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In a prediction made in 2013, Gartner had declared that the Windows Mobile OS will cross the iOS in terms of market share by 2017. It is 2017, the results are out and the Microsoft's Windows Mobile OS is currently sitting at the third position with 0.3% of the market share while Apple's iOS continues to occupy the second position with 17.9% market share. As always, Android sits at the top with an overwhelming 81.7% market share. Note that all of the statistics mentioned here are based on Q4 2016 results only.


It is actually quite sad to see that Blackberry's market share isn't even there. We kid you not! It's actually not there (0.0%) as you can see in the screenshot above. iOS managed to make a 0.2% improvement in a quarterly comparison with Q4 2015, while Android gained an additional 1% in the same comparison. As 99.6% of all new smartphones sold in the last quarter happens to be either an iPhone or an Android powered smartphone, it is pretty safe to say that unless something miraculous happens, this is how the market will stay like for the foreseeable future.


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Anyone who wants to visit an online casino should know that there are several reasons for a wonderful pastime there. A newcomer or even an experienced player wants to make sure that a chosen casino is the best one. After spending time searching for special offers user will save time and energy by registering for the best gambling institution.


Players are also interested in choosing games. In fact, the choice of titles is the most significant, because it is the reason that the player comes to this or that online casino. It is important for users to find favourite games.


Another necessary factor is great bonuses and promotions. One online casino competes with another, so every online casino tries to offer pleasant welcome bonuses and promotions in order to attract new players and keep them interested.


Support service is another aspect of the online casino, in which players are interested. They want to be sure that any questions and concerns will be immediately resolved and the support system will provide the necessary assistance.


It goes without saying that good software will help to make all these points work at necessary level. Great software speaks about the reliability of the casino, the speed of games and the quality of graphics. That's why owners of such business constantly look for http://evenbetgaming.com/solutions/real-money/ - online casino software for sale.


Fortunately, there are high-qualified companies which are ready to provide customers with great software. They know how good online casino should look like and what they should have. Reliable platform will present casino owners immense opportunities.


What Are The Best Software Developers


Which companies are considered the most popular and respected in the online gambling world?


        Microgaming.    Statistics and opinions of experts give the first place in the            development of software for gambling establishments to Microgaming. If an online club, which operates on a platform from this manufacturer, will have financial difficulties, the company takes on the payment of winnings.

        Playtech. The main competitor of Microgaming is Playtech, which is popular among domestic players due to its high speed and the availability of high-quality support.

        Net Entertainment. One of the leading manufacturers of software for online gambling, which is known for its innovations.     

 

All in all, these are not all companies which are worth paying attention to. We are also ready to present you cool software on reliable platform. The chances for success are so high that gaming experience will be fantastic. Do not waste time on trying to create something from scratch by yourself. Delegate this mission on experienced and high-qualified team that will mind every detail and introduce business of your dream in a short period of time.



It was just recently that Samsung decided to sell its entire printing business to HP over a $1 billion+ deal and now it might be looking to do the same with its PC business. If the reports are true, then the most likely buyer would be Lenovo, which has the biggest PC business in the entire world. Although it is still unclear as to how much the deal will cost Lenovo, the estimate is around $850 million, provided that it does go through.


As per the aforementioned report, the Asian giants are having some issues in meeting terms while their respective law firms are engaged in negotiating the deal. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is representing Lenovo, while Paul Hastings is doing the same for Samsung. Although Samsung has not confirmed this news yet, we are guessing that this could be another one of the company's moves to slim down its business to concentrate where the money is, rather than losing money over ventures that just did not work for them.


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Eager stock market analysts have been quick to pour over the latest Q4 2015 SEC filings from Alphabet, Google's parent company. The market responded quickly with both the Class A and Class C stock trading up to a $750-780 price range. This makes Alphabet not just good at letters, but also with numbers as it now eclipses Apple's market capitalisation to be the most valuable company in the world.


In fairness, Apple's earnings were showing signs of hitting a plateau with its iPads not selling as many units as they once did as interest moves more to the phablet-size phone market and away from larger tablets which are less convenient on the run. Investors in Alphabet were quick to double down on their positions and others buying into Alphabet for the first time on the positive trading news.


Alphabet revenues year-over-year rose 24% compared to 12% the previous year. The source of the accelerated revenue growth has been primarily from advertising. The picture is a mixed one through with ad clicks rising by 31%, but the cost per click for adverts falling by 13%. Overall, Alphabet still came out ahead.


The company also noted on a recent call with investors that Gmail, its email service, now has more than 1 billion active users each month. That's active users, not open accounts. Only What's App and Facebook can say the same.


 



If you are an Apple fan, we have good news for you today. According to a report by The Investor (South Korea), Samsung has just struck a deal with Apple to supply the Cupertino giant with an additional 60 million OLED panels for the iPhone 8. We say "additional" because this comes on top of the 100 million OLED panels that Apple had ordered from Samsung in a contract last year. It seems that Apple is depending on their arch-rival to provide them with the major bulk of OLED panels for the next iPhones.


This is good news because of two reasons; the first and the foremost being the fact that Apple will indeed be finally switching over to OLED from LCD. Not only does an OLED display provide a better viewing experience, but they also are significantly more power-efficient than LCD panels. Secondly, the 160 million OLED panels theoretically means that the previous rumor which stated that only the most expensive Apple iPhone 8 will feature the new displays is most likely false. It could very well mean that all iPhone 8 variants will feature the OLED panels this year, which is definitely happy news for Apple fans around the world.


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It is no secret that the casino business has gone through a number of drastic changes in the last few years and all things suggest that there are still many more to come. Of course, most of these changes in the gambling world were brought on by the impact of technology. Instead of fighting against the tide, the gaming business has adapted itself to these changes as well as any other industry. Let us now take a closer look at some of the most important changes which are happening right now or will happen in the very near future.


Bitcoin is the Ideal Currency of the Gambler



If a player uses bitcoin to make bets online, he/she doesn't have to pay currency conversion charges. Also, since bitcoin is not connected to any central bank, the ever-changing world economy doesn't affect the digital currency in the same way that it affects other generally accepted currencies like the US dollar or the Euro. Bitcoin also keeps the players anonymous, secure and safe from any attempts at identity theft. The casinos that don't accept bitcoin yet will soon begin to welcome it in a few more years' time.


Traditional Casinos vs. Online Casinos


This age old debate of which is a better option is coming to an end with each passing year. Players can now simply go on Netbet and play with other players from around the world in a live action casino with a real dealer or choose to try out their luck at the virtual slot machines if they do not feel like socializing. Traditional establishments are starting to open up their own online casinos and live action casinos are blurring the line in between the two. In other words, technology is actually making the two natural enemies work together with each other in building a unified gaming empire for the future.


The Portable Medium



Apart from being the most used type of consumer technology in the world right now, smartphones have also added a new dimension to the gambling industry. In the beginning, you had to visit a physical casino to gamble, but that all changed with the arrival of the online betting sites. However, you still had to sit in front of a computer or a laptop in order to access the online options. Right now, gambling applications and support for mobile devices on all major gaming sites has ensured that players can gamble whenever they want. It doesn't matter if you are travelling, lying on your bed or even sitting on the toilet seat; if you want to gamble, you can do it from anywhere with your smartphone. In the coming years, the number of smartphone users will continue to grow globally and so will the number of online players.


Expectedly, more countries will open up to the business in the coming years, allowing online casinos to touch markets that have so far been shielded from the world of gambling by conservative governments. It will take time but it should happen eventually.



The smartphone saw a leap in technology with the release of the very first iPhone in 2007, bringing new expertise and of course, putting out apps into mainstream use. They litter the screens of smartphones everywhere, drumming up a whole variety of personalised content. Of course, apps are mostly about social media and gaming, but even in this a corporate mind is working away somewhere. At last, apps have taken significant strides in the world of business.


Before technology, every business was a brick and mortar, with no knowledge in saving time and thus costs by digital means. Accordingly, apps offer an opportunity to heighten corporate efficiency, with work now possible at the press of a screen or click of a button. We have listed some ways in which apps can creatively cut corners in corporate life.

 

Streamlined Target Audience


Businesses used to reach their target audiences by depending largely on newspaper and television adverts. However, with a decline in both of these things usage, firms must find a new way to reach their market, paying close attention to the time of the consumer and the appeal of their marketing.


Apps are the perfect answer to this need. Collectively, they take up a lot of space on any kind of hardware, eventually clogging up the memory of the finest phones or systems. Consequently, no one downloads an app they don't want, need or find essential to their day-to-to-day life. Ultimately, this presents a great opportunity moving forward, creating a compact eye-catching representation of a business that can be accessed anytime and anywhere.


Quick Online Payments


Tedious transactions and lengthy cheque waits used be the downsides of dealing in business. Never uncommon, firms faced excruciating circumstances that eventually resulted in a delayed payment. Of course, these problems still haven't entirely vanished today for small firms either.


The app once again saves the day here, allowing instantaneous payments straight from the pocket. It's a tool that eliminates excuses and declines delays, pushing every business process along in a timelier and more trust worthy manner. Ultimately, the cash flow can run a little smoother with this technology, something that would draw in any business immediately.

 

A Direct Line to the Competitors


When competing in any market or economy, companies can face constant anxiety. Who are their competitors? Are they better than us? If so, how? Subsequently, they'd pour over endless documents and paperwork to examine themselves against their competition, as well as conducting surveys to find their faults.


However, apps offer a direct line straight into the competitor's arena. From their Facebook page, Twitter profile, their personalised apps or even apps that display and analyse financial markets, there is a whole world of information within apps that can be used for research. After all, apps are information if nothing else, storing so much data that is simply too detailed to ignore. It's all there. 


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