The online buying market in Australia leapt by $52 million in just six months this year as the industry stays on track to reach or exceed predictions of a total market value of $400 million by the end of this year.
Australia's online general advertising market has apparently regained its pre-global financial crisis optimism, growing this year for the fifth year running and increasing by 11 percent to reach a value of $568 million.
Today Gartner released a preliminary set of results for the global PC market in the fourth quarter of 2013, indicating that PC sales fell 6.9% to 82.6 million units.
2013 has certainly been a historically tough year for PCs and the industry that builds and sells them. Gartner, with its fourth quarter predictions now mostly in place, estimates that the PC market shrank 10% during the year.
The Australian online advertising market is on track to surpass $3b in FY2012 following its 20 percent growth to $2.455b in the year to 30 June 2011, according to IAB Australia's Online Advertising Expenditure Report (OAER) compiled by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
The Asia Pacific PC market is forecast to grow 20.3 percent this year to reach 114.6 million unit shipments, with spending on PCs in the region tipped to grow by 12.4 percent compared to a meagre 2.9 percent in 2009 due to a sharper decline in average selling prices for PCs last year.
IDC says the smartphone market & is in high-growth mode again,& with a growth rate more than double that of the overall phone market. Outpacing even the fourth quarter of 2009, 1Q 2010 shipments reached 54.7 million units, up 56.7 percent year-over-year, the market research firm says....
Worldwide PC shipments are on track to hit 368 million units this year – a weak result for the year according to one analyst firm - but with the market picking up in 2013 when 400 million units are forecast to be shipped.
Written by: Peter Dinham | Published in: MarketCloud is changing the way applications are designed, tested and deployed, resulting in a significant shift in priorities in the global application development market which is predicted to grow worldwide to more than US$9 billion, and to reach A$153.4 million in Australia, by year’s end.
New Zealand's unified communications market is back on track after a slow return to growth post the global economic downturn, with forecasts that the UC market is now is likely to hit $212.2 million by 2017.