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IDC: Asia-Pacific spending on AI systems will reach $5.5 billion this year, up 80 percent from 2018

Spending on artificial intelligence systems in the Asia-Pacific region is expected to reach $5.5 billion this year, an almost 80 percent increase over 2018, driven by businesses in China and the retail industry, according to IDC. In a new report, the research firm also said it expects AI spending to climb at a compound annual growth rate of 50 percent from 2018 to 2022, reaching a total of $15.06 billion in 2022. This means AI spending growth in the Asia-Pacific region is expected to outpace the...
Tags: TC, Asia, Japan, Enterprise, China, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Asia Pacific, Retail, Idc, Cagr, Asia Pacific region, Industries


Trump's Huawei ban could spark a tit-for-tat fight with Beijing that puts Apple in the middle of the crossfire (AAPL, NVDA, INTC, AMD, QCOM)

The US ban on Chinese tech giant Huawei could trigger a major retaliation by Beijing. Analysts say China could hit back at US tech giants doing business in the Asian nation, with Apple especially at risk. One analyst believes the reaction could be so severe that the effect on some US tech companies could be 'disastrous.' Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories A ban on Chinese tech giant Huawei by the Trump Administration could spark a tit-for-tat with Beijing that would turn th...
Tags: Apple, Japan, China, US, Trends, Intel, Beijing, Huawei, Idc, Trump, Wedbush, Ives, US Commerce Department, Trump Administration, Bajarin, Stacy Rasgon


Huawei is about to unveil an AI-powered rival to Oracle databases that an analyst calls the ‘first salvo in US-Chinese database wars’ (ORCL, MSFT, IBM)

Huawei on Wednesday will introduce a new AI-powered database system powered by ARM chips. An analyst called the move "the first salvo in the US-Chinese database wars." Huawei is at the center of an international drama – the rollout comes two days after Huawei's embattled CFO sent a defiant letter thanking employees for their support as she fights extradition to the US.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As Huawei finds itself at the center of an international drama, the Chi...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Microsoft, US, Trends, Cisco, Iran, Intel, Earth, Canada, Ibm, Thanos, Huawei, Idc, US China, Ray Wang


India’s smartphone market grew 7.1% YoY in Q1 2019 despite fall in global sales; Xiaomi retained top spot

India’s smartphone market saw 32.1 million units shipped in Q1 2019, registering 7.1% year-on-year (YoY) growth, a report by the International Data Corporation said on Monday. This was despite the global market falling 6% YoY over the same period. The report said despite the government’s new... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, India, Xiaomi, Idc, Handsets, International Data Corporation, Research & Numbers, Indian smartphone shipments


Google’s cloud boss once helped Oracle battle SAP. Now, he’s wooing SAP customers to Google. (GOOG, SAP, ORCL, MSFT)

Google says it has been succesful in wooing SAP customers to Google Cloud, strengthening its existing partnership with the enterprise software giant. That's good news for new Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian, formerly of Oracle, the bitter SAP rival. Analysts say Kurian appears to be shaping Google Cloud into a stronger player in a competitive business. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories Google says it's wooing more SAP clients to Google Cloud, which is good news for the compan...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Trends, Oracle, Sap, Amazon Web Services, Idc, Diane Greene, Thomas, Wedbush, Rob Enderle, Ray Wang, Enderle Group, Google Cloud, Steve Koenig, Kurian


I swapped out my $1,449 iPhone for Google's new $479 Pixel phone, and it proved that phones don't have to be so expensive (GOOG, AAPL)

Google's Pixel 3a is a less expensive version of Google's Pixel 3 smartphone. It costs $399 while the larger model starts at $479. I switched to the $479 Google Pixel 3a XL from Apple's most expensive iPhone, and found that it on important characteristics like battery life and camera performance. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  When Apple debuted theiPhone X in 2017, it set a few new precedents. Yes, it introduced technologies like facial recognition to the masses, but it...
Tags: Apple, Google, Samsung, Trends, Htc, Lg, Google Maps, Idc, Pixel, Max, Google Pixel, International Data Corporation IDC Now Google


Google's Pixel chief explains what's next for the company's smartphone line as the industry grapples with plummeting sales (GOOG, GOOGL)

Mario Queiroz, the head of Google's Pixel division, says bringing premium features to cheaper smartphones is part of the company's strategy moving forward. Queiroz also said he believes that innovation at the high end of the market will come in the form of ambient computing, or the development of new features that use existing hardware to make phones more intelligent. Queiroz said Google is also thinking about foldable phones, although he thinks the use case for foldable smartphones hasn't bee...
Tags: Apple, Google, Motorola, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Samsung, Trends, Netflix, Huawei, Palm, Idc, Pixel, Apple Samsung, Apple Google, MÁRIO QUEIROZ, Queiroz


IBM scored a key cloud deal that gives it more credibility in a market that CEO Ginni Rometty believes will be worth $1 trillion (IBM, VOD)

IBM says it has signed a five-year, multi-million cloud, AI deal with Vodafone Idea, one of India's biggest telecom operators. The agreement gives Big Blue a chance to highlight its AI and cloud capabilities, which is important because it's widely seen to be lagging far behind the market-leading Amazon Web Services.  The deal also helps IBM stake its claim in hybrid cloud computing, a market that IBM CEO Ginni Rometty believes will be worth $1 trillion — and that she believes IBM is poised to ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, India, Trends, Vodafone, Telco, Ibm, Watson, Salesforce, Oracle, Amazon Web Services, Idc, Big Blue, Steve Canepa, Michael Brook


The smartphone market is in decline, and nothing is coming to save it (AAPL, GOOG, GOOGL)

The smartphone market is showing signs of stagnation, with Apple, Samsung, and Google all reporting this week that it's harder to sell a premium smartphone than it used to be.  This is for several related reasons: higher costs for incremental improvements, people keeping their current phones or buying cheaper models. Apple is fighting this smartphone slowdown by focusing on services like Apple Pay or the Apple TV Plus streaming service, where it can make more money per users. Samsung is betti...
Tags: Apple, Google, Motorola, Microsoft, Samsung, Trends, Silicon Valley, Ar, Magic Leap, HoloLens, Sundar Pichai, Idc, Apple Samsung, Samsung Huawei, Maverick Capital, Apple Card


Huawei, the Chinese tech giant embroiled in controversy, just overtook Apple to become the second largest smartphone maker (AAPL)

Huawei has surpassed Apple to become the number two smartphone vendor worldwide, according to new report. Huawei is thriving as global smartphone sales are continuing to decline worldwide. The company's success comes as it combats accusations of espionage among other controversies.   Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Chinese electronics giant Huawei has surpassed Apple to become the number two smartphone vendor worldwide, according to statistics from the International Data C...
Tags: Apple, Google, China, Disney, Samsung, Trends, Barcelona, Netflix, United States, Vancouver, Lg, Huawei, Mobile World Congress, Idc, Aapl, Meeker


Huawei Overtakes Apple to Become Second Biggest Smartphone Maker

The networking giant, shrugging off a barrage of accusations that it aids Chinese espionage (which it’s repeatedly denied), grew shipments 50 percent from a year earlier, research firm IDC estimates. Huawei’s been steadily gaining on Apple and Samsung Electronics Co. with an increasingly high-end line-up of devices, particularly in its home market of China. Samsung also enjoyed a spike compared with the fourth quarter thanks to the launch of the marquee S10 range in February.
Tags: Apple, News, Huawei, Idc, Samsung Electronics Co, China Samsung, Huawei Overtakes Apple


I’ve spent nearly my entire career working on Wall Street and I’ve realized one of the most commonly used refrains is totally wrong

Junta Nakai has spent his career on Wall Street and in financial technology.  In this op-ed, Nakai argues that the common refrain that "data is the new oil" is inaccurate.  While data has potential to drive revenue growth and cut costs, most companies don't have the expertise to get real value from it, he says.  "Data is the oil of the 21st century" is commonly quoted in corporate America today. These eight words embody the excitement and promise that data has the power to redefine comm...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Wall Street, Americas, America, Trends, Opec, Netflix, Asia Pacific, Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Jamie Dimon, Idc, Saudi Aramco, Moore


Worldwide smartphone shipments decline 6.6% YoY in Q1 2019, HUAWEI posts 50.3% growth, Apple shipments down 30.2%: IDC

As the companies have posted their earnings, International Data Corporation (IDC) has announced that smartphone vendors have shipped 310.8 million units in Q1 2019, down 6.6% compared to the same quarter last year, and this also marks sixth consecutive quarter of decline. Samsung still retains the top spot with 71.9 million shipments, but it is down 8.1% from 78.2 million in Q1 2018. HUAWEI has posted 50.3% growth and climbs to the second spot with 59.1 million shipments, while Apple has be...
Tags: Apple, News, China, India, Samsung, Blogging, Huawei, Idc, Vivo, Handsets, International Data Corporation IDC, YoY Xiaomi, Worldwide smartphone shipments, Worldwide smartphone shipments Q1 2019, YoY Vivo


Oracle CEO Mark Hurd says that consolidation is coming as 'underfunded' cloud software companies get bought up: 'Many of the companies will go away' (ORCL)

Oracle CEO Mark Hurd says smaller "underfunded" players in the software-as-a-service market will "go away" amid a trend of consolidation in the industry.  Some analysts agreed with Hurd's view, saying the SaaS market will go through a period of consolidation. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Oracle CEO Mark Hurd on Wednesday said the tech giant has a "long list of underfunded competitors" in the software-as-a-service market that he predicted "will go away" in a couple of y...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Trends, Fbi, Silicon Valley, Oracle, Sap, Idc, Trump, Hurd, ORCL, Ray Wang, Mark Hurd, Sarah Sanders, Tim Bajarin, Amazon Web Services Oracle


Sharing what’s new and coming next with Android Enterprise

We’ve built Android to help power the connected workforce of the future. With a growing lineup of Android Enterprise Recommended devices and services, leadership in mobile security and flexible platform tools, Android gives organizations plenty of options. At Google Cloud Next ’19, we shared more about how Android can benefit your organization, and offered a preview of some of the features we’re working on for Android Q.If you weren’t able to attend the event, or would just like a refresher on a...
Tags: Google, Idc, Android enterprise, Android Enterprise Recommended, Android Q


How IoT figures into Samsung's $116 billion chip play

This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To receive the full story plus other insights each morning, click here. South Korean technology and electronics giant Samsung detailed plans to spend around $116 billion through 2030 to ramp up its role in the semiconductor space,  reports  Bloomberg. The company is already the market leader in memory chips, which are a necessary supporting component for any computing ...
Tags: Apple, Samsung, Trends, Bloomberg, Intel, TSMC, Qualcomm, Idc, Harman, Business Insider Intelligence


Gartner and IDC Agree: Global PC Shipments Fell To Exactly 58.5 Million in Q1 2019

The PC market is still in decline, according to research firms Gartner and IDC. That's nothing new for the duo to agree on, but coincidentally they also (for the first time?) estimated the exact same number of PC shipments: 58.5 million in Q1 2019. From a report: Gartner and IDC also both found PC shipments were down globally year-over-year. So far, 2019 looks like more of the same. After six years of quarterly PC shipment declines, 2018 brought a positive Q2, a flat Q3 ... and then a negative Q...
Tags: Tech, Gartner, Acer, Lenovo, Idc, Dell Apple Asus


Amazon's Alexa-enabled earbuds will face major hurdles in the growing hearables market (AMZN)

This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To receive the full story plus other insights each morning, click here. Amazon will be entering a new market as it's set to launch its own line of Alexa-enabled earbuds as soon as the second half of 2019,   according to   Bloomberg. Users will be able to summon the voice assistant by speaking "Alexa" followed by a number of commands, such as placing an online order or m...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Trends, Bloomberg, Bose, Idc, Alexa, Jabra, AMZN, Business Insider Intelligence, Bloomberg Users, Business Insider Intelligence Apps


Huawei books $8.8B profit for 2018 as consumer devices become top moneymaker

Despite an ongoing tussle with the U.S. government, signs look positive for Huawei. The Chinese firm just released its end of year report for 2018 and profit is up 25 percent to 59.3 billion CNY, or $8.84 billion, thanks to its fast-growing smartphone and devices business. Huawei isn’t a public company but it does release financial reports that are audited by KPMG. The big takeaway from its latest financials is that it has become a hardware company — that’s to say that revenue from consumer devi...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, China, Americas, Tech, Smartphone, Smartphones, Chinese, United States, Telecommunications, Asia Pacific, United Kingdom, Middle East, Kpmg, Huawei


Why Huawei's Android backup would flop

Huawei has   built   its own proprietary smartphone operating system that can be used as a backup in case it’s barred from using Android, Huawei’s mobile chief Richard Yu Chengdong confirmed in an interview cited by South China Morning Post. Huawei’s smartphones currently run on Google’s Android operating system, but the company began developing an Android replacement as a contingency plan should it face a similar ban to the one imposed on Chinese smartphone maker ZTE in   April 2018 , which p...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, China, US, Trends, Huawei, ZTE, Idc, Microsoft Samsung, Richard Yu Chengdong, South China Morning Post Huawei, Android Huawei


Smartphone Shipments Expected To Drop for the Third Consecutive Year in 2019

Research firm IDC projects: The smartphone market continues to be challenged and 2019 is projected to experience its third consecutive year of declining shipments. Worldwide smartphone volumes are forecast to fall by 0.8% in 2019 with volumes dipping to 1.39 billion. However, the smartphone market will begin to pick up momentum this year with year-over-year growth of 2.3% expected in the second half of the year. Over the long term, smartphone shipments are forecast to reach 1.54 billion units in...
Tags: Tech, Idc


Worldwide wearable shipments reach 59.3 million, up 31.4% YoY in Q4 2018; Apple and Xiaomi continue to lead: IDC

The worldwide market for wearable devices grew 31.4% during the Q4 2018, reaching a new high of 59.3 million units according to IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker. The growth was driven by new wearables launching during the months leading up to the holiday season as well as new smartphone launches as many were bundled with wearables from leading brands. Shipments for the entire year of 2018 grew by 27.5% with 172.2 million wearables shipped. The growth of this can be attributed t...
Tags: Apple, News, Samsung, Blogging, Smartwatches, Xiaomi, Fitbit, Fitness Trackers, Huawei, Idc, Xiaomi Huawei


IDC: Apple led wearables market in 2018, with 46.2M of the total 172.2M devices shipped

Apple devices continue to lead the wearables market, according to a new report from IDC out today, which claimed the Cupertino-based company shipped a total of 46.2 million wearables for the year. The firm also reported the worldwide market for wearable devices grew 31.4 percent during the fourth quarter of 2018, to reach 59.3 million units shipped, while shipments for the year grew 27.5 percent for a total of 172.2 million. Apple retained its number one position in wearables again in Q4, with 1...
Tags: Apple, Google, Gadgets, Smartwatch, China, Samsung, Tech, Smartphones, Wireless Headphones, Cupertino, Huawei, Wearable Devices, Idc, Apple Inc, Apple Watches, Xiaomi Huawei


What critics get wrong about the “American AI Initiative”

Sujai Hajela Contributor Share on Twitter Sujai Hajela is co-founder, president and CEO of Mist, which develops self-learning wireless networks using artificial intelligence. There’s been a bit of hysteria – AIsteria, if you will – over the Trump administration’s recently issued American AI Initiative, formally known as ‘Executive Order on Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence.” The initiative is a broad...
Tags: Energy, Column, Usa, Technology, China, US, Articles, Tech, Bloomberg, Artificial Intelligence, Beijing, United States, Machine Learning, Cybernetics, Stanford University, Idc


Google expands Android Enterprise Recommended with more MSPs

Google has announced that it is expanding the Android Enterprise Recommended program to Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and companies with MSP business units who provision, manage and support millions of devices around the world. Under the Android Enterprise Recommended program for MSPs, validated partners are trained on the latest best practices from Google to help customers simplify and expand their mobility deployments. Google also announced that Accenture, Brodos, Cognizant, DXC Technolo...
Tags: Google, News, Blogging, Idc, Msp, Android enterprise, Vox Mobile, European Android Enterprise Recommended


Want Samsung’s new folding phone? It will cost you $2,000

By Michael Liedtke and Anick Jesdanun, The Associated Press Samsung unveiled a highly anticipated smartphone with a foldable screen in an attempt to break the innovative funk that has beset the smartphones market. The phone, announced Wednesday in San Francisco, will be called the Galaxy Fold and will sell for $1,980 when it is released April 26. In this Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, photo are a pair of the new Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones during a product preview in San Francisco. At left is th...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, New York City, US, Samsung, San Francisco, Spain, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Huawei, Idc, Samsung Galaxy, Newsom, Justin Denison, Samsung Apple


Android Enterprise Recommended expands to include Managed Service Providers

As organizations increasingly turn to Android as their enterprise mobility platform, we want to make sure they can easily identify partners with experts who are best equipped to support them.That’s why we’re expanding the Android Enterprise Recommended program to Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and companies with MSP business units who provision, manage and support millions of devices around the world on behalf of customers. Under the Android Enterprise Recommended program for MSPs, validated p...
Tags: Google, Idc, Msp, Android enterprise, Managed Service Providers, Android Enterprise Recommended, Vox Mobile, European Android Enterprise Recommended


Indian smartphone shipments up 14.5% YoY in 2018; Xiaomi continues to lead with 28.9% share: IDC

As per IDC’s Quarterly mobile phone tracker, the Indian smartphone market has shipped 142.3 million units in 2018, registering a healthy 14.5% year-on-year (YoY) growth as compared to 2017. Though the Q3 2018 has been the strongest quarter, the market saw a sequential decline of 15.1% in Q4 2018 owing to high channel inventory. The healthy annual growth of 19.5% was driven primarily by multiple sales by e-tailers beyond the festive Diwali period lasting into December. However, the offline cha...
Tags: News, India, Samsung, Blogging, Xiaomi, Idc, Vivo, Diwali, Oppo, Realme


Apple's iPhone sales in China collapsed last quarter, and it's because they cost too much (AAPL)

iPhone shipments in China dropped nearly 20% on an annual basis during the 4th quarter of 2018, according to a new estimate. Huawei shipments were up 23% during the same period, according to the report.  Apple's high iPhone prices hurt it in China, according to IDC, a market research firm.  Apple missed its own revenue target during the quarter by about $7 billion, and attributed the miss to slow demand in China.  Apple's iPhone shipments during the quarter ending December 2018 were down near...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, China, Trends, Taiwan, United States, Tim Cook, Xiaomi, Huawei, Idc, Vivo, Oppo, Greater China, CNBC Huawei


New figures highlight the iPhone’s rough quarter in China

When Apple issued revised guidance for its quarterly earnings last month, the company singled out China as a primary driver for its disappointing result. Sure enough, iPhone revenue declined 15 percent year over year, and now IDC’s got some more insight into the role the Chinese market may have played in that decline. New figures out this week show right around a 20 percent dip in shipments in China y-o-y for the quarter. That’s a pretty dramatic drop for a market that’s been a key factor in...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, Hardware, China, Tech, Tim Cook, Huawei, Idc



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