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Samsung Takes Top Spot as Smartphone Market Grows 42.6% in the Third Quarter, According to IDC

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IDC Press Release

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – The worldwide smartphone market grew 42.6% year over year in the third quarter of 2011 (3Q11), despite a slowdown within key mature markets. According to the International Data Corporation (IDCWorldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped 118.1 million units in 3Q11 compared to 82.8 million units in the 3Q10. However, the 42.6% growth was lower than IDC’s forecast of 49.1% for the quarter and lower than 2Q11 growth of 66.7%.

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Why B2B Companies Should Use Foursquare

Customer Think

The explosion of social media has effects far beyond how B2Bs market.  Companies everywhere struggle with the question of how to manage their B2B social media efforts and along with that, how much access they should allow their employees to social media while on the job.

Consider some of these statistics:

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Strategy Analytics: Samsung overtakes Apple in Q3 in smartphones Apple was partly hit as consumers and operators awaited the Q4 launch of the iPhone 4S

IDG News Service (Bangalore Bureau)

Samsung beat Apple to the top position in the smartphone market in the third quarter taking a 23.8 percent share of the global market to Apple’s 14.6 percent, according to data released Friday by research firm Strategy Analytics.

Nokia was third with a 14.4 percent share.

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Worldwide Mobile Phone Market Experiences Slower Growth as Smartphone Purchases Soften in the Third Quarter, According to IDC

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IDC Press Release

Worldwide Mobile Phone Market Experiences Slower Growth as Smartphone Purchases Soften in the Third Quarter, According to IDC

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. The worldwide mobile phone market grew 12.8% year over year in the third quarter of 2011 (3Q11), as smartphone growth declined in key mature markets. According to the International Data Corporation (IDCWorldwide Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped 393.7 million units in 3Q11 compared to 348.9 million units in the third quarter of 2010. However, the 12.8% growth was higher than IDC’s forecast of 9.3% for the quarter and stronger than the 9.8% growth in 2Q11.

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Gartner Says Companies Will Generate 50 Percent of Web Sales Via Their Social Presence and Mobile Applications by 2015

Business Wire

By 2015, companies will generate 50 percent of Web sales via their social presence and mobile applications, according to Gartner, Inc. Vendors in the e-commerce market will begin to offer new context-aware, mobile-based application capabilities that can be accessed via a browser or installed as an application on a phone.

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Worldwide PC Market Grapples with Slow Growth in Second Quarter as Lenovo Rises to Number 2 Position, According to IDC

Business Wire

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Oct 12, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Worldwide PC shipments increased by 3.6% in the third quarter of 2011 (3Q11) compared to the same quarter in 2010, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. The results are up slightly from the 2.7% growth experienced in 2Q11, and just below IDC’s August projections for 4.5% growth in the quarter. The Americas and EMEA were slightly below expectations while the Asia/Pacific markets were slightly ahead. The market continues to struggle as consumer discretionary income is diverted to other areas and business spending remains depressed in light of other priorities and a potential double-dip recession.

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Content Is Not King


I am not looking to be provocative but I am sick to death of “Content is King” accepted as fact. I beg to differ; I believe that the Audience is King. So much so, that people will bring their content to your audience for a share of the money your audience is worth.

When we buy ads on a particular type of content, we do so to find an audience we have decided (through research or less scientific means) we wish to target. Content is a means to an end, helping us find audiences to market to.

Although social media has certainly made this relationship between content and audience clearer, on the Internet this has long been the case. We have had webmail and other “applications” on the web virtually forever. They are not content, but they have audiences and people have paid to advertise on them since the beginning of web marketing. Read more

Smartphone Market Grows 79.7% Year Over Year in First Quarter of 2011, According to IDC

Press Releases

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. May 5, 2011 – The worldwide smartphone market grew 79.7% year over year in the first quarter of 2011 (1Q11), driven by a combination of vendors releasing highly anticipated models, widespread availability of older smartphones at lower prices, and sustained end-user demand. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone vendors shipped a total of 99.6 million units in 1Q11, nearly double from the 55.4 million units in the first quarter of 2010.

“Conditions in the smartphone market are creating a perfect storm for sustained smartphone growth,” says Ramon Llamas, senior research analyst with IDC’s Mobile Phone Technology and Trends team. “First, vendors are increasingly emphasizing smartphones as the key to their own growth. Second, selection has proliferated from mostly high-end devices to include more mid-range and entry-level offerings. Third, pricing has become increasingly competitive, with even high-end devices available at low price points. Finally, users continue to seek greater utility from their mobile phone beyond voice, and smartphones have been the ideal solution. Altogether, these add up to continued smartphone growth throughout the year.”

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Market for Media Tablet and eReader Semiconductors Explodes in 2010 and Will Only Keep Growing, According to IDC

Semiconductors empower Media Tablets and eReaders as content consumption truly goes mobile, providing OEMs and consumers with intelligence, storage, connectivity, and software

Press Release, 4/5/111

SAN MATEO, Calif., April 5, 2011 – Worldwide revenues for Media Tablet and eReader semiconductors grew over 2,000% to $3.3 billion in 2010 as semiconductor suppliers enabled original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to bring new products to market less than 8 months after the iPad launched, according to the latest consumer semiconductor study from International Data Corporation (IDC). With the arrival of Android Honeycomb, dual core processors, and increased bandwidth, IDC expects Media Tablet and eReader semiconductor revenues to grow by 120% year over year in 2011.

“The opportunity for semiconductors in Media Tablets and eReaders has exploded and semiconductor suppliers are scrambling to bring to market semiconductor and software platforms to enable these products,” said Michael J. Palma, research manager for Consumer Semiconductor research at IDC. “Beyond semiconductors, these suppliers are also providing OEMs with much of the system software as well as support for access into app stores, which is helping to dramatically shorten product design cycles.”

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IDG Enterprise Launches CFOworld.com


CFOworld.com Provides Actionable Advice for CFOs and Financial Executives

IDG Enterprise — the media company comprising CIO, CIO Executive Council, Computerworld, CSO, DEMO, InfoWorld, ITworld and Network World — announces the launch of CFOworld.com, a new site for financial and business executives. CFOworld.com provides actionable advice and first-hand peer experience on finance, strategy and leadership.

With this launch, IDG Enterprise is expanding its reach within the C-suite, following the same content model of providing practical advice that has been well received and respected by the audiences of CFOworld’s global sister brands CIO and CSO. This will be the sixth country that CFOworld is published in since its launch in Germany in October 2009. CFOworld is currently published in Germany, Sweden, Australia, Czech Republic and United Kingdom. Editorial direction will be provided by John Gallant, SVP, chief content officer of IDG Enterprise, and Roy Harris, editorial director of CFOworld.com. Read more