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2012-02-23 14:05:00

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Home and housewares brands using Shopatron's eCommerce platform produced 109% year-over-year same-store online sales growth in 2011, and 2012 is off to a similarly impressive start, with January sales 96% higher than the same month last year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101109/SHOPATRONLOGO) Shopatron clients' significant sales growth matches an overall trend in the home and housewares industry. According to a...

2012-02-14 13:00:00

Over the past year, tablet use has begun to crossover from the consumer world into the workplace. Scottsdale, Ariz. (PRWEB) February 14, 2012 The tablet has been the hottest device in the consumer market since Apple´s 2010 iPad launch. Yet over the past year, tablet use has begun to crossover from the consumer world into the workplace. New NPD In-Stat (http://www.in-stat.com) research confirms that the most common business uses of tablets are email/calendar management, note taking, and...

January Video Games Sales Were Slim
2012-02-10 13:35:03

NPD Group reports that video game sales saw a decline in January, partly due to a lack new games and an upcoming Sony device. The group said stores sold $1.14 billion worth of games over the month of January, which was down 34 percent on the previous year. The consumer data company also said that hardware sales were down 38 percent.  NPD also said accessories faced an 18 percent decline in January at $195 million. According to the report, "Activision Blizzard's Call of Duty:...

2012-02-06 13:00:00

Region set for more than 60% growth in 2012; Downstream companies will need to adapt to changes in end-market. Santa Clara, Calif. (PRWEB) February 06, 2012 Sharp reductions in market prices combined with the impact of regional and national policies pushed the North American photovoltaic (PV) market to a new quarterly peak with 0.93 GW installed in Q4´11, according to the latest North American PV Markets Quarterly report issued by NPD Solarbuzz. The solar incentive policy mix in both...

2012-01-25 13:00:00

In 2011, the global market for household consumer electronics (CE) continued its rapid shift toward “connected devices.” Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) January 25, 2012 In 2011, the global market for household consumer electronics (CE) continued its rapid shift toward “connected devices,” which are devices that have the ability to connect directly to the Internet or to a home network and can deliver IP-based video content. Driven primarily by the success of digital TVs,...

Apple iOS Makes Gains Against Android
2012-01-11 05:32:33

Apple has gained market share in the ever-crowded smartphone arena. The uptick came with increased sales of the iPhone 4S, according to data by the NPD Group released at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES). Apple´s iOS share of the smartphone market increased to 43 percent of all smartphone sales in October and November, up from 26 percent in the third quarter. Google´s Android is still the market leader, but lost market share at the end of the year. In October and November,...

2012-01-08 16:00:00

What began as a difficult year in the consumer electronics business ended the same way, according to leading market research company The NPD Group´s Weekly Tracking Service*. Total consumer technology sales (excluding cell phones, tablets, e-readers, and video games) fell 5.9 percent to around $9.5 billion for the 5 weeks ending December 24**, a slight improvement over the 6.2 percent decline in 2010. Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) January 08, 2012 What began as a difficult year in...

2012-01-04 13:00:00

2011 Tablet PC Shipments Estimated at Nearly 73 Million Units, More Than 25% of All Mobile PCs Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) January 04, 2012 The tablet PC category expanded its role in the mobile PC market, with shipments of 72.7 million units, accounting for 25.5% of mobile PC shipments in 2011, according to the latest NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Mobile PC Shipment and Forecast Report. The Y/Y shipment growth rate for tablets in 2011 is expected to reach 256%, as strong tablet shipments in...

2011-12-28 13:00:00

DVB-T2 Enabled TV Shipments Forecast to Reach 64.7M in 2015 Santa Clara, Calif. (PRWEB) December 28, 2011 Consumer behavior and TV set maker strategies are resulting in widely diverging TV product ranges across the world. While the industry is truly global, regional differences are increasing. For 3D, the most enthusiastic regions are Western Europe and China, while the mix of 3D in North America actually declined in Q3´11, according to the Q4´11 NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly TV...

2011-12-27 13:00:00

Premiums Falling for LED, 120/240Hz and 3D, but Still High, NPD DisplaySearch Reports Santa Clara, Calif. (PRWEB) December 27, 2011 According to the latest NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly TV Cost and Price Forecast Model, average U.S. street prices for all LCD TV sizes up to 46” will be below $1,000 for the first time, and all 32”, including high frame-rate LED models, will be below $500. Many other pricing milestones will be reached during the holiday season in 2011 as well,...