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US consumers spent six times as much time in retailer apps in December compared to a year earlier, showing that shopping and commerce is finally beginning to take off on mobile platforms. Time spent in apps overall grew by 132 percent year-over-year.
Nuance recently announced it ranked number one in the worldwide document capture software market in a new study from the market research firm Harvey Spencer Associates (HSA). This marks the third consecutive year Nuance has placed as the leading global scanning and capture software vendor.(Read Full Article)
The EURid-UNESCO World report on Internationalised Domain Names includes data published a report on 6 November uses case studies from Egypt, South Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Qatar to conclude that there is a significant correlation between IDNs and local content. Within the past two years since IDNs have become available, at least 3.5 million have been registered since 2005. The countries that have embraced IDNs at the top level include Russia and the South Korea, which together have seen approximately one million registrations so far.(Read Full Article)
According to a new market research report on the Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA) Market, published by MarketsandMarkets, the IVA Market is expected to reach $867.8 million by 2017 at a CAGR of 30.4% from 2012 to 2017.(Read Full Article)
BOCA RATON, Fla., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --LinguaSys, Inc., an international provider of human language technologies producing highly customized Text Analytics, Translation and Natural Language ...(Read Full Article)
Amazon will create 2,000 new jobs over the next two years with the opening of three more distribution centres. It has just opened its eighth UK fulfilment centre, in Hemel Hempstead, creating 600 permanent jobs. Opportunities will include roles in HR, IT, facilities management, Learning and Development and a number of operational management areas. Up to 3,000 temporary jobs will also be created at the three new fulfilment centres during the Christmas peak period.(Read Full Article)
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Gartner Research has identified biometrics as a key technology to watch, according to its recent “Hype Cycle for Emerging Technology” report.
This 2012 report also notes that “natural language question answering” is on the brink of transforming human interaction with information, but computing power, both distributed and in the cloud, and algorithms remain a limiting factor to its broader progress.
Gartner, a US-based information technology research and advisory company, has released a report which forecasts the public cloud services market to grow 19.6 percent in 2012 to total $109 billion worldwide. Business process services represent the largest segment, accounting for about 77 percent of the total market, while infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is the fastest-growing segment of the public cloud services market and is expected to grow 45.4 percent in 2012.(Read Full Article)
Video conferencing continues to draw interest from enterprises, but the uncertain global economy and reduced IT spending in the public sector are driving down revenue in the market, says IDC. Revenue in the video conferencing space fell 10 percent in the second quarter from the same period in 2011, and 6.9 percent from the first quarter this year. The $564 million in revenue was the lowest seen since the first quarter of 2011 and more than 27 percent lower than the market record in the fourth quarter last year.(Read Full Article)
The mobile app market, currently still led by app trailblazer Apple, is continuing to grow at a rapid pace: according to new research from Gartner there will be nearly 46 billion mobile app downloads made this year, nearly double the 25 billion downloads in 2011. Among those downloads, free will continue to reign supreme: 89% of those downloads worldwide will cost nothing. That is also appearing to have a knock-on effect on apps that are sold for a price: 90% of paid apps will cost less than $3. These are pricing trends that will only become stronger. By 2016, Gartner is predicting the the mobile app market will see almost 310 billion downloads, with 93% of those free apps. These numbers point to growing opportunities for those companies that help app developers monetize their apps in other ways: not just through mobile advertising, but also through developing models for in-app purchases, subscriptions and other ways to get users to pay later for content. Indeed, in-app purchases, Gartner predicts, will drive 41% of all app revenues by 2016.(Read Full Article)
With the rise of texting, instant chat and transcription apps, more people are ditching the venerable tool that once revolutionized the telephone business, displaced armies of secretaries and allowed us to eat dinner more or less in peace. The behavioral shift is occurring in tandem with the irreversible fading of voice calls in general, prompting more wireless carriers to offer unlimited voice minutes. In data prepared for USA TODAY, Vonage, an Internet phone company, says the number of voice-mail messages left on user accounts was down 8% in July from a year ago.(Read Full Article)
Checking one's voice mail seems to be considered an even a bigger chore than leaving a voice message. Retrieved voice mail fell 14% among Vonage users in the same period.
Businesses match goods and services to consumer demand. Being in the right place at the right time with the right product is critical to business success. It’s not about luck. While companies use internal data as their analytic secret sauce, performance must be evaluated in the context of the surrounding marketplace. Trends in electronic shopping, ethnic and cultural diversity, urbanization, and the aging of the population will impact business success – and are best illuminated through market and consumer data. Your sales may be growing rapidly, but do you understand similar metrics for the underlying market? Strong sales growth doesn’t necessarily equate to market share gain. The fact that census data are available from federal government sources for use in business and economic development is not well understood by senior business leaders, members of Congress, or ordinary citizens. Businesses often purchase census data through private data companies, which package census data with value-added enhancements. But make no mistake – the vendor’s products would not be possible without the underlying source data provided by the Census Bureau and other agencies noted here. No private company has the resources or interest in producing accurate, comprehensive, consistent, and timely data for all places in the U.S. across many decades. These data are required by law to provide government leaders and policy makers with accurate information to appropriately fund critical programs and to evaluate their effectiveness and efficiency. But business wisely uses these data to drive sound decisions and economic growth, a ...(Read Full Article)
Amara, a nonprofit crowd source subtitling platform that engages volunteers from around the world to translate online videos, has been adopted by two leading online education providers, Coursera and Khan Academy, to make academic videos globally accessible. Launched in 2010, Amara has already added more than 200,000 subtitles in 100 different languages to online videos. According to spokesperson Josh Segall, Amara’s new, efficient approach to subtitling allows video makers to break down political, social and cultural barriers to reach a vastly wider audience. For instance, Amara volunteers subtitled the KONY 2012 video – featured in a previous Crotty post — in 30 languages in just two days. More important, Amara’s applications stand to disrupt the online education space. For more on the Translation Marketplace, please visit:(Read Full Article)
The Global Text Analytics market to grow at a CAGR of 25.16 percent over the period 2011-2015. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the growing number of social media platforms. The Global Text Analytics Market has also been witnessing increase in market consolidation. However, difficulty in handling time and cost-sensitive data could pose a challenge to the growth of this market. The increasing demand for semantic analytics to decode consumer feedback on products and services is one of the major trends in the market. The organizations are investing heavily in customer relationship management applications regardless of the prevailing economic conditions. Text analytics help organizations analyze customer feedback and interpret the intentions and emotions of customers. Moreover, the software helps organizations effectively manage customer experience and thereby increase customer satisfaction levels. Thus, the need to improve customer relationships is one of the major drivers in the Global Text Analytics market.(Read Full Article)
A new approach to the way Welsh language services are provided online is needed, according to the director of BBC Wales. In a speech at the National Eisteddfod, Rhodri Talfan Davies said that the Welsh language faces "significant challenges" in a world where smartphones, tablet computers and internet-enabled televisions are increasingly common.(Read Full Article)
New BBC research shows that more than half of Welsh adults now have Facebook accounts, and 45% own "smartphones" with full internet access.
Only 2% of those questioned say that they regularly "tweet" on the website Twitter. Mr Davies told an audience on the maes, at Llandow in the Vale of Glamorgan, that the majority of younger people who are able to speak Welsh do not use it or Welsh-language services most of the time.
He said: "We have to recognise that most, younger, Welsh speakers live their lives largely through the medium of English - and few will turn to Welsh-language interactive services out of any sense of duty.
"They'll only come if the quality is there and we're offering something they can't get anywhere else. That's the challenge for all of us."
Apple’ has claimed that iPad sales into corporate world tripled over the year-earlier quarter. And in a broader scope, the runaway success of the iPad underscores a powerful trend that’s beginning to ripple through the technology industry: the unprecedented levels of performance and user experience that are possible when hardware and software are engineered together.(Read Full Article)
Here’s Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer on the iPad’s success from his prepared remarks during Apple’s earnings call this week:
“iPad continues its rapid adoption within the enterprise. We estimate that the number of iPads in the Fortune 500 has more than tripled in the past year. iPad has become an indispensable tool worldwide to help employees across industries do their jobs more effectively," Oppenheimer said.
“British Airways has incorporated thousands of iPads across their business from customer support at check-in to cabin-service directors replacing paper printouts, to details on customer preferences and providing real-time updates.
“And homebuilder Dialogue House in Japan is actively building smart homes that will be controlled by iPads, and their sales reps are using iPads to show floor plans and upgrade options.”
Sparked by the strength of those enterprise sales as well as strong demand from the education sector, Apple said it sold a total of 17 million iPads in the quarter (up 84%), and that revenue from sales of iPads and accessories hit a record of $9.2 billion, up 52% over the same quarter a year earlier.
Zombies may provide a perennial source of material for mobile games, but no developer actually wants their app to be the walking dead. Nonetheless, according to new mobile analytics and ad verification firm Adeven, that’s what almost two-thirds of the iOS App Store constitutes. The Berlin company’s Apptrace tool launches on Tuesday and as a result it’s showing off several stats as a way of strutting its stuff. The most interesting one is the revelation that around 400,000 App Store apps get no downloads, are invisible to users and have no ranking. “The reality is there are only a couple of thousand apps that really make some kind of downloads,” Christian Henschel, Adeven CEO, told me. “This is based on Apple’s closed system — it’s tough to discover those kinds of apps. You don’t have proper search, so the only way to discover new apps is through the top listing.” “If you’re not on those lists, it’s not sure that you’re being discovered by anyone else. The top 25 tend to be the same companies who spend millions of dollars to get to the top of those lists. If you’re an independent, small app publisher, then it’s really tough to be discovered.” Apptrace finds itself in a busy market, with the likes of Keen.io, Count.ly and (to an extent) Flurry all trying to court developers with the sharpest insights.(Read Full Article)
Avaya, a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions and services, has has been positioned as a Visionary in Gartner's recently published 2012 Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure. This new Magic Quadrant, introduced in 2012, reflects the growing market demand for unified wired and wireless access solutions. As the appetite for mobility increases and bring you own device (BYOD) initiatives become more commonplace, enterprises are seeking unified offerings that can deliver a seamless experience to users regardless of how they connect to the network, while reducing the cost and inefficiencies of an overlay wired and wireless infrastructure. Avaya's Virtual Enterprise Network Architecture (VENA) offers an enterprise-wide virtualization solution, which enables organizations to simplify the design and management of their networks, streamline the deployment of cloud-based services, and improve the delivery of always-on content and applications. Avaya VENA integrates with Avaya's Ethernet switching portfolio, wireless products and security capabilities to provide enterprises with a complete unified access solution.(Read Full Article)
Despite the explosive growth of Android's market share, it hasn't won over developers. In fact, developer interest in Android has been in decline for a year now, according to the latest report from Appcelerator/IDC. They survey over 3,000 developers to get their take on the which platforms are most interesting.(Read Full Article)
As you can see in the chart below (click to enlarge it) interest in Android has been declining. However, they say, "the recent erosion in developer interest in Android appears to have been arrested." To our eyes it looks like it's still in decline.
Two reasons the decline has slowed down is the huge growth of Android handset sales coupled with Google's "Play" store, which developers hope will rival iTunes, according to the report.
The smart TV app-based interface allows the number of potential content sources to grow and change over time. Thus, the smart TV helps to minimize barriers to entry into the consumer home for over-the-top (OTT) video providers. Smart TVs also allow pay-TV providers to engage with consumers in new ways. Since 2010, pay-TV providers and television original equipment manufacturers have discussed ways to bring managed content to smart TVs to lower capital expenditures (CAPEX) and satisfy consumers' changing viewing habits. Internet video viewing accounted for about 8 percent of all video consumption on the TV at the end of 2011, Parks Associates' research found. New consumer viewing habits favor even greater adoption of online video as OTT service providers, Internet service providers, telcos, consumer electronics manufacturers and others compete for a share of this growing market. The smart TV app interface provides operators with the same opportunity to capture transactional or subscription on-demand revenues that are available to online video services, but pay-TV services also have some distinct advantages over OTT services in this area. Because of their larger content deals, pay- TV providers can license content at a lower cost than OTT service providers. They can also bundle services such as TV Everywhere with other services to offer more premium content at a lower price to consumers. However, consumer viewing trends and CE adoption show that the smart TV is becoming a fixture in households around the world. Operators will have to adapt their business models to accommodate this ...(Read Full Article)
Open English is an online learning platform that helps non-English speakers learn the language and speak fluently. After developing the foundation for Open English in his home country of Venezuela in 2006, Andres Moreno took his idea north to Florida, where he launched the program commercially in 2008. Since then, Open English has flourished. Today, the startup employs 1,000 people (40 of whom are in Miami), has offices across Central and South America, and serves 80,000 students in over 20 countries. Just as many American investors have started to turn their attention to Brazil, so too has Open English. Moreno sees big opportunity in Brazil, which is quickly becoming a global marketplace and is seeing demand for English-speaking talent rise dramatically. To expand its footprint in emerging markets in Brazil and South America, Open English has announced it is taking on an impressive $43 million in venture funding. The round, the startup’s third, was led by New York-based firm Insight Venture Partners, with participation from Redpoint Ventures and existing investors like Flybridge and Kasek. Interestinyl, Open English raised a total of $6 million in its first two rounds in 2010 and 2011. The startup raised the bar significantly with its series C round, which is clearly both an indication of how aggressively Open English plans to scale as well as the size of the market opportunity investors are seeing in South America.(Read Full Article)
Global Language Translation Software and Services Market to Reach US$37 Billion by 2018, According to New Report
As stated by the new market research report on Language Translation Software and Services, the United States represents the single largest market translation services with demand stemming from corporations as well as from Government agencies. Given the presence of a sizeable number of immigrants in the country, demand for language services emerges from their need to translate documents such as marriage and birth certificates as well as legal documentation and diplomas. Besides, demand is also emerging from the local community, where people seek to interpret services related to legal and medical appointments. Demand is also rising from medical sector owing to the fact that US-made equipment are finding increased demand in regions such as South America, Canada, and Europe, thereby necessitating documentation in local languages. Asia-Pacific represents the fastest growing regional market for language translation software and services, with a compounded annual growth rate of 14.8% over the analysis period. Rising demand for translation services in the region is attributed to the growing desire of companies from developing countries to reach out to the consumers in Western countries. Among Asian countries, China and India offer maximum opportunities for growth in the long run.(Read Full Article)
Global revenues from social media are projected to hit $16.9 billion in 2012, a 43.1% jump over the previous year, according to Gartner. The bulk of that will come from advertising, which will contribute $8.8 billion. Social gaming revenue is next at $6.2 billion and subscriptions account for another $278 million. The researcher predicts “moderate growth” for the segment in coming years, though Gartner declined to share specific figures. The advertising figure appears to be in line with a similar projection by eMarketer, which predicts $7.7 billion in social media ad revenues for 2012 and $11.9 billion by 2014. The U.S.’s share of such revenues will stay at around 53% over the next couple of years, according to eMarketer, which does not have an aggregate figure for social media revenues.(Read Full Article)
In Asia Pacific, China has positioned itself in third place in terms of revenue in 2010 and will overtake Australia as the second largest market by 2017. The system upgrading and expansion activities from existing customers will contribute most of the revenue in the next three years. Lu Shui Shan, Research Associate, ICT Practice, Asia Pacific, Frost & Sullivan said,"Another driver is the increasing awareness and adoption rate of advanced applications such as Work Force Management, Speech Technology and other multi-media applications. The increasing demand of other UC solutions will also drive the market in the long run. Furthermore, local vendors use relatively low pricing to attract a larger number of customers." The top three industries in China driving this growth are Banking & Finance, Telcos and Government, which took up more than 60 per cent of the market in 2010. The industry saw good growth in small to mid-size contact centres. These enterprises with 50 to 200 agents per contact centre took over half of the market. Their size gave them an edge and they are able to achieve the rapid growth with high adoption of in-house contact centre solutions. Lu said,"In China, global vendors streamlined their channel programs, and expanded their partnership programs in 2010. In addition, UC solutions vendors are marketing their contact centre applications bundled with other UC solutions. Global vendors are now focusing on large local enterprises in BFSI, Government, and E-commerce as there are fewer new customers from MNCs. The global vendors hope to ...(Read Full Article)