Mobile Minutes: Smartwatches cannibalize smartphones; Twitter’s new CEO; Unbundling Android search; Second screens at MIPJr
Wear alone smartwatches will cannibalize 70pc of the smartphone market
Considering that worldwide shipments of smartphones this year will exceed 1.4 billion units, it’s hard to believe that 70 percent of that volume will one day be replaced by anything – let alone shipments of wearalone smartwatches, which are mostly still in the prototype phase.
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Twitter appoints Jack Dorsey CEO, seeks new chairman
Twitter Incnamed Jack Dorsey as its permanent CEO but said it would look elsewhere for a chairman, seeking to allay concerns about its co-founder’s dual role as head of the mobile payments company Square.
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Google told by Russian regulator to unbundle Android search
Russia’s antitrust regulator has ordered Google Inc. to amend agreements with smartphone producers that it said disadvantage third-party applications on devices running the Android operating system.
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MIPJr: ICarly creator says more screens boost business
Dan Schneider talks about the promise of the second screen, while a Hasbro executive touts the next decade of ‘Transformers’ content.
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