Ruckus Wireless' new Smart Wi-Fi Access Management Service (SAMS) shifts local network infrastructure--such as WLAN controllers, authentication servers, captive portals, advertising engines and content filtering--into the cloud, a move the company claims will enable businesses to more quickly and easily roll out public Wi-Fi hotspots.
Shipment volumes of wearable technology are expected to exceed 19 million units in 2014, more than tripling last year's sales.
Mobile app stores like iOS and Google Play, along with mobile in-app ads, are significantly outpacing ads on PC or mobile browsers, according to a joint research paper from IDC and App Annie.
Verizon has made Palo Alto, Calif., as the main site to conduct research and development for its growing data analytics practice.
Research firm IDC thinks the tablet market will grow in 2014 compared to 2013 but at a slower pace than it previously forecasted, with a maturing market, stabilizing prices and a decline in low-cost tablets all contributing to the weaker growth.
The worldwide tablet market is forecast to grow by 19.4 per cent in 2014, down from a growth rate of 51.6 per cent in 2013, according to latest forecasts from IDC. The research company reduced the 2014 forecast by 3.6 per cent from its previous projection.
Worldwide smartphone shipments will slow to 8.3 per cent annual growth in 2017 and 6.2 per cent in 2018, according to latest figures from IDC. This contrasts with 39.2 per cent growth from 2012 to 2013, when smartphone units surpassed 1 billion for the first time.
According to a new report from research firm IDC, Google's Android platform is predicted to maintain the top spot among smartphone platforms this year, with 78.9 percent global market share.
Gartner said 2013 was a tipping point for the mobile phone market, as smartphone sales outpaced feature phones for the first time.
It's the kind of strategy that might catch iOS and Android developers off guard: a mobile OS platform provider going out of its way to make it easier to publish on its app store.