Slower Smartphone Growth Expected In 2015 As China’s Market Matures

china iphone apple Analysts at IDC have lowered their projections about how much they expect the smartphone market to grow in 2015. Earlier this year, IDC said shipments would grow at 11.3 percent year-over-year, but today’s report says that figure is being revised to just 10.4 percent growth instead. Both numbers represent a dramatic drop from the 27.5 percent growth the market saw in 2014, the firm… Read More

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In Chinese Markets, It’s A Good Year For A Bloodletting

collapse Despite the government’s best efforts (and new pronouncements today) China’s public markets are collapsing. Read More

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Hey Uber, Welcome To China

china flag Uber isn’t happy with its competitors in China. The U.S. ride-sharing goliath has “spoken out for the first time” about being blocked on WeChat, China’s hugely popular mobile messaging app which is run by Tencent, an investor in Uber rival Didi Kuaidi. Read More

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How Coursera Cracked The Chinese Market

image Most U.S. consumer Internet companies have a hard time breaking into China. Cultural differences and the Internet firewall are a huge barrier to entry. Even tech giants like Google, Facebook and Twitter have pulled out or found themselves on the wrong side of the Chinese firewall. So how did Coursera, a relatively young company, achieve this significant milestone? Read More

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China Draws Executives From Silicon Valley

chinasilicon China recently published its GDP growth for Q1 of 2015 at 7 percent. While this figure is drastically lower than the double-digit growth seen in previous years, it has still attracted foreign companies to invest and enter into the Chinese technology market. As a result, salary and compensation packages for executives at Chinese tech companies are approaching those of Silicon Valley, and… Read More

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Don’t Reverse Mobile-Platform Improvements That Benefit App Developers And Consumers

nouturn The global app industry has grown dramatically in recent years. Creative developers, enabled by harmonized platforms that incorporate inexpensive feature-rich devices and extraordinary software tools, have powered this growth. But for developers and millions of consumers, the opportunity could significantly diminish if governments reverse technological progress that has been so critical to… Read More

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Peak Android? YoY Growth Lowest Ever In Q2, Says Gartner

peak Android It’s no wonder Google is expanding its efforts to broaden Android’s reach by working with OEMs in emerging markets, via its Android One smartphone affordability program; the latest global smartphone market data from analyst Gartner shows growth slowing, and Android specifically recording its slowest ever year-on-year growth. Read More

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“How Not To PR” By Tinder

428035441_1661c5c9f2_b Have you heard about the Tinder Meltdown (TM)? Some even called it a “stunt.”
In case you haven’t, here’s the quick and dirty: a piece appeared on Vanity Fair that Tinder didn’t like. And it reacted. On Twitter. A lot. Read More

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