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Apple, Samsung U.S. smartphone sales jump 43 percent

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The top two smartphone players saw their combined sales in the U.S. rise 43 percent last quarter, while sales for other vendors dropped 16 percent, says NPD Group. [Read more]...
Apple, Samsung U.S. smartphone sales jump 43 percent

Videogame Sales Drop Sharply

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U.S. retail sales of videogame hardware, software and accessories fell 20% to $1.06 billion in February, compared with the same month in 2011, research firm NPD Group said Thursday....
Videogame Sales Drop Sharply

Report: February Wii U sales appear far short of Nintendo's hopes

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The Wii U’s track record for poorer-than-expected sales grows longer after February, when only 64,000 consoles went off store shelves in the US, according to a report from NPD Group. This is a major shortfall from Nintendo’s sales projections at launch—the company thought it would sell nearly two million...
Report: February Wii U sales appear far short of Nintendo's hopes

U.S. Mac sales make small rebound

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Apple's U.S. retail Mac sales were up for the first month of the quarter, but not to the extent recently claimed by a Wall Street analyst, the NPD Group said today....
U.S. Mac sales make small rebound
First-time Apple owners make up 25 percent of all iPad purchases

Amazon's Autorip turns heat up on Apple's iTunes Store

www.guardian.co.uk
Service aims to challenge Apple dominance by giving customers free MP3 versions of physical CDs they have already boughtAmazon has stepped up competition against Apple's iTunes Store by launching AutoRip, giving customers free MP3 versions of physical CDs they have already bought.From Thursday, customers who bought any of the 50,000...
Amazon's Autorip turns heat up on Apple's iTunes Store

Did you hear that? A billion smartphones shipping by 2016

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Mobile phone makers collectively will ship a whopping billion smartphones a year by 2016, according to NPD Group’s DisplaySearch group. In comparison, the total number of smartphones shipped will be around 567 million, the research group says. These shipment numbers include new and replacement devices. With a billion devices,...
Did you hear that? A billion smartphones shipping by 2016

NPD: Apple Takes Top Three Slots For Smartphone Best-Sellers In U.S.

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Android held on to its title as the most-popular smartphone platform in the U.S. in the last quarter, but when it comes to sales of specific devices, Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) is running away from the competition, with Samsung swiftly behind, according to research out from the NPD Group. Apple...
NPD: Apple Takes Top Three Slots For Smartphone Best-Sellers In U.S.

NPD: iPhone top-selling US phone, Android goes to newcomers

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The iPhone is now the top-selling cellphone of any kind in the US, the NPD Group determined on Monday. As of the fall, the iPhone 4S was the bestselling device in the field. Apple also managed a clean sweep of the top three, with the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS...
NPD: iPhone top-selling US phone, Android goes to newcomers

Tablet sales expected to grow fivefold by 2017

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NPD Group estimates global tablet shipments to reach 383 million by 2017, a fivefold increase over the nearly 73 million shipped last year.read more...
Tablet sales expected to grow fivefold by 2017

Microsoft moved 257,000 Xbox consoles in June, keeping its top sales streak alive

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Given the age of the Xbox 360 console, and that news concerning the Next Xbox (what is generally referred to as the Xbox 720) is picking up, one might assume that sales of the device would be slipping. Oddly enough, the Xbox 360 continues to chug along, moving another 257,000...
Microsoft moved 257,000 Xbox consoles in June, keeping its top sales streak alive
Video game retail sales fall 25 percent year-on-year in 11th straight month of decline

Amazon swipes Dora from Netflix with new Viacom streaming deal

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Dora has found a new casa at Amazon. Amazon this morning announced a streaming deal with Viacom Networks that brings a broad selection of exclusive children’s programming to the Amazon Prime Instant Video service, following the expiration of Netflix’s deal with Viacom. Shows included in the deal include popular kids...
Amazon swipes Dora from Netflix with new Viacom streaming deal

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%

Smartwatch race is on as Samsung confirms it's in the game

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Samsung has confirmed to Bloomberg the rumors that it’s working on a smartwatch to rival the widely-speculated Apple iWatch. Known for being a ‘fast follower’, a company that, er, watches what others do and aims to quickly launch a competitive product, the company appears to be following Apple’s lead in...
Smartwatch race is on as Samsung confirms it's in the game
One in four iPad owners are first-time Apple buyers

NPD: iTunes crushing competition in both Video on Demand and sales

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According to information purveyor NPD Group, the Apple iTunes store holds a commanding lead in video digital downloads, both for movies and television shows. In 2012, the research firm claims that 67 percent of television show purchases and 65 percent of movie sales were made on Apple's marketplace, up slightly...
NPD: iTunes crushing competition in both Video on Demand and sales

More Are Watching Internet Video on Actual TVs, Research Shows

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More people are now watching Internet video -- everything from cat videos to streaming prime-time shows -- on big-screen televisions than on computers, according to a new report from the NPD Group, a market research company....
More Are Watching Internet Video on Actual TVs, Research Shows
Average monthly pay TV bill to hit $100 by 2013 — Year of the cord cutter?

Windows 8 not boosting PC sales, NPD says

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Windows device sales in the U.S. including desktops, notebooks, and tablets are not getting a boost from the October 26 launch of Windows 8, an online report says. Notebook sales were down 21 percent during the first four weeks of Windows 8 general availability compared to the same time...
Windows 8 not boosting PC sales, NPD says

Android overtakes Apple in US smartphone market

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Google’s Android OS surpassed Apple in US smartphone market share during the first quarter of 2010. According to the NPD Group, Google now enjoys 28 percent of the smartphone market, earning the company the second-place spot behind Research in Motion (36 percent) and pushing Apple to third place (21...
Android overtakes Apple in US smartphone market
Sorry, iPad, kids still like their handheld consoles more than you
NPD: Apple Customers Love The Genius Bar, Mostly Because Service Is Free

Skylanders franchise gets bigger with Giants sequel

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Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure was a sleeper hit last year, a unique cross-platform product that combined a video game with collectible real-world toys. Now, ahead of the annual North American International Toy Fair in New York City, Activision Publishing is announcing a new sequel for the franchise called Skylanders Giants. Citing NPD Group...
Skylanders franchise gets bigger with Giants sequel
Gamers spend $3.4B on all types of games in Q1

Ultrabook sales up in first half of 2012, Windows 8 waits patiently

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We've seen so much Ultrabook news recently we're beginning to think they're catching on. Market research firm the NPD Group has stepped in to confirm our suspicions, reporting a 39 percent jump in sales of premium Windows laptops (900 bucks and up) during the first five months of this...
Ultrabook sales up in first half of 2012, Windows 8 waits patiently

Windows 8 off to slow start, says NPD report

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Windows device sales in the U.S. fell 21 percent in the four weeks since Windows 8 debuted, versus sales from a year ago, according to data from NPD Group. [Read more]...
Windows 8 off to slow start, says NPD report

NPD: Global LCD TV Shipments Fall for First Time

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Global television shipments fell 8% in the first quarter from a year earlier, as LCD-TV volume posted its first year-over-year drop, according to research firm NPD Group....
NPD: Global LCD TV Shipments Fall for First Time

Nintendo Wii U Forecast Calls for Heavy Sales, Easing Later

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Pent-up demand by Nintendo fans may ensure that the new Wii U console starts off with a bang, but maintaining interest over the long term may be prove to be the bigger challenge. A report released by IHS Screen Digest today is forecasting sales of 3.5 million units between next week’s...
Nintendo Wii U Forecast Calls for Heavy Sales, Easing Later
Video game sales continue to slide in February, Xbox still top console
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