R2D2 on God, 42, the Universe and everything else
  
  

second quarter

(via TechCrunch)

android-bigAndroid smartphone shipments grew a whopping 73.5 percent between the second quarter of 2012 and Q2 2013, according to research firm IDC’s latest numbers. 187.4 million Android-powered phones shipped in the most recent quarter, representing 79.3 percent of all smartphones shipped during the quarter. The next closest smartphone platform was iOS, which shipped just 31.2 million units, accounting for 13.2 percent of overall share.

Complete story at source: TechCrunch
http://techcrunch…

More fresh stories at http://radudee2…

(via TechCrunch)

2013-07-29_10h48_04The PC market is in poor health, and consumers love tablets. When do those two trends cross? No prediction is perfect, but given simple trend analysis, it appears that by the second quarter of 2014, tablets will likely outsell the PC market. That said, current market dynamics could accelerate, pushing us over that mark a bit sooner. Let’s get into the figures to untangle just where we stand.

Complete story at source: TechCrunch
http://techcrunch…

More fresh stories at http://radudee2…

(via Payments News – from Glenbrook Partners)

PayPal’s parent eBay has announced financial results for 2Q2013 which included strong growth numbers for its PayPal business unit. PayPal delivered a strong second quarter performance with revenue increasing 20% to $1.6 billion. PayPal gained 4.7 million active registered accounts in the period and ended the quarter with 132 million, a 17% increase. PayPal’s net total payment volume (TPV) grew 24% to $43 billion driven by consumer and merchant use of PayPal both on and off eBay. PayPal continues to invest in growing its addressable market, product development, and consumer awareness. Payment velocity increased with a sequential acceleration of both…

Complete story at source: Payments News – from Glenbrook Partners
http://www…

More fresh stories at http://radudee2…