Enterprise SaaS Market Skyrockets: Report

The enterprise SaaS market grew 31 percent year over year, totaling almost $15 billion in revenue in Q2 2017, according to Synergy Research. Collaboration was the highest growth segment. Microsoft is the clear leader in overall enterprise SaaS revenues, having overtaken Salesforce a year ago. Microsoft’s acquisition last year of LinkedIn gave its SaaS operations a significant boost. “Across its whole business, Microsoft has a good cloud-oriented vision in place and is executing strongly,” said John Dinsdale, chief analyst at Synergy Research.

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Growth for Customer Loyalty Programs Slowing: Census

Membership in loyalty programs grew at 15 percent this year to total 3.8 billion, according to the recently published 2017 Colloquy Loyalty Census Report. The growth rate recorded in the 2015 loyalty census, when membership stood at 3.3 billion, was 26 percent. Growth has slowed because the United States is a maturing market, said Melissa Fruend, author of the report. Mergers and acquisitions in the grocery sector, which saw memberships plummet 24 percent from 188 million to 142 million, were another factor.

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iOS dominated U.S. holiday shopping with 77% share of online orders as Android accounted for just 23%

Article Image Holiday quarter online shopping revenues grew 12 percent over last year in the U.S., despite less promotional discounting. Additionally, 77 percent of orders from mobile devices were made from Apple-branded devices, compared to just 23 percent using Android.

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Apple now inhaling 94 percent of global smartphone profits, selling just 14.5 percent of total volumes

Article Image Apple’s share of total smartphone industry profits grew to 94 percent during the September quarter, up from 85 percent one year ago.

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Notes of interest from Apple's Q4 2015 conference call

Article Image Apple grew its revenue another 22 percent year over year in its September 2015 quarter, a result set by record iPhone and Mac sales. Following the announcement, executives from the company participated in a conference call with analysts and the media, and notes of inventory follow.

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iPhone share strong in Europe & other markets, softening in US, Kantar study suggests

Although Apple’s iPhone marketshare grew year-over-year in Europe, China, and several other parts of the world during the June quarter, it lost ground in the U.S. partly due to advances by Samsung and LG, according to a new report by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

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Amazon buys Twitch for $970M, pushes into video streaming market

Amazon on Monday grew its digital media presence with the purchase of gaming-centric video streaming service Twitch, which agreed to a $970 million buyout that will take effect later this year.

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Apple's iOS gains ground on Android in US as iPhone retains smartphone lead

For the three months ending in May, Apple’s iPhone grew its dominating lead as the top U.S. smartphone, while iOS gained ground on Google’s Android, says research firm comScore.

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Apple's Crucial Marketing Challenge

Apple grew from a small Microsoft competitor in the 1990s, to the tech giant of the 2000s. However, since Steve Jobs’ passing a few short years ago, Apple has changed. At the same time, the industry has changed. Today, Google and Samsung offer strong competition. Apple now has to do something it never had to do before: market. Let’s roll the camera back for a minute. This sounds familiar — like the same problem BlackBerry started having when the iPhone was born. I warned BlackBerry of the coming disaster, but its leaders thought I was crazy.

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Apple may be hiding behind 'Brightflash' dummy corporation to trademark 'iWatch' name

Signs that Apple is preparing to roll out a wearable device called the “iWatch” grew stronger Tuesday following a report that the company may have set up a shell corporation in Delaware designed to register iWatch trademarks without arousing suspicion.

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