer (along with 100,000 of our closest colleagues).
A few months ago, I started thinking about buying a compact camera. My friends thought I was crazy; after all, my smartphone has a pretty good camera.
For 20+ years the IT industry has predicted a cataclysmic event known as the end of the indirect channel.
Huawei is a giant among most smartphone players with an impressive presence in most parts of the world.
A few years ago a friend of mine was mugged in London. Two men waved knives at him and demanded his wallet, his smartphone... and then his other phone.
Commoditization of Cellular Data has been a major theme discussed throughout the year as unlimited data plans have become the de facto offering in the U.S. mobile market.
The dust is settling, the power is back on, and presumably, Las Vegas is starting to dry out.
In my last predictions piece The Cable Threat is More Real Than Ever, I covered how the cable players are poised to become even more of a threat in the already competitive U.S. mobile market in 2018.
When Comcast launched its Xfinity Mobile service in 2017, it wasn’t taken too seriously by the competition, due to its lack of retail presence and limited device/service portfolio.
What do you do when your boss decides you should write a “crystal ball” blog about the upcoming year?
The U.S. is number four in the list of innovative countries worldwide, according to a June 2017 Business Insider article.
For a category that has faced much skepticism, it’s hard to argue that the wearable tech category has not been a success story so far.
In my previous blog, Dishing Out Mobile Predictions, we explored Dish’s desire to launch an IoT-focused mobile network and how Amazon would be a natural partner in this enterprise.
For a product that was criticized by many only a short time ago, the smartwatch has regained momentum in the U.S. market.
It’s that time of year - presents are being wrapped, the weather is getting a lot colder, and we huddle up somewhere warm to start writing down our predictions for the New Year.
“Did I ever tell ya that this here jacket represents a symbol of my individuality, and my belief in personal freedom?” So said Sailor Ripley in Wild at Heart back in 1990.
“I talk to other CEOs around the world in this space, and we’ve all been struggling a little bit making the business case work,” said Gavin Patterson, CEO of the UK’s BT Group, when discussing the need for 5G at a recent conference.
In England, all beached whales must be offered to the Reigning Monarch.
Physical security and cybersecurity go hand-in-hand with protecting corporate assets; and while news of cybercrime has recently dominated the headlines, issues regarding security as a whole have become top-of-mind for firms of all sizes, regardless of the vertical market.
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