Archive | August 2013

Android Phones dominating iPhone

Nearly 80% of the smartphones shipped worldwide during the second quarter of this year ran Google’s Android operating system, says a quarterly report from research firm IDC.

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More than 187 million of the 236.4 million smartphones shipped last quarter ran Android, finds IDC. The overall number of smartphone shipments represents a 51%jump from the same period last year.

Top rival Apple and its iOS operating system for the iPhone watched its market share slump last quarter, with only 13% of devices shipping with iOS.

However this may be due to a lack of a new release from Apple in more than a year. Can Apple regain market share with Steve Jobs now sadly gone from the picture? A new release, expected later this year, will likely do the trick but it better impress or this trendwill continue.

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US Smartphones now 62% penetration

ImageMore consumers than ever are staying connected using smartphones, but which handsets are they choosing? The answers are as diverse as this still-growing segment, which accounted for 62 percent of mobile subscribers in the U.S. as of Q2 2013. The answers also vary depending on whether the tally is based on operating system or device manufacturer.

Source: Neilson

New CFO

We are pleased to announce that Thom Race has joined InSequent as our CFO. 

Thom brings a wealth of experience including expertise in Financial leadership including Accounting operations, Planning and Budgets, Strategy and Corporate Development. He has lead accounting and financial operations including financial statement preparation and reporting analysis of financial and operational performance by Line of Business, product line and distribution channels to Boards of Directors and Management teams. 

Additionally he has developed corporate strategy including leading cross-functional teams in the evaluation and execution of strategies including acquisitions, joint ventures and organic growth strategies. He has led annual operating plans and multi-year strategic planning programs setting revenue, profitability and capital expenditure objectives on a product-line and business unit basis. 

MBA Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management

See full bio here.

Moving Rendition of National Anthem

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This was the scene at the Giant Steps Annual Charity Event in Petaluma, CA (Sonoma County) Saturday afternoon. The gala takes place each year at the $50,000 Shaklee Grand Prix at Sonoma Horse Park (https://www.facebook.com/SonomaHorsePark). This was followed by a demonstration by some of the kids (and adults) Giant Steps serves who paraded with their horse partners. Giant Steps provides therapeutic riding to children with any of an array of disorders such as autism. It also serves our veterans with PTSD. A truly wonderful organization, please visit them to learn more http://www.giantstepsriding.org/.