http://www.mactech.com/blog en Amazon Echo, Google Home to reside in over 50% of U.S. households by 2022 http://www.mactech.com/2017/11/17/amazon-echo-google-home-reside-over-50-us-households-2022 <p>A new study from Juniper Research (<a href="http://www.juniperresearch.com" title="www.juniperresearch.com">www.juniperresearch.com</a>) has found that smart speakers such as Amazon Echo, Google Home, and the Sonos One will be installed in over 70 million US households by 2022, reaching 55% of all homes. Total installed devices will exceed 175 million.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/11/17/amazon-echo-google-home-reside-over-50-us-households-2022" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/11/17/amazon-echo-google-home-reside-over-50-us-households-2022#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:31:33 +0000 dsellers 2123866 at http://www.mactech.com UMD market to be worth $267.37 billion by 2025 http://www.mactech.com/2017/11/16/umd-market-be-worth-26737-billion-2025 <p>Ultra-mobile devices (UMD) are on the verge of becoming mainstream from being a niche product category, according to a new report from Transparency Market Research (<a href="http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com" title="www.transparencymarketresearch.com">www.transparencymarketresearch.com</a>). </p> <p>Their sales are soaring with companies banking on new product launches to entice the rising crop of tech savvy consumers, according to the research group. A prominent characteristic of the global ultra-mobile devices market is the presence of numerous suppliers for similar components which makes it easier for buyers to switch suppliers at low costs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/11/16/umd-market-be-worth-26737-billion-2025" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/11/16/umd-market-be-worth-26737-billion-2025#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:29:36 +0000 dsellers 2123693 at http://www.mactech.com What are consumers buying online? Everything http://www.mactech.com/2017/11/15/what-are-consumers-buying-online-everything <p>Adtaxi (<a href="http://www.adtaxi.com" title="www.adtaxi.com">www.adtaxi.com</a>), a digital marketing agencies, has released the results of its inaugural “State of Ecommerce” in America survey, an in-depth look at ecommerce trends and consumer preferences nationwide. From small inexpensive household items to mega, high-priced purchases such as automobiles, the scope and willingness of consumers to make purchases online has proven to be powerfully pervasive.</p> <p>The survey reveals just how often consumers are making purchases online, what they are purchasing and the method in which they are purchasing them. Highlights of the survey:</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/11/15/what-are-consumers-buying-online-everything" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/11/15/what-are-consumers-buying-online-everything#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:01:36 +0000 dsellers 2123596 at http://www.mactech.com Digital content revenues to pass $200 billion next year http://www.mactech.com/2017/11/14/digital-content-revenues-pass-200-billion-next-year <p>A new study from Juniper Research (<a href="http://www.juniperresearch.com" title="www.juniperresearch.com">www.juniperresearch.com</a>) has found that global consumer spend on digital content will reach $202 billion in 2018, up by 10% on this year’s total of $184 billion.</p> <p>The research found that SVoD (Subscription Video on Demand) services will be a key driver of growth, with major OTT (Over The Top) players such as Netflix and Amazon committing budgets of more than $5 billion to original content over the coming year. Meanwhile, Apple and Facebook are each expected to invest at least $1 billion for the first time.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/11/14/digital-content-revenues-pass-200-billion-next-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/11/14/digital-content-revenues-pass-200-billion-next-year#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 14 Nov 2017 12:46:39 +0000 dsellers 2123548 at http://www.mactech.com Public cloud services revenue growth remains strong http://www.mactech.com/2017/11/14/public-cloud-services-revenue-growth-remains-strong <p>The worldwide public cloud services market grew 28.6% year over year in the first half of 2017 (1H17) with revenues totaling $63.2 billion, according to new results from the International Data Corporation (IDC) research group.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/11/14/public-cloud-services-revenue-growth-remains-strong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/11/14/public-cloud-services-revenue-growth-remains-strong#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 14 Nov 2017 12:43:45 +0000 dsellers 2123547 at http://www.mactech.com More than 40% of U.S. broadband households plan to buy a smart home device http://www.mactech.com/2017/11/13/more-40-us-broadband-households-plan-buy-smart-home-device <p>New research from Parks Associates (<a href="http://www.parksassociates.com" title="www.parksassociates.com">www.parksassociates.com</a>) shows that 41% of U.S. broadband households plan to purchase a smart home product in the next 12 months, including 27% with high purchase intentions. </p> <p>The most popular devices include smart smoke/CO detectors, thermostats, and lightbulbs. Additional Parks Associates research shows that:</p> <p>° Sixty percent of U.S. broadband households with insurance are interested in a smart home product that can detect, notify, or prevent damage or loss from water or fire or theft.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/11/13/more-40-us-broadband-households-plan-buy-smart-home-device" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/11/13/more-40-us-broadband-households-plan-buy-smart-home-device#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:19:12 +0000 dsellers 2123542 at http://www.mactech.com 93% of developers are involved with software evaluations http://www.mactech.com/2017/11/13/93-developers-are-involved-software-evaluations <p>Software developers are involved at all levels of the software purchase process, with 43% often involved with evaluating software and 50% sometimes involved. Only 7% are never involved according to the recently released Evans Data Global Development Survey, a survey of developers worldwide conducted in six languages this fall.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/11/13/93-developers-are-involved-software-evaluations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/11/13/93-developers-are-involved-software-evaluations#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:17:43 +0000 dsellers 2123541 at http://www.mactech.com ABI Research adds 40 more companies to its AR/MR ecosystem tracker http://www.mactech.com/2017/11/09/abi-research-adds-40-more-companies-its-armr-ecosystem-tracker <p>With the augmented reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) market continuing to scale up quickly, ABI Research (<a href="http://www.abiresearch.com" title="www.abiresearch.com">www.abiresearch.com</a>) has added 40 companies to its AR and MR ecosystem tracker. Growth is spreading globally, but China is showing a significant uptick in activity. In fact, of the 40 AR/MR companies added into ABI Research's Market Tracker, 25% are Chinese companies.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/11/09/abi-research-adds-40-more-companies-its-armr-ecosystem-tracker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/11/09/abi-research-adds-40-more-companies-its-armr-ecosystem-tracker#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Thu, 09 Nov 2017 11:26:53 +0000 dsellers 2122915 at http://www.mactech.com Global indoor location market predicted to hit $40.99 billion by 2022 http://www.mactech.com/2017/11/08/global-indoor-location-market-predicted-hit-4099-billion-2022 <p>The global indoor location market size is expected to grow from $7.11 billion in 2017 to $40.99 billion by 2022, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 42% during the forecast period, according to Research and Markets (<a href="http://www.researchandmarkets.com" title="www.researchandmarkets.com">www.researchandmarkets.com</a>).</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/11/08/global-indoor-location-market-predicted-hit-4099-billion-2022" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/11/08/global-indoor-location-market-predicted-hit-4099-billion-2022#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 08 Nov 2017 11:38:18 +0000 dsellers 2122747 at http://www.mactech.com Mobile ticketing to account for more than one in two digital ticket transactions by 2018 http://www.mactech.com/2017/11/07/mobile-ticketing-account-more-one-two-digital-ticket-transactions-2018 <p>New data from fintech analysts, Juniper Research (<a href="http://www.juniperresearch.com" title="www.juniperresearch.com">www.juniperresearch.com</a>) forecasts that mobile and wearable ticket purchases will exceed 14 billion by 2018, accounting for 54% of total digital ticket sales across transport and events sectors. Juniper estimated that the total number of transactions via mobile devices will exceed PC-based ticket sales for the first time in 2017, driven by metro and air ticket purchases.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/11/07/mobile-ticketing-account-more-one-two-digital-ticket-transactions-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/11/07/mobile-ticketing-account-more-one-two-digital-ticket-transactions-2018#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 07 Nov 2017 11:46:17 +0000 dsellers 2122566 at http://www.mactech.com