John Paczkowski

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China’s Spiking Smartphone Growth

Having overtaken the United States as the world’s largest smartphone market, China is now fast extending its lead. To wit, the latest metrics from market research outfit IDC, which chart some remarkable year-over-year growth. In the first quarter of 2013, China’s smartphone shipments topped out at 78 million units — a 117 percent increase over the same period in 2012, according to IDC. And that stratospheric growth shows no signs of slowing. By 2017, IDC expects smartphone shipments in China to exceed 460 million. The country’s top smartphone vendor? Samsung, with a market share of 19 percent. Archrival Apple ranks fifth, with a market share of nine percent.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus