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Did Samsung sell more smartphones than Apple?

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Strategy Analytics says yes. iSuppli says no. Samsung, once again, isn't saying. Source: Strategy Analytics. iSuppli disagrees. FORTUNE -- We know how many smartphones Apple (AAPL) sold last quarter: 35,064,000. It's right there in their press release and in their SEC Form 10-Q. We can only guess how many Samsung sold...
Did Samsung sell more smartphones than Apple?

Lab42 Taps Social Networks For Market Research, Raises (Almost) $1M

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Lab42, a startup that helps agencies and other businesses conduct market research, says it has raised “just under” $1 million in funding. President Gauri Sharma pitches Lab42′s services (which involve targeted surveys conducted over social networks) as new way to conduct research. One big difference: It’s faster and cheaper than...
Lab42 Taps Social Networks For Market Research, Raises (Almost) $1M
Apple's Q1 smartphone market share reportedly sinks as Samsung dominates

Apple's Mac U.S. sales grew 7.4% (Gartner) or fell 7.5% (IDC)

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In a dismal quarter for PC sales, is Apple's Mac a rare bright spot or isn't it? FORTUNE -- The two leading high tech market research firms have done it again. They issued their preliminary PC sales estimates for the first calendar quarter of 2013 Wednesday, and while they agree that...
Apple's Mac U.S. sales grew 7.4% (Gartner) or fell 7.5% (IDC)

Samsung probably sold the most smartphones in 2011

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Trying to count who sold the most smartphones is a difficult business. That’s mostly due to Samsung’s decision to stop releasing unit sales figures for its smartphone sales. The company has taken to releasing sales growth percentages, and market research firms are basing projections of how many phones Samsung shipped...
Samsung probably sold the most smartphones in 2011

Apple PC shipments reach new high of 13.6% despite contracting US market

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Estimates released Wednesday from market research firms show overall U.S. PC shipments fell nearly 14 percent year-to-year in the third quarter of 2012, while Apple's share shrunk 6.1 percent over the same period....
Apple PC shipments reach new high of 13.6% despite contracting US market
Did Apple's sales grow or shrink? Gartner and IDC differ on PC industry estimates

Michael Dell says he is OK with the 'post-PC' era

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Michael Dell says it's smooth sailing in the post-PC era. Though that sentiment seems to conflict with recent data from market research firms. [Read more]...
Michael Dell says he is OK with the 'post-PC' era

Prices Of Windows 8 Machines Are Falling. Wow, Demand Must Be Red Hot!

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Notebook manufacturers appear to be lowering the prices of some Windows 8 notebooks and tablets, presumably pinched by underperforming Windows 8 demand or a a slow selling season. Six out of the fourteen Windows 8 notebooks or tablets sold by Microsoft via its Windows Store now come with discounts attached, CNET...
Prices Of Windows 8 Machines Are Falling. Wow, Demand Must Be Red Hot!

Don't Look Now HP, but Lenovo Is Catching Up

allthingsd.com
The latest market figures illustrating the state of the PC market are out, and Hewlett-Packard, the world’s biggest PC maker, is still ahead of everyone, but the margin of its lead is getting thinner. Market research firms Gartner and IDC both put out their latest market estimates today. And while...
Don't Look Now HP, but Lenovo Is Catching Up

The Rise Of Transactional Advertising

techcrunch.com
This guest post is authored by Alex Rampell, the founder and CEO of TrialPay. This is a follow on to an earlier article “The End Of Brand Advertising,” where Rampell argues that the collision of online and offline advertising paradigms will have a profound impact on free content. Rampell’s most...
The Rise Of Transactional Advertising

Amid PC Sales Slide, All Eyes on Intel's Quarterly Results

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When the chipmaker Intel reports its quarterly results today after markets close in New York, no one is expecting especially good news, nor much of a positive outlook. Intel shares have traded lower since last Thursday, when the market research firms IDC and Gartner said they had tracked one of...
Amid PC Sales Slide, All Eyes on Intel's Quarterly Results

Android's Web share down 13% since Nov.; Apple's is up 1%

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Usage numbers contradict estimates of Samsung's smartphone and tablet sales FORTUNE -- According to a report issued Friday by Net Applications, the Web presence of Android devices peaked in November at 28% and has been drifting down ever since. By contrast, Apple's (AAPL) iOS has climbed since October, after the...
Android's Web share down 13% since Nov.; Apple's is up 1%

Samsung, Apple top Nokia in smartphone shipments

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The latest numbers from market research firms show that Samsung has topped Nokia in the race to be the top cellphone manufacturer. What’s less clear is whether Samsung or Apple carries the smartphone crown. Read full article >>...
Samsung, Apple top Nokia in smartphone shipments

What Apple really means when it says it has "sold" a product

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When can you count a smartphone as “sold” and when can you count it as “shipped”? For mobile industry reporters, this rather arcane argument never fails to come up each quarter when discussing the health of the players in the smartphone or tablet markets. And it always revolves around (who...
What Apple really means when it says it has "sold" a product

As PC shipments drop, budget machines may offer relief

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The bad news keeps rolling in for Microsoft and PC manufacturers with market research firms Gartner and IDC Wednesday reporting record declines in global PC shipments for the first three months of 2013. Gartner said PC shipments saw an 11.2 percent decline compared to the prior year, while IDC...
As PC shipments drop, budget machines may offer relief

Shares of PC Companies and Their Suppliers Whacked on Sales Decline

allthingsd.com
By all indications it’s going to be a rough day on the stock market for any company exposed to the personal computer business. Yesterday’s reports from the market research firms IDC and Gartner showed conclusively what pretty much anyone paying attention had already suspected intuitively, that the bottom has finally...
Shares of PC Companies and Their Suppliers Whacked on Sales Decline

Windows 8 Tallies 60M Licenses, on Par With Windows 7 Rollout

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Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system may not have jolted the PC market out of the doldrums in the way manufacturers had hoped, but it seems to be generating solid, albeit unspectacular, interest. Speaking at the J.P. Morgan Tech Forum at CES Tuesday, Windows Chief Financial Officer Tami Reller revealed...
Windows 8 Tallies 60M Licenses, on Par With Windows 7 Rollout

Samsung tops Apple in global mobile phone shipments

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Samsung is on a tear and dominating worldwide mobile phone shipments, according to two market research firms. [Read more]...
Samsung tops Apple in global mobile phone shipments
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