Digitimes Research reports 5% growth in global smartphone market in 2017. Approximately, 1.43 billion smartphones have been shipped in 2017. In 2018, shipment growth is expected to be slightly lower, at 4.8% with more than 1.5 billion units shipped. Kodak announces its entry to the 3D professional market. Kodak’s new Portrait 3D Printer is now available for pre-order at a significant discount, and will begin shipping in March 2018. Silicon Valley newspaper — The Mercury reports that about 400 hours of videos are uploaded to YouTube every minute. That’s 24,000 hours of upload per hour and 5,76,000 hours a day. Apple pushes back the launch date for its smart speakers - HomePod, beyond 2017, making it the latest (new) product to miss the promised shipping date.