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fourth quarter

For Microsoft, Windows Phone Is Already Plan B

Apple nabs crown as current top US mobile phone vendor

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For the first time since Apple entered the mobile phone market in 2007, it has been ranked the top mobile phone vendor in the US. For the latter quarter of 2012, sales of its iPhone accounted for 34 percent of all mobile phone sales—including feature phones—in the US according...
Apple nabs crown as current top US mobile phone vendor

Daring Fireball: Another Way of Looking at It

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Daring Fireball: Another Way of Looking at It: bryan: Classic DF takedown of what appears to be some awfully misleading journalism: There are signs that Apple's grip on tablets has been weakened among consumers, who are buying more devices made by Samsung and Amazon. Now the trend is trickling into...
Daring Fireball: Another Way of Looking at It

Tablet shipments suggest a crossing point with PCs might not be far off

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Just as smartphones roared past PCs by the end of 2010, the tablet market is powering ahead even while shipments of PCs have begun to waver - which could prove a problem for MicrosoftHere's a graph to worry Microsoft - and hearten Apple and Google. It shows smartphone, PC and...
Tablet shipments suggest a crossing point with PCs might not be far off

Opera: iOS regains top spot for ad network traffic Q1 2013, remains most lucrative platform

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Opera has released its latest State of Mobile Advertising report which sees iOS regain its position as the top mobile platform based on advertising impressions, after Android took the crown during its previous report for the fourth quarter of 2012. The leap-frogging between the two rival operating systems demonstrates how...
Opera: iOS regains top spot for ad network traffic Q1 2013, remains most lucrative platform

comScore: Retail e-commerce hit $186.2b in 2012 thanks to 15% growth, the strongest since before the recession

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With record traffic numbers and spending increases in multiple corners of the world, it’s no big surprise that retail e-commerce is still growing. In fact, 2012 was a record year, with $186.2 billion in retail e-commerce sales. The latest figures come from comScore, which says 2012 was actually a 15...
comScore: Retail e-commerce hit $186.2b in 2012 thanks to 15% growth, the strongest since before the recession
Zillow's Marketplace revenue nearly doubles in a strong Q4
Netflix adds 2 million more subscribers, turns surprise profit

BlackBerry regains some lost market share in Canada

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The company's market share stood at 6 percent in the fourth quarter, but jumped to 13.5 percent in Canada in the first quarter. [Read more]...
BlackBerry regains some lost market share in Canada

BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Mobile Video Continues To Rise

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Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today. Mobile Video Continues To Rise (FreeWheel via Mobile Marketing Watch)Video monetization firm FreeWheel says that 12 percent of all online videos viewed in the fourth quarter 2012 were...
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Mobile Video Continues To Rise
Galaxy who? iPhone 5 & 4S were the two best-selling smartphones in Q4 2012
Report: T-Mobile slashing 100 jobs just before MetroPCS merger

Sina Q4 Sales Beat Street Despite Ad Market Concerns

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Feb 19 (Reuters) - Sina Corp posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter revenue and profit amid concerns about the slowing growth of Chinese online advertising. Shares in the company, which runs China's largest online portal and the Twitter-like "Weibo" microblogging platform, climbed 6 percent to $56.50 after-hours. They have fallen 13.4 percent since...
Sina Q4 Sales Beat Street Despite Ad Market Concerns

AT&T matches Verizon smartphone for smartphone; activates 8.6M iPhones

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It doesn’t matter how long AT&T has had the iPhone; it just keeps selling more. Ma Bell had another record-setting quarter thanks to Apple, activating 8.6 million iPhones and selling a total of 10.2 million smartphones overall in the last three months of 2012. Of those 8.6 million iPhones, only...
AT&T matches Verizon smartphone for smartphone; activates 8.6M iPhones

Intel Beats Estimates for Q4 2012

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Intel’s results for the fourth quarter of 2012 just crossed the wires, and they’re good. Earnings on a per-share basis were 48 cents, beating the 45 cents that analysts had expected. Sales were $13.5 billion, right in the sweet spot of the consensus. Intel shares finished the day up by...
Intel Beats Estimates for Q4 2012

Joe Kennedy Leaving Pandora

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The CEO announced his departure shortly after the company's earnings report was announced. Pandora's CEO Joe Kennedy will step down, the Internet music company announced today. Kennedy, who joined the company in 2004 following a five-year stint at E-LOAN, will stay on until a replacement for him is named,...
Joe Kennedy Leaving Pandora
Verizon CFO talks iPhone: Free iPhone gains, incentivizing employees to sell lower subsidy devices & Share Everything plans

On Its Way to Going Private, Dell Beats Street's Expectations

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In what may — or may not — turn out to be its final earnings report as a publicly held company, computing giant Dell just reported profits that beat the expectations of analysts. Dell reported earnings of 40 cents per share on sales of $14.3 billion, better than the consensus...
On Its Way to Going Private, Dell Beats Street's Expectations

LG's Optimus L Series smartphones top 15 million sales, as their successors wait in the wings

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Following the announcement that it would debut its new Optimus L Series II smartphones at Mobile World Congress earlier in the week, Korean smartphone maker LG has provided an update on its the original L Series range, noting that sales have now eclipsed 15 million units. LG says that over...
LG's Optimus L Series smartphones top 15 million sales, as their successors wait in the wings
Intel still faces declining PC sales, but meets estimates with $13.5 billion revenue in Q4 2012

Apple retains third place in US PC sales, gains 5.4 percent

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Preliminary PC shipment dataproduced by Gartner shows that Apple has held on to the number three position in the US market in the fourth quarter of 2012. Although PC shipments declined in the US by 2.1 percent year over year dropping to 17.5 million units, Apple managed to boost its...
Apple retains third place in US PC sales, gains 5.4 percent

Amazon's Kindle Fire dips back below 4% market share

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Maybe the Kindle Fire really is the “fruitcake of tablets.” Worldwide market share for Amazon’s family of tablets dropped to 3.7 percent in the first quarter, according to new data from the IDC research firm, which says the Kindle Fire was the “victim of a highly seasonal product cycle.” In other...
Amazon's Kindle Fire dips back below 4% market share

As traditional PCs grow irrelevant, tablet shipments explode

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Last month, predictions about tablets overtaking laptops this year started to pop up, and the holiday quarter numbers show that tablets are gaining huge ground on PCs. As of the fourth quarter of 2012, tablets shipped well over half the total number of traditional PCs....
As traditional PCs grow irrelevant, tablet shipments explode

HBO Go finally gets AirPlay support on iPhone and iPad, COO says it will come to Apple TV

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Because there is a subscription required to view the content in the app in the first place, it made little to no sense for the HBO Go iPad and iPhone apps not to support Apple’s AirPlay. Well it appears that HBO finally agrees, as HBO president and COO Eric Kessler...
HBO Go finally gets AirPlay support on iPhone and iPad, COO says it will come to Apple TV

A Big Year for Apple's iPhone in India

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AirtelNow that it’s carved some significant inroads into China, the world’s largest mobile market, Apple is turning its attention to the second largest as well: India. In the fourth quarter, iPhone shipments to India were about three to four times what they were in the third quarter, according to new...
A Big Year for Apple's iPhone in India

Apple regains fifth spot in Chinese smartphone market, shipments soar

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Apple retook its spot as China's fifth largest smartphone vendor in the first quarter, as the country's market grew to triple the size of the U.S.'s.Apple had an 8 percent share of the smartphone market, while Samsung continued to lead all vendors with a 20 percent share, according to...
Apple regains fifth spot in Chinese smartphone market, shipments soar

Live blog: Samsung unveils the Galaxy S 4

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Later today in New York, Samsung plans to introduce its latest flagship Android phone, the Galaxy S 4. I’ll be covering the event live from Radio City Music Hall starting at 4pm PT (7pm ET), as Samsung introduces what will likely be the most scrutinized phone in the Android world....
Live blog: Samsung unveils the Galaxy S 4

Why Nokia Is Calling "Here" Here, The Curious Rebranding Of Their Maps Product

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As Nokia tries to separate out its mapping business and make it a standalone entity earning more than 1 billion euros per year, it has stripped its name entirely out of the unit. This past week, the company said it would take its name out of all navigation products and...
Why Nokia Is Calling "Here" Here, The Curious Rebranding Of Their Maps Product
Apple's Phil Schiller on Android malware: 'be safe out there'

Longtime Investor Chase Coleman Dumps His Entire Facebook Stake... And A Bunch Of Apple

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Chase Coleman's Tiger Global Management has dumped its entire stake in Facebook during the fourth quarter, according to a 13F filing with the SEC.  Tiger Global owned 11,749,221 shares at the end of Q3, the filing shows. The hedge fund also significantly pared back its Apple stake.  The hedge fund...
Longtime Investor Chase Coleman Dumps His Entire Facebook Stake... And A Bunch Of Apple
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