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Apple drives 500% increase in smartwatch shipments: report

Media | 10/30/2015 4:07 pm EDT

Global smartwatch shipments were up 510 per cent in this year's third quarter from a year earlier, with 6.1 million units shipped compared to one million during the same period the previous year, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics released Wednesday. The research firm said in a press release that Apple Inc.’s Apple Watch is “commanding” the scene and continues to “set the pace in the smartwatch industry,” with a 74 per cent market share and 4.5 million units shipped, compared to zero a year earlier. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. fell in market...

Canadian TV subs to start rising again in 2015: study

Media | 04/16/2014 9:27 pm EDT

The number of Canadian TV subscribers will fall 0.31 per cent this year, and then begin increasing in 2015 at an average rate of 0.25 per cent annually until 2019, according to a new study by research company Strategy Analytics. Eric Smith, an analyst in the digital consumer practice of the company, said in a phone interview that this rise will be driven by Internet-protocol TV.  Canadian IPTV services include BCE Inc.’s Bell Fibe TV service and Telus Corp.’s OptikTV. “It offers better bundling, better speed, [better] pricing as well,” he said. "It’s a...