6.2 billion – the number of smartphones & tablets on the planet by 2020, says App Annie

Data from App Annie suggests that the total number of smartphones and tablets on the planet will hit 6.2 billion by 2020 – up from 2.6B today. That would be 80% of the forecast population of 7.76B people.

The analytics company told Bloomberg that the strongest growth will be seen in India, Indonesia, China, Mexico, Brazil and Turkey as cheaper phones hit the market. For many of those in developing countries, the post-PC era has already arrived, a smartphone or tablet serving as their only Internet-enabled device …

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Google’s ‘Skybox’ satellite imagery company rebranded as Terra Bella, more than a dozen satellites set to launch by 2020

Google acquired satellite imaging company Skybox two years ago for 0 million, and now the Mountain View company has rebranded the group as Terra Bella. The company, whose goal is “pioneering the search for patterns of change in the physical world,” also says that it has “more than a dozen satellites under development” that are scheduled to launch over the next few years…

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