Why Amazon Sells Its Fire Phone for $449 Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and its founder Jeff Bezos never give up on anything. The Fire Phone has been a failure since it was launched. Amazon hoped that, if it could ...
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Analyst Cools on Apple Watch and iPad Sales, but Sees Huge iPhone Gains

How much do investors value the upcoming Apple Watch and the iPad, compared with the strength of the iPhone upgrade cycle? This remains up for debate, but Bank of America ...
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Mobile Devices Account for Nearly 40% of All Video Viewing

In roughly three and a half years, the global percentage of video viewed on a mobile device has risen from around 1% in August 2011 to more than 38% in ...
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Smartphone, Tablet Gaming Far Outpaces Handheld Console Games

At the end of 2014, the installed base of smartphones worldwide was about 2.2 billion. There are, in addition, more than 600 million tablets in consumers’ hands as well. More ...
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Tablet Users Expected to Pass a Billion This Year

Worldwide, tablet users will pass 1 billion this year, according to a study by research firm eMarketer. What the research does not make clear is the exact role that the ...
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Apple Wins Race for Global Holiday Sales

Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) ability to beat back the rise of Samsung and of Google Inc.'s (NASDAQ: GOOG) Android operating system was on full display as new research showed it ...
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Thanksgiving Online Sales Tally: Up 14%

Total online traffic on Thanksgiving Day rose 14.3% this year compared with 2013, but the average order value was about 2% less. Mobile traffic accounted for over half (52.1%) of ...
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Online Sales Rise 12% on Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day online shopping posted some good news and some not-so-good news. As of 6:00 p.m. ET on Thanksgiving Day, online sales are up 12.2% compared with the same period ...
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Lenovo’s Slowdown Spells Trouble

Lenovo's earnings results showed it is not much better off than Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) in the personal computer (PC) market, and a slew of competitors in the tablet and ...
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Apple Named Best PC Maker in Major Survey

The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), a gold standard of research about consumer preferences, named Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) as the top personal computer (PC) manufacturer. The contribution of the Mac ...
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Amazon’s New Tablets Get Subdued Introduction Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) knows how to make noise about new products and services, so when the company chooses to introduce five new models of its Kindle and Kindle Fire ...
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In Another Sign of PC Trouble, Toshiba Cuts 900 Jobs

The PC industry has been under pressure for some time as the use of tablets and smartphones has completely replaced personal computers in many cases. Even laptop sales have fallen, ...
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AARP Gets Into the Tablet Business at Walmart, With Intel and Google Inside

The tablet business was dominated by the likes of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) after it launched its iPad, with Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) entering the ...
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AT&T Makes an iPad Offer You Can Refuse

Wireless carrier AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) came out with a new offer Thursday morning that may be better for the company’s inventory levels than for its consumers. With the impending ...
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The ‘Always On Generation’ Driving Revenues for Top Flash Memory Tech Stocks

In less than a decade, consumer demand for a lightning fast Internet has changed everything. From e-commerce, social media to web search and more, this massive Internet use can cause latency, ...
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