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2012-03-19 23:01:14

Apple ran away with the lead in the tablet market following its April 2010 iPad launch. Competitors scrambled to keep up and many launched their own tablet products in a range of screen sizes. Scottsdale, Ariz. (PRWEB) March 19, 2012 Apple ran away with the lead in the tablet market following its April 2010 iPad launch. Competitors scrambled to keep up and many launched their own tablet products in a range of screen sizes, as opposed to Apple with its one 9.7-inch iPad. For example, Amazon...

Video Game Sales Drop 20 Percent For February
2012-03-09 10:25:16

Market research watcher, NPD Group, released a report today outlining a significant decline in the sale of traditional video games in February, plunging 20 percent to $1.06 billion, down from $1.33 billion in February 2011, reports Alex Pham for LA Times. Sales of consoles and games dropped 34 percent in January compared with a year earlier. However it was game software with the largest decline, dropping 24.4 percent to $464.4 million last month versus $601.4 million a year ago....

2012-03-06 13:00:00

There is no single mobile payment model that´s been adopted by the entire market, but rather a variety of models depending on the type of mobile payment and the player involved. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) March 06, 2012 The mobile payments market is incredibly diverse. There is no single model that´s been adopted by the entire market, but rather a variety of models depending on the type of mobile payment and the player involved. In the proximity payment space–those payments made...

2012-03-02 08:00:00

Sima Vasa, Paradigm Sample's CEO, to speak at the NLS Food Marketing Summit on March 6th and 7th at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, California. Port Washington, NY (PRWEB) March 02, 2012 Paradigm Sample´s CEO, Sima Vasa, will be speaking at the NLS Food Marketing Summit on March 6, 2012 in Palm Desert, California. The topic will be leveraging mobile technology for real-time data collection. "Mobile Technologies can provide real-time sales and...

2012-02-23 13:00:00

HP, Dell, Acer and Lenovo Round Out Top Five Spots; Apple Y/Y Shipment Growth Tops 125% for the Quarter and the Year Santa Clara, Calif. (PRWEB) February 23, 2012 Apple shipped nearly 23.4 million mobile PCs in Q4´11, up 128% Y/Y, and over 62.8 million mobile PCs in 2011, up 132% Y/Y, according to preliminary results from the latest NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Mobile PC Shipment and Forecast Report. Nearly 80% of Apple´s mobile PC shipments were iPads, more than 18.7 million...

2012-02-23 13:00:00

The new generation of consumer electronic devices has made mobile connectivity a boiling-hot topic. Scottsdale, Ariz. (PRWEB) February 23, 2012 The new generation of consumer electronic devices has made mobile connectivity a boiling-hot topic. Phones themselves are something of a gateway, enabling consumers to select the most interesting mobile content. Between mobile applications, data, voice, and video, global wireless bandwidth usage has increased ten-fold since 2008, and there are no...

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...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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