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Global Smartphone Shipments Up 55%, iPhone Leads The Way
2012-02-07 05:41:00

Global shipments of smartphones surged during the fourth quarter of 2011, with Apple Inc.´s iPhone 4S and Samsung´s Galaxy Nexus leading the way, International Data Corporation (IDC) reported on Monday. Shipments of smartphones made by Nokia, Research in Motion Ltd. and HTC finished the quarter in third, fourth and fifth positions, respectively. According to the IDC report, there were 158 million smartphones shipped globally during the fourth quarter, a 55 percent increase...

2011-11-14 13:15:00

Survey of 2,160 Developers Sees Kindle Fire Interest on Par with iPad in April 2010; Microsoft Moves Decisively Ahead of RIM Through Nokia Partnership to Challenge Apple Mountain View, Calif and Framingham, Mass (PRWEB) November 14, 2011 Appcelerator®, the leading integrated mobile platform for rapidly developing native and HTML5 mobile web applications using open web technologies, and industry-leading analyst firm International Data Corporation (IDC), today announced results from a new...

2011-10-23 05:12:23

Apple's dominance of the tablet computer market has taken a big hit in recent months, according to a new report released Friday by market research firm Strategy Analytics. According to Phil Goldstein of FierceWireless, the report claimed that the iPad's global market share fell from 95.5% during the third quarter of 2010 to 66.6% during the third quarter of 2011. During that same time period, the market share of tablets running the Android operating system increased from 2.3% to 26.9%....

Word of the Day
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.