Competition among US pre-paid mobile service providers has once again heated up in 2018, despite the top five pre-paid telcos in the US making more promotional offers in 2016 than 2017.
IT services deals "experienced a steep decline in 2017, both in terms of the number of deals and total contract value (TCV), compared to both 2016 and 2015", according to data and analytical gurus GlobalData.
Counterpoint's Refurbished Smartphone tracker shows the global market grew 13% YoY in 2017, reaching 140 million units, compared with new smartphone sales growing just 3% last year.
Myths about smartphone sales being saturated seem overrated as Telsyte tells of Australian smartphone sales having experienced "strong growth in 2017 driven by an Android replacement cycle".
Apple's own results are now in, showing strong sales of its iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X, but how does IDC compare Apple with the world's other top smartphone brands?
Telstra predicts Aussies will download 1500 TB of data on its mobile network this New Year’s Eve period, "the equivalent of one person continuously watching 57 years of high definition content".
iTWire wishes all readers the most wonderful of Christmases and festive seasons, and the best and happiest New Year for 2018 possible.
Facebook has looked back at its Messenger and the messaging trends that shaped 2017, "uncovering interesting data about how people are messaging with each other and businesses – over two billion messages were exchanged between people and businesses each month".
Samsung Australia's CSR dedication to STEM is impressive, but with only 16% of students studying higher-education STEM subjects, may its efforts long continue, and be widely emulated.
A new report "reveals widely varying user experiences for Australia’s NBN customers, with a third of NBN users wishing they could return to their non-NBN service."
24 Australian students have just completed Huawei's most prominent global CSR program, Seeds for the Future, which immerses qualifying undergraduates in an impressive three week work and cultural experience program.
An app that is fully Apple Pencil aware and seems like Photoshop on steroids is the Affinity Photo app, now app of the year, and until 9 December available at half the price.
Samsung is hosting its first annual Healthcare Smart Summit in Australia, "establishing its commitment to the development of innovative healthcare and wellness services for Australians through collaboration with software developers, healthcare providers and medical experts".
Huawei has again collaborated with design powerhouse, Porsche Design, to launch a limited edition smartphone that combines Porsche Design’s brand aesthetic with Huawei’s mobile engineering expertise.
The "YouGov BrandIndex" has announced its 2017 Brand Advocacy Rankings in Australia, showing Netflix’s customers are the strongest advocates of any brand in Australia.
The latest Kantar data for the Australian telco market share shows the pre-paid sector up 4.5% vs a year ago to 35.7%, with over 75% on a "recharge as needed" tariff type, with competition intensifying.
Huawei is participating in the Smart City Expo World Congress 2017 (SCEWC) in Barcelona under the theme of “Leading New ICT, Creating a Smart City Nervous System”, highlighting how a Smart City can be like "a living organism that works seamlessly to continuously learn and enhance the city’s services".
Huawei's flagship global corporate social responsibility programme is called "Seeds for the Future". It takes top students to China for a three-week work experience programme, and the 2017 list has been announced.
Vastly better than a stud-finder on steroids, this app-connected hardware device lets you see through walls to detect pipes, wood, wiring, even mice, with its parent tech used in medicine to see into people.
PAX 2017 is Melbourne's "pop culture" and gaming expo, with Microsoft to showcase its most powerful Xbox yet, the One X with a suite of great games, most with 4K, HDR and 60fps visuals.
Thanks Sam! Best article I've read in a little while :)
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