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Smartphones take lead with 55% of mobile phone sales

(Credit: Ericsson)
The astronomic growth in the mobile arena has been due in large part to the increasing popularity of smartphones, new data from Ericsson reveals.

PaaS market to reach $14 billion by 2017, IDC says

The platform-as-a-service industry will grow quickly due to high interest in faster application development and lower IT costs

The global market for PaaS (platform as a service) is set to leap from US$3.8 billion last year to more than $14 billion in 2017 as companies look to cut infrastructure costs and speed up application development, according to newly released research from analyst firm IDC.

Alcatel-Lucent enterprise unit could be up for sale again

This would be the second time in three years that the French company attempted to unload the unit.
Alcatel-Lucent is reportedly looking again to sell its enterprise business as it attempt to cut expenses through an asset sale.

Lenovo profit up 36 percent on smartphone, tablet demand

Chinese PC maker Lenovo posted a 36 percent year-over-year growth in its net profit in Q3-2013, with demand for the company's smartphones and tablets continuing to outpace shipments for its PC products.

For its fiscal second quarter ended Sept. 30, the company's net profit reached US$220 million, an increase from $162 million for the same period a year ago. Revenue was also up 13 percent year-over-year, at $9.8 billion.

Who’s using OpenStack?

We don't typically track user surveys, but the annual state of the OpenStack questionnaire provides some interesting insights into this still emerging open source cloud computing platform.

Here are some key takeaways:

Really small and really big companies are most likely to be using OpenStack

France: 40 mesures transverses sur l’innovation

40 mesures « emblématiques » sur l’innovation ont été exposées. Tout l’écosystème est arrosé (start-up, PME innovantes, fonds…) et toutes les forces sont mobilisées (Bpifrance…). Le gouvernement vient de dévoiler un plan fédérant "40 mesures transverses sur l’innovation".

Alcatel-Lucent compte réduire sa dette en levant des fonds

L’équipementier télécoms a trouvé des leviers pour se désendetter et restaurer la compétitivité. Mais le plan social reste lourd à porter en France : 900 postes supprimés. Pour respecter ses engagements financiers d’ici 2015, Alcatel-Lucent compte réduire sa dette en levant des fonds.

L’équipementier télécoms cherche à réunir un montant d’1,5 milliard d’euros en exploitant plusieurs leviers :

IDC: Enterprise software revenue growth suggests recovery under way

The global enterprise software market expanded by 5.5 percent year over year during the first half of 2013 to $179 billion, a result that suggests a tentative rebound from economic turmoil in Europe, according to analyst firm IDC.

Global software revenue ticked up 5.1 percent during the same period in 2012, IDC said. For the full year 2013, IDC expects a 5.7 percent growth rate.

Some teens may indeed be anti-Facebook

Facebook's popularity might be on the decline among some teenagers, the company signaled Wednesday.

For younger teenagers, Facebook has seen a decline in the number of daily users, the company reported during its third-quarter earnings call. Overall, usage among U.S. teens was stable between the second and third quarters, but the decrease in daily usage for some was noted early in the prepared remarks of Facebook's chief financial officer, David Ebersman.

snom: VoIP Market Trends, Product Roadmap

Michael Storella – the COO at snomTechnology Inc. confirmed several trends that we have heard echoed by others in the industry.

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