An industry analyst warned that the television industry is in for "a big, big shock" this year as Apple and Netflix transition into game-changing "superpowers" and break down international entertainment barriers and other traditional ways of providing media and entertainment.
Apple could be developing a new technology that's 100 times faster than Wi-Fi. The speculation centers around a code within the iOS 9.1 operating system. The code hints at the development of Li-Fi, a technology first created by researcher Harald Haas at the University of Edinburgh.
Samsung suffered a symbolic loss in its ongoing patent fight with Apple, but the company is gaining some heavyweight allies as it hopes to take on the iPhone vendor in the U.S. Supreme Court.
The European Commission's (EC) competition commissioner said investigations into the tax arrangements of companies including Google and Apple is warranted to ensure fair levels of competition in the region's digital market.
Huawei cemented its position as the world's third-largest smartphone vendor in 2015, registering 49 per cent growth in shipments year-on-year and breaking the 100 million unit mark for the first time, China-based market research company TrendForce said.
Best Buy said flagging mobile sales were primarily to blame for a year-over-year drop in its holiday revenues, yet another indicator that the smartphone market is plateauing in the U.S. and other regions.
After six years of trying to gain market share with an end-to-end mobile advertising solution, Apple will reportedly stop directly selling units of its iAd business.
As pressure from investors builds around putting up HBO's parent company Time Warner for sale, rumors are emerging that Apple is eyeing the company's sizable programming assets, as a way to make its entry into the SVOD market easier.
Samsung is unlikely to close the gap on Apple in the smart watch market until use of the devices becomes more standardised, Juniper Research predicted.
LAS VEGAS-- "We're not in the market to compete with Apple," explained Ian Chapman-Banks, global president for Japan-based smartphone maker Freetel. The company last week announced its plans to enter the U.S. smartphone market in the first quarter with a range of new Android and Windows 10 smartphones priced between $50 and $300. "Nobody owns that space yet," Chapman-Banks explained of the sub-$300 smartphone market in the United States.