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Jack Kent | February 08, 2016
US-based mobile games publisher Glu Mobile reported $61m Q4 2015 revenues, down 16.3% on the same period in 2014. Profitability also took a hit as it ended Q4 with a $3m net loss compared with $1.4m net income in Q4 2014. The publisher’s full year results are more positive. Its $249.9m 2015 total revenues were up 12% on 2014. IHS estimates that the overall mobile games market grew by 27% year-on-year in 2015, so Glu is being outpaced by the rest of the market. Glu has also made two investments in new games developers and extended its roster of celebrity mobile games partnerships.
Sam Lucero, John Byrne | February 04, 2016
IHS views Cisco’s acquisition of Jasper as strongly positive for both companies. As the IoT becomes a mainstream technology trend affecting most industries and markets, major ICT vendors across the board have announced strategies to play a key role in the development of IoT technologies, services, and standards. It is clear that there is a tremendous opportunity in providing software for IoT services. However, IoT deployment and support requires an end-to-end approach...

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  • Icon Senior Director, Consumer, Mobile and IT Electronics
    Francis Sideco is a Senior Director with the IHS research and analysis organization and is responsible for leading the IHS analyst teams covering wireless and wired/broadband communications as well as consumer electronics.
  • Icon Senior Director, Mobile & Telecoms
    As senior director and head of the IHS mobile and telecoms team, Ian Fogg directs research, consulting, analysis, and forecasting of the mobile and telecoms market.
  • Icon Director, Operators & Mobile Media
    Jack Kent is a director in the IHS mobile team covering all forms of mobile content with a focus on mobile applications, games, music and social networks.

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