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holiday sales

Nokia hints at a September 7th surprise

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Nokia World will take place this year on September 5th and 6th. Whatever the company announces during those two days will likely set the tone for its holiday sales cycle, and next-generation product line. News out today is of a closed Nokia store in Helsinki that is decked out in...
Nokia hints at a September 7th surprise

How, exactly, do Apple's iPhone sales 'disappoint'?

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A Reuters headline has some Apple watchers scratching their heads FORTUNE -- A Taipei-datelined Reuters story getting widely picked up Wednesday uses "disappointing" twice in six paragraphs to describe sales of Apple's (AAPL) iPhone. "Disappointing demand" for the iPhone between January and March is blamed for the 19% drop in the first-quarter...
How, exactly, do Apple's iPhone sales 'disappoint'?

US MacBook sales drop 6% over 2012 holidays, NPD says

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In spite of discounts on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and even Thanksgiving Day, Apple's MacBook line of computers saw a 6 percent decrease in U.S. sales over the five-week-long 2012 holiday sales period....
US MacBook sales drop 6% over 2012 holidays, NPD says

JCPenney Had A Huge Social Media Apology Tour This Week

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In case you missed JCPenney's new commercial, the retailer is really, really, really sorry for its admitted "mistakes" and is begging customers to come back. But the apology tour isn't limited to the airwaves. This week JCPenney has unrolled a massive social media initiative to try to win loyalists back....
JCPenney Had A Huge Social Media Apology Tour This Week
LCD suppliers for 7.85-inch “iPad Mini” said to be certified with production ready to ramp up

GameStop edges toward irrelevance as holiday sales fall

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As we speculated more than four years ago, GameStop may be on its way out as more gamers are buying online rather than from brick-and-mortar shops. On Tuesday, the country’s largest video game retailer cut its fiscal fourth quarter 2012 sales estimates to between 4 and 7 percent down rather than a...
GameStop edges toward irrelevance as holiday sales fall

Amazon Holiday Sales Show Buyers Enjoy Tablets, Movie Lamp

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Kindle tablets, "Fifty Shades" novels and the leg lamp from the movie "A Christmas Story" all had spots at the top of Amazon shoppers' lists, according to the online retailer's review of the holiday season....
Amazon Holiday Sales Show Buyers Enjoy Tablets, Movie Lamp

Driven By Apps, Fab's Mobile Sales Leapt On Thanksgiving Day (AAPL, FB)

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Fab, the high-design e-commerce site, did 40 percent of its Thanksgiving Day sales through mobile devices, CEO Jason Goldberg reports. The trend highlights two things: the explosive growth of mobile commerce overall, and the increasing importance of gatekeepers who can drive shoppers to apps. It also reflects shifting consumer behavior....
Driven By Apps, Fab's Mobile Sales Leapt On Thanksgiving Day (AAPL, FB)

Microsoft Surface production ramps up as Windows RT models come to retailers in US, Australia

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In line with yesterday’s reports that Microsoft’s Surface distribution strategy will expand, the company has officially announced its plans to ramp up production of Surface, while expanding it to “additional retailers” in the United States and Australia by mid-December. In addition, Microsoft has also shared that its holiday stores will be extended beyond the...
Microsoft Surface production ramps up as Windows RT models come to retailers in US, Australia

Microsoft to open five more retail stores by summer

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Microsoft will open five new retail stores by summer, including one it's transmuting from a "pop-up" outlet created last year to drive holiday sales....
Microsoft to open five more retail stores by summer

Microsoft adds new micro-store locations in Florida and New York, three more states slated

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Microsoft is expanding its line of ‘specialty’ stores in the United States, opening two locations in Florida and New York today. The company also made plans public to three more in Pennsylvania, Utah, and Rhode Island. ‘Specialty’ stores are smaller Microsoft Store installations, more ‘out in the open.’ They still...
Microsoft adds new micro-store locations in Florida and New York, three more states slated

Analyst estimates 1M in Microsoft surface holiday sales

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Microsoft sold only 1 million units of its Surface tablet over the holidays, according to new estimates. Analysts at UBS made the estimate, reducing it down from the previous 2 million thought would be sold during the period, despite efforts from the Redmond software giant to get the tablet into...
Analyst estimates 1M in Microsoft surface holiday sales

This past holiday season Windows-based notebook sales declined 11% while Macbooks eased 6%

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According to data from the NPD Group released today, the 2012 holiday sales cycle wasn’t kind to companies associated with the sale of laptop computers: unit volume declined. Microsoft saw a broad 11% decline in total notebook sales during the measured holiday cycle, while Apple endured a 6% drop. Softening...
This past holiday season Windows-based notebook sales declined 11% while Macbooks eased 6%

Fab prepares India push with 7-figure investment from Times Internet

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Online design store Fab has been moving quickly to become a global presence and just scored a “seven-figure” Times Internet of India that will help it launch in India in the near future. The investment by the digital arm of The Times of India, India’s largest media company, comes on the heels...
Fab prepares India push with 7-figure investment from Times Internet
Apple's iPhone 5 Supply Is Finally Improving (AAPL)
Nintendo plans early 2013 launch for 'Wii Fit U'

iPhone Maker Foxconn Has A 19% Sales Drop Because Of Disappointing iPhone Sales

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TAIPEI (Reuters) - Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, the main manufacturer of Apple Inc products, posted a 19 percent decline in sales in the first quarter compared with a year earlier, hurt by disappointing demand for the iPhone. From January to March, Hon Hai's sales totaled T$808.97 billion ($26.96...
iPhone Maker Foxconn Has A 19% Sales Drop Because Of Disappointing iPhone Sales

Accessory Manufacturers Fear Missing Holiday Sales Rush as Apple Remains Mum on New iOS Device Dock Connector

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With a number of reports and now photos supporting the idea that Apple will be introducing a significantly smaller dock connector for its iOS devices in the coming weeks, iLounge reports that Apple's lack of advance notice is causing concern for accessory manufacturers worried that they will not be able...
Accessory Manufacturers Fear Missing Holiday Sales Rush as Apple Remains Mum on New iOS Device Dock Connector

3DS still outpacing predecessor in comparative sales, says Nintendo

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It took a hefty price cut and a holiday sales boost to coax the 3DS out of its predecessor's shadow, but these days Nintendo's autostereoscopic handheld is doing just fine. NOA President Reggie Fils-Aime says it isn't slowing down either, revealing to GamesIndustry that more than 8 million consoles...
3DS still outpacing predecessor in comparative sales, says Nintendo

Android Appalooza: Get started on your holiday shopping

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So, you want to participate in all of the holiday sales that are going on today, but you don’t want to leave the couch? Fortunately, the Internet and its many available services have made this possible. And if you’ve got an Android device handy, there are also a couple of...
Android Appalooza: Get started on your holiday shopping

Is November Win 8 Tablet Release Too Late?

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If Intel-based Windows 8 tablets launch in November, as one informed source expects, Microsoft would face a narrow window to play a role in the important holiday sales period....
Is November Win 8 Tablet Release Too Late?
HTC revenue grows in November but still down 31% from last year

10 Ways Your App Can Grab A Chunk Of This Holiday Season's $2.4 Billion In App Sales

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It's estimated that 2 billion apps will be downloaded during the week of December 25. Here's how your app can cash in on the holiday rush. To truly unravel how money moves around the app economy, you'd need a bank of 30 to 60 servers scraping data from the...
10 Ways Your App Can Grab A Chunk Of This Holiday Season's $2.4 Billion In App Sales

BlackBerry squeezed out of Enterprise say stats

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RIM‘s new CEO faces a dual-challenge, Apple in North America and the ascendence of Samsung in Europe, according new research, though BlackBerry is a surprise hold-out in the UK. “Android and Apple together are eating BlackBerry’s lunch” Forrester Research analyst Frank Gillett said of the smartphone pincer-movement, the NYTimes reports, with global...
BlackBerry squeezed out of Enterprise say stats
iPhone Brand Outshines Samsung's Galaxy As iPhone 5 Becomes Best-Selling Smartphone Globally In Q4, iPhone 4S 2nd -- Analyst

Microsoft, Google eye mobile holiday sales

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Microsoft and Google have their sights fixed on mobile devices as they move toward the end of the year, preparing a slew of smartphones and tablets designed to tempt those looking for holiday gadgets. The companies, which are reporting third quarter earnings Thursday, are on different sides of a rapid...
Microsoft, Google eye mobile holiday sales
Samsung Expects Another Record Quarter: $7.3 Billion Profit, Fuelled By Its Galaxy Smartphones

Uh-oh! Intel and ARM both see slowdown ahead

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Intel expects its third-quarter sales to be between $300 million and $1.9 billion lower than previous forecasts, the chip giant said Friday. Many see this as a sign of the weakening PC market, especially after HP and Dell posted such disappointing results in part because of a slowdown in PC...
Uh-oh! Intel and ARM both see slowdown ahead

NPD: iOS plummets to 29 percent of total US smartphone sales in Q1

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Apple’s iOS United States smartphone market share slide 12 percent in the year’s first quarter, which helped Google’s Android to capture nearly two-thirds of the market. According to CNET, market research firm NPD Group placed Android’s U.S. market share at 61 percent, which is a dramatic gain from the holiday quarter’s...
NPD: iOS plummets to 29 percent of total US smartphone sales in Q1
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