The report revealed that much of the market growth during the year was driven by notebooks and mobile workstation shipments, which increased 44 percent over 2019, reaching 235.1 million.
This metric is used to measure Facebook's total user base across its main app, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp. The StopHateForProfit ad boycott did not seem to impact the company's advertising business, with ad revenue up 22% compared to a year ago.
Kuo said Apple is planning to launch its new lower-cost iPhone SE 2 and a new iPad Pro in the first quarter of next year.
Facebook recorded a $3bn legal expense “in connection with the inquiry of the FTC into our platform and user data practices”, the company said.
Zuckerberg said on the company's earnings call Wednesday that Instagram sees 500 million daily active users in its Stories feature alone, and that Facebook's family of apps sees 2.7 billion monthly active users globally, up from 2.6 billion last quarter.
The company SuperData has just published the figures for sales, significantly higher, virtual reality headsets in 2018 and presents a projection for the year 2019. The US firm has also split a projection for the year 2019 promising a nice success to the future Oculus high-end standalone headset, the Quest .
On the earnings call, CEO Safra Katz told the audience that total revenues for the quarter were US$9.6 billion, but what really got my attention was when she said this: "The gross margins for cloud services and license support was 86 percent, essentially the same as last year with continuing improvement in SaaS gross margins, stability in software support gross margins, and continued investments in Oracle cloud infrastructure.
Months after predicting that the VR market would soon experience a rebound after a sharp drop in shipments, IDC today issued a positive report on the combined virtual and augmented reality market: Led by two headsets, the VR market saw 8.2 percent year-over-year growth in the third quarter of 2018, with AR headsets achieving a smaller 1.1 percent gain.
According to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Augmented and Virtual Reality Headset Tracker the combined VR and augmented reality (AR) market grew 9.4 percent year over year in Q3, with global shipments of VR headset hitting 1.9 million units in that quarter.
HTC, the maker of the first ever commercially available Android phone, is still keen on making new devices, even after a disappointing year that saw it lose $330 million in the fourth quarter.
“In a market where mainstream VR content is still lacking, a growing number of vendors are looking to commercial as a way to build their business while they wait for the consumers to catch up,” said Tom Mainelli, IDC program vice president for devices and augmented and virtual reality.