All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘sales’

Apple Sales Spike, iPhone Opening Weekend Sales Top 9M

After months of skepticism and critical analysis, the iPhone 5 delivers. Many questioned whether the iPhone 5 and iOS 7 would render the same laudable consumer response as releases of previous versions had. Today, the numbers spoke volumes and a verdict was reached – Apple is still a force to be reckoned with. Like Air Jordans on release day at …

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Twitter Now Measures Tweet Impact On Offline Sales

Twitter is making new efforts to measure the impact of Twitter advertising campaigns on offline sales. The company has partnered with Datalogix to do so. Twitter announced a new capability it is providing called “offline sales impact,” which it says can quantify the impact of promoted and organic tweets on offline sales for consumer packaged goods. Twitter says it has …

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Nintendo Has Sold Over 600 Million Devices Since Its Launch

Say what you will about Nintendo and its place in modern gaming. While the Xbox and PlayStation may be the dominant software when it comes to the news cycle, the fact that their handheld devices continue to dominate the hardware sales charts gives us an indication that the company is still very much a player in the video game industry. …

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Tech Sales Techniques Need to Change, Say Analysts

As technology evolves at an ever more-rapid pace, companies are struggling to keep up with changing markets. The tablet market is only a few years old and still growing, but companies are already preparing to release smart watches and other wearable computer products, convinced that they will be the next big tech market segment. Though the technology innovation at companies …

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Rolling Stone Issue Does Gangbusters Sales. Because Controversy Sells. Duh.

Any press is good press, right? Especially when the press is talking about the press itself. Two weeks ago, Rolling Stone magazine decided to put a giant image of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover. Not a photo of Tsarnaev in handcuffs, or bloodied in the back of that boat. Nope, Rolling Stone decided to put a …

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Steam Summer Sale Will Probably Start Tomorrow

The Steam Summer sale is an annual event that’s about as exciting as Christmas. For two glorious weeks, pretty much every single game on Valve’s digital games portal is heavily discounted. For the price of one $60 game, gamers end up buying 10 games that they’ll never play. It’s a tragic kind of beauty. Well, it seems that all you …

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PlayStation Network Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow

Last week, Microsoft announced that it would be holding an “Ultimate Game Sale” this week for Xbox Live. Several big games made the list and a few each day will be on sale throughout the week. Now, Sony has stepped up to counter Microsoft’s sale with one of its own for the PlayStation Network. Sony today announced that the PlayStation …

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North America Buys Nearly Half of All Tablets in Q1

According to new research released recently by analyst firm ABI Research, people in North America are buying nearly half the world’s tablets. Of the estimated 39 million tablets that shipped in the first quarter of 2013, 47% of revenue from those tablets is estimated to have come from customers in North America. The first quarter of 2013 is estimated to …

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Laptop Shipments Fell Hard in Q1 2013

Though PC manufacturers are expecting to make up ground in the third quarter of 2013, it’s clear that they’ve taken a massive hit in the first half of the fiscal year. Market research firm IHS this week released a report showing that notebook computer shipments have hit their lowest level in three years. From January to March, laptop shipments were …

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PC Sales Expected to Pick Up Later This Year

Since the advent of tablet computing, PC sales have been rapidly slowing. Reports have shown that PC sales declined during the 2012 holiday season and have been continuing to drop at a rapid pace. Though Microsoft has been blaming PC manufacturers for slow sales of Windows 8 machines, it’s now clear that the operating system itself has some blame to …

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You Might Have Some Trouble Getting A PS4 This Year

Did you pre-order the PS4 when the price was announced this week? No? Well, you might have some trouble getting one then. Andrew House, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, told the Wall Street Journal that demand for the PS4 “may well outstrip supply.” In other words, Sony’s new wonderbox is going to sell out this holiday season. In fact, it …

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Consumers are Spending Billions Through Their Tablets

Last week, analyst predictions asserted that tablet shipments could reach 145 million in 2013. The market for tablets is only swelling, and now research firm ABI Research is predicting that an additional 1 billion tablets will be shipped over the next five years. Even more interesting, though, is ABI’s research into how much consumers are spending through their devices. According …

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