Americans Check Their Smartphones 8 Billion Times Per Day

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How much do Americans love their smartphones? As of the end of 2016, Americans were checking their smartphones a total of 8 billion times per day, according to a new report from ReportLinker. Continue reading

Digital-First Survey: Mobile Users Want Carriers to Be Like Amazon

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A digital-first survey from MATRIXX Software suggests that the new attitude and ways of doing business employed by digital-first companies is resonating with customers – and that they wish their mobile companies began acting in the same manner. Continue reading

Home Security Forecast Calls for 26 Million Monitored Systems by 2021

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Security, one of the drivers of smart home adoption, is expanding as new tools become available to home owners, according to a new home security forecast from Parks Associates. Continue reading

Alexa, BMW Hit the Road Together

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Alexa is about to hit the road. Amazon and BMW announced this week that the voice-control assistant will go along for the ride on BMW and MINI vehicles in the U.S., U.K. and Germany by the middle of next year.  Continue reading

Report: Corporate IoT Use is Hot and Growing

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A report from the Vodafone Group offers some impressive figures backing the general consensus that corporate IoT use is hot. Continue reading

GSMA: IoT Revenue Opportunity for Mobile Carriers to Reach $1.8 Trillion

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Low power wide-area networks will be the first driver of what is likely to be an explosive IoT revenue opportunity, according to the GSMA mobile operator organization. GSMA cites an IoT revenue forecast from Machina Research, which projects a $1.8 trillion market by 2026. Continue reading

Rise in IoT Data Exchanges Recognizes Most Companies Unsure of What to Do with IoT Data

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As the Internet of Things (IoT) gains momentum, enterprises will be collecting huge amounts of data. Those who find the best way to share that data will gain an advantage, according to a new report from ABI Research, which sees IoT data exchanges as an important enabler. Continue reading

Robocall Research: Calls Rising, Texas Worst Hit

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The summer heat isn’t the only thing with which Texans must deal. Data released today found that resident of the Lone Star State received 307.9 million robocalls in July. The total equates to 11 robocalls per person and was the most a state has received since recordkeeping began in June of 2015, according to YouMail — a company that offers to stop robocalls — which conducted the robocall research. Continue reading

Wisconsin Company First in U.S. to Offer Employees Human Chip Implants with Payment Processing Implications

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Three Square Market (32M) is taking a big step beyond network-connected wearables and augmented reality, offering implanted chip technology to all its employees. Reportedly the first company in the U.S. to offer chip implants to its employees, the initiative invokes visions of a ‘cyborgs’ or the integration of technology and humans. Continue reading

Nearly Six in Ten Broadband Households Subscribe to Netflix, Amazon or Hulu OTT Video

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The latest over-the-top (OTT) video services market research from Parks Associates reveals the extent to which just three providers dominate the U.S. market. Just shy of six in ten (59%) U.S. broadband households subscribe to Netflix, Amazon or Hulu, according to Parks’ latest Video Market Tracker. Just six percent subscribe to another over-the-top (OTT) video service without also subscribing to one of the top three. Continue reading