Mobile app data sleuth App Annie turned some of its voodoo toward mobile gaming trends at this year’s Casual Connect conference in Singapore. The company’s treasure trove of data and numbers on mobile apps from all over the world is an invaluable tool for companies to keep track of their market and users. It also makes for some pretty cool charts and top 10 lists.
With an average Internet speed of 2.7 Mbps, Vietnam’s Internet speed was ranked 99th in the world in the final quarter of last year, according to a report of U.S. cloud computing services provider Akamai Technologies. The report on State of the Internet in quarter four of 2014 showed Vietnam’s average Internet connection speed in the fourth quarter of 2014 improved slightly from the previous quarter (2.5 Mbps). In Southeast Asia, Vietnam was ranked after Singapore, Thailand (45th) and Malaysia (75th) but above the Philippines (101st) and Indonesia (122nd).
Global efforts in developing big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) are expected to give a boost to Taiwan’s information services industry, the Market Intelligence Center (MIC) said Saturday. On the back of development in these two sectors, Taiwan’s information service market is estimated to grow to NT$176.3 billion (US$5.78 billion) in 2018 from a projected NT$156.7 billion (US$25.2 billion) for 2015, the MIC said.
According to recently released TechSci Research report, “India Mobile Middleware Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020”, mobile middleware market in India is projected to register a CAGR of over 12% during 2015-20. The country’s mobile middleware market is expected to witness tremendous growth on account of increasing use of mobile applications in enterprises, rising demand for data integration across mobile applications, growing demand for cloud computing based applications, need for universal data accessibility, rapid emergence of Internet Of Things (IOT) mobile applications, etc.
NEW DELHI: India software revenue totaled $4 billion in 2014, an 8.3% increase from 2013 revenue of $3.7 billion, according to IT research firm Gartner. According to the report, Microsoft maintained the No. 1 position in software revenue in India, accounting for 25% of overall sales in 2014. The top three vendors in the market (Microsoft, Oracle, and IBM), represented 50% of total software sales in India. Among the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), the India software market experienced the highest growth rate of 8.3%.
China’s government is pressing for faster Internet access speeds and lower prices, two moves that aim to boost the number of its citizens going online. On Friday, all three of China’s telecommunications operators announced plans to lower broadband and data plan costs for consumers. This came a month after China’s premier Li Keqiang said the country needed to do more to expand Internet access. China has the world’s largest Internet-connected citizenry at over 649 million users, but that’s still less than half of the country’s population.
Australia has been spared the worst of a significant increase in attacks on internet-connected systems highlighted in content delivery giant Akamai’s latest state of the internet security report. The country is the second most common destination in the world for web application attacks, Akamai’s figures show. However, the overall threat against Australian sites is very small at 2.27 percent of all attack traffic. United States-based websites are overwhelmingly the most attacked at 81.6 percent of attack traffic, Akamai noted.
The APAC cloud analytics market report defines and segments the market with analysis and forecast of revenue. This market is estimated to grow from $1,191.4 million in 2014 to $4,473.9 million in 2019, at a CAGR of 30.3% from 2014 to 2019. Key players in the Asia Pacific Cloud Analytics Market includeSAS Inc., SAP Software, and Oracle Services. Browse through the TOC of the APAC cloud analytics market report to get an idea of the in-depth analysis provided. It also provides a glimpse of the segmentations in the market, and is supported by various tables and figures.
NEW DELHI: Only one-third of the total Indian population with access to the internet are women, says a survey conducted by Google. The survey revealed that 49% of women do not see any reason to access the internet. “While there is low awareness about the benefits of internet amongst women in India, there are many who want to get online to succeed in life,” said Sandeep Menon, country head marketing for Google India.
BEIJING: China will spend more than US$182 billion to boost Internet speeds by the end of 2017, a top government body said, as Beijing moves towards a more service-driven economy to boost growth. The State Council said the government will invest more than 430 billion yuan (US$69.3 billion) this year on network construction, with at least another 700 billion yuan (US$112.8 billion) spent over the following two years. The goal is to accelerate the development of fibre optic broadband and high speed 4G mobile networks, the governing body said on its website.
Amazon, Microsoft and Alibaba are set to become the three leaders in the global cloud computing market, according to Chinese columnist Liu Kuang. Alibaba’s Aliyun cloud division recently set up operations in Silicon Valley in California and in Dubai, while rival cloud computing services, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft’s Azure, are expanding in China, Liu said. Aliyun, which controls nearly 25% of the cloud computing market in China, is the market leader in China and the main obstacle to the expansion of Amazon and Microsoft there, Liu said.
FPT may be Vietnam’s largest tech company with a newfangled US$3 million seed fund announced just yesterday, but VNG is considered Vietnam’s largest consumer tech company with products stretching from music downloads to news to a chat app. Today, VNG announced that it just hit 30 million registered users worldwide on its chat app Zalo. Zalo now sees 400 million messages per day. That’s up 10 million more users from November last year and nearly 20 million up from this month last year.
The past year has seen massive growth for mobile broadband – 3G and 4G subscriptions – in China, according to new data released by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The country now has 1.29 billion total mobile users, and as of April 49.9 percent of them have mobile broadband services. That number has grown massively over the past year:
Late last week, news broke that American subscription-based streaming video service Netflix is in talks with Jack Ma-backed Wasu Media Holding Company to bring Netflix to China. Netflix, the maker of popular original shows like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, has aspirations of being a global power, and it can hardly realize those without China’s billion-plus internet users. Netflix spokeswoman Anne Marie Squeo told reporters Netflix plans “to be nearly global by the end of 2016,” which implies a China launch could be coming soon.
BENGALURU: Rahul Chandra is managing director of Helion Ventures, the venture capital firm that’s perhaps the most bullish on mobile-first companies in India today — a partner once commented that he would not consider any startup that did not have a mobile app. However, Chandra himself has only 18 apps on his phone. “It is prime real estate,” the investor who has backed companies such as Make-MyTrip, TaxiForSure and Ezetap said about the space on this phone. “The people who have been incentivised with discounts may install something, but keep it for as little as a few hours.”
Taiwan’s major IC foundries will see their combined revenues decrease 4.5% sequentially in the second quarter of 2015, according to Digitimes Research. Weaker-than-expected smartphone shipments as well as downward pressure on the world economy have prompted many of IC suppliers to continue adjusting their inventory levels.
According to recently released TechSci Research report, “India Mobile Middleware Market Forecast& Opportunities, 2020″, mobile middleware market inIndia is projected to register a CAGR of over 12% during 2015-20. The country’s mobile middleware market is expected to witness tremendous growth on account of increasing use of mobile applications in enterprises, rising demand for data integration across mobile applications, growing demand for cloud computing based applications, need for universal data accessibility, rapid emergence of Internet Of Things (IOT) mobile applications, etc. Being a major developing economy in Asia-Pacific, India is emerging as a leading mobile middleware market.
BENGALURU: Technology research firm Gartner believes Infosys is poised to win significant market share over the next two years and that the software major may be on course to reach its goal to become a $20-billion company by 2020. “We are confident in the company’s near-term to mid-term growth forecast, based on the growing pipeline, marked improvements in attrition levels that are positively influencing win rates and a more targeted message that is resonating well with clients,” Gartner analyst Sandra Notardonato said.
Xiaomi Technology shipped 14.98 million smartphones in the first quarter of 2015 compared to 11 million units shipped a year earlier, the China-based 163.com quoted company CEO Lei Jun as reporting. Xiaomi’s smartphone shipments reached 61.12 million units in 2014. In related news, a recently released IDC report indicated that Xiaomi shipped 13.5 million smartphones in China in the first quarter of 2015, accounting for a 13.7% share, trailing after only Apple which shipped 14.5 million units for a 14.7% share during the same period.
NEW DELHI: Sales of 4G handsets in India is expected to increase to 7% of total smartphone sales in the country this year, according to international market research firm GfK. “In first quarter of 2015, 4G share in both (India and Indonesia) was well below the global average, at 4% and 7%, respectively. 4G unit share within smartphones is expected to reach 7% in India and 10% in Indonesia in 2015,” the latest GfK report on global smartphone market said.