Quick takes on Friday, 11/1 news including: the fate of chief digital officers in the workforce, Macy's encouragement of in-store photos, iPad's fall from the top, new KitKat mobile OS for Android and the growth of the Wi-Fi enabled system.
Apple's iOS in the Car and MirrorLink will be the dominant smartphone-integration technologies used for in-vehicle infotainment systems shipped in 2018, predicts ABI Research.
Apple continues to lead the tablet market--although its once dominant market share has slipped to a mere 29.6 percent in the 2013 third quarter, according to the latest stats from IDC.
Up to 30 percent of Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch are being returned in Best Buy locations in the U.S., according to documents leaked to Geek.com. Until more practical functionality can be added, it's highly doubtful users will magically fall in love with it.
Top news for Oct. 28, 2013.
Within the last two years, nearly one-third of European companies lost confidential or customer data because employees used personal mobile devices on the network, finds a new survey from Samsung.
Mobile news roundup for Monday 10/7.
Samsung is expecting record operating profits in the third quarter on the back of strong smartphone sales, The Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch reports.
Samsung Electronics is now accepting PayPal as a payment option across its mobile ecosystem, allowing users to securely purchase applications, e-books and multimedia content from the Samsung Apps and Samsung Hub storefronts in a matter of seconds.
BlackBerry bet that the slick new all-touch Z10 would become the firm's new flagship smartphone, giving it the edge to regain its position in the consumer smartphone market lost to the likes of Apple and Samsung. Instead, the company is now writing off $960 million for unsold Z10 inventory and cutting 40 percent of its workforce.