Smartphone shipments stablised in Q2

first_img Michael Carroll Rising 5G demand to fuel smartphone market growth Supply issues, delays blamed for China sales dip Tags Author Devices HomeDevicesNews Smartphone shipments stablised in Q2 Smartphone shipments to ride 5G wavecenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 01 AUG 2019 Previous ArticleVodafone finalises €18B Liberty Global asset buyNext ArticleCK Hutchison set to spin-off European tower assets IDC became the second research company in as many days to report positive trends in global smartphone shipments, following Strategy Analytics in releasing figures pointing to a bottoming out in declines.Figures released by IDC placed total smartphone shipments in Q2 at 333.2 million units. While this was down 2.3 per cent year-on-year, the company branded it as “the strongest quarterly performance since Q2 2018”, when the tally of 342 million units was down 1.8 per cent on the comparable 2017 quarter.Strategy Analytics had expressed similar optimism regarding the recent quarter after reporting shipments declined 3 per cent year-on-year to 341 million units, stating “global smartphone shipments continue to stabilise”.Anthony Scarsella, research manager with IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, also cited signs of stabilisation, noting a key driver in Q2 “was the availability of vastly improved mid-tier devices” offering premium design and features at lower prices.Another key area of agreement between the companies was the performance of Huawei. Ryan Reith, programme VP for IDC’s tracker, noted the vendor shrugged off uncertainty to maintain its second-place ranking, with increased shipments year-on-year contributing to a higher market share, albeit still some way behind leader Samsung (see chart, above, click to enlarge).The research company noted China and the US experienced the highest declines during the quarter, but stated the former is showing signs of recovery given reductions over H1 2019 had been “less severe” than the back half of 2018.It also stated top vendors appear to be tightening their grip on the global market “while the struggles for local OEMs and old school industry names got worse”. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Related Michael doesn’t want to admit that he has been a journalist and editor for close to 20 years covering a diverse set of subjects including shipping and shipbuilding, fixed and mobile telecoms, and motorcycling…More Read more IDCsmartphone shipmentlast_img read more

Instructor – Voice and Speech

first_imgApplication requirements:Please submit a curriculum vitae and cover letter describing howyour background and experience align with the aims of theposition.  Also, please briefly describe your pedagogy as itrelates to teaching speech to students of differentbackgrounds. Minimum Requirements:Bachelor’s degree, or the equivalent professionalexperience5+ years teaching experience working with actors on Voiceand/or SpeechCommitment to principles of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, andBelonging, and experience with the application of these principlesin a diverse classroom communityAbility to support both college-age and graduate levelstudentsCapacity to engage in confidential conversations withsensitivity Possession of a spirit of generosity and commitment to artisticintegrity and student development Responsibilities:Teach course(s) covering essential principles of Voice and/orSpeech. The Juilliard Drama Division is seeking a teacher of Voice andSpeech to join a faculty dedicated to meeting the needs of adiverse student body as they prepare to enter the 21st centuryfield. The training aims to foster in our students the capacity fora dynamic range of vocal expression and transformation andemphasizes the development of flexibility, stamina, specificity,and connection to impulse and breath.  The Juilliard School has an ongoing commitment to the principlesand practices of diversity and inclusiveness throughout thecommunity and strongly encourages applications from candidates whowould enhance the diversity of the School’s administration.last_img read more

gasworld acquires CryoGas International

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I-League 2018-19: Churchill Brothers obliterate Shillong Lajong 4-2

first_imgAdvertisement 61gNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsm0yWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eg487( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) eyy9myjWould you ever consider trying this?😱ogjCan your students do this? 🌚a3ayphRoller skating! Powered by Firework Churchill Brothers SC picked up the first win of the season by obliterating Shillong Lajong 4-2 at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Thursday. This win takes the Goan side to the third position with 10 points from 6 games, behind East Bengal on goal difference. Shillong Lajong, on the other hand, finds themselves in the 10th position with just win and four losses from five games.Advertisement Churchill Brothers showed no mercy against a young and all-Indian Shillong Lajong sideWillis Plaza drew first blood for the home side at the 18th minute itself when he rocketed the ball past the hapless keeper from a Dawda Ceesay cross. Samuel Lalmuanpuia restored the parity for the all-Indian away side twelve minutes later when he latched on to the rebound following Phirangki Buam’s shot.However, the joy was short-lived as Dawda Ceesay found the back of the net following an assist from Willis Plaza. As both the sides came out from the tunnel, Samuel Kynshi took the Churchill defense by surprise to go past them and slot the ball home.Advertisement The Trinidad and Tobago striker again turned into a villain for the away side as he headed home an Israel Gurung free kick at the 51st minute. Three minutes later, he completed his hat-trick by a solo effort. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Aggression lags as drive shows

first_imgBy RUSSELL BENNETT ELLINBANK AND DISTRICT FOOTBALL LEAGUE REVIEW – ROUND 12 WEST DIVISION LANG LANG coach Craig McIndoe is…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Man arrested after housemate dies

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Iggy Clarke To Feature On TG4’s ‘Laochra Gael’ This Evening

first_imgPhoto (c) Galway Hurlers Homepage Fr Iggy as he was known,enticed hurling lovers across the country, but when the cheering stopped, hehad a crisis of faith and embarked on a brand-new life. A rock in the half backline, Iggy spearheaded the Galway hurling revival of the 70s. Iggy’s story is told throughthe eyes of his proud brother Fr. Joe Clarke, former Galway Hurler andfriend John Connolly, former Offaly Hurler Pat Fleury, broadcaster Seán BánBreathnach, his adoring wife Mariel Forde-Clarke, and Irish IndependentJournalist Vincent Hogan.The series is producedby NemetonTV, the independent production company from Ring inthe Waterford Gaeltacht which has produced much of TG4’s acclaimed sportscoverage.‘Laochra Gael’, with Iggy Clarke, will be on TG4 this evening (Thursday, 26th March) at 9.30pm.” Oh jesus am I in heaven? Because there was a priest over him and two nuns”Iggy Clarke ar #laochragael oíche amárach 9:30pm ar @TG4TV @Galway_GAA @TribesmenGAA @SportTG4 @nemetontv— Laochra Gael (@Laochra_Gael) March 25, 2020 His greatest moment wascruelly denied with a horrific injury in the 1980 All Ireland Semi Final. But an unforgettable demandfrom the crowd during the most famous cup presentation of them all spokevolumes about the love of the Galway people for Iggy.His hurling retirement wasfollowed by an even bigger life decision, as Iggy Clarke embarked on, andembraced life as a layman.center_img Iggy Clarke will be featured on TG4’s Laochra Gael this evening (Thursday 26th March). print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Universal Orlando Resort Preview — Week of September 16

first_imgHalloween Horror Nights continues this week, with frights galore happening at Universal Studios on Saturday, Sunday, Thursday, and Friday.Fear Factor Live is currently closed, and it is unknown when it will reopen.CityWalk is open until 2am daily, and self parking is free after 6pm.Single-day park tickets will be at Value pricing all week. One-day base tickets to Universal Studios or Islands of Adventure will run you $110 per adult, and $105 per child (plus tax). 2-Park 1-Day tickets are $165 per adult and $160 per child (plus tax). A one-day ticket for Volcano Bay will be $67 per adult and $62 per child (plus tax).Notable HighlightsIf you plan to visit Halloween Horror nights on the weekends, you may want to consider the Halloween Horror Nights Express Pass. You can learn about and purchase the pass here.Dates for the 2018 A Celebration of Harry Potter were announced this week! Never too early to start planning for this magical weekend!See you next week! Share This!The Universal Orlando Preview is brought to you by Storybook Destinations. Storybook Destinations specializes in Disney and Universal travel, is consistently highly rated by our readers, and is owned by our own blogger extraordinaire, Tammy Whiting. Storybook also offers free subscriptions to TouringPlans to clients with qualified bookings.Welcome back! I’d like to take a second to say that I hope all that were directly affected by Hurricane Irma are safe. If your trip was interrupted or rescheduled due to the storm, or you are just needing an escape, let’s see how you can unwind at Universal Orlando this week!Weekly Crowd LevelPlease note these are the projected crowd levels at the time of publication. Due to many guests needing to change vacation plans at the last minute due to Irma, crowd levels may fluctuate. Detailed crowd level information can be found here.Weekly Weather ReportMid-week is looking good!! Check out the latest weather forecast here.Weekly Park Hours and Admissionlast_img read more

I Would Not Feel So All Alone, Everybody Must Get Phoned

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Analysis#web josh catone 1 Apple obviously already has a phone. Microsoft has been rumored to be making one. So has Yahoo!. And, of course, the Google phone is supposedly just around the corner. You’re not cool if you’re not rumored to be working on a phone.It’s clear that companies realize the mobile market is big and getting bigger. So where are the eBay phone rumors? Barring Apple, which is a proven gadget company, I think a phone from eBay might make more sense than phones from any of them.Of course, eBay is not a gadget company, and eBay does not make a mobile operating system (like Microsoft), or control a lot of mobile information services (like Google and Yahoo!). What eBay does own, however, are PayPal and Skype — both of which are very well suited for the mobile world. Over the weekend, Google published a patent filed in February 2006 for a mobile payment system called GPay. Duncan Riley theorized that GPay could well be the killer app for a Google phone, and would catapult them ahead of competition. “Whilst it‚Äôs certainly possible that the GPay Mobile payments system could well be platform independent,” he wrote, “given the very strong indication that Google is preparing to launch a mobile phone, GPay could end up as an exclusive GPhone offering, one that gives Google the jump over other mobile operators by enabling mobile payments natively from the handset.”What sort of competition? Well, eBay’s PayPal, for one, which launched its mobile payments service in March. As Duncan Riley notes, Google would have an advantage over PayPal by being able embed their service directly on the Google phone. Mobile payments have been huge in Japan for years, and are just catching on in Europe, but have not yet really made a splash stateside. If Google and eBay were to lock horns, however, one could expect that to change.But leaning on their mobile payments service isn’t the only reason eBay should think about creating a phone (or working closely with handset makers on new phones), the other is Skype. Third party providers like JahJah and Talkety have brought VOIP to the iPhone with specially designed web services, but neither is offered natively, so they still require that you log into the service before making a call. An eBay phone could have Skype built in, and switch to it automatically when using wifi. Skype already works with a bunch of phone makers on wifi phones, so building the capability onto a mobile phone isn’t much of a leap.ConclusionSo does it make sense for an eBay phone? Sure. As much as it makes sense for a Google phone, or a Yahoo! phone, or a Microsoft phone. Part of me thinks that these companies should stick to what they do best: software and services, and leave the phones up to the phone makers. But even if it is too early to tell if Apple’s iPhone will be a long term financial success (my guess is it will be), it has certainly raised the mindshare of the company over the past year with almost non-stop press coverage, so it is harder to argue that a phone is necessarily a bad idea.I doubt that a phone is coming from eBay, but a phone from a third-party manufacturer that ties directly with PayPal’s mobile service and Skype seems like something that is too obvious not to happen. Then again, with the recent Skype and PayPal outages, maybe eBay isn’t who we want running our mobile lives.Who do you think should make a phone? Or are you just sick of all this mobile phone talk? Leave a comment below with your thoughts.1000 mobile phones picture from Gaetan Lee.center_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

AP Source: Chiefs, Mathieu agree to $42M, 3-yr contract

first_img(AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs agreed to a $42 million, three-year deal with safety Tyrann Mathieu on Monday, continuing what is expected to be an aggressive offseason overhaul of their leaky defense.Two people familiar with the deal confirmed the move. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal cannot become official until Wednesday, when the new league year begins and free agents can sign contracts.The 26-year-old Mathieu was selected by Arizona in the third round of the 2013 draft after a standout career at LSU. He showed glimpses of his ball-hawking, playmaking abilities with the Cardinals, earning a Pro Bowl selection during the 2015 season, but also dealt with his share of injuries.He tore ligaments in his left knee in 2013 and right knee in late 2015.Mathieu signed a $7 million deal with Houston last season and wound up starting all 16 games. He tied his career high with 89 tackles, added three sacks and had a pair of interceptions, and his versatility — able to cover like a cornerback and tackle like a safety — is clearly appealing.“It’s a passing league and everyone is trying to create mismatches in the secondary,” Chiefs general manager Brett Veach said. “Just when you think you have enough corners you have to start moving them to safety, but I certainly think you are starting to see that trend of guys projecting corners to safeties and getting as many cover guys on the field as possible.”The money the Chiefs intend to give “the Honey Badger” is roughly what they freed up Sunday, when they released pass rusher Justin Houston after failing to drum up trade interest in him.Houston was due $15.25 million this season and carried a salary cap hit of $21.1 million, and the decision to release him freed up about $14 million. That allowed the Chiefs to actively pursue Mathieu while still giving them enough salary cap space to address other areas of their defense.The Chiefs are switching from a base 3-4 defense to a 4-3 system under new coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, and that means some of their old personnel doesn’t quite fit. The Chiefs used the franchise tag on top pass rusher Dee Ford, but they continue to listen to potential trade offers.In the meantime, they are eyeing free agency and the draft to add an edge rusher, upgrade at middle linebacker and improve their secondary. Kendall Fuller was solid in his first season in Kansas City, but fellow cornerback Steven Nelson is a free agent and things are shaky further down the depth chart.The Chiefs also were intent on finding a safety to pair with Eric Berry, who missed most of last season with a mysterious foot injury. Berry carries a massive salary-cap hit, but the Chiefs missed out on Landon Collins in free agency and appear content to keep him on the roster.If he’s healthy, Berry and Mathieu would form one of the AFC’s best safety duos.“We are comfortable with where we are with our players,” Veach said. “We have a plan in place for these guys and no one is more excited to get back at this thing than Eric.”Anything would be an upgrade on last season, when the Chiefs allowed a league-worst 425.6 yards and 35.3 points per game. The defense ultimately let down Kansas City when it mattered most, failing to get off the field in overtime in an AFC title game loss to the New England Patriots.Defensive coordinator Bob Sutton was fired within days, the Chiefs quickly hired Spagnuolo, and now they are beginning to piece together what they hope is a vastly improved unit before next season.“One great thing about Steve is he is going to put players in positions to make plays and I don’t think he is going to be pigeonholed into any one idea or concept,” Veach said. “We have a great coaching staff. We certainly have some talent on our roster now and hopefully we will add some more here soon.”last_img read more