Research data shows that Apple's HomePod isn't doing as well as other smart speakers in the US market. Why is this so? According to research conducted by the Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), fewer U.S. homes own an Apple HomePod compared to homes that own Amazon's Echo or Google's Home speakers. In the report, titled "HomePod Grabs A Little Share," the CIRP estimates that about 70 percent of U.S. homes own an Amazon Echo, about 24 percent of homes have Google Home speakers, and a mere 5 percent of U.S. homes have an Apple HomePod. Furthermore, Amazon Echo and Google Home owners are also more likely to have more than one unit compared to those who own an Apple HomePod. The research states that 34% of Amazon Echo owners have more than one unit (some of them own as much as four units), while 31% of Google Home owners report having more than one unit (some of them own as much as three units). The research firm noted that while the HomePod "now has a small but meaningful … [Read more...] about Why Is Apple HomePod Losing Ground In US Market?
Isis losing ground
Sport Brazilian champions Palmeiras drew 1-1 at arch rivals Corinthians on Sunday, a result that left them trailing Serie A leaders Santos by four points. 05 Aug 2019 09:31AM Bookmark SAO PAULO: Brazilian champions Palmeiras drew 1-1 at arch rivals Corinthians on Sunday, a result that left them trailing Serie A leaders Santos by four points.Corinthians took the lead in the 13th minute when Manoel headed in off the post from a free kick but Felipe Melo equalized two minutes into the second half when he got above the home defence to nod home.Palmeiras, who have now gone four league games without a win, are on 28 points after 13 games, four adrift of Santos, who beat Goias 6-1 earlier in the day.Corinthians are in seventh place with 20 points.(Reporting by Andrew Downie; Editing by Peter [email protected] ) … [Read more...] about Palmeiras lose ground to Santos in Brazil
KUALA LUMPUR and JAKARTA: It was the largest migration of foreign fighters seen in history.Today, with the defeat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (Isis), some experts believe that one of the biggest threats the world is facing is the return of the fighters.Of the 41,000 people believed to have travelled to join the self-declared caliphate, an estimated 1,000 people were from Southeast Asia, some of whom have already returned to plot attacks in their home countries.“If you see the fall of Isis and say that we’re going to enter a peacetime period, (you’d be) wrong,” warned Ahmad El-Muhammady, a counter-terrorism analyst at the International Islamic University Malaysia.People often make the mistake of thinking that once a terrorist organisation has been crushed, “it’s dead”. But its members would spread globally and could remain “hidden from the government radar”.“We’re going through the hibernation period. … [Read more...] about Isis fighters heading home: Is Southeast Asia ready?
MANILA A number of apparent suicide bombings in the Philippines over the past 12 months are a worrying escalation of militancy driven by the influence of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in South-east Asia, security experts said. A decades-old Islamist insurgency in the southern Philippines has killed tens of thousands. But suicide attacks have been used extremely rarely, with foreign fighters blamed for the few that have been carried out. The authorities now fear, however, the most recent suspected suicide attack, which struck a military base on Friday last week on the southern island of Jolo, killing at least five people, may have been the work of a Filipino. It was the third suspected suicide attack since July last year. "The change did not come with (Friday's) bombing, it came with the introduction of a lethal new ideology into the Philippines," said security analyst Sidney Jones. "The game changer" was ISIS. As its "caliphate" crumbled in the Middle East, ISIS has … [Read more...] about More suicide attacks in Philippines driven by ISIS influence
WASHINGTON (AFP, NYTIMES) – The United States vowed Monday (April 29) that it would track down and defeat surviving leaders of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) movement after its elusive supremo Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appeared to speak in a newly released videotape. The US-led coalition against the group will fight across the world to “ensure an enduring defeat of these terrorists and that any leaders who remain are delivered the justice that they deserve,” a State Department spokesman said. In Baghdadi’s first purported appearance in five years, a cross-legged speaker said to be the world’s most wanted man referred to the group’s defeat last month in its final redoubt of Baghouz and threatened revenge attacks. US government analysts “will review this recording and we will defer to the intelligence community to confirm its authenticity,” the State Department spokesman said. But regardless of the … [Read more...] about ISIS releases first videotape of Baghdadi in five years, US vows to track down surviving leaders of militant group