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App Stores Break Records Globally in 2019: 204B Downloads and $120B Spent

App stores have broken records. Users set a record of 204 billion downloads in 2019. This is up 6% from 2018 and 45% from 2016. $120 billion was spent on subscriptions “in-app” by users. The average user is spending about 3.7 hours daily using apps. App Annie’s State of the Mobile report has indicated this recently. The report demonstrates mobile app usage trends and also forecasts future data.According to the report, emerging economies led to this growth. India, Brazil, and Indonesia are...

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Blockchain and IoT Are to Be Used to Manage Climate Change, Says KPMG Leader

Blockchain and IoT will manage climate change. This is what the KPMG blockchain lead believes. Arun Gosh has made a few blockchain predictions. Gosh has said that the interconnected ecosystem of devices called the Internet of Things (IoT) will work alongside blockchain solutions to solve the many issues that climate change has brought to the table. He said:“The convergence of these technologies is enabling organizations to accelerate environmental governance, with blockchain’s chain of...

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Walmart’s New Shopping Platform Alphabot Can Change the Grocery Game

Walmart’s new shopping platform might be the next big thing. America’s largest retailer has been testing a new shopping platform. The platform referred to as Alphabot has begun trial testing at a supercenter in Salem, New Hampshire. The aim of Alphabot is simple. Grocery shopping can be a chore for many. Automation of the process saves time. Customers’ needs may vary. And Alphabot is a system to automate all customer’s needs. Human interaction is necessary only at the end of the selection...

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Amazon Sits Atop S&P 500 With Record Holiday Season Sales

As far as the S&P 500 index is concerned, Amazon seems to have hit a new record this holiday season. According to a Bloomberg report, the e-commerce giant’s sale of “tens of millions” of Amazon products, cemented a “record-breaking” end of the year.Amazon S&P 500 RecordAmazon’s low-volume trading, shortly after Christmas, ensured its top spot on the S&P 500 as it jumped by 3.4%. As holiday shopping continued to increase, other stores including J.C. Penney Co., Macy’s Inc. and...

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Amazon, Apple and Google Join Forces to Create Smart Home Standard

The major technology players have teamed up and joined forces to create a common standard that will allow home devices to be able to connect. The technology giants that include Apple, Google and Amazon will create a common standard. This standard will allow devices to communicate seamlessly. Pundits have indicated that this will create a basis for the effective implementation of the internet of things (IoT). IoT has had major issues due to the different methods of communication across...

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SoftBank Leads $30M Funding Round for AI-powered Cashierless Stores Startup Accel Robotics

Now, we all know SoftBank for its “unicorn status” investment decisions and so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to many that the investment giant has participated in a Series A round of funding for Accel Robotics which is a San Diego-based startup that has been involved in the cashierless space for a bit now. The funding round also attracted other investors including Toyo Kanetsu Corporate Venture Investment Partnership, RevTech Ventures and New Ground Ventures.Accel Robotics and other...

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Verizon and AWS Announce 5G Partnership

Qualcomm on Tuesday officially announced its next-generation flagship processor for phones. Dubbed the Snapdragon 865 the processor is still in need of a separate 5G modem to enable 5G instead of an integrated 5G modem built right into the chipset. Traditionally, that means more expensive, power-hungry phones than an integrated solution.However, at the Amazon’s event held in Las Vegas called AWS re:Invent, there were plenty of other solutions. Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg went on to discuss the...

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Apple Projects Over 100 Million Sales of iPhone 12 with Introduction of 5G

It appears that Apple Inc., the maker of the popular iPhone series has indicated a forecast of more than 100 million sales of its next iPhone (iPhone 12 line). Sources indicate that the Cupertino California giant has been informing its partners within its distribution network and supply chain to expect this amount to come next year. Already though, iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro sales are expected to be in the region of 80 million units though an increase in this amount will definitely indicate...

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Ford’s All-Electric Mustang Mach-E Sets Competition Bar High, Tesla Watching the Developments

On Monday, the American automobile giant Ford unveiled its new all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV in a breakthrough announcement. The Mach-E SUV is pitched to revive the Ford Mustang legacy while simultaneously adopting the trend for next-generation electric vehicles.Needless to say, the first glimpses are quite stunning as the Mach-E sets up new precedence in the electric car industry. While taking the competition bar higher, the Mustang Mach-E will hit the streets next year in 2020.Ford’s...

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SoftBank and Naver to Create a Joint Tech Giant in a Bid to Sidestep Competitors

Japanese multinational conglomerate holding company SoftBank has announced its decision to unite its search engine Yahoo Japan with a popular chatting app Line owned by Naver Corp. Within the agreement, Yahoo Japan and Line will merge and create a joint business to develop new opportunities for protecting themselves against competitors.According to the announcement, SoftBank and Naver will each hold 50% of a new holding company that will operate both Line and Z Holdings (Yahoo Japan’s...

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