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drag2share: Windows Phone Market Share Since Microsoft Partnered With Nokia (MSFT)

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Microsoft is paying $7 billion for Nokia’s handset business.

The two companies have been in a partnership since 2011. The first product of their partnership, the Nokia Lumia 900, was out in November of 2011.

In this chart, you can see how Microsoft’s share of the smartphone market has fared since it released that phone.

Microsoft remains stuck in a distant third with just 3.7% of the market, though it’s up from 1.5% when the Lumia launched.

Microsoft reportedly acquired Nokia because it was unhappy with the partnership. CEO Steve Ballmer thought Microsoft needed to completely control the smartphone branding. He thought that Microsoft and Nokia were wasting energy with two marketing plans.

Those might be problems, but really, they seem very small. The big problem for Microsoft is that its platform is at a disadvantage because it has fewer applications than Apple’s iOS or Google’s Android. It doesn’t offer anything that’s significantly better than those other platforms to make up for the lack of apps.

Owning Nokia does nothing to change that.

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Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 news No Comments

Glenn Greenwald’s Article On NSA Snooping Actually Snooped On Everyone Who Clicked

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/glenn-greenwald-snooped-on-everyone-2013-8

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An article by The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald on XKEYSCORE actually gathered the browsing habits of everyone who clicked and wasn’t protected (by private, encrypted, and/or proxy browsing), reports Bob Cesca of the Daily Banter.

Using a free web application called Ghostery — which tells the user about embedded trackers —  Cesca found that The Guardian embedded 27 tracking bugs inside Greenwald’s article.

The bugs track browsing metadata, a lot like what Greenwald exposed on June 6 with his article on the National Security Agency and Verizon.

Ostensibly, private companies track browsing metadata on the web in order to help advertise and market products to users online.

(Though Nokia showed last year that there’s a thin, spooky line between advertising and surveillance — something alumni of Israel’s Unit 8200 also know all too well.)

Which begs the question: Why is it OK for private companies to snoop in the name of capitalism, but not for the government to do so in the name of security?

 


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Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 news No Comments

Verizon smartphone revenue up in Q2 2013, half of all 7.5 million activations were iPhones (updated)

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/18/verizon-quarterly-report-q2-2013/

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Verizon’s latest quarterly report reveals a carrier chugging along nicely, thank you very much. Total revenue (including wireless and wireline) is up slightly to $29.8 billion, while wireless service revenue on its own grew by 8.3 percent compared to the same quarter last year. Nearly a million (941,000) new retail postpaid customers joined the VZW brigade, some of whom may have been drawn to the carrier’s expanding LTE service, which is now available to 301 million Americans, as well as to new handsets like the Nokia Lumia 928 and possibly even the BlackBerry Q10 (or maybe not). In any case, those high-margin subscribers helped to increase profit by 14 percent — so long as you’re the kind of person who’s content to be guided by “non-GAAP consolidated adjusted earnings per share.” There’s also no sign of the pension-related issues that affected the company last quarter, which leaves this carrier high and dry, regardless of how smartphone saturation may be affecting others along the food chain.

Update: In its earnings call, Verizon added that 59 percent of traffic on its network is on 4G LTE, and 52 percent of its smartphone activations (around 3.8 million device activations) were iPhones.

Source: Verizon (PDF download)

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Thursday, July 18th, 2013 news No Comments

Microsoft Stock Is Up 8% So Far This Year, And Windows Phone Sales Aren’t Horrible (MSFT, NOK)

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-stock-is-up-8-so-far-this-year-and-windows-phone-sales-arent-horrible-2013-4

There are two pieces of good news for Microsoft out this morning.

The first is that, hello, Microsoft stock is up 8% so far this year.

The second is that Nokia reported decent sales of its Lumia smartphones, which are powered by Microsoft Windows Phone 8.

Nokia reported Lumia sales of 5.6 million units last quarter – right in line with estimates.

Asymco analyst Horace Dediu made a chart showing that, thanks to the Windows Phones, Nokia smartphone sales may have finally “bottomed” after years of decline.

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Thursday, April 18th, 2013 news No Comments

Android surged to 69 percent smartphone share in 2012, dipped in Q4

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2013/02/14/idc-android-surged-to-69-percent-smartphone-share-in-2012/

IDC Android surged to 69 percent smartphone share in 2012, took a dip in Q4

Few would doubt that 2012 was Android’s year given how rapidly it grew, but it’s good to have some context. IDC is more than willing to oblige. It estimates that Google’s OS climbed from 49.2 percent of the smartphone space in 2011 to 68.8 percent in 2012. As we’ve seen in the past, though, most of that came from customers leaving embattled platforms, including a pre-BB10 BlackBerry and Symbian. Apple reportedly held its ground at 18.8 percent, while Microsoft appears to have turned a corner with Windows Phone by climbing back up to 2.5 percent.

The fourth quarter results paint a slightly different picture. Android still had a comfortable 70.1 percent of share in IDC’s reckoning, but it took a hit from 75 percent in the third quarter — similar to what we’ve seen elsewhere, the iPhone 5 launch helped iOS claw back enough share to hit 21 percent. BlackBerry and Windows Phone weren’t quite so rosy, although they also didn’t have full quarters with new devices to offer. We’ll have to wait for the first quarter of 2013 to finish before we learn of any true shakeups in the status quo.

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Thursday, February 14th, 2013 digital No Comments

These 10 Companies Are Absolutely Enormous Compared To Their Headquarter Countries

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/10-large-companies-domiciled-small-economies-2012-8

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Finland’s fortunes are affected by one firm. What about other countries?

NOKIA contributed a quarter of Finnish growth from 1998 to 2007, according to figures from the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ET LA). Over the same period, the mobile-phone manufacturer’s spending on research and development made up 30% of the country’s total, and it generated nearly a fifth of Finland’s exports. In the decade to 2007, Nokia was sometimes paying as much as 23% of all Finnish corporation tax. No wonder that a decline in its fortunes–Nokia’s share price has fallen by 90% since 2007, thanks partly to Apple’s ascent–has clouded Finland’s outlook.

Are any other economies so reliant on one company? The researchers at ETLA calculate Nokia’s value-added to work out its importance to Finland, but such data are not widely available. A look at firms’ sales as a percentage of GDP (see table) offers a cruder indication of clout. We used the Dow Jones Global Index to identify firms whose revenues ranked highest in the country of their listing.

Firms like ArcelorMittal, Essar Energy and China Mobile make the top ten because of their choice of domicile; their economic activity mainly takes place elsewhere. Oil-and-gas firms feature heavily, although that may simply show that certain economies are dependent on a certain type of activity rather than a specific firm. Lower down the list the presence of Sands China, a casino developer and operator whose sales are 13% of Macao’s GDP, reflects the importance of gambling to the territory.

Strip these sorts of firms from the list and only one resembles No! kia: Tai wan’s Hon Hai, an electronics manufacturer. Yet Nokia made 27% of Finnish patent applications last year; the corresponding figure for Hon Hai was 8%. Although numbers are falling, Finland is home to the greatest number of Nokia employees; Hon Hai’s staff is mostly in China. It is a similar story with other firms. Sales of Nestlé, a consumer-goods company, weigh in at 15% of Swiss GDP but its share of Swiss jobs is punier than Nokia’s in Finland. Samsung, whose revenues are twice Nokia’s, has half its clout as a share of GDP: South Korea’s economy is more diversified. The importance of Nokia to Finland looks like a one-off.

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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 news No Comments

Global Windows Phone Market Share By Manufacturer

Source: https://intelligence.businessinsider.com/welcome

Nokia only became the largest Windows Phone manufacturer in March, according to mobile analytics company Localytics. Manufacturer market share was estimated using data from apps using Localytics platform, which is imperfect, but offers a decent approximation.

However, Windows Phone overall market share has barely budged. Its global market share is up less than 1 percent since the beginning of the year. Furthermore, because no current Windows Phones will be upgraded to Windows Phone 8, its global market share will slump until the release of the new platform.  

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Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 Uncategorized No Comments

Microsoft’s Share Of The Search Market Is Finally Bigger Than Yahoo’s (MSFT, GOOG, YHOO)

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-search-market-2012-1

Microsoft has poured billions of dollars into its search engine, and this is what it has to show for it.

It is now the second largest search engine in the U.S., just edging past Yahoo for the first time in December, according to the latest comScore data. That’s nice and all, but Microsoft is in a partnership with Yahoo, so it probably doesn’t want to be taking share from Yahoo.

It really wants to be taking share from Google. That’s not happening. The good news from Microsoft’s perspective is that Google’s search share has been stuck around 65% for years now.

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Thursday, January 12th, 2012 news No Comments

Appcelerator developers warm to Windows Phone, give BlackBerry the cold shoulder

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2011/11/15/appcelerator-developers-warm-to-windows-phone-give-blackberry-t/

As the year winds to a close, it seems that developer sentiments have shifted since we last checked in with Appcelerator and its opinionated community of coders. In a survey performed in conjunction with IDC, the results suggest a steady interest to develop for smartphones and tablets of the iOS and Android variety, but also reveal a punctuated surge in enthusiasm for Windows Phone. The platform experienced an eight percent uptick since last quarter, with developers citing Nokia’s involvement as a primary motivating factor. While Microsoft’s OS still lags significantly behind the front-runners, it has significantly separated itself from other competitors. For instance, interest in BlackBerry smartphones fell by seven percent, to roughly half that of Windows Phone. It should be noted that this survey doesn’t reflect the development community as a whole, but merely of Appcelerator Titanium users — if you’re curious, the product is a cross-platform development environment for mobile apps. While the 2,160 respondents may not perfectly represent reality, we wouldn’t be surprised if they were darn close.

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