After a long-awaited entry into smartphone gaming, Nintendo forecast that this new market would help the company double annual operating profit in the year through March, offsetting weak sales growth in its traditional consoles. Today’s graphic shows a timeline of Nintendo game console releases in tandem with the company’s share price performance.
The main reason behind the gap in prices between Apple and Samsung devices is that Apple’s iOS operating system and robust software and services ecosystem command a much larger premium among consumers. Analysts say that the economy of scale Apple enjoys by sticking with just one or two new models each year also plays an important role. Today’s graphic compares the retail prices of Apple and Samsung flagship devices in the US.
Reuters TV, the recently released personalized video news app, has been selected as a Nominee for The 19th Annual Webby Awards in three categories:
- Online Video: News & Politics: Series
- Online Video: News & Information
- Websites: Best Home/Welcome Page
The awards present two honors in every category — The Webby Award and The Webby People’s Voice Award. Members of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) select the winners of The Webby Awards, while The Webby People’s Voice is decided on the web by the voting public. (more…)
Earlier this month, I had a chance to go to Cape Town and take part in the 4th Annual Trading Africa Summit driven by our team in South Africa. Over 350 people attended the event which used our Convene app – and featured sessions led by Keith Nichols, David Craig, Ken Olisa, Sneha Shah, and many others. I was proud to lead a panel on innovation in the financial services space which not only was a lot of fun, but also featured an incredibly engaged audience. (more…)
Yesterday, Apple launched its long-awaited watch, including yellow or rose gold models with sapphire faces costing up to $17,000. It will be on sale starting next month. Today’s graphic compares it to some of the top smartwatches on the market.
Apple sold 74.8 million iPhones globally in Q4, topping Samsung in the smartphone market for the first time. And while Apple dominates where it matters most (see: profits), it still has a long way to go before surpassing the greater collection of Android smartphones in market share. Today’s graphic looks at smartphone market share by vendor in Q3 and Q4 of 2014.
This weekend, Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy S smartphones. Today’s graphic compares a selection of flagship smartphones from major manufacturers.
Last week we announced the launch of a new iPhone app for our BoardLink service, a secure board workflow solution designed to further accommodate companies as they operate across borders and have increasingly mobile, global boards.
The BoardLink iPhone app provides boards of directors with access to company and business intelligence information through a secure mobile solution. Directors now are able to respond immediately to urgent action items such as board resolutions, draft documents with a digital signature enabling a digital audit trail, as well as respond to and send secure messages to fellow board members.
Available online and offline, the iPhone app is fully compatible with Apple’s iOS 7 and iOS 8 platforms, complementing the already existing iPad app. Documents are encrypted for review online and offline via the app and a calendar enables board members to manage their schedule efficiently through BoardLink.
Our recent board governance survey revealed increased cybersecurity risks to boardroom communications. Over 60% of organizations never or only occasionally encrypt Board communications, and only a quarter indicated they always do so. Cybersecurity information is the least-requested information by the board, with only 32% of boards frequently or very frequently requesting such information. As concerns around data security continue to rise, BoardLink reduces the risk of sending sensitive information over email or other non-secure channels.
Learn more about the evolving role of the global board.
Download the Boardlink iOS app.
Today’s graphic shows an analysis by Mobidia that compared the amount of time users spent on six messaging apps (Tencent’s WeChat, Naver’s Line, Daum Kakao’s Kakao Talk, Blackberry Messenger and Facebook’s WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger) in ten major countries. The mobile analytics firm compared the time spent in each app last month versus a year earlier.