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Unlike the smartphone market, which has seen a decline in shipments, total deliveries in the wearables market set a quarterly record during Q4, and an annual record during 2017. According to IDC, during the fourth quarter of 2017 shipments of wearable devices rose 7.7% from 35.2 million units to a record 37.9 million. For all of 2017, a record 115.4 million wearables shipped, up a healthy 10.3% from 2016’s total of 104.6 million units delivered.
IDC’s data shows that for the first time ever, the Apple Watch was the wearables leader during the quarter. Led by the Series 3 Cellular model, …
This year has been big for tech. So big, in fact, that electronics’ sales grew 7.5% over the holidays. This may not sound like much, but has in fact been the largest such increase in a decade, meaning that there was quite a lot of gear under those Christmas trees that will have to be opened, set up, and apps and games have to be loaded on it. Case in point – the Nintendo and Sony servers went down yesterday, as millions of folks tried to log in or register accounts simultaneously.
Last year, the Christmas weekend saw app sales shoot through the roof at a 52% increase over the previous one, …
Chinese manufacturer Huawei has managed to ship over 100 million smartphones for the first three quarters of 2017. This translates to a year-over-year increase of 19%, which means that the company has a very high chance of surpassing the 140 million units it shipped in 2016.
Just three days into her comeback, Taylor Swift is breaking records.
Spotify announced Saturday that Swift’s newest single “Look What You Made Me Do” broke the streaming service’s record for same-day streams with 8 million plays, reports the Associated Press.
The musician also broke a YouTube record for the 19 million same-day views on the single’s lyric video.
Swift’s Spotify record comes just a few weeks after the decision to reinstate her catalog on the streaming service, after famously pulling it in 2014.
Apparently, the company’s focus on physical retail sales, largely through its 123 Mi Home stores in China, seems to be working well, while it also plans to open a few more stores in the country in the next …
Samsung has managed to sell over 1.3 million units of its 2017 flagship duo on home ground. Media outlet The Investor reports that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ have broken all sales records in South Korea.