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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 - "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)

Patients Fear Osteoporosis Quality of Life Impact, Yet Lack Tools to Manage Concerns and Improve Osteoporosis Outcomes, New Survey Says

DENVER, September 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) today announced results from a new multinational survey of patients (n= 844; women 55+ with post menopausal osteoporosis) and physicians (n= 837; general practitioners and specialists treating osteoporosis) at the 31st annual meeting of the American Society of Mineral and Bone Research (ASBMR). Results show that patients fear the impact of osteoporosis on quality of life, such as breaking a bone and reduced activity, far more than physicians believe. Results also show that patients lack appropriate information and tools to address these concerns and improve their osteoporosis management. The survey, conducted in 13 countries across Europe and Australia, exposes challenges with osteoporosis management that might be addressed through improved communications networks for patients and ... (more)

Smartphones' Share of New Handsets Sales in U.S. Will Double by 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A dramatic shake-up in the U.S. market for new handset sales will ensue as smartphones grow to comprise roughly 60 percent of new handsets sold in the U.S. by 2014, according to the latest forecast data from Pyramid Research (, the telecom research arm of the Light Reading Communications Network ( Pyramid Research's recently released Mobile Handset Forecasts ( find that smartphones will represent 31 percent of new handsets sold in the U.S. in 2009, more than double from 15 percent two years prior, writes Dan Locke, Senior Analyst at Pyramid in Why BlackBerry Will Be No. 1 by 2014. "Today, BlackBerry has nearly 50 percent of the U.S. smartphone market, but when smartphones' share of new handsets sales double in 2014, we expect Apple's exclusiv... (more)

Account Access on the Go!

The Newport Group, a national provider of retirement and executive benefit plans, today announced the release of a mobile version of its plan participant website The new site gives retirement and executive benefit plan participants the ability to quickly and conveniently view important account information from their mobile device. Participants can view account balances, personal performance, statements, past and pending transactions, and investment portfolio details. In addition, the site offers a consolidated view across multiple retirement and benefit plans. “Newport’s mobile experience is compatible with the leading devices and platforms, including Apple, Android, and Blackberry,” said Eric Brickman, Newport Senior Vice President, Strategic Solutions Group. “Plan participants in any Newport retirement or executive benefit plan can access th... (more)

Global Market for Oilfield Chemicals to Reach $31 Billion by 2018, Petroleum Additives to Reach $16 Billion

FARMINGTON, Conn., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Oilfield chemicals, utilized for oil and gas applications, such as drilling, completion and stimulation of wells, are posting significant growth, with demand expected to progress steadily in future. Growth in this sector is attributable to the declining oil and gas reserves, leading to an upsurge in exploration, development, and drilling activities in offshore, deepwater, as well as in developing regions. Traditionally, North America and Europe have been the major oilfield chemicals markets. However, the regions are witnessing a relatively slow growth at present, with growth emanating from the developing economies across the globe. The rapidly spreading industrialization and population growth in these regions are responsible for the demand shift. (Photo: Global... (more)

Global Oilfield Chemicals Industry

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Oilfield Chemicals Industry This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Oilfield Chemicals in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Drilling Fluids, Cementing Chemicals, Production Chemicals, EOR (Enhanced Oil Recovery) Chemicals, Stimulation Chemicals, and Completion & Workover Fluids. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. A six-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets. The report profiles 159 co... (more)

India Dental Devices Market Outlook to 2018 - CAD/CAM Dental Systems, Dental Chairs and Equipment, Dental Implants, Biomaterials and Crowns and Bridges and Others

NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: India Dental Devices Market Outlook to 2018 - CAD/CAM Dental Systems, Dental Chairs and Equipment, Dental Implants, Biomaterials and Crowns and Bridges and Others India Dental Devices Market Outlook to 2018 - CAD/CAM Dental Systems, Dental Chairs and Equipment, Dental Implants, Biomaterials and Crowns and Bridges and Others Summary 2018 - CAD This report is built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research and in-house analysis b... (more)

iCrossing Unveils Proprietary Content Mapping Tool to Help Clients Build More Connected Brands

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 01/28/13 -- iCrossing, a global digital marketing agency, announced the iCrossing Content Map, a proprietary visual mapping tool that helps CMOs build connected brands by uniting a brand's messaging across all consumer touchpoints under one cohesive publishing plan. The iCrossing Content Map helps marketers create consistent messaging and eliminate inefficient content by providing a visual snapshot of a brand's entire content publishing landscape, ranging from a brand's home page to its social media channels. The iCrossing Content Map aligns a brand's messaging to each stage of the customer decision funnel so that brands deliver consumers timely and relevant information. "In the era of Pinterest and the age of infographic, brands can use data visualization to become better content publishers," said Karen Pate, Ph.D., vice president of... (more)

In Pet Supplements and Nutraceutical Treats Market, It's Increasingly Dog Eat Dog

ROCKVILLE, MD -- (Marketwire) -- 01/29/13 -- Following double-digit annual sales gains in years past, growth in the U.S. market for supplemental pet nutrition products is moderating, according to Pet Supplements and Nutraceutical Treats in the U.S., a just-released study from market research firm Packaged Facts. Therefore, marketers will need to work harder to remain relevant. Packaged Facts estimates total U.S. retail sales of pet supplements and nutraceutical treats at $1.3 billion in 2012. Sales growth stalled in 2010 as the recession took hold and held on, a slow-down attributable almost entirely to a downturn on the equine supplements side. Nonetheless, the environment is increasingly competitive across the pet nutrition market, particularly with the growing sophistication of specialty nutrition and condition-specific pet food formulas. With hundreds of produ... (more)

App Annie & IDC Portable Gaming Report: iOS App Store, Google Play Games Combined Eclipsed Dedicated Handheld Games in Consumer Spending in Q4 2012

SAN FRANCISCO and FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- App Annie and International Data Corporation (IDC) today unveiled the App Annie & IDC Portable Gaming ReportTM, a quarterly report that charts mobile application downloads and consumer spend alongside worldwide dedicated handheld gaming packaged software shipments. The inaugural report includes key 2012 takeaways on the portable gaming market, in addition to more detailed data for the fourth quarter that ended December 31, 2012. A key takeaway from the report is that combined consumer spending on iOS App Store and Google Play games eclipsed that of dedicated handheld games in Q4. Dedicated handheld gaming showed particular seasonality; close to 60 percent of Q4 consumer spending on Nintendo and Sony handheld gaming software occurred in December, a significantly higher share than was the case for Dec... (more)

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Lockheed Martin, Activision Blizzard, Apple, Zynga and Electronic Arts

CHICAGO, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT), Activision Blizzard Inc. (Nasdaq:ATVI), Apple (Nasdaq:AAPL), Zynga (Nasdaq:ZNGA) and Electronic Arts (Nasdaq:EA). (Logo: Get the most recent insight from Zacks Equity Research with the free Profit from the Pros newsletter: Here are highlights from Tuesday's Analyst Blog: Strong Buy on Lockheed Martin On Mar 26, we upgraded aerospace and defense major Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). Why the Upgrade? Lockheed reported mixed results in the... (more)