Apple (AAPL) iPhone Shipments Could Surpass 230M Units in 2015 May 22, 2015 11:21AM

Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) should see continued robust growth in its iPhone segment this year as iPhone 6/6+ sales remain strong and as the company grids to release an updated version later in 2015.

TrendForce recently speculated that total iPhone shipments could reach 230 million units or more this year, a 20 percent gain over 2014. The firm sees the next-generation iPhone accounting for over 35 percent of shipments for the year.

Shipments of the next-generation iPhone --... (continue reading...)

Google (GOOG) Debuts New Feature to Make Buying Products from YouTube Ads Easier May 21, 2015 02:52PM

Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) posted the following to its AdWords blog on Thursday:

Whether it’s watching a product review or learning how to bake a soufflé, we look to video in countless moments throughout to the day to help us get things done. We call these micro-moments – when we reflexively turn to our devices to learn more, make a decision, or purchase a product. To connect the dots between the moment a person watches a video and the moment they decide to make a... (continue reading...)

Global Chromebook Sales Expected to Rise 27% in 2015 - Gartner (GOOG) (HPQ) May 21, 2015 11:53AM

Worldwide Chromebook sales to end users is on pace to reach 7.3 million units in 2015, a 27 percent increase from 2014, according to Gartner, Inc. Education is the primary market for Chromebooks and represented 72 percent of the global Chromebook market in 2014.

"Since the first model launched in mid-2011, Google's Chromebook has seen success mainly in the education segment across all regions," said Isabelle Durand, principal analyst at Gartner. "In 2014, the education... (continue reading...)

Plenty of Consumers in U.S., U.K. Still Interested in Google Glass - GWI May 20, 2015 11:42AM

GlobalWebIndex posted the following to its blog on Wednesday:

With the Apple Watch now on the wrists of millions of users around the world, Google Glass, one of the first devices to make a splash in the wearables market has been well and truly over-shadowed.

Having launched 2 years ago, Google’s wearable had many positives but a $1,500 price tag and a serious image problem meant that it didn’t make the impact Google wanted.

But GWI’s research in the UK/US shows that... (continue reading...)

Delta (DAL), American Airlines (AAL), Others Said Restricting Data to Online Travel Sites May 20, 2015 07:38AM

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), American Airlines (Nasdaq: AAL), United Continental (NYSE: UAL), and other air carriers are said to be restricting and/or removing schedule and fare information from online travel websites.

The Travel Technology Association released a study Wednesday highlighting the effort by the carriers and includes what sort of economic impact it might have on the online travel segment.

Websites include Priceline (Nasdaq: PCLN), Orbitz (NYSE: OWW), Expedia... (continue reading...)

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