Infographic: Pinterest Commerce the Next Big Thing ?

Pintesrest could be the next big thing for Commerce. eRetailers should take this Social Network seriously as it already refers more traffic than Twitter.

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The Global Telemedicine Market to Reach $27.3B in 2016

A new technical market research report released by GLOBAL MARKETS FOR TELEMEDICINE TECHNOLOGIES from BCC Research projected the global telehome and telehospital market is be valued at $11.6 billion in 2011 and is expected to increase to $27.3 billion in 2016, a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.6%.

The telehospitals and clinics segment accounted for $8 billion in 2011 and is expected to increase at a CAGR of 16.8% to reach nearly $17.6 billion in 2016.

The telehome segment accounted for $3.5 billion in 2011 and is expected to increase at a CAGR of 22.5% to reach $9.7 billion in 2016.

In addition the telemedicine market is segmented into technology (hardware, software, telecom, network) and service segments. The telemedicine technology market is expected to grow from $3.8 billion in 2010 to $4.6 billion in 2011 and $11.3 billion in 2016, with a CAGR of 19.8% over the next five years. The telemedicine service market is expected to grow from $5.9 billion in 2010 to $7 billion in 2011 and nearly $16 billion in 2016, mainly driven by growth in the telehospital service market.

There has been a global focus on the use of telemedicine as a tool to cut down healthcare costs and bring about mammoth savings.


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Online Retail Industry in India to reach $84 Billion by 2016; Small-town India Will Play a Big Role

A new report by the Boston Consulting Group says online retail in India could be a $84-billion industry by 2016 — more than 10 times its worth in 2010 — and will account for 4.5 per cent of total retail.

E-commerce entrepreneurs and experts say small-town India will play a big role in the online bonanza. More that 60 per cent of online shoppers would come from beyond the top eight metros by the end of 2012.

Organised retail is hardly a pan-India phenomenon and large chains make up less than 10 percent of the market. As a result, smaller towns often don’t have access to the merchandise available in metros such as Bangalore or Mumbai.

Internet and online retail sites have emerged as the great leveller. India has become the third-largest Internet market, based on the total number of users, and 60 per cent of these come from smaller towns. Besides books, online shoppers in India buy goods such as lingerie and jewellery. India has one of the world’s youngest Internet population, with 75 per cent of users under 35, and many of them have much more disposable income than their parents did.

For many Indians, booking railway tickets online was their introduction to Internet shopping. The government railways ticket booking portal and travel firm MakeMyTrip Ltd, which is listed on NASDAQ, revolutionised the travel industry at a time when buying train tickets meant waiting for long hours at railway counters. More than a decade after MakeMyTrip was founded, 75 per cent of the B2C online market is still dominated by the travel industry, according to a Dec 2011 study by Edelweiss.But the same study expects the next leg of e-consumption to be driven by apparel, books and consumer goods.

Already, it is the non-travel that gets the highest traffic in India among e-commerce sites. Apart from offering discounted and fast service, such sites have also provided a national platform to regional merchants by selling their products online.While many of India’s e-commerce sites have been inspired by successful models abroad such as Amazon, most have had to improvise to survive locally. The biggest departure from the western model has been offering cash-on-delivery for products.

E-commerce companies rely on courier service providers to deliver their goods. An Edelweiss study says that only about 10,000 of over 150,000 pin codes in India are covered by these delivery services — leaving out a huge chunk of the country

As the online battle heats up, tech experts say the coming year would be a time of Darwinian struggle, where few winners would emerge.Next 12-18 months, you will see a lot of consolidations happening in the industry

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Infographic: Styleguide for New Facebook Brand Pages

The release of Facebook timeline for businesses has now become more important than ever.  Brands must build a unique and strong connection with fans by promoting photos, videos, and news. These updates will provide fans with frequent and engaging updates to bring a stronger interaction with each brand.

To help iFrameApps released this helpful infographic to use in the development of updated brand styleguides.

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[Infographic] Global Mobile Trends : Mobile Web Use To Overtake Desktop in 3 Years, has created an infographic covering how the world uses mobile.


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Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update;Connected Devices to reach 10b by 2016

The number of connected devices has been forecast to dwarf the world’s population by 2016, with mobile data traffic growing to 10.8 exabytes per month.

Cisco’s latest Visual Networking Index projects that mobile data traffic will grow 18-fold between 2011 and 2016, to reach an annual run rate of 130 exabytes.

This represents a CAGR of 78% between 2011 and 2016, the report states, three times the anticipated growth of fixed data traffic.

The expected growth in mobile data traffic for 2015 and 2016 alone is around three times the size of the entire mobile internet today.

In Asia-Pacific, Cisco is forecasting 21-fold growth between 2011 and 2016, a CAGR of 84%.

Growth will be led primarily by increased adoption of connected devices. Cisco predicts that there will be around 10 billion devices connected to the mobile internet in 2016, including 8 million handheld or personal devices and 2 billion M2M connections. This compares to a projected global population of 7.3 billion.

Accelerating adoption of on-demand and streaming content is also expected to stimulate a 28-fold increase in mobile cloud traffic by this time, a five-year CAGR of 95%.

Operators are already starting to respond to the data explosion by offloading traffic onto Wi-Fi or fixed networks, and this trend is expected to continue in the future.

Cisco predicts that 3.1 exabytes worth of mobile data traffic will be offloaded per month by 2016, up from 72 petabytes per month in 2011.


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Display Search Research: Connected TV Shipments to Exceed 138 Million Units in 2015

Products launched by TV manufacturers in 2011 show how critical internet services are to the future of TV. In 2011, more than 25% of all flat panel TVs shipped are expected to have some form of internet connectivity. According to the DisplaySearch Q2’11 Quarterly TV Design and Features Report, this number is forecast to grow to 138M units in 2015, accounting for 47% of all flat panel TVs shipped.

“The adoption of connected TV is not just taking place in developed regions,” said Paul Gray, DisplaySearch Director of TV Electronics Research. “Emerging markets often have good broadband services, and there is a thirst from consumers to get the best content available.”

According to DisplaySearch research, by the end of 2015, over 500M connected TVs will have shipped.

DVB-T2 Digital Broadcasting in India 2015 Enables New Market Opportunities for Smart TVs

The recent decision by the Indian government to switch off analog terrestrial signals and move to DVB-T2 digital broadcast in 2015 paves the way for further innovation and brings forward the possibility of a major new market for connected TVs.

At the same time, trends like WiFi Direct enable the TV to partner more readily with handheld devices in the home, such as smart phones and tablets. DisplaySearch forecasts that more than 98M TV sets with 802.11 wireless networking built-in will ship in 2015. “WiFi technologies are the foundation of smart TVs,” added Gray. “We expect that in 2015, 35% of 46” or larger TVs in North America will be smart TVs, defined as having the following capabilities: able to retrieve content from the internet without the restrictions of a portal; intelligent search and recommendations; upgradeable by its owner; and able to network seamlessly with other devices in the home.”

Energy Regulations and Power Consumption Drive LED-Backlit TVs

With energy regulations growing and power consumption on the rise, LED-backlit TVs have a clear advantage. There is a strong case for consumers to choose LED-backlit sets when replacing their TV, given the energy savings. The payback time for an entry-level LED-backlit TV is under four years in California, and under two years in Europe.

Gray added, “The finding is clear, and it is surprising that TV set makers do not market this advantage. Consumers are attuned to fuel consumption in cars, and our Global TV Replacement Study showed that they are equally mindful of electricity usage when choosing a TV.”

The DisplaySearch Quarterly TV Design and Features Report is a quarterly update of the issues and rapid shifts in feature development in TV sets. The 250+ page report examines and forecasts video processor and signal processing IC market development including 120/100 and 200/240 Hz frame rates, as well as market shares for major IC vendors. In addition, the report also features forecasting for MPEG-4 decoding and the digital broadcast environment around the world, including a forecast for DVB-T2; TV connectivity, such as wired and wireless networked TVs; LED backlighting; 3D-capability and implementation; remote control and chassis design; and power consumption.

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Video: The World of Social Media in 2011 – All The Statistics, Facts and Figures

Latest stats and figures around internet and social media usage in 2011 and discover the world of social media courtesy of digital marketing age

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Broadband Connections Reaches 13.35 million in India at the end of December 2011

The number of broadband connections in India stood at 13.35 million by the end of December 2011, with Maharashtra (including Goa) accounting for the highest number at 0.23 million. “The number of broadband connections provided by the end of December 2011 are 13.35 million,” minister of communication and IT Sachin Pilot said.

As per the draft National Telecom Policy 2012, the government has set a target to achieve 175 million broadband connections by 2017, and 600 million by 2020 at minimum 2 Mbps download speed.

Maharashtra (including Goa) leads the race with 23.55 lakh broadband connections, followed by Tamil Nadu (including Pondicherry) with 16.62 lakh connections as on December 30, 2011, he said in a written reply to Lok Sabha. Karnataka with 13.44 lakh connections was at the third position, while Andhra Pradesh with 13.42 lakh connections took the fourth spot. Delhi was placed at fifth position with 10.15 lakh connections.

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Mobile Apps Usage in India 2012

Some interesting stats about mobile apps usage in India from the Mobile Monday Mumbai February 2012 session conducted by Flurry.

– India is the 3rd fastest growing app market in world
– 12% MoM growth in app downloads in 2011
– 6 million Android & iOS devices downloaded 300 million apps in 2011
– 25 billion mobile app downloads in 2011
– Estimating 75 billion downloads in 2012
– Indian user spends 52 minutes per day using mobile apps
– Retention a challenge for apps: 38%, 29% users in 2nd & 3rd month. Games biggest losers after 1st month
– Only 5-10% of users continue to use an app after 6 months of download
– 80% usage / time spent is on Games & Social Networking apps
– Top 5 downloads categories: Games, Entertainment, Utilities, Social Networking, Lifestyle
– US users spend more time on mobile apps then on PC-Mobile web, 94 minutes versus 72 minutes per day

Via: Mobile Pundit

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