Samsung May Dominate Global Smartphones, But Apple’s iPhone Rules America

first_imgSamsung is the leading smartphone vendor in the world. In the U.S., however, Apple is still top dog — and its lead is growing.For the quarter ending January 2013, Apple held a 38% share of U.S. smartphone subscribers, according to ComScore’s latest U.S. smartphone market share data. Samsung placed a distant second, with a 21% share. Apple gained 3.5 points of market share, while Samsung’s slice of the pie grew by only 1.9 points.As went the two giants, so went their respective platforms. Android continued to lead with 52% of the U.S. market, but its share actually declined by 1.3 points over the previous quarter. Blackberry held a 5.9% share and Microsoft only 3.1%, both of them down from the prior quarter.  Samsung’s laid-back performance is somewhat surprising given its aggressive marketing efforts. Samsung is spending way more on advertising than Apple. (Of course, Samsung makes a much broader array of products than Apple does — everything from TVs and flat panels to smartphones to chips.)This year’s Super Bowl was held on Feb. 3, just after ComScore’s numbers were compiled. It’s possible that the reported $15 million Samsung spent on its two-minute Next Big Thing commercial will deliver an uptick in subscriber share in next quarter’s ComScore report. Samsung is also planning to launch its flagship Samsung Galaxy S4 next week with an attendant media blitz. Several Apple blog sites, meanwhile, have pegged August as the release date for the next iPhone. ComScore says 129 million people in the U.S. now own smartphones, a seven percent increase over the last quarter. The news, however, is not good for all vendors. Third-place HTC’s subscriber share fell 1.7 points over the previous quarter. Fourth-place Motorola’s share dropped 1.4 points in the quarter.  Top image courtesy of Samsung Mobile brian s hall What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Apple#Samsung Related Posts last_img read more

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Standhardinger, Ravena, Teng banner 2017 PBA Draft class

first_imgLATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Fil-foreign bets Jason Perkins from La Salle and Davon Potts of San Beda are also seen to be first round picks.Kia will be selecting first from the pool on Draft Day on October 29 at Robinson’s Place Manila, followed by NLEX at second and Blackwater at third.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Fil-German Standhardinger, the tallest prospect at 6-foot-7, is expected to get drafted at the top.College standouts who are also hoping to make the leap are Rey Nambatac and Jom Sollano of Letran, Sidney Onwubere of EAC, Lervin Flores of Arellano, Ervin Grospe of JRU, Dan Sara of San Beda and Gab Dagangon of Perpetual. View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img There’s also a considerable amount of Fil-foreign hopefuls joining the fray, namely Robbie Herndon of Wangs Basketball, Julian Sargent and Zach Nicholls of Marinerong Pilipino, Andreas Cahilig of Cignal HD, and Felix Apreku of Racal, all of whom saw action in the past PBA D-League season.Rounding out the initial draft list are: JK Casiño of CEU; Thomas Torres of La Salle; Mac Tallo of SWU; Monbert Arong and Arvie Bringas of FEU; Kyle Neypes of NU; Dave Moralde of UP; Louie Vigil of UST; Gwynne Capacio and Chris de Chavez of Ateneo; Fil-Indonesian guard Biboy Enguio, Emil Palma, and JR Sumido of UE; Joseph Nalos and Lloyd Abrigo of Adamson; Jebb Bulawan and Wilson Baltazar of Lyceum; Joseph Gabayni of Racal; Jayson Grimaldo of Victoria Sports-MLQU; Jon Gabriel of Colegio de San Lorenzo and Marinerong Pilipino; Michael Juico of San Sebastian and Wangs Basketball; Elmer Cabahug of Flying V; Jerome Ortega of AMA Online Education; and less-heralded applicants Jeremiah dela Peña and Christian Geronimo.All 45 applicants have to go through the Draft Combine, set a week prior to the draft, before making the final list.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa UST sweeps elims, advances to UAAP beach volleyball finals Read Next Christian Standhardinger. Photo from Fiba.comProjected number one pick Christian Standhardinger and homegrown standouts Kiefer Ravena and Jeron Teng lead the 44 players who made themselves available for the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft before Thursday’s 5 p.m. deadline.Raymar Jose and Jett Manuel, both of whom suited up for Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas in the recently-concluded 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup at Chenzhou, China, are also among the aspirants.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more

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Sania Mirza goes down to Amanmuradova

first_imgThe Indian hopes of a gold medal in the Asian Games women’s singles tennis event were dashed when Sania Mirza settled for a bronze after losing to third seed Akgul Amanmuradova in the semifinals in Guangzhou on Sunday.Sania lost the long-drawn-out battle, that lasted two hours and 49 minutes, against the big-serving Uzbek rival 7-6 (7), 3-6, 4-6 by committing a number of forehand errors to exit from the competition.In the other semifinal, China’s Peng Shui shocked top seed Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan 7-6 (6) 3-6 6-2 to advance to the gold medal match against Amanmuradova.Both the losing semifinalists, Sania and Date-Krumm, won bronze medals as there is no play-off for third place.Sania committed five double faults when she was serving for the first set at 5-4. Later she led 6-2 in the tie-break before it became 6-6 before she finally clinched it 9-7.The set lasted 74 minutes and drained the Indian.In the second set, the hard-serving Uzbek broke her for a 4-3 lead and then surged to take it 6-3.The decisive break in the final set, that went with serve, came in the 10th game when Sania muffed three forehands to be down 0-40.She tried to get out of the situation with an inside-out forehand to finish a rally but only ended up putting the ball into the tram-lines and lost the set and the match.Sania, looking glum, said later that her rival was the better player on the day.”We played for an hour and 45 minutes and it could have gone either way. She was the better player on the day. Her main strength is her serves which she mixes up well,” Sania, ranked 166th on the women’s circuit, said.advertisementSania did not agree that the five double faults she served, including four in the opening game, made a difference to the result.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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Cameron Heyward cant sneak and see where hell be selected in the

There are several Ohio State Buckeyes who have a chance to be drafted in the 2011 NFL draft — but, realistically, only one can expect to be drafted in the first round tonight: Cameron Heyward. Because of last year’s format change, the draft will take place over three days, with the first round set to begin at 8 p.m., the second and third rounds Friday and the remaining rounds Saturday. This year’s draft takes place during a complicated legal battle between the NFL Players Association and the NFL owners, in which the future of the NFL is still in question. While the U.S. District Court ruled in favor of the players Monday, the outlook for the 2011 season is still questionable. The day before what some consider the biggest night of his life, Heyward tweeted from his Twitter account, @camheyward, about his excitement for the day. “Day before Christmas!! only problem is there no way to sneak and see what I got for tomorrow lol,” Heyward tweeted at about 1 p.m. Wednesday. Heyward, who is rated No. 29 on Scout Inc.’s top 32, is projected by many draft analysts to be a late first-round pick. A dominating force on the Buckeyes’ defensive line, Heyward said he would be spending the draft weekend at his house in Atlanta. “I would like to just stay at home with my family. … I want to be around my family and friends that have helped me accomplish so much so far, and share the moment with them as well,” Heyward said March 30 after a workout. In his latest mock draft April 6, ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. projected that Heyward will be drafted by the New York Jets with the 30th pick in the first round. Heyward said he does not care which team drafts him. “Whatever team that takes me, I think I can play any position you put me at,” Heyward said March 30. The New York Jets have two former OSU players on their starting roster, wide reciever Santonio Holmes and center Nick Mangold. Mangold was drafted by the Jets in 2006, and Holmes, drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the same year, was acquired by the Jets through a trade with the Steelers in 2010. In 2008, the Jets drafted Vernon Gholston, also a former OSU defensive end. Many consider Gholston a major bust for the Jets. The Jets took Gholston with the sixth overall pick in the draft that year. Gholston was expected by many to start, but he rarely saw much playing time outside of special teams. In his three years on the team, Gholston recorded just 42 tackles and zero sacks, after which the Jets released him at the beginning of March. Heyward spoke about Gholston at the NFL combine. “We’re two totally different players. Vern, they had him dropping at linebacker. … Me, I can play all over the line,” Heyward said. “We are two different players. We had the privilege of going to The Ohio State, but we’re not the same player. I’m never going to compare myself to him, and I don’t think he’ll ever do the same.” NFL.com draft analyst Brian Baldinger projects that Heyward will not be available when the Jets’ 30th pick rolls around. Baldinger projects Heyward to be drafted by the New England Patriots with the 17th pick. The Patriots possess two picks in the first round of this year’s draft, and NFL.com draft analysts Steve Wyche and Pat Kirwan project Heyward will be selected by the Patriots with their second pick of the first round, 28th overall. Whichever team selects Heyward will be investing in a 6-foot-5 defensive force. Heyward has proven he has the ability to clog up the line and dominate against the run. In his four years at OSU, Heyward recorded 15.5 sacks and 37.5 tackles for loss. Weighing in at 295 pounds, Heyward will try to continue the legacy of his late father, former NFL running back Craig “Ironhead” Heyward. Cameron was present on the sidelines during OSU’s Spring Game on Saturday, and said he was excited for the draft. “(I’m) just waiting right now and continuing to work out,” he said, “and just looking to hear my name.” read more

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Pogba speaks on Mourinho rows

first_imgThere were many speculations regarding Mourinho and Pogba’s relationship at a certain point of time a while back, and most of them claimed it had fallen off and they are not really having normal contact.However, after that Mourinho was the first to deny such events. Now, Pogba has joined him as he admitted he has rows with his manager, but they are for good.Pogba has been inconsistent for the most of the season, which was rumoured to be the reason for his problems with the coach, beside him not being happy with instructions and not following them.“People want to hear about the manager and the player. You see some images of me talking with the coach,” Pogba said, according to the Mirror.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“We can disagree but he is still the manager and I am the player.”“Sometimes I see things he doesn’t and sometime he sees things I can’t. But it doesn’t mean anything is bad.”“It’s good. He is the coach. He decides and I accept and I respond on the pitch,” Pogba added.last_img read more

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Gattuso on Milans defeat to Man Utd I expected worse actually

first_imgDespite losing to Manchester United in an epic penalty shoot-out, Gennaro Gattuso was pleased with his AC Milan side’s better than expected performance in the gameSpanish midfielder Suso cancelled out Alexis Sanchez’s opener after just three minutes with a clinical finish at Los Angeles’ StubHub Center in the first-half.And the scoreline would remain the same for the remainder of the match with neither managing to find the back of the net again with Fabio Borini coming closest to securing a winner for Milan, but he instead ended up hitting the base of the post.The Rossoneri eventually would lose 9-8 in a penalty shootout against United after a total of 26 spot-kicks were taken, in what was Milan’s first ever International Champions Cup game.“I was expecting less, I’m happy with the performance,” revealed Gattuso, according to Football-Italia.“I liked the mentality of the young players. We often started to play out from the back. I am very satisfied.“I liked almost everything. United were missing some important players, but we are young and need to continue on like this.“We were certainly helped by the absence of some United players.”? ⚽ 2⃣6⃣ Despite @PReina25‘s fantastic debut, we fail to survive PK marathon Relive our #ICC2018 debut ➡ https://t.co/UmGhJudaPw Monumentale esordio di Pepe Reina, ma ai rigori vince lo United Leggi il match report di #ACMMUFC ➡ https://t.co/azavLWsz07#DevilsInUSA ?? pic.twitter.com/1UGg0QzRbOharry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…— AC Milan (@acmilan) July 26, 2018Milan’s new goalkeeper Pepe Reina was outstanding, after coming on for Gianluigi Donnarumma in the second-half, and the Spaniard made an impressive three successive saves from Scott McTominay, Joel Pereira and Eric Bailly in the penalty shoot-out.“He has great experience. He can give us a lot both on and off the pitch,” Gattuso said on Reina.“Gigio [Donnarumma] did well too today. We have a lot of matches, now we will see if things stay like this or whether we’ll find another solution.”There have been concerns over Juventus’ capture of Cristiano Ronaldo lately, but Gattuso has welcomed the move.“His arrival in our football is very important. It’s been some years since one of the best players in the world came to Italy,” said the Italian.Milan will next face Tottenham on Wednesday at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota.last_img read more

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CWC 2018 For Kashima tomorrows match is a final

first_imgThe Japanese club defeated Guadalajara in the Quarterfinal but was easily beaten by Real Madrid in the Semifinal of the FIFA Club World CupJapanese side Kashima Antlers defeated Club Deportivo Guadalajara in penalty kicks, after being down by one goal in the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup Quarterfinals.And they got the right to play against Real Madrid in the Semifinals, but Los Blancos were better and ended up winning 3-1, sending the Japanese to the Third Place match.But for Kashima Antlers, this game is still important and it will be played like a final.“This will be the final match for us in this season,” said coach Go Oiwa in a press conference at Zayed Sports City Stadium.“And we want to have a grand finale for ourselves.”River Plate v Boca Juniors - Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2018Match Preview: River Plate vs Boca Juniors Boro Tanchev – September 1, 2019 It is time for one of the most intense derby games in the world, as River Plate and Boca Juniors go head-to-head tonight at 22:00 (CET).“It is going to be a very tough match,” he said about the chance to play against Argentina’s River Plate.“We will try to be solid in attacking and defending, and focus on set plays. Any weakness we will try to exploit.”#CWC18: @kashimaantlersL’ coach Go Oiwa says his team will treat the Third Place match as a “grand finale.” pic.twitter.com/pg4ZKW5z7U— Ronaldo.com (@ronaldocomint) December 21, 2018last_img read more

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Alaska lawmakers reject Wasilla as site for special session

center_img They said Alaska private sector businesses could be hurt if Alaska has to forfeit nearly $1 billion in federal highway and aviation projects because matching dollars would not be available if the capital budget isn’t approved. Edgmon cited security concerns about the Wasilla location, earlier saying he received threatening phone calls and “angry, vitriolic” emails from people upset with lawmakers not approving the higher amount. He said many emails have come from the Matanuska–Susitna region. Lawmakers from the region, the Matanuska–Sustina Borough, or the Mat–Su Valley as it’s known, touted the fact that unlike Juneau, Wasilla is on the state’s road system. Juneau is accessible by only plane or boats, but a majority of the state’s residents could drive to Wasilla. The Legislature fell one short of the 40 needed to call itself into session and set its own agenda. However, Edgmon and Giessel urged the governor to expand the call of the session to include both of those items. Dunleavy had called the session for Wasilla, home to his conservative base. Dunleavy said a change of location for the second special session this year would be good for lawmakers, who have not completed their work in five months in Juneau. A 30–day special legislative session in Wasilla could cost $1.3 million, according to estimates released last week by the Legislative Affairs Agency. It estimates a 30–day special session in Juneau that includes House and Senate Finance committee meetings in Anchorage could cost around $855,000.last_img read more

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