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Huawei jumps ahead of Apple in tough smartphone market – IDC

May 02, 2019 - 10:39 AM

The global smartphone market for Q1 2019 declines 6.6% from the same period in 2018, the 6th consecutive quarter of decline, says the International Data Corporation

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Huawei tops Apple for 2 consecutive quarters in phone market

Nov 08, 2018 - 12:18 PM

It's the longest that Huawei has been on the second spot

Huawei tops Apple in tightening smartphone market – IDC

Aug 01, 2018 - 11:48 AM

In the second quarter of 2018, Huawei shipped 54.2 million phones worldwide, second only to Samsung's 71.5 million, and ahead of Apple's 41.3 million, IDC reports

NOVA 3. Huawei's flagship devices launched earlier in the year have seen some excellent reviews, owing to their distinctive design, and industry-leading cameras. The recently launched Nova 3 approximates the flagship P20 series, making high-end technologies more accessible in an increasingly competitive market. Photo from Huawei

Global PC market grows for 1st time in 6 years – survey

Jul 13, 2018 - 11:09 AM

China's Lenovo and US-based HP are in the top spot, each with a 21.9% share, followed by Dell with 16.8% and Apple with 7.1%

GROWTH TRAJECTORY. PC sales rise by 2.7% year-on-year, beating the industry expectation of 0.3%. File photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Pasig’s public safety project named one of Asia’s 'most outstanding'

Jul 11, 2018 - 9:04 PM

Out of 148 outstanding smart city projects, Pasig City is among the 19 winners in Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ), alongside China, Singapore, and Taiwan, among other winners.

5G smartphones to heat up global phone market next year – IDC

May 31, 2018 - 12:40 PM

The arrival of 5G phones next year and low-cost units from China may start the upturn for the market after 2 straight down years

IPHONE X. The Apple flagship is among the highest sellers in 2018 so far. Shutterstock photo


Cherry Mobile is top-selling smartphone brand in PH in 2017 – IDC

Apr 06, 2018 - 3:35 PM

The Filipino brand accounted for 23% of the 15 million units sold in the Philippines in 2017, reports industry tracker International Data Corporation

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Top 5 highest-selling smartphone makers in the world for Q3 2017

Nov 03, 2017 - 5:04 PM

IDC reports that an estimated 373.1 million smartphones were sold worldwide from July 1 to September 30, 2017. Samsung leads once again, selling 83.3 million of those

STANDING TALL. Samsung continues to lead the pack, with solid choices across the range. But Chinese brands led by Huawei are gaining ground fast, posting some of the biggest gains. File photo by Drew Angerer/AFP


Wearable computing market grows as gadgets evolve – IDC

Mar 03, 2017 - 4:56 PM

The ability to connect to networks without the aid of a smartphone will help the segment grow says an International Data Corporation report

UP AND RUNNING. Casio's newest smartwatch for the outdoors, Pro-Trek WSD-F20, due for release in April this year, on display at the 2017 Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

AI could be bigger threat than Trump to BPOs – analysts

Feb 12, 2017 - 10:10 PM

With global spending on artificial intelligence applications expected to reach 47 billion by 2020 BPOs need to start embracing new skill sets so as not to be overtaken says IT research firm IDC

Personal computer sales fall for fifth year in a row

Jan 12, 2017 - 1:26 PM

In spite of the continued decline analysts say that personal computer market is stabilizing as pressure from smartphones and tablets ease

CONTINUING DECLINE. Laptop computers are offered for sale at a Tiger Direct store on in Chicago, Illinois. File photo by Scott Olson/AFP

Philippines' Project NOAH gets Asian award for public safety initiative

Aug 17, 2016 - 9:14 PM

Project NOAH has been named as the Top Smart City Initiative for Public Safety in the IDC Smart City Asia Pacific Awards 2016

PH is fastest-growing smartphone market in ASEAN – report

Jun 17, 2016 - 6:27 PM

Up to 3 5 million smartphones were shipped to the Philippines in the first quarter of 2016 market research firm International Data Corporation says

Fitbit paces wearables market, Xiaomi second – survey

May 17, 2016 - 3:15 PM

Fitbit has a 24 5 market share while Xiaomi overtakes Apple as it expands its product line

epa04559297 A man presents the wireless activity tracker Zip by Fitbit Inc. during the Wearable Device Technology Expo in Tokyo, Japan, 14 January 2015. Some 100 companies are presenting their latest devices at the first edition of the Wearable Expo until 16 January. EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

ICT growth hanging in the balance amid elections – IDC

May 02, 2016 - 2:30 PM

Elections in the Philippines are both a boon and a bane for the country s information and communications technology sector

IN LIMBO. Elections in the Philippines have been a boon and bane for the country’s ICT sector. Photo by Shutterstock

Samsung holds lead in flat global smartphone market

Apr 28, 2016 - 2:45 PM

Apple remains number two followed by Huawei Oppo and Vivo

epa05193455 A visitor tests a Samsung Galaxy S7 edge smartphone displayed during a pre promotional show in Taipei, Taiwan, 04 March 2016. According to news reports, Samsung Electronics Co. sold the most smartphones followed by Apple Inc., Asustek Computers Inc. and HTC Corporation from around 728,000 total smartphone sales in Taiwan by January 2016. EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO

Tablet market ended 2015 on weak note – research firm

Feb 02, 2016 - 12:54 PM

More people switched to laptops while others are taking longer to replace their tablets

epa04922919 Apple's new iPad Pro on display following Apple's announcement of new products during an event from the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California, USA, 09 September 2015. Apple launched a revamped Apple TV on 09 September, calling its focus on apps 'the future of television.' The online content hub integrates TV and movie viewing, video games, music and other media with a new operating system, TV OS, and a souped-up remote that searches for content and controls playback with voice control. At a product presentation before thousands of journalists and Apple employees in San Francisco, Apple introduced the latest iPhone and iPads, as well as new designs and features for Apple Watch. EPA/MONICA DAVEY

#AlDub intensifies network wars, boosts brands' sales

Oct 07, 2015 - 11:36 AM

Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza s budding romance on screen has posted through the roof ratings for 36 year old show Eat Bulaga and has been a boon for McDonald s Philippines and TNT

SPREADS MAGIC. From food to mobile phone endorsements, almost every company is gunning for the nationwide favorite #AlDub

ICT on upswing but PH still has costliest, slowest Internet

Aug 29, 2015 - 7:30 PM

The newly implemented minimum broadband speed for fixed line services is a step closer to solving the country’s Internet woes says research firm International Data Corporation

A STEP AWAY. While some technology lobbyists argue that a minimum broadband speed of 256 kbps is still too low, IDC says that this is already a move toward better Internet services

Downsizing workforce inevitable as PH TV surfs the digital wave

Jul 05, 2015 - 4:23 PM

Part 2: TV networks are forced to downsize its workforce as it spends more toward digitalization of its operations

DOUBLE-EDGED DIGITIZATION. Most TV networks in the Philippines are forced to downsize their workforce and spend more to stay afloat in today's digital wave

PH telcos, TV networks ride double-edged digital wave

Jul 04, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Part 1: The digital shift is forcing local telcos and TV companies to spend more lay off people and redefine their business model

DIGITAL WAVE. There is no time to lose for the telco and media industries, as technology change accelerates significantly and new digital platforms and devices are emerging, IDC says. Image by Shutterstock

'Many PH firms not ready for ASEAN integration'

Jun 12, 2015 - 10:50 AM

As regional economic integration nears Philippine businesses need to go digital and interactively engage with their market says ABS CBN s chief digital officer Donald Lim

COLLABORATIVE PLATFORM. With all the foreign brands coming in like Google and Facebook, local media and telecom companies have to work together, ABS-CBN's Donald Lim (extreme left) told his colleagues from the Philippine Marketing Association. All photos by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Cheaper, celebrity-endorsed smartphones, tablets rule

Apr 18, 2015 - 5:30 PM

The Smartphone market will continuously grow in 2015 while tablet sales will slow down International Data Corporation says

Record breaking 1B smartphones sold in 2013

Jan 29, 2014 - 1:42 AM

2013 was a milestone year for the smartphone market with more than a billion smartphones shipped for the first time ever

Apple tablet share hits low point ahead of iPad refresh

Oct 31, 2013 - 10:47 PM

Apple s share of the tablet market falls to its lowest point but the release of the new iPad Air is expected to help it regain momentum

NEW IPADS. Apple shows off two new iPads in its October keynote

Samsung extends smartphone lead over Apple: survey

Oct 29, 2013 - 10:05 PM

A survey shows Samsung widened its lead over Apple in the global smartphone market for the 3rd quarter of 2013

WIDENING LEAD. A survey shows Samsung widens its lead over Apple in the global smartphone market for the 3rd quarter of 2013. File image from Samsung Tomorrow website

PH printer industry booming

Jun 12, 2013 - 4:59 PM

Printer industry in the Philippines is booming on the back of growing companies and a bullish economic outlook