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2012-08-28 23:01:33

2H´12 PV Demand to Transition from Major European Countries to APAC and Other Emerging Regions. Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) August 27, 2012 PV demand from the Asia Pacific (APAC) region is forecast to grow by 80% Y/Y during 2H´12, driven by Q4´12 demand at the 5.3 GW level, according to new research featured in the NPD Solarbuzz Asia Pacific Major PV Markets Quarterly. While major European markets have historically fueled strong year-end PV demand, Q4´12 will represent a...

2012-08-24 23:02:40

18% of Consumers Surveyed in 14 Countries Accessing Online Content Daily via TV Santa Clara, Calif. (PRWEB) August 23, 2012 Consumers increasingly prefer to view online content of their choice, at their own time on their preferred device, according to the new NPD DisplaySearch Connected TV Study: Features, Content and Usage. While the study found that desktop PCs and laptops are still the primary source for viewing online content, mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones are gaining...

2012-08-16 23:04:15

Consumers and Manufacturers Take ℠Wait and See´ Approach to Apple´s iPhone5 Release in 2H´12 Santa Clara, Calif. (PRWEB) August 16, 2012 Despite overall weaker shipments in 2012, new display and touch technology in small/medium devices continues to drive demand, especially in the smart phone sector. According to the NPD DisplaySearch Advanced Quarterly Small/Medium Shipment and Forecast Report, an increased demand for higher-performing smart phones is driving production...

2012-08-15 23:01:37

The NPD Group, Inc., a leading market research company, released the results of a new study on shopping behaviors of teens and adults. The survey revealed that teens are persuaded by multiple factors when deciding what to purchase with word-of-mouth and brand significance topping the list. Port Washington, NY (PRWEB) August 14, 2012 The NPD Group, Inc., a leading market research company, released the results of a new study on shopping behaviors of teens and adults. The survey revealed that...

2012-08-09 23:02:09

Non-Residential Building Mount Applications Now Account for More than 36% of PV Projects Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) August 09, 2012 A sharp increase in non-residential building-mount PV applications indicates a strong growth towards self-sustained power generation in the China PV market, according to the recently released NPD Solarbuzz China Deal Tracker report. In addition, the number of non-utility commercial projects being planned has surpassed the utility sector, a further indication of...

Apple And Samsung Consume Majority Of The Smartphone Market
2012-08-08 12:04:16

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Apple and Samsung may be currently engaged in lobbing law bombs towards one another, but outside the fray, other smartphone manufacturers are still looking for a way to compete against the two juggernauts. On Monday, Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley posted a note wherein he made a seemingly impossible claim: Apple and Samsung captured 108% of smartphone profits in Q2. Today, an NPD Group study further suggests...

2012-07-30 23:00:39

The NPD Group, Inc., a leading market research company, released the results of its annual back-to-school study of consumers' purchasing intentions for the 2012 season. In general, consumers intend to spend more this year, but as they did last year, they will start their shopping a little later. (PRWEB) July 30, 2012 The NPD Group, Inc., a leading market research company, released the results of its annual back-to-school study of consumers' purchasing intentions for the 2012 season. In...

2012-07-24 23:02:30

More than 40% of consumers in emerging markets intend to purchase a new TV in next 12 months Santa Clara, Calif. (PRWEB) July 24, 2012 According to the recently released NPD DisplaySearch Global TV Replacement Study, consumers in emerging markets–such as Russia, Turkey, China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, and Mexico–are going to drive the next round of demand, with more than 40% planning to purchase a TV in the next 12 months. Declining prices, increased brand promotions, and an...

2012-07-23 23:01:11

Encouraged by incentives and power requirements, agricultural land in the US is being converted to renewable PV energy Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) July 23, 2012 While large-scale photovoltaic (PV) solar projects often grab the headlines, the recently-released NPD Solarbuzz United States Deal Tracker report indicates that 40% of PV projects currently underway in the United States are less than 500 kW in size. “These smaller projects have a considerable impact on the communities where they...

2012-07-16 23:01:25

Focus on technical innovation from 2013 will create new revenue opportunities for PV capital equipment supply chain. Santa Clara, Calif. (PRWEB) July 16, 2012 A technology roadmap for the PV industry is set to emerge during 2013, bringing the PV industry into alignment with adjacent technology sectors where roadmaps typically have broad industry support. The creation of the new PV technology roadmap will be a leading indicator for the new technology buying cycle, which will be driven...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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