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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...

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...


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