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Find out the latest company news and read about industry trends and stats straight from our data engineers.

ShareTracker Friday Five – 6.24.2016

June 24th, 2016|Categories: ShareTracker Articles, ShareTracker News|

Tech News Roundup

Here are the headlines that caught our eye this week to help you stay in-the-know on the latest and greatest news from the technology sector.

Stay tuned for our next “Friday Five” and find us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. “This isn’t just about getting into a young field, if you ask Samsung. The company pitches this as crucial to dealing with an aging population — connected gadgets could help an older generation maintain its independence.” “5G is meant […]

Phone Follies 6.22.2016

June 22nd, 2016|Categories: ShareTracker Articles, ShareTracker Phone Follies|

This week in Phone Follies: Love the new compact size of your phone but not its battery life? Tired of your phone dying in the middle of the day? Enjoy this funny twist on battery life problems.

Stay tuned for next week’s issue of Phone Follies and check out the previous weeks if you missed them. Please don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Artwork courtesy of our very own Twon Smith.

ShareTracker Friday Five – 6.17.2016

June 17th, 2016|Categories: ShareTracker Articles, ShareTracker News|

Tech News Roundup

Here are the headlines that caught our eye this week to help you stay in-the-know on the latest and greatest news from the technology sector.

Stay tuned for our next “Friday Five” and find us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. “Thus, deep learning (and machine learning in general) has proven to be a powerful class of methods in AI, but current machine learning methods require substantial human involvement to formulate a machine learning problem and substantial skill and time to […]

Quarter 1 Results: National Net Additions, Voice vs. Computing

June 16th, 2016|Categories: ShareTracker Articles, ShareTracker News|

First quarter results for 2016 are in via ShareTracker’s patented wireless measurement. It shows a widening gap between net additions for voice devices and computing devices compared to the first quarter of the prior year.  Voice devices include both prepaid and postpaid handsets used for wireless calling while computing devices include such things as tablets and mi-fi hotspots that utilize wireless networks for internet connectivity.  As the chart below shows, net additions for voice devices were nearly identical to computing devices in the first quarter […]

Quartert 1 Results as Reported by Carrirers

June 15th, 2016|Categories: ShareTracker Articles, ShareTracker News|

Wireless carriers focus heavily on the postpaid consumer, knowing that investors are also eyeing that key segment.  The reason is simple—revenue.  Postpaid subscribers have wireless plans that entail either a two-year contract or a financing plan. Postpaid plans incur a higher cost for monthly service than prepaid subscribers, thus providing more revenue per user.  Postpaid consists of two sub-segments: voice and computing, with computing devices including such things as tablets and mi-fi hotspots that utilize wireless networks for internet connectivity.

Wireless carriers typically report results a […]

Quarter 1 Results: National Net Adds, Postpaid Voice vs. Prepaid Voice

June 14th, 2016|Categories: ShareTracker Articles, ShareTracker News|

Wireless results are in for the first quarter and ShareTracker measured an interesting reversal of fortune in the prepaid segment.  In the first quarter of 2016, industry net additions for prepaid voice subscribers outpaced those of postpaid voice subscribers—a feat not seen in the first quarter since 2013.  As the chart below indicates, the first quarter of 2016 garnered a large volume of prepaid voice subscribers compared to virtually zero in the first quarter of 2015. Moreover, this was the second consecutive quarter where net […]