Amazon's B2B Business Blows Past 1M Customer Mark


Amazon Business, launched in April 2015, this week announced that it had reached the 1 million customer milestone. “This is rapid growth,” said Ray Wang, principal analyst at Constellation Research. It’s attributable in part to a crossover effect from the large number of B2C customers Amazon has, he said. Amazon Business offers business-only pricing on millions of products, and access to more than 85,000 business sellers. Customers include hospitals, educational institutions, laboratories, daycare centers, government agencies, restaurants, Fortune 50 companies and sole proprietors.

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Review: Apple's 9.7" iPad Pro is professional-grade, powerful & pricey

Article Image After being neglected in 2015, Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad has received a much-needed professional makeover, gaining key features from the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and even outperforming it in a few ways. It’s a substantial upgrade, and one we find absolutely worthy of the “Pro” moniker, though the $599 starting price may deter some buyers.

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US iPhone owners spent average of $35 on apps in 2015, mostly on games

Article Image An average of $35 per active iPhone was spent on apps and in-app purchases in the U.S. in 2015, with most of the money going towards mobile games, according to a new market research report.

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Streaming music usurps digital downloads for first time in 2015, RIAA says

Article Image In 2015, streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music generated $2.4 billion for the wider U.S. music industry to surpass sales from digital stores like iTunes, according to new data from the Recording Industry Association of America.

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Wearables market surged in 2015 fueled by Apple Watch & Fitbit, IDC data shows

Article Image Wearable sales leaped ahead in both the December quarter and during 2015 as a whole, thanks in no small part to Apple Watch sales, research firm IDC said in a report published on Tuesday.

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Apple captured 21% of smartphone processors, 31% of tablet CPUs in 2015

Article Image Although the smartphone and tablet processor markets actually declined year-over-year in 2015, Apple managed to capture large shares of both in 2015 simply manufacturing for its own devices, Strategy Analytics said in data released on Friday.

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iPhone controlled 40% of US smartphone market in 2015, data shows

Article Image Apple secured 40 percent of the U.S. smartphone market in 2015, though close competitor Samsung managed to gain ground, according to a research report published on Wednesday.

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Google surpasses Apple as world's most valuable company

Article Image After beating Wall Street expectations for the fourth quarter of 2015, Google umbrella company Alphabet usurped Apple as the most valuable company in the world on Monday in after hours trading.

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Facebook Bathes in Q4 Mobile Magnificence


Facebook on Wednesday reported earnings of 79 cents per share on $5.84 billion in revenue for Q4 2015, and annual revenue of $17.93 billion, an increase of 44 percent year over year. Net income for the full year ended Dec. 31 was $3.69 billion. Analysts reportedly had expected per-share earnings of about 68 cents on revenue of $5.37 billion for the quarter. “2015 was a great year for Facebook,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg said. “Our community continued to grow and our business is thriving.”

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A smartphone was shipped for 1 of every 5 people alive in 2015

Article Image Manufacturers shipped nearly 1.5 billion smartphones to the world’s 7.4 billion inhabitants in 2015 as consumers opted to replace older devices with newer LTE-equipped models or those with larger displays.

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Angela Ahrendts treats Apple Store employees like execs, retained 81% of workforce in 2015

Article Image Apple Stores saw employee retention rates of 81 percent coming out of 2015, the highest ever recorded according to retail chief Angela Ahrendts, who attributes the statistic to a feeling of connectedness unique to Apple.

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Apple sells 74.8M iPhones, rakes in $75.9B in revenue in company's biggest quarter ever

Article Image The 2015 holiday shopping season was the biggest quarter in Apple’s history, with profits of $18.4 billion earned thanks to yet another record performance for the iPhone.

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Android Is Download King, but iOS Reigns Over Revenues


Worldwide downloads of Android apps in 2015 were double those for iOS, but revenues from iOS apps were nearly twice those of Android, according to an App Annie report released this week. First-time device owners in emerging markets drove the huge increase in Android downloads, researchers found. “This growth opens up avenues for publishers to create new markets by targeting unmet needs of users in a given region,” the report says. “Meanwhile, app revenue increased notably year over year as iOS cemented its position as app store revenue king.”

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TSMC will begin 10nm production this year, claims 5nm by 2020

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TSMC may have lost ground to Samsung in 2015, but the company is determined to gain it back. The firm wants to have leaped to 5nm by 2020 — a challenging pace given the headwinds in the semiconductor industry.

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AMD quarterly results show improvement, Zen will address 80 percent of server market

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AMD’s Q4 2015 figures are in, and they show some small improvements compared to what we saw in Q3 of last year. We also heard a few tidbits on Zen performance and expectations for 2016 as a whole.

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Netflix boasts 37% share of Internet traffic in North America, compared with 3% for Apple's iTunes

Article Image Netflix this week revealed that in 2015, its streaming video service accounted for 37 percent of peak download Internet traffic in North America, more than doubling YouTube, and coming well ahead of Apple’s iTunes.

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PC sales fall to lowest level since 2007, analysts hope for 2016 recovery

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The PC market continued to decline in 2015, with sales down roughly 9%. Analysts are hoping the tide will turn in 2016.

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