Also share of mobile revenues and phones shipped, as estimated by Horace Dediu
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FORTUNE -- On Wednesday, when we posted Horace Dediu's "fuzzy snapshot" of the worldwide mobile phone market by units shipped, we wondered what the chart would look like if Dediu was graphing instead mobile phone profits.
We didn't have to wait long for an answer. The next day, Dediu's Asymco website offered a multipart graph of the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 22, 2013 7:25 AM ET
Dumb phones in blue, smartphones color-coded by vendor.
FORTUNE -- "Tracking the mobile phone market hasn't been getting any easier," writes Asmyco's Horace Dediu, who does it as well as anyone. "The lack of published data from many incumbents (including the largest) is compounded by the lack of visibility into entrants."
Nonetheless Dediu managed Tuesday to publish what he calls a "fuzzy picture" of the market as measured by unit sales.
If he MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 21, 2013 6:56 AM ET
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A surge in mobile devices is helping offset the decline of desktop computers.
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FORTUNE -- While the chips were down -- or rather flat -- in 2012, the global purchasing of semiconductors could see growth in 2013 as the world's top electronic brands ramp up spending. Apple and Samsung are now contending to claim the title of biggest spender.
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Without much fanfare, mid-sized tech companies are having a great 2013. Chief among them: Yelp.
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FORTUNE -- In the consumer-web industry, the landscape has been largely divided between the big fish and the small fry. The most-discussed companies have either been giants like Google (GOOG) or Facebook (FB) or red-hot startups with lean staff and viral offerings such as Pinterest or Tumblr.
In between these two camps, however, is a MOREAug 5, 2013 5:00 AM ET
The former entertainment executive doesn't think his industry's business model is entirely broken.
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FORTUNE -- Former Electronics Arts CEO John Riccitiello recently made his first public speech since stepping down on March 30. Speaking at the Casual Connect video game conference in San Francisco, the long-time video game executive says he spent a lot of the past four months, well, playing video games. Known as one of the MOREAug 2, 2013 11:51 AM ET
Google's phone-making division is planning to pursue emerging and prepaid markets.
FORTUNE -- Executives from Google and its Motorola Mobility handset maker unveiled a new premium phone, Moto X, in New York on Thursday. But Dennis Woodside, Motorola's CEO, and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt say they are eager to deliver lower-priced smartphones to what Woodside calls the "super value segment."
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The growth in wearable computing could also be a new source of profits.
FORTUNE -- Intel was slow to enter the mobile market, but the chipmaker says it is now taking steps to speed up development of its Atom chip line for mobile devices. It's also rushing ahead to provide silicon (and services) to another potentially hot market: wearables, a new product category which includes connected glasses and watches.
The company's top MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Jul 1, 2013 10:04 AM ET
The famed creator of The Sims and SimCity is working on a new startup.
By John Gaudiosi
FORTUNE -- Will Wright has created some of the most successful video games of all time, including Electronic Arts' SimCity and The Sims, which has sold over 150 million copies worldwide. The game developer left EA and the Maxis studio he founded back in 2009, shortly after his long-in-development Sport launched in 2008 and failed MOREJun 25, 2013 10:35 AM ET
Android is tops in mobile phones, Windows in PCs. Apple has a pony in both races.
FORTUNE -- Worldwide shipments of PCs, tablets and mobile phones will grow 5.9% to 2.35 billion units in 2013, according to a report issued Monday by Gartner Inc.
But that growth is not uniform. Breaking down the 5.9% number, Gartner estimates that traditional PC shipments will fall 10.6%, mobile phone shipments will grow 4.3% and tablets MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 24, 2013 7:39 AM ET
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