KaiOS, a smartphone operating system owned by a San Diego-based company, has increased its market share to 15% in India thanks to the popularity of Reliance's Jio phones, which run on KaiOS. This market share will likely expand when the highly anticipated JioPhone 2 is released.
From what started as a small retail store in 1975, James Feldstein has pivoted his business into a niche specialist for smart home products and high-tech audiovisual equipment. Feldstein says his biggest win has been hiring the right people, and he recommends that every entrepreneur use the "entrepreneurial operating system" program.
Broadcom will be venturing well beyond its semiconductor business with an agreement to acquire business-software company CA. The $18.9 billion deal comes after Broadcom earlier this year was barred from acquiring rival Qualcomm.
Despite the Senate urging against it, China's ZTE and the US may be on the way to an agreement. The US Department of Commerce released a statement saying the current ban will be lifted once ZTE deposits $400 million in an escrow account.
Advertisers report that the cost of Snapchat ads has fallen significantly over the same period in which the price of Instagram Stories ads has risen considerably and that the former's measurement and targeting tools have improved. "Essentially, the best thing is super, super, super cheap CPMs: $1.88 on Snapchat vs. $14 to $17 on Facebook and $19 on Instagram," says Social Outlier's David Herrmann.
5G technology will likely be the next major area of growth for wireless carriers during the next few years, as the number of connected devices remains relatively stable. Device users also are using their phones less for talk and text, with only 2.2 trillion minutes of voice activity last year, less than the amount of time spent talking in 2010.
Best Buy has removed Vivint products from its stores and let go hundreds of employees who were selling the products, signaling a change in the year-old partnership between the companies. A Best Buy spokesman said the company is continuing to work with Vivint, which has an app that locks doors, turns lights off or on and checks security cameras remotely.
Developers of iOS apps should always keep in mind the expansive variety of users and their wide degrees of sophistication. Mirko Humbert examines five key factors to consider to meet user needs: color schemes, navigation, user interfaces, animation and various microinteractions.
Opera users who are into cryptocurrencies can now sign up to try out an Opera-based wallet for the Ethereum currency. A private beta version of the e-wallet is featured in the newest version of Opera's browser for Android.