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YouTube targets small biz and moves up download rankings
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YouTube targets small biz and moves up download rankings

App Annie has released its monthly Index which shows the popularity of dating app Tinder is once again on the rise, YouTube is climbing the content ranks and online video platform iQIYI is fast catching category leaders, reports Telecoms.com. The App Annie Index highlights the top-performing games and apps for […]

Uber backs up self-driving car moves with new mapping tech
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Uber backs up self-driving car moves with new mapping tech

Uber has announced plans to ‘double-down’ its investments in digital mapping technologies to decrease its reliance on external sources and create a route into the autonomous vehicles sub-sector, reports Telecoms.com. The move comes after the team announced a $3.5 billion investment from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, though possibly wouldn’t […]

AWS posts 60% boost as it creeps towards $10bn revenues
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AWS posts 60% boost as it creeps towards $10bn revenues

AWS has continued its promising progress towards breaking the $10 billion barrier, after reporting revenues of $5.4 billion for the first six months of 2016, a boost of 60% from the same period last year, reports Telecoms.com. Speaking during its Q1 earnings call in April, Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky highlighted […]

Facebook puts Twitter into crosshair
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Facebook puts Twitter into crosshair

Facebook has reported healthy growth in advertising revenues over the last quarter, and also outlined its ambitions to take on Twitter and traditional search engine, reports Telecoms.com. Speaking on the company’s quarterly earnings call, CEO Mark Zuckerberg highlighted his intentions to expand the boundaries of Facebook, mounting a challenge to […]

Google grows (again) but ‘Other Bets’ cost the giant $1bn
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Google grows (again) but ‘Other Bets’ cost the giant $1bn

Google has reported its Q2 numbers, continuing a strong run of performances within the technology industry, though efforts to diversify its overall business are not paying off just yet, reports Telecoms.com. The Alphabet brand was announced last year, with aim of allowing the team to invest in other projects more […]

Smartphones help Huawei to 40% revenue growth over H1
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Smartphones help Huawei to 40% revenue growth over H1

Huawei has released financials for the first half of 2016 demonstrating a 40% revenue boost to $37 billion, partly owing to a healthy performance in the consumer business unit. Although operating margin for the period has declined from 18% to 12%, the company posted stronger revenue growth for the period, […]

Nintendo shares slump before Tokyo regulators step in to stop decline
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Nintendo shares slump before Tokyo regulators step in to stop decline

Nintendo has released a statement in which the company outlined the limited impact Pokémon Go will have on its annual revenues. Following the news, around $6.7 billion was wiped from the company’s market capitalization. While Pokémon Go has proved to be one of the most successful product launches in recent […]

Smart Watch market enters into decline for first time
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Smart Watch market enters into decline for first time

Research firm IDC says shipments of the Apple Watch have dropped by 55% resulting in the first year-on-year quarterly shipment decline for the smart watch sector, reports Telecoms.com. Preliminary data from IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker estimates vendors shipped 3.5 million units, down from 5.1 million in the same […]

Cloud computing will impact $1 trillion of IT spending decisions – Gartner
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Cloud computing will impact $1 trillion of IT spending decisions – Gartner

Analyst firm Gartner has predicted more than $1 trillion in IT spending will be directly or indirectly impacted by the transition to cloud computing by 2020. As IT spend steadily shifts from traditional IT offerings through to the cloud, a process which the Gartner team has coined the ‘cloud shift’, […]