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IDC: Apple drives first-ever decline in smartwatch sales

The global smartwatch market plunged 32 percent in the first half of 2016, according to fresh data from IDC, marking the first decline in a space that continues to live up to a considerable amount of hype. And Apple is leading the way down.

Xiaomi to focus on high end of the Chinese market

After building an impressive share of the worldwide smartphone market with low-end and mid-range smartphones, Xiaomi is hoping to carve out some space of the high end of the market in China.

Google, Udacity partner for Android Basics Nanodegree program

The program, which is offered by online courses provider Udacity, requires no programming experience, making it a valuable option for beginners who are interested in learning the basics of Android app development.

IDC: Smart connected devices market in Nordics declines 12.5% in Q1 2016

Apple remained market leader in the Nordics and increased its share of the detachable market to 39.5 per cent.

IDC downgrades smartphone forecast for 2016, sees further decline in tablets sales

Latest forecasts from IDC paint an increasingly gloomy picture for small- and large-screen mobile devices after the research company revised downwards its smartphone growth forecast for 2016 and predicted a second year of decline for tablets.

IDC: iPhone shipments to slide 2% this year as worldwide smartphone market slows to a crawl

IDC predicted worldwide smartphone shipments will grow at a sluggish 3.1 percent clip in 2016, revising a previous forecast that had pegged the market to grow at 5.7 percent this year.

Xiaomi to buy 1,500 patents from Microsoft, will install Office, Skype and more on its devices

Xiaomi will buy roughly 1,500 patents from Microsoft in a deal that will see the Chinese manufacturer install copies of software such as Office and Skype on its phones and tablets. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Mobile apps generate $34.2 billion in global revenue last year, IDC says

Mobile application installs could exceed 210 billion in 2020, according to International Data Corp (IDC).

Samsung thrives as LG and Sony founder in brutal Q1 in global smartphone market

Samsung posted the fastest quarterly profit growth in its mobile business in nearly three years, cementing its status as the world's top smartphone vendor following Apple's disappointing quarter. But LG and Sony continued to struggle as growth in the worldwide handset market slows to a crawl.

SD-WAN to reach $6B by 2020 as enterprises optimize cloud strategies, says research firm

With SDN already making its mark on the data center to enable cloud computing services, the focus is shifting towards WANs, which can be used to meet the requirements of cloud applications and services.