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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

Another Apple vs. Samsung Battle: The Mobile Web

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There’s no shortage of battles that come down to Apple and Samsung. From the retail shelves to the courtroom, the two companies have emerged as the clear rivals when it comes to smartphones. And things are no different when it comes to the mobile Web. Chitika, which tracks Web share...
Another Apple vs. Samsung Battle: The Mobile Web

Microsoft's "Magic Wall" Tech on Windows 8 Laptops & Tablets by Next Year

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Microsoft announced its acquisition of Perceptive Pixel just as it was preparing to launch Windows 8, Office 13 and the Surface tablet. The timing wasn't by chance: The maker of huge multi-touch screens - check out CNN's eight-foot "magic wall" - is an integral part of software giant's bet-the-company leap...
Microsoft's "Magic Wall" Tech on Windows 8 Laptops & Tablets by Next Year

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

Wii U Sales Still Lousy

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Nintendo’s Wii U isn’t proving to be much of a successor to the 100-million selling Wii. New metrics from NPD suggest that sales of the console continue to disappoint. The market researcher said Friday that Wii U shipments rose over 40 percent month-over-month in February — encouraging news, were it...
Wii U Sales Still Lousy

THE APPLE INVESTOR: Apple Sold More iOS Devices In 2011 Than All The Macs Sold Ever (AAPL)

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The Apple Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. AAPL Down With Markets Markets are wavering in early trading as the Euro crisis continues on. Shares of AAPL down with the rest of tech. Investors continue to be focused on iPhone adoption; update to...
THE APPLE INVESTOR: Apple Sold More iOS Devices In 2011 Than All The Macs Sold Ever (AAPL)
Good news for publishers: tablets are going gangbusters

RIAA: Pirates Are Bigger Music Fans Than Average Consumers

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Last month, research from the Columbia University affiliated American Assembly found that U.S. file-sharers buy 30% more music than their non-sharing counterparts. The RIAA wasn’t too happy with this result (or how the media reported on it) so they brought in research firm NPD to counter with some statistics of...
RIAA: Pirates Are Bigger Music Fans Than Average Consumers

RIAA Knows (But Tried To Hide) That Most 'Unpaid' Music Acquisition Comes From Offline Swapping

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Lots of people have discussed this in the past, but the RIAA's focus on going after file sharing sites and online cyber lockers seemed to ignore the fact that so much music is actually shared on a person to person basis -- rather than online. But, there weren't any public...
RIAA Knows (But Tried To Hide) That Most 'Unpaid' Music Acquisition Comes From Offline Swapping

Tablets Will Outship Notebooks by 2016, Research Firm Says

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Research firm NPD DisplaySearch thinks tablet shipments will exceed laptop shipments in the next few years....
Tablets Will Outship Notebooks by 2016, Research Firm Says

NPD: Average Gaming Time On The Rise | Edge Online

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NPD: Average Gaming Time On The Rise | Edge Online

New Surface rumor has 7.5-inch model shipping Q1 2014

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An analyst with NPD DisplaySearch has told CNET that Microsoft has settled on a 7.5-inch display for one its second-generation Surface tablets, which would go on sale in Q1 2014. The display could have a resolution of 1,400x1050 pixels that would give it a pixel density of 233 pixels per...
New Surface rumor has 7.5-inch model shipping Q1 2014
Display Analysts See Retina iPad Mini Updates Coming in 3Q 2013 and 1Q 2014

Apple's AirPlay dominates screen sharing report, but few actually use it

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Apple's AirPlay is leading in mind share when it comes to screen sharing technologies, according to a newly published report from market research firm NPD. The firm surveyed 2,600 tablet and smartphone owners throughout the first quarter of 2013, finding that more than 20 percent of those users were...
Apple's AirPlay dominates screen sharing report, but few actually use it

HD TV goes ultra-high-definition

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TV makers hope 4K ultra-high-definition is the next best thing for sets. FORTUNE -- Television manufacturers are desperate to find something to jolt their moribund market. Global TV shipments declined 6% in 2012, according to NPD DisplaySearch. And this year isn't likely to be much better. Now Sony (SNE), Samsung,...
HD TV goes ultra-high-definition

Tablet shipments to outpace laptops in 2013

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New tablet shipments will outnumber laptops for the first time in 2013, as touch display capabilities drive buying patterns rather than new operating systems like Windows 8 and Windows RT, research firm NPD DisplaySearch reported on Monday....
Tablet shipments to outpace laptops in 2013

Apple Captured a Fifth of U.S. Consumer Electronics Revenue in Holiday Quarter

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By now it’s a truism that Apple’s killing it in the United States consumer electronics industry, but here’s one more piece of data to drive that point home. NPD says Apple captured 19 percent of all sales dollars of consumer electronics in the U.S. in the holiday quarter of 2011....
Apple Captured a Fifth of U.S. Consumer Electronics Revenue in Holiday Quarter

As Q4 2011 profits drop 26%, HTC blames fierce competition from Samsung, Apple

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In line with the previous unaudited earnings release, Taiwanese handset maker HTC just posted fourth-quarter results. The big news: A substantial 26 percent drop in profits on sales of NT$101.42 billion ($3.5 billion), a 2.5% decline versus the year-ago quarter. The stock tanked 5% in Asian trading. Following in Samsung’s footsteps,...
As Q4 2011 profits drop 26%, HTC blames fierce competition from Samsung, Apple

Google Teaming Up With Samsung For The Nexus 10 Tablet

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Google and Samsung are to launch a tablet together. The gadget will be known as the Nexus 10, a 10.1-inch tablet with a higher-resolution screen* than the third-generation iPad, claims an analyst. Richard Shim of NPD Search, who says his information has come from somewhere further down the supply chain,...
Google Teaming Up With Samsung For The Nexus 10 Tablet

China is buying up a third of the world's solar panels

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China has long been the world’s supplier of low cost solar panels, and now it’s a major market for them, too. According to research firm NPD’s SolarBuzz report, in the last quarter of 2012 China bought up 33 percent of the world’s solar panel supply. In contrast, two years prior...
China is buying up a third of the world's solar panels

iPad Keeps Apple No. 1 in Mobile PC Sales

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The mobile PC business is booming, and thanks to exploding iPad sales, Apple remains its undisputed leader. According to NPD, Apple during the first quarter of 2012 shipped 17.2 million mobile PCs* worldwide, enough to capture a 22.5 share of the market — more than double that of its closest...
iPad Keeps Apple No. 1 in Mobile PC Sales

Uh oh: LCD TV shipments fall for the first time ever

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According to data compiled by NPD DisplaySearch, worldwide television shipments were down 8 percent in the first quarter, representing the worst slide since the second quarter of 2009. [Read more]...
Uh oh: LCD TV shipments fall for the first time ever
Can Apple get away with another "S" iPhone?

Press Start: Modern Warfare 4 to be revealed soon, Nintendo doing well on digital sales and more

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Plus, Sega Pluto up for sale, girl scouts make games, reaching the edge of Shootmania and why one developer will never make another FPSA selection of links, hand-picked by the Guardian games writers.Modern Warfare 4 could reveal early May | The Official Xbox MagazineIn utter defiance of all known precedent,...
Press Start: Modern Warfare 4 to be revealed soon, Nintendo doing well on digital sales and more

With iPad included, Apple tops 2011 mobile PC sales

www.electronista.com
Apple was the lead mobile PC vendor in the fourth quarter of 2011 and the rest of the year, at least when including tablets, an NPD DisplaySearch report shows. The company shipped just under 23.4 million MacBooks and iPads in the fourth quarter, and more than 62.8 million for the...
With iPad included, Apple tops 2011 mobile PC sales
Mass Production of Retina Displays for iPad Mini Expected to Start in June or July

Windows 8, Surface tablets will lead Microsoft's fight for relevance

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If 2012 was the year Microsoft set the table for Windows 8, then 2013 is the year the company must prove that the new OS stands out in an increasingly mobile world. Unfortunately, sales of Windows 8 devices have not been impressive so far, according to the New York...
Windows 8, Surface tablets will lead Microsoft's fight for relevance

Illegal music downloads dropped in 2012, says report

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Online and offline sharing of copyrighted music took a nosedive last year, according to NPD. [Read more]...
Illegal music downloads dropped in 2012, says report
Google to Apple: We'll have more pixels than you

iPad tablet market share will dip to 50% by 2017, study says

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Market research firm NPD estimates that Apple's share of the tablet space will dwindle to just over 50 percent by 2017, while Android and Windows-based devices will begin continue to eat into the iPad's overwhelming lead by 2014....
iPad tablet market share will dip to 50% by 2017, study says
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