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US mobile ad revenue spikes.

Seeing more ads on your phone? Mobile advertising surged 76 percent in 2014.  Internet advertising revenue climbed 16 percent to $49.5 billion in 2014, as a spike in sales for mobile spots pushed it above banner ads for the first time, according to a study from the Interactive Advertising Bureau.

"Marketers clearly recognize that consumers are leading mobile-first lives," IAB chief Randall Rothenberg said in the report, published Wednesday.

Amazon reveals that its AWS cloud service is a $5 billion business

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has been one of the industry's big spenders as he strives to make the company all things to all people, fashioning Amazon as a grocery store, entertainment producer and device maker. The company on Thursday reported results for the first three months of 2015 that show Bezos' earliest spending effort -- a business that rents data storage and computing services over the cloud -- is paying for itself.

France: la timidité des PME vis à vis du Cloud.

L’Insee constate que l’adoption du cloud dans les PME françaises est en retrait par rapport à la moyenne européenne. Quels sont les obstacles perçus ?

En dépit des efforts consentis par les fournisseurs pour agrémenter leurs offres et les rendre plus « transparentes », les PME françaises hésitent encore à franchir le pas vers le cloud.

Vonage CEO Speaks Out on SMB UCaaS Trends

Vonage has recently acquired Simple Signal, a service provider offering Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) for small and medium businesses (SMBs). Simple Signal uses the same BroadSoft BroadWorks platform used by Telesphere, another UcaaS company that Vonage acquired about late last.

Google France a dix ans : opérations séduction auprès des start-up, des PME et des associations.

La branche française de Google lance sa première campagne institutionnelle et accentue des initiatives pro-numériques pour les entreprises et les associations.

Cela fait dix ans que Google est installé en France.

« Comme moi, la société a dû apprendre pour trouver sa place en France », déclare Nick Leeder, Directeur général de Google France (le manager d’origine australienne est en fonction depuis deux ans).

Global IT spending shrinks as dollar strengthens

A rapidly rising U.S. dollar has created a "currency shock," prompting Gartner to decrease its global IT spending forecast. The research firm now expects worldwide IT spending to decrease to $3.66 trillion in 2015, a 1.3 percent dip from last year.

The strength of the dollar against some other currencies, such as the Euro, will affect IT buying. What 1,000 Euros bought in hardware last year, might not be enough for the same hardware this year, and that hurts demand.

Facebook's future could include app consolidation

Facebook CEO and cofounder Mark Zuckerberg has been on a mission to unbundle the company's many services and expand far beyond the single application that transformed it into the largest media platform that's ever existed. Zuckerberg says the changes represent an evolution in Facebook's approach to how it connects people around the world.

Deloitte, Tendances IT 2015 : les entreprises au carrefour du numérique

Deloitte estime que la stratégie des entreprises, portée par la transformation numérique, va évoluer dans une logique de fusion du business et de l’IT.

Tata Communications seeing significant demand growth for hosted UC services

 

Anthony Bartolo, the President of Mobility and Collaboration at Tata Communications, has been recently interviewed for getting his perspective on the latest trends. Tata Communications targets the top 2500 multinational corporations and also provides global white label services for other carriers to target the mid-tier and small business market segments. Tata Communications is also a global carrier partner helping Microsoft deliver its Skype for Business services.

2015 smartphone sales

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Xiaomi sells over 2 million phones in 12-hour online sale

Xiaomi recorded impressive sales growth during a 12-hour online sale Wednesday, another sign that the smartphone upstart may be a worthy challenger to leading handset makers.

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