Sunday Series: The Electronics Category
Image from: Electronics / Shutterstock The start of another academic year looms before us like that archetypal algebra teacher that we all dreaded…you know, the one who smelled vaguely of mothballs and asbestos? Remember? Anyways, the point is that in modern times education has coincided dramatically with technology, and with this collision has thrived a market bent on gadgets with educational applications. I churned up the below chart, a list of
Why eCommerce Can Thrive in a Soft LCD TV Market
Image from: Old Television / Shutterstock CNN Money recently reported that for the first time ever, shipments of LCD TVs were down in Q1 2012. The article attributes the decline to market saturation – most consumers already own a flatpanel TV, and those who don’t are likely willing to defer their purchase, especially given the weak global economy. We’ve seen from past research that the majority of TV purchases are
The Extinction of Books: Fact or Fiction?
Image from: Books on Fire / Shutterstock At night, if you listen closely, you can hear the defeated sighs of librarians everywhere across America. Or maybe I’m exaggerating? I probably am. I’ve been reading so much fiction lately on my Kindle that my thoughts are becoming almost aggressively poetic. And guess what? I’m not alone in my voracious intake of virtual literature. Recently Tech Crunch reported that ebook sales have
Netflix: Making a Couch Potato’s Job Just a Little Easier
Image from: People Watching TV / Shutterstock Last weekend was another beautiful summer weekend on the east coast, and how did I spend it? Swimming? No. Jogging or Hiking? Absolutely not. I spent my weekend on Netflix watching every episode of the sitcom Louie. I usually try to stay active, and even though I came very close to canceling my subscription during their pricing shift not too long ago I’ve
Image from: Pinterest.com /Screenshot As we know, there is a new social platform in town. With hockey stick growth and user engagement that sites strive for, Pinterest is making its mark on the digital world. It has brilliantly leveraged the Facebook user base by integrating its strategy into the Facebook newsfeed experience, exposing millions of online social users to “pins” everyday. While still evolving into its own unique social experience,
Blizzard Markets an Inferno: The Launch of Diablo III
Image from: Forbes Blizzard Entertainment is renowned for developing and publishing revolutionary games. Their products are so powerful that many have become household names and each time Blizzard releases a game, the gaming industry is forced to conform to new and increasingly rigorous standards. Battle.net is Blizzard’s unified product portfolio website, where customers can buy any of the three franchise games of Starcraft, World of Warcraft, and Diablo. Battle.net is
Free Report: Online Over-the-Top Solutions Today
Image from: NetGem Download “Online Over-the-Top Solutions Today” today! This report will explore the growth in online Over-The-Top (OTT) solutions, looking at existing market players and the impact on telecom consumer behavior. As ownership of streaming enabled devices continues to grow, OTT consumption will rapidly increase. The growth in OTT viewing impacts many players, including networks (e.g.,NBC.com), TV service providers (e.g, Comcast), and stand-alone OTT providers (e.g.,Netflix). From this free
Live From CTIA: Operators Look to Respond to Challenging Market Dynamics with New Sources of Differentiation & Aggressive Posturing
Image from: Wireless and Mobile News This week carriers, OEMs and wireless ecosystem participants of all shapes and sizes descended on New Orleans for the annual CTIA show. And in a nice quirk of timing – aided by the show’s smart decision to move the show dates back a month and a half – CTIA coincided with the last of the big 4 carriers reporting Q1 earnings. After looking at
What do 4G and LTE mean to smartphone shoppers?
Image from: Smartphone Image / Shutterstock Carriers are spending billions of dollars on improving their networks touting 4G and/or LTE. From the carrier perspective they are hoping to transition customers to these newer technology networks as they are less expensive to maintain. From the consumer perspective (at least those with smartphones) this is great news as 4G / LTE networks offer faster data speeds making for a better experience. At
It’s Not You, It’s Your Tablet
Image from: Tablet Image / Shutterstock Often times while browsing search referral data, I notice that product specific keywords are often among the top drivers to websites month over month. In particular, the ever-popular tablet line has done wonders for traffic to its producers’ websites. In addition to users searching specifically for the iPhone and the iPod, Apple.com benefits greatly from online users searching “iPad”. Of course, the hope among
Dell: The Newest Member to Join The Ultrabook Club
Image from: All Things D Since Intel dubbed a new class of personal computers, called ‘Ultrabooks’, last year, many computer manufacturers have now entered the market to offer their own ultra-thin, notebooks designed for performance. Intel has claimed Ultrabooks will make up 40% of the market by the end of this year and Dell has been one of the most recent manufacturers to enter with its XPS 13 Ultrabook launch.