Oppo topped China’s smartphone market in 2016, as Apple recorded first annual decline
Oppo is not a name that is anything like as familiar as Apple, Xiaomi or Huawei worldwide, but there’s further proof that it is most definitely one to watch, according the findings of a new report. That’s because the little-known phone-maker scooped the top spot for smartphone sales in China ..
Dalia, a market and opinion data gathering platform, raises $7M Series A
Dalia founders: Nico Jaspers and Fernando Guillen Dalia, a Berlin-based startup that gathers real-time market and opinion data by pushing micro-surveys to smartphone users, has raised $7 million in Series A funding. The round is led by Balderton Capital, with participation from existing investors Wellington ..
Huawei replaces Xiaomi at top of Chinese smartphone market
The most recent numbers out of analyst firm IDC show a major shakeup in the Chinese smartphone market for Q2. During an especially rough quarter, local handset maker Xiaomi’s shipment dipped significantly from 17.1 to 10.5 million year over year, according to the firm. The 38 percent drop was enough ..
Samsung leads India’s smartphone market, as Apple’s iPhone SE fails to take off
India continues to be one of the rare growth markets for the global smartphone industry after it lodged a 17 percent year-on-year increase in unit shipments in the second quarter of 2016, according to a new report from IDC. That growth came off the back of two successive quarters of shipment declines, ..
While the IPO market roars back, venture remains leery
Ben Narasin Contributor Ben Narasin was an entrepreneur for 25 years, a seed investor for 8 and is now a VC as a General Partner at Canvas Ventures. More posts by this contributor: The importance of science fiction to entrepreneurship Winter brings opportunities for the wise and frugal Jeremy Abelson ..