Amazon Delivery

Amazon says sellers racked up more than $4.8 billion in sales over weekend has said that independent companies selling on its platform crossed $4.8 billion in global sales from Black Friday through Cyber Monday, a massive increase of over 60% f...


Nokia posts second-quarter profit jump ahead of CEO change

The Finnish telecom network gear maker Nokia reported an unexpected rise in its own underlying profit on Friday regardless of the coronavirus pandemic, while its new CEO Pekka Lund...

Platform News: Apple logo on a retail store window

Apple-backed study sheds light on physical sales through App Store

Apple has released the results of a study that found its App Store spurred $458 billion in sales last year from categories such as retail of physical goods, ride-hailing and advert...


Slack revenue growth fails to impress; scraps billings outlook

Slack Technologies withdrew its 2021 billing outlook on Thursday and reported a 50% jump in quarterly sales that failed to surpass lofty investor expectations driven by a surge in ...


Covering bases: inserting your personality into your start-up

It’s great to have big dreams, but if you try and push your business too much before it is ready then you may end up putting yourself at risk. If you want to get around this, then ...

Platform News: Huawei Technologies

Huawei and Apple boost market share, as China smartphone shipments fall

Apple and Huawei Technologies each captured a higher share of China’s smartphone market in the first quarter, according to data from research vendor Canalys. 


Nintendo seen extending profit streak as housebound consumers switch on

Nintendo is expected to extend its decade-high earnings streak when it reports fourth-quarter results next week, powered by the hit Switch console which is expanding its reach amon...

Platform News: iPhones in a retail store

Apple shipped 2.5 million iPhones in China in March following virus slump: government data

Apple shipped roughly 2.5 million iPhones in China in March, a slight rebound after one of its worst months in the country ever, according to government data published late last we...

Platform Economy: Global Smartphones and Culture

Global smartphone sales fell 14% in February as coronvirus spread – Counterpoint

Global smartphone sales tumbled 14% in February as the coronavirus spread in China and overseas, Counterpoint Research said on Thursday, a likely harbinger of more declines as outb...


Qualcomm expects 5G phone sales to double in 2021

Reuters – Qualcomm Inc expects global smartphone makers to ship 450 million 5G handsets in 2021 and another 750 million in 2022, the world’s largest supplier of mobile ...