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Smaller Tablet Form-Factor Could Outsell Larger Slates in 2013

Data from Display Search forecasts that iPad mini and its ilk can outpace the large tablets in sales this year. Attractive prices and the ability to hold the device in one hand are the key factors in driving up smaller tablet sales. iPad mini is already a dominant force in the smaller tablet market and would help propel the market this year.

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01 Mar, 2013
Prashanth Shantharam
PC Market to be Cannibalized by Tablets: Goldman Sachs

Nearly 35% of PC’s market share would be eroded this year, owing to the surge of the tablet market, says Goldman Sachs. They state that the tablet market led by iPad would reshuffle profits in the computing industry currently having Microsoft and Intel as incumbents.

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21 Apr, 2011
Prashanth Shantharam

E-Books Sales Surge Significantly, While Print Books Sales Drop

Books on digital platforms encompassing both e-books and audio books have grown steadily month-over-month last year with e-Books clocking a triple digit growth – a staggering 202.3% increase y-o-y in Feb, 2011. Here are some of the key findings of the February 2011 sales report put out by the Association of American Publishers

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18 Apr, 2011
Prashanth Shantharam
Google AdMob Survey Uncovers User Tablet Behavior

Google AdMob, released a survey result of user behavior with regards to their tablet usage pattern. 1,400 tablet users were the sample size for the survey. The results indicate that tablets are definitely changing our media/content consumption patterns, challenging the primacy of laptops/PC and could eventually turn out to be a desktop killer.

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09 Apr, 2011
Prashanth Shantharam
Tablets to Overtake Netbook & Desktop Sales by 2013: Forrester

forrester-logoAt the Untethered conference, Forrester Research projected the U.S sales figures of different PC form factors – Tablets, Netbooks, Notebooks & Desktop – for the next 5 years. Tablet sales, they say would overtake netbook sales in 2 years time and Desktop sales by 2013. Tablet sales (iPad + Others) this year is pegged at 3.5 million growing to 20.4 million in 2015. Apple has sold nearly 2 million iPads so far and according to TechCrunch, it could blow past Forrester estimate all by itself in 2010.

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18 Jun, 2010
Prashanth Shantharam

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    AdMob Witnesses 8 Billion Tablet Ad Requests In November, 2011. 700% y-o-y growth

    The Mobile industry will go from 6 Billion connections today to more than 12 Billion by 2020

    Public IT Cloud Services Spending to Reach $72.9 Billion in 2015

    Only 0.5% of advertising dollars goes to mobile phones even though people spend more than 8% of their media time using them

    428.7M mobile phones shipped in Q2, 2011


    74% of app downloads in the U.S are from iOS & Android Devices


    Mobile Search Advertising can be a $2 Billion to $3 Billion Market in 2012



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