Apple Inc. is missing out on a chance to court as many as 2.8 billion new smartphone customers, many of them in Asia, as wireless-service providers balk at conditions imposed by the iPhone maker and drag their heels in signing on as partners.
The community, which provides support for homegrown startups, asked its members what they thought the New Year had in store for UK small businesses.
“Despite the doom and gloom of the recession,” said Enterprise Nation member Sheryl McFarlane of Little Acres Rural Business Solutions. “Small businesses will continue to buck the trend and do well in the New Year.”
Teen smartphone ownership is rising across the board, but surprisingly, some of the highest penetration rates are among teens in low-income households. According to Pew, overall teen smartphone penetration was 37 percent, up from 23 percent in 2011. Pew defines teens as Americans aged 12 to 17.
It's fashionable to talk about emerging markets like China, and how important they are to global smartphone growth. But Apple also needs a low-cost smartphone in the U.S. to stay dominant domestically.
REYKJAVIK, Iceland — You meet someone, there’s chemistry, and then come the introductory questions: What’s your name? Come here often? Are you my cousin?
In Iceland, a country with a population of 320,000 where most everyone is distantly related, inadvertently kissing cousins is a real risk.
A new smartphone app is on hand to help Icelanders avoid accidental incest. The app lets users “bump” phones, and emits a warning alarm if they are closely related. “Bump the app before you bump in bed,” says the catchy slogan.
WATERLOO, Ont. – If John Chen has his way, competitors who enjoyed kicking BlackBerry Ltd. while it was down may soon regret having fun at the expense of the Canadian smartphone maker.
Six weeks after taking over as chief executive, Mr. Chen came out swinging on Friday on his first big day in the public spotlight, vowing that BlackBerry’s time as a punchline is over, while laying out a new turnaround strategy for the embattled technology company, the core of which includes a renewed focus on enterprise customers and a landmark manufacturing outsourcing deal.
By greg group: As Apple (AAPL) doubles its income in the second quarter, Apple sold 35.1 million iPhones, accounting for about half its revenue. Based on the "remarkable" iPhone sales, Apple's share of the smartphone market likely increased to 24 percent in the first quarter from 23 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011, said analysts at Canaccord Genuity.