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New comScore Data Reveals Mobile Device, Social Media Preferences Between Young and Old

New comScore Data Reveals Mobile Device Preference Differences Between Young and OldNew data procured from comScore research reveals that there are differences – big differences – not only between how young and old people engage with mobile devices, but also how they use said devices to connect to social media.

“In May 2015,” the research behemoth explains, “almost 90% of the U.S. digital media population visited social networks, which accounted for more than 300 billion minutes of users’ attention. As social networking penetration inches ever closer to reaching the total internet population, differences in how people engage with social networks become more apparent.”

The comScore Mobile Metrix data further reveals that “preferences between tablets and smartphones for social media usage vary depending on the age of the user.”

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Comcast Goes Mobile with Streaming Service

Comcast Goes Mobile with Streaming ServiceComcast is catching up with the times and attempting to reach more TV viewers where they dwell — on mobile and away from their actual televisions.

In case you missed the news, in recent days Comcast announced a beta test of a new streaming cable service that “furthers our goal to provide TV choices for everyone.  It’s unlike anything we’ve ever offered: no extra device or additional equipment required…or even a TV. And it’s called Stream.”
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Global Tablet Sales to Climb Through 2018

Global Tablet Sales to Climb Through 2018Forrester is out with new data calling for continued growth in the global tablet market.

“While the consumer market sees vacillation, the percentage of tablets the business is purchasing and managing directly continues to increase steadily,” analyst J.P. Gownder is quoted by Apple Insider in the report.

Forrester projects that 218 million tablets will be sold for the year 2015.

Researchers call for 250 million tablet sales in 2018, which will then usher in a period of stabilized sales. After all, by decade’s end, a great number of people on the planet will own tablets.
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Is The Tablet Market Tanking?

Is The Tablet Market TankingIDC is out with a new report that shows that, while the global tablet market isn’t exactly tanking, it’s no longer the red-hot growth sector it was only a short time ago.

As it turns out, most people who want tablets already have one — and, apparently, they’re not in a hurry to update.

Worldwide tablet shipments recorded a year-over-year decline for the second consecutive quarter in the first quarter of 2015, IDC says.

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Global Tablet Growth Going Nowhere Fast

Global Tablet Growth Going Nowhere FastDon’t be fooled. The tablet market is, indeed, alive and well. But it’s once-runaway growth has stalled considerably.

Following the first year-over-year decline in worldwide tablet shipments in the fourth quarter of 2014 (4Q14), the International Data Corporation (IDC) has “scaled back its five year forecast for the product category.”

According to a report summary shared with MMW, worldwide shipments are expected to reach 234.5 million units in 2015, a modest year-over-year increase of 2.1% from 2014.
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New Fitness Brand Radius Keeps SXSW 2015 ‘in Shape’

New Fitness Brand Radius Keeps SXSW 2015 'in Shape'You just had to expect fitness tech, wearables, and other related platforms to make a big splash at this year’s SXSW.

Indeed, fitness will play a big role in Austin, Texas this week for the start of the annual entertainment and cultural extravaganza that is South by Southwest.

A major anticipated standout at this year’s festival will be Radius.

If you’re not familiar, Radius is a premium subscription digital video service from NBCUniversal that makes “first-class fitness experiences accessible anytime, anywhere, on any screen.”
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GSMA Touts Winners of the 2015 Global Mobile Awards

GSMA Touts Winners of the 2015 Global Mobile AwardsOn Tuesday, the GSMA announced the winners of the 20th Global Mobile Awards, which were presented yesterday at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

“We warmly congratulate all those honored today,” John Hoffman, CEO of the GSMA, said during the ceremony. “The GSMA is very proud to be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Global Mobile Awards, which provide an outstanding platform to recognise world leaders in mobile innovation and diversity. It is an incredible achievement to have been announced as a Global Mobile Award winner today, as the high calibre of entries is a true reflection of the dynamic, creative and inventive thinking that will drive our industry towards the next 20 years.”
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