January

Sony debuts a new $1200 Walkman: Walkman NW-ZX2 with audiophile quality sound.

Dell is also making a 4K resolution laptop with 3840×2160 screen pixels.

About one quarter of Intel’s workforce is female and 16% of managers are women.

Blacks and hispanics are 12% of Intel’s workforce and just 4% of executives & senior managers.

Facebook’s WhatsApp reaches 700 million active users.

Active users: Facebook 1.3 billion, WhatsApp 700 million, Instagram 300 million, Twitter 284 million.

2014 shopping apps grow 174% in use over 2013.

App use grows 76% in 2014 over 2013.

More signs that you will be ditching your HDTV for a new Ultra HD TV.

Kodak announces Android smartphone: the IM5 with 5 inch screen, 13 megapixel camera, Android OS 4.4 KitKat.

For you new Kodak smartphone you’ll want to do a butt selfie also called a “belfie”.

Intel says 600 million PCs worldwide haven’t been upgraded in last 4 years.

Microsoft officially stops supporting Windows 7.

Google to stop selling Google Glass on Monday, Jan 19, 2015.

Chinese smartphone makers capture 40% global marketshare in 2014.

Chinese smartphone makers ship 453 million units in 2014.

Six Chinese smartphone makers now in global top ten: Lenovo, Huawei, ZTE, Xiaomi, CoolPad, TCL.

World smartphone market grew 26% in 2014 year-over-year with 1.2 billion units shipped. 10% growth forecast for 2015.

2015-Q1 Apple sells 74.5 million iPhones.

2015-Q1 iPhone revenue for Apple greater than Microsoft & Google 2015-Q1 revenue COMBINED.

Global smartphone average selling price (ASP) drops from $440 in 2010 to $275 forecast in 2015.

Cheapest new iPhone costs $649.

Apple sells its BILLIONTH iOS device (iPhone & iPad).

34,000 iPhones sold every hour.

 

February

Reddit tightens up policy on nude photos.

Google buys the “.APP” domain in entirety for $25 million.

Android and iOS own 96% global smartphone marketshare.

Android is 82% of that 96% global smartphone marketshare number.

 

March

Gartner projects almost TWO BILLION smartphones to be sold this year.

NXP Semiconductor buys Freescale Semiconductor.

Google to phase out Google+.

Macbook with USB-C introduced.

 

April

Microsoft is 40 years old.

Facebook buy Oculus VR for $2 billion.

Moore’s “observation” is 50 years old.

Google launches “Project Fi,” an MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator).

73% of Facebook ad revenue comes from mobile.

Facebook has 1.44 BILLION monthly users.

Instagram has 300 million users.

Gartner reports PC shipments down 5% in 2015-Q1 year-over-year.

Apple in 2015-Q2 sold 61 million iPhones up from 44 million in 2014-Q2.

iPad sales continue to decline from 16 million in 2014-Q2 to 13 million in 2015-Q2.

Revenue from China is now 29% of Apple’s total.

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