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DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541 "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)

Research and Markets: Global Peripherals Market 2011-2015: Apple, Canon, HP, Samsung Dominate the Market

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/17d7b464/global_peripherals) has announced the addition of the "Global Peripherals Market 2011-2015" report to their offering. TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Peripherals market to grow at a CAGR of 11.6 percent over the period 2011-2015. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing disposable income in the developing countries. The Global Peripherals market has also been witnessing an increase in the enterprise applications in smartphones. However, increasing demand for centralized networks could pose a challenge to the growth of this market. TechNavio's report, the Global Peripherals Market 2011-2015, has been prepared based on an in-depth analysis of the market with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Americas, and the EMEA and APAC regions... (more)

iPad eBook Producer Skyreader Media Teams With A-List Children's Author Leslie McGuirk on Pip the Penguin

TORONTO -- (Marketwire) -- 05/08/12 -- Her books have been featured on The Martha Stewart show, Town & Country Magazine and People.com. Now best-selling children's author Leslie McGuirk is teaming up with Skyreader Media Inc. to bring Pip the Penguin to the iPad featuring Skyreader's new draw-along interactivity built on the company's proprietary eBook authoring platform. Pip the Penguin has so far sold 600,000 copies in hard cover worldwide, and has been translated into Japanese, Swedish and French. Like the iPad, eBook market share is exploding and represents a highly lucrative business opportunity for McGuirk and Toronto, Ontario-based Skyreader Media. Skyreader's development team is based in Ottawa. On April 24, 2012 Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple sold 27.2 million iPads in the first half of 2012 -- more than any PC maker's total sales during the period... (more)

Picture Yourself as Someone Else With Funny New Face Craze! App

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/18/12 -- Ever wonder what you'd look like if you were somebody else... if you were born in another part of the world... or you were a different sex? Well, stop wondering -- there is finally an app for that. Face Craze! is the new entertainment application from CJE APPS that allows users to take a photo of themselves or others and transform their face into a whole new look. Face Craze! uses advanced photo-morphing technology to morph, mash and meld people's faces with thirty-six quirky models to create a hilarious new look. Simply snap a photo of yourself or a friend, or choose one from your existing library, and select a model's face. Face Craze! instantly superimposes your facial features onto the model's, seamlessly blending the two while automatically rendering the photo in real-time with your new appearance. Photos can quic... (more)

Madden NFL 13 Social Tackles iPhone, iPad and Facebook

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) announced today that Madden NFL 13 Social is now available on iPhone, iPad and Facebook®. The all-new game delivers an exciting free-to-play mobile experience for NFL fans on the go, allowing players to get their football fix in minutes as they compete with friends in the ultimate offensive shootout from their iPhone or iPad, plus Facebook online. Madden NFL 13 Social marks the first time EA SPORTS has offered a full game experience across mobile and Facebook, connecting gamers like never before. Easy to pick up and play, players can create and manage their ideal NFL team and face-off with friends on the virtual gridiron anytime, anywhere. Madden NFL 13 Social is a game for all skill levels, providing straightforward play calling for the master strategist and on-field action for those who want direct control of their team. The game c... (more)

Apple Rush Co., Inc. Continues to Market including Exporting To Israel

GLENVIEW, Ill., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Apple Rush Co., Inc. (OTCPK: APRU) continues to market its Apple Rush™ Brand and will bottle a two truckload order received from its distributor in Israel with shipping dates of February & March of 2013. Apple Rush Co., Inc. has successfully settled or dismissed all lawsuits from suppliers including the one filed by Dr. Pepper Company in which the Company (APRU) president assumed all the debt personally, with no debt to the Company allowing for better set of financials statement for the 2013 season. Apple Rush Co., Inc. will continue to trade on the OTC Markets under the symbol APRU.  Subsequently, management initiated a recapitalization plan, which has resulted in a significant reduction of operating expenses and debt. New updates for current information status on the OTC Markets will be posted in early months of 2013. ... (more)

SAMY Mobile Marketing Management Platform Fills Apple Passbook Void

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MobileBits Corporation (OTCBB: MBIT), provider of SAMYSM, the fast growing mobile marketing and loyalty network, announced today it will offer support for Apple Passbook in the SAMY Mobile Marketing Management platform to provide any merchant, retailer or brand with or without an app, the ability to quickly and easily create and publish branded mobile campaigns, promotions, coupons and digital loyalty synchronization to Passbook. SAMY brand customers can push mobile marketing content originating through their existing SAMY account to help expand network reach to more iPhones. At the core of the SAMY network is its Mobile Marketing Management Platform, a robust foundation that provides integration options to connect with multiple user touch points, the latest being Apple's Passbook.  Every deal, offer, reward or loyalty card... (more)

Ultimate Guitar and Instrumagic Launch Songful - A Guitar App Like No Other

TEL AVIV, Israel, November 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  InstruMagic, a Tel-Aviv based music apps developer, and Ultimate Guitar, the world's largest online community of guitar enthusiasts, are announcing today's launch of Songful - an iPad guitar app that lets you play any song regardless of your musical background. Songful is a new type of guitar app. The magic comes from having the songs embedded in the guitar, so switching chords is done seamlessly, and the user has the expressive freedom of strumming the guitar. The lyrics are also rolled for singing along. instruMagic's CEO, Eyal Eldar says "We're very excited to be launching Songful. After experimenting with new musical interfaces for several years, we've finally hit the spot with a product that creates an authentic playing experience for non-musicians. We've been getting amazing feedback from our beta testers... (more)

Global Silicon-based Fingerprint Sensors Industry

NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Silicon-based Fingerprint Sensors Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p01048425/Global-Silicon-based-Fingerprint-Sensors-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Electronic_Component_and_Semiconductor This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Silicon-based Fingerprint Sensors in US$ Million by the following Types: Swipe Sensors and Area Sensors. Major End-Use Markets also analyzed are Notebook PC, Physical Access, and Wireless. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2018. The report profiles 20 companies including many key and niche players ... (more)

Strategy Analytics: Local Search Revenue Dominates Location Based Service Opportunity

Location enabled search advertising will account for just over half of consumer location based service (LBS) revenues by 2017, according to the Strategy Analytics Wireless Media Strategies (WMS) report, “Consumer & Advertiser Expenditure on LBS To Reach $6 Billion By 2017.” Popular maps and navigation applications are increasingly being offered for free on smartphones. Providers of those services are under growing pressure to find ways to generate revenue through a combination of advertising and additional premium content. With Apple following the lead of Google and Nokia by embedding free maps and navigation its smartphone platform, iOS6, these popular location based services have become a core feature of over 80 percent of the smartphone installed base. “Although there will be over 640 million users of mobile maps globally these services are not directly growing ... (more)

Apple’s iPhones Found to Have Infringed MobileMedia Ideas Patents

MobileMedia Ideas LLC announced that a jury in the United States District Court in Delaware today reached a unanimous verdict finding that three patents owned by MobileMedia Ideas – US 6,427,078 covering camera phones, US 6,070,068 covering call handling and US 6,253,075 covering call rejection – are valid and infringed by Apple's iPhones. "MobileMedia Ideas is pleased that the jury confirmed Apple's iPhones use our patented technology," said MobileMedia Ideas President and CEO Larry Horn. "MobileMedia Ideas' objective is to make these important technologies and others used in mobile phone and other portable devices widely available. We welcome Apple and others to enter into licenses for the use of these technologies." MobileMedia Ideas, a company owned by Tagivan (a subsidiary of MPEG LA), Nokia and Sony, has a portfolio of inventions widely used in smart phones, ... (more)