Tag Archives: Market

Cord cutting and a soft advertising market take a toll on media stocks

“The Big Bang Theory” on CBS remains one of the most popular TV shows. (Michael Yarish / Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.) Aslowdown in advertising spending and a rise in cord-cutting by pay-TV customers are giving Wall Street fresh jitters about the health of the television industry. During the first quarter of the year, an estimated 762,000 pay-TV customers unplugged their ... Read More »

Trump Rides a Market Wave, but Business Looks for Results

Traders at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday after a day of gains. Many in business are concerned about the trade-offs a 15 percent corporate tax rate could entail. The investor enthusiasm that began with President Trump’s unexpected victory in November has burst out anew on Wall Street, even as Washington remains gridlocked and evidence of any real pickup ... Read More »

Is digital an effective mass market medium?

The amount of data available to marketers using digital channels is immense. But while digital is lauded for its ability to allow brands to reach the right consumer, at the right time, in the right environment, the question remains whether it is an effective medium for mass marketing. Digital channels are often accused of making marketers think too narrowly in their activity, meaning they ... Read More »

Huawei Catches Up With Samsung, Apple in Smartphone Market

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei managed to gain ground on Samsung and Apple in terms of market share last year, following the problems encountered by the two sector giants, the Gartner consultancy group said on Wednesday. Over the year as a whole, the Chinese maker saw its sales leap by 26.7 percent, while the South Korean and US rivals both saw ... Read More »

Chinese Firms Dominate Indian Smartphone Market in Q4 2016: IDC

Smartphone shipment in the country remained almost flat at 25.8 million units in the October-December 2016 quarter compared to the year-ago period, impacted by demonetisation and seasonal slowdown after festive sales, research firm IDC said. Compared to the July-September 2016 period, shipment in the said quarter declined sharply by 20.3 percent. “In CY Q42016, smartphone shipments clocked 25.8 million units, ... Read More »

Blackphone 2 Receiving an Update That Bricks Black Market Devices

Silent Circle, the manufacturer of the security-focused Blackphone smartphones, is releasing an update that bricks Blackphone 2 phones bought from the black market. The update in question is SilentOS 3.0.8 and it reads the IMEI number of the device. On checking, the update bricks the device. A notification popup appears on the screen of the counterfeit device that says, “This ... Read More »

China Nibbles at Samsung’s Share to Take 50 Percent of India’s Smartphone Market: Counterpoint

Chinese brands took their largest ever slice of the $10-billion Indian smartphone market in late 2016, accounting for more than one in every two phones sold – a growing market share that ate into sales from top-selling Samsung Electronics. Samsung, the single most popular smartphone brand in India, commanded a roughly 30 percent market share just over a year ago. ... Read More »

Chinese Manufacturers Capture Nearly 40 Percent of Indian Smartphone Market in 2016: IDC

Chinese smartphone vendors last year captured about 40 percent share in India, the second largest smartphone market in the world, the official media here reported. Among all, Lenovo saw its shipment volume rise to the second only after Samsung in the third quarter last year, state-run China Daily quoted global research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) survey as saying. Xiaomi ... Read More »

Government Permits 12 PSU Banks To Raise Rs. 3,000 Crore From Market

New Delhi: In a bid to strengthen capital base of public sector banks (PSBs), the government has allowed 12 lenders to raise nearly Rs. 3,000 crore via preferential shares over and above the Rs. 22,915 crore capital support committed to them in July last year. The Finance Ministry granted approval to 12 proposals of PSBs to raise a sum of ... Read More »

More Entry-Level Smartphone Players Will Quit Indian Market in 2017: Counterpoint

With mounting revenue losses amid too many players fighting to grab a pie, exits will surpass entrants in the Indian smartphone market in 2017, analysts said on Thursday. There are nearly 250 million unique smartphone users in the country and by the end of 2016, there will be 280 million Indians with these devices. “With declining margins amid cut-throat competition, ... Read More »