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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...

2012-06-25 23:02:10

Strong Year-End Demand Motivates Aggressive Cost Reductions Across the Value-Chain as PV Prices Continue to Fall Santa Clara, Calif. (PRWEB) June 25, 2012 The leading metrics influencing PV industry supply and demand (module production, supply and market-demand) are forecast to come to within 8% of the second-half market demand of 17.2 GW, according to recent findings in the latest NPD Solarbuzz Quarterly report. This follows two years of turbulent over-capacity, over-supply, and inventory...

2012-05-29 23:01:39

Latest TV Replacement Study from NPD DisplaySearch Indicates Consumers in Emerging Regions Desire New Features and Latest Technologies Santa Clara, California (PRWEB) May 29, 2012 Findings from the annual update to the NPD DisplaySearch Global TV Replacement Study indicate that, over the past year, the TV replacement cycle decreased on a global scale, from 8.4 to 6.9 years. The study found a variety of reasons for this trend, including declining prices, a wider variety of sizes, and desire...

2012-05-23 23:03:14

With the growing penetration of smartphones, mobile phone applications are quickly becoming the go-to source for countless daily tasks, including finding grocery deals, according to The NPD Group, a leading market research company. NPD food market research also finds that tech-savvy consumers are using the Internet and social media to hunt down recipes, shop for food, and connect with their favorite food brands. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 23, 2012 With the growing penetration of smartphones,...

2012-05-21 23:02:13

Kids meals with toys are no longer the draw they once were for the restaurant industry´s youngest customers, according to The NPD Group, a leading market research company. NPD´s foodservice market research reports that restaurant visits that included an order for kids meals with a toy have been declining for the past several years. For year ending December 2011, restaurant visits that included a kids meal with a toy declined by 6 percent compared to the same period year ago. Chicago...

Has The Era Of Video Game Consoles Passed?
2012-05-14 10:05:47

Is it time to begin mourning the end of an era? Console-based video game sales fell 42 percent in April of this year, with total industry sales falling to $630.4 million from $930.9 million a year ago, according to market researcher NPD Group. An early Easter holiday and a relatively light game release schedule for the month may have contributed to the lower than expected sales numbers, but very strong sales numbers have not been seen for a while, writes Venture Beat´s Rob LeFebvre....


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