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The American Sedan Is Dying. Long Live the SUV - Bloomberg
Detroit executives are killing off their slow-selling cars in favor of SUVs.
automotive  SUV  sales  USA  Bloomberg  2018 
january 2018 by inspiral
UK Publishing has record year up 7% to £4.8bn
Figures released today by the Publishers Association shows that 2016 was a record breaking year for the publishing industry with sales of books and journals reaching £4.8bn, their highest ever level.

The increase in sales of 7% on the previous year is the largest growth in a decade, when in 2007 digital was first included.
publishing  books  ebooks  sales  revenues  growth  Publishers  2017 
april 2017 by inspiral
iPad Optics | Asymco
If we look further we see that the iPad is still a much loved and much used product. Data from the Pew Internet Survey shows that tablet ownership among US adults increased from 45% in April 2015 to 48% in April 2016 and 51% in November 2016. The rise has been steady. Although this counts tablets, the iPad had 85% share of the U.S. market for tablets priced above $200 so it’s a fair assumption that the iPad audience is growing. Similar data exists for the UK.
tablets  iPad  penetration  sales  review  statistics  Asymco  2017 
march 2017 by inspiral
Ebook Sales Dip Amid a Rising UK Book Market - eMarketer
Books sales in the UK rose 6% last year, according to Nielsen data, buoyed by increased purchases of physical books. In the digital realm, ebook sales fell by 4%, but ecommerce expanded its share of the country’s overall book business.
eBooks  books  publishing  sales  Nielsen  UK  eMarketer  2017 
march 2017 by inspiral
Books Stubbornly Refused to Be Disrupted, and It Worked - Bloomberg View
The rise of print book sales and decline in ebooks in 2015 was no accident. Last year, the trend continued, and self-publishing in electronic form no longer seemed as good a bet as in previous years. In 2016, the unit sales of printed books in the U.S. increased by 3.3 percent. That's not unusual, except this year, the publishing industry didn't produce any runaway bestsellers like 2015's "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins, and only a handful of books, mostly from previous years, sold more than 1 million copies.
books  eBooks  sales  review  US  Bloomberg  2017 
january 2017 by inspiral
Global PC shipments keep declining, according to Gartner | TechCrunch
In news that should come as absolutely no surprise to anyone who’s been following the industry even peripherally, Gartner notes in a new study that global PC shipments have continued to decline for a fifth straight year. The numbers mark a 3.7 percent year-over-year drop for the fourth quarter of 2016.
PCs  sales  statistics  decline  Gartner  global  Techcrunch  2017 
january 2017 by inspiral
Bluetooth Capable Headphone Sales Surpass Non-Bluetooth Sales
According to The NPD Group's Retail Tracking Service, Bluetooth headphone revenue overtook non-Bluetooth for the first time in June accounting for 54 percent of headphone dollar sales and 17 percent of unit sales in the U.S.

While the headphone category saw a 7 percent year-over-year increase in dollar sales for the first half of 2016, Bluetooth headphones saw double-digit growth with a 42 percent year-over-year increase in dollar sales for the first half of the year.
headphones  bluetooth  sales  statistics  USA  NPD  2016 
september 2016 by inspiral
Apple chief Tim Cook’s five years in five charts —
Since succeeding Steve Jobs, Mr Cook has maintained growth but left investors wanting more
Apple  TimCook  management  review  sales  profitability  profit  valuation  FinancialTimes  2016 
august 2016 by inspiral
The Plot Twist: E-Book Sales Slip, and Print Is Far From Dead
“E-books were this rocket ship going straight up,” said Len Vlahos, a former executive director of the Book Industry Study Group, a nonprofit research group that tracks the publishing industry. “Just about everybody you talked to thought we were going the way of digital music.”

But the digital apocalypse never arrived, or at least not on schedule. While analysts once predicted that e-books would overtake print by 2015, digital sales have instead slowed sharply.

Now, there are signs that some e-book adopters are returning to print, or becoming hybrid readers, who juggle devices and paper. E-book sales fell by 10 percent in the first five months of this year, according to the Association of American Publishers, which collects data from nearly 1,200 publishers. Digital books accounted last year for around 20 percent of the market, roughly the same as they did a few years ago.
publishing  eBooks  sales  decline  books  review  NYTimes  2016 
august 2016 by inspiral
Xiaomi China Phone Shipments Fall 38% as Huawei Takes Lead - Bloomberg
Xiaomi Corp., the once-hot Chinese smartphone maker, saw shipments tumble 38 percent in China in the second quarter as Huawei Technologies Co. took over the top spot in the world’s largest market, according to research from International Data Corp.
Xiaomi shipped 10.5 million smartphones in the quarter, down from 17.1 million in the same period a year earlier. That made the company the fourth-largest competitor in the market behind Huawei, OPPO and Vivo, according to IDC.
Xiaomi  smartphones  sales  decline  China  competition  Bloomberg  2016 
august 2016 by inspiral
Once Taunted by Steve Jobs, Companies Are Now Big Customers of Apple -
For Apple, which is struggling to reverse declining sales of its iPhones and Macs and has seen overall revenues drop for two quarters in a row, the corporate market is a surprising bright spot. Sales of high-end iPads to business customers in particular have been strong. Nearly half of all iPads are now bought by corporations and governments, according to the research firm Forrester.

“Apple is stronger in the enterprise market with its devices than it is with consumers,” said Frank Gillett, an industry analyst at Forrester.
Apple  enterprise  hardware  iPad  AppleMac  sales  growth  Forrester  NYTimes  2016 
august 2016 by inspiral
Apple celebrates one billion iPhones - Apple
"iPhone has become one of the most important, world-changing and successful products in history. It's become more than a constant companion. iPhone is truly an essential part of our daily life and enables much of what we do throughout the day," said Cook. “Last week we passed another major milestone when we sold the billionth iPhone. We never set out to make the most, but we’ve always set out to make the best products that make a difference. Thank you to everyone at Apple for helping change the world every day."
iPhone  sales  billion  penetration  Apple  2016 
august 2016 by inspiral
European ecommerce sales set to reach €500bn in 2016: report - InternetRetailing
Ecommerce sales in Europe are set to pass the €500bn (£380.9bn) milestone this year, a new report predicts today, after a year in which UK retailers took more than a third of all European online sales.

The forecast for 2016 comes in the European B2C Ecommerce Report, published by Ecommerce Europe, which finds that in the last year online transactions across Europe hit €455.3bn (£346.9bn) in 2015, 13.3% up on the same time last year. The report suggests that an estimated 296m online shoppers hailing from 48 European countries, including 28 that are members of the European Union, each spent an average of €1,540 (£1,173) over the internet last year. And that total is set to grow, the report suggested. “Nearly all growth in retail comes from ecommerce,” said the report. It added: “The full potential of the European ecommerce market has not yet been reached. Today 57% of European internet users shop online, but only 16% of SMEs sell online – and less than half of those sell online across borders (7.5%).”
ecommmerce  sales  statistics  UK  France  Germany  EcommerceEurope  InternetRetailing  2016 
june 2016 by inspiral
iPhone Future — Monday Note
The iPhone go-go years are probably behind us. We’re not likely to see 46% year-to-year growth again, but the iPhone will surely not go the way of the iPod. Apple’s “pocket computer” is more likely to follow the trajectory of the Macintosh: It will continue to take a significant but slowly growing share of the market, while pocketing a large share of the profits.
iPhone  sales  forecast  smartphones  author:JeanLouisGassee  MondayNote  Medium  2016 
june 2016 by inspiral
REDEF ORIGINAL: Less Money, Mo' Music & Lots of Problems: A Look at the Music Biz
Music may have been the first media format to be upended by digital, but more than 15 years later, it's the only one still fixated on what was, not what can be. If the industry hopes to restore growth, both labels and artists will need to confront the changes brought about by the likes of iTunes and Spotify. Only then can a path forward be charted.
music  revenues  trends  streamingmedia  iTunes  Spotify  Pandora  sales  events  concerts  time  Redef  2015 
june 2016 by inspiral
Chromebooks outsold Macs for the first time in the US | The Verge
Google's low-cost Chromebooks outsold Apple's range of Macs for the first time in the US recently. While IDC doesn't typically break out Windows vs. Chromebook sales, IDC analyst Linn Huang confirmed the milestone to The Verge. "Chrome OS overtook Mac OS in the US in terms of shipments for the first time in 1Q16," says Huang. "Chromebooks are still largely a US K-12 story."

IDC estimates Apple's US Mac shipments to be around 1.76 million in the latest quarter, meaning Dell, HP, and Lenovo sold nearly 2 million Chromebooks in Q1 combined. Chromebooks have been extremely popular in US schools, and it's clear from IDC's comments the demand is driving US shipments. Outside of the US, it's still unclear exactly how well Google's low-cost laptops are doing. Most data from market research firms like IDC and Gartner focuses solely on Google's wins in the US.
Chromebook  ChromeOS  sales  growth  education  comparison  Apple  AppleMac  TheVerge  2016 
may 2016 by inspiral
Above Avalon: iPhone Warning Signs
At a certain level, none of this should surprise Apple. The company's long-standing iPhone strategy involved it beginning at the high end of the market and slowly making its way down market, capturing as much profit share as possible at each subsequently lower price tier. At a certain point, this strategy enters a phase where growth slows and the business enters a much more mature product trajectory. The various warnings signs flashing in the iPhone business indicate that point has arrived.  
iPhone  Apple  sales  decline  review  maturity  saturation  AboveAvalon  2016 
may 2016 by inspiral
Old Music Outsold New Music In 2015 (Excluding Streaming) :: Music :: News :: Paste
The simultaneous advent of streaming music and the vinyl renaissance has led to some very interesting recording industry statistics over the past few months. Last month, the RIAA reported that vinyl revenues outpaced sales from streaming services, despite actual streams vastly outnumbering physical vinyl sold. Now, Nielsen has released data revealing that, for the first time ever, old music (the “catalog,” defined as music more than 18 months old) outsold new releases in 2015.
music  sales  revenues  vinyl  catalogue  USA  RIAA  PasteMagazine  2016 
may 2016 by inspiral
The end of a mobile wave — Benedict Evans
That is, with the tech available off the shelf, the barrier to entry has moved from the creation and manufacture of the phones themselves to sales, distribution, marketing and support, and a lot of the innovation in the handset business now is around how to address that. Which part of the value chain do you start from and try to leverage, and which parts you outsource? Someone has to make it, someone has to import it, someone has to put into shops, or market it for online sales, and (especially in developed markets) someone has to provide support if you smash the screen. But all of those are being disassembled and reassembled in different combinations. 
smartphones  mobile  valuechainanalysis  sales  marketing  distribution  evolution  BenedictEvans  2016 
april 2016 by inspiral
30,000 Foot Look at InsurTech | Daily Fintech
This mental framework, which I regularly use to classify every InsurTech initiative—whether it’s a start-up, a solution provided by established providers or a direct initiative by an insurance company—is based on the following macro-activities:
Awareness: Activities that generate awareness in the client—whether person or firm—regarding the need to be insured and other marketing aspects of the specific brand/offer;
Choice: about an insurance value proposition, which, in turn, are divided into two main groups:
Aggregators, who are characterized by the comparison of a large number of different solutions;
Underwriters, who are innovating the way to construct the offer for the specific client, irrespective of the act to compare different offers.
Sales/Purchase: Focuses on innovative ways in which the act of selling can be improved, including collection of premiums;
Use of the insurance product: clarifies three very distinct steps of the insurance value chain: policy handling, service delivery—which is acquiring an ever-growing significance within the insurance value proposition—and claims management;
Recommendation: Part of the customer journey which is becoming a key element in the customer’s experience with a product in many sectors;
The Internet of Things (IoT), we can include in this category of activities—transversal to the activities described above—all the hardware and software solutions representing the enablers of the connected insurance (the motor insurance telematics is the most consolidated use case);
Peer-to-peer (P2P): Initiatives that, in the last few years, have started to bring peer to peer logic to the insurance environment, in a manner similar to the old mutual insurance.
insurtech  insurance  fintech  opportunity  review  sales  market  marketing  internetofthings  recommendation  peertopeer  DailyFintech  2016 
april 2016 by inspiral
Apple’s Watch Outpaced the iPhone in First Year - WSJ
Apple Inc. sold twice as many Watches as iPhones in each device’s debut year. Yet the smartwatch is dogged by a perception that seems premature given the history of Apple’s most popular devices: disappointment.
Apple  AppleWatch  sales  review  revenues  growth  WallStreetJournal  2016 
april 2016 by inspiral
Why the Publishing Industry Isn't in Peril - On The Media - WNYC
Stories about the imperiled publishing industry have become so familiar that it was something of a shock when publishers reported marked growth this past year. According to Nielsen BookScan, 571 million print books were sold in 2015 -- a 17 million increase from the year before. So what’s driving those sales of physical, paper books? Carolyn Kellogg, books editor at the Los Angeles Times, talks with Brooke about recent successes in publishing and what to expect in 2016.
books  publishing  growth  sales  USA  WNYC  2016 
march 2016 by inspiral
Membership Marketing Blog: Applying Account Based Marketing to Membership
Almost any person involved in sales will tell you that the concept of Account Based Marketing (ABM) has been around for a long time. However, of late, the term has come into prominence as organizations move from a stand-alone sales philosophy to building a strategy around the integration of sales and marketing efforts.
And in a membership context, the synergy offered by Account Based Marketing is very appropriate for business-to-business membership marketing efforts particularly for trade associations with high dues paying members. That is because Account Based Marketing is designed to establish and deepen engagement when the purchasing decision involves a lengthy sales cycle and multiple decision makers.
professionalbodies  marketing  sales  accountbasedmarketing  opportunity  review  MembershipMarketing  2016 
march 2016 by inspiral
China Smartphone Shipments Hit a Record 438 Million Units in 2015
According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, China smartphone shipments grew 3 percent annually to hit a record 438 million units in 2015. Xiaomi maintained first position and captured 15 percent smartphone marketshare in China last year.
smartphones  sales  marketshare  Xiaomi  Huawei  Apple  Vivo  OPPO  China  StrategyAnalytics  2016 
february 2016 by inspiral
Jessica Livingston: Why Startups Need to Focus on Sales, Not Marketing - The Accelerators - WSJ
Our advice at Y Combinator is always to make a really good product and go out and get users manually. The two work hand-in-hand: you need to talk individually to early adopters to make a really good product.  So focusing on the narrow and deep end of the sales/marketing continuum is not just the most effective way to get users. Your startup will die if you don’t.
startup  growth  sales  marketing  review  JessicaLivingston  YCombinator  WallStreetJournal  2016 
january 2016 by inspiral
Taco Bell CMO on digital marketing's 7 paradoxes | CIO
Taco Bell's marketing chief Marisa Thalberg says CMOs must overcome, or at least accept, seven key paradoxes if they hope to thrive in the modern marketing world.
TacoBell  marketing  MarisaThalberg  contentmarketing  global  local  sales  loyalty  CIO  2016 
january 2016 by inspiral
IDC: PC sales drop to levels not seen since 2007 | Ars Technica
A combination of holiday sales and the launch of Windows 10 weren't enough to slow the decline of PC sales, which have fallen to their lowest levels since 2007. Shipments declined by as much as 10.6 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to analyst firm IDC. Fellow analyst Gartner had similarly dire numbers to share: 75.7 million PCs shipped for the quarter, down 8.3 percent on 2014.

Overall sales for the year were just as bad, with IDC estimating shipments fell 10.4 percent to 276.2 million units, and Gartner pushing the slightly less terrifying number of 299.6 million units for an 8 percent fall.

The only manufacturer to show any growth for the year was—you guessed it—Apple, which managed to grow 2.8 percent according to IDC and 5.8 percent according to Gartner. Everyone else's sales shrunk, although Lenovo—the number one PC vendor worldwide—at least managed a mere 3.6 percent fall compared to the 6 percent-or-larger drops seen by HP, Dell, Asus, and Acer.
PCs  sales  review  HP  Dell  Asus  Acer  Apple  Lenovo  IDC  Gartner  ArsTechnica  2016 
january 2016 by inspiral
Xiaomi Confirms It Sold “Over 70M” Phones In 2015, Falling Short Of 80M Target | TechCrunch
China’s Xiaomi has finally revealed how many smartphones in sold last year. Kinda. The company said in a statement today that it sold “over 70 million” devices in 2015. That’s a 15 percent jump on the 61 million sales it logged for 2014, but it is short of the 80 million projection it set for 2015 — which was reduced from an initial 100 million target.
Xiaomi  smartphones  sales  review  critique  Techcrunch  2016 
january 2016 by inspiral
With a blank sheet, what organisational structure would you choose for marketing and digital? | Econsultancy
There are two strategic imperatives that you cannot fail to have missed. Firstly, digital transformation. Secondly, customer-centricity.
marketing  customerservice  sales  customerexperience  organisation  strategy  Econsultancy  author:AshleyFriedlein  2015 
january 2016 by inspiral
State of Sales Report Q4 2015
We surveyed over 1,400 B2B professionals about sales and marketing in their businesses about the trends, challenges and opportunities they face.

The resulting report has identified nine key practices that sales and marketing teams need to address in order to succeed.
sales  marketing  research  survey  B2B  UK  USA  DueDil  2015 
december 2015 by inspiral
5 Ways to Translate Your Content Marketing Goals into KPIs
In other words, what are your overarching marketing goals? Here are some goals you may want to focus on:

Increase brand awareness.
Drive more traffic to your website.
Generate sales leads.
Convert more leads into customers.
Improve retention and drive upsell.
keyperformanceindicators  metrics  brand  awareness  traffic  sales  leadgeneration  conversion  retention  crosssell  upsell  loyalty  review  guide  ContentMarketingInstitute  2015  contentmarketing 
december 2015 by inspiral
Fitbits and iPhones will punish the PC this holiday shopping season - MarketWatch
The market for PCs is expected to further contract in the fourth quarter and expectations for a potential rebound next year rest mostly on businesses instead of computers. Global shipments of PCs are expected to fall 10% this quarter from last year’s holiday shopping period, pushing full-year shipments down 10.3% to 276.7 million, according to estimates from industry tracker IDC. IDC had previously estimated a 9.2% annual decline.

Catalysts such as a strong dollar, low commodity prices and high levels of inventory prompted IDC to adjust its estimates for early 2016 lower as well. It now projects total PC shipments of 268.3 million in 2016, which would mark a year-over-year decline of 3.1%, versus its prior forecast of a 1.1% decline.
PCs  wearablecomputing  tablets  sales  forecast  IDC  MarketWatch  2015 
december 2015 by inspiral
TV ads create most short to medium term sales | News | Research
UK — TV advertising generates the most short to medium term sales and dominates long term response according to research from GroupM, commissioned by commercial TV marketing body Thinkbox.
televisionadvertising  sales  responserates  Facebook  integratedadvertising  UK  GroupM  Thinkbox  ResearchLive  2015 
november 2015 by inspiral
Intercom on Customer Support
Part 1: Building and growing your team
Part 2: Supporting your customers
Part 3: Working with the rest of the business
customerservice  guide  bestpractice  metrics  staffing  costofgoodssold  averagehandletime  firstcontactresolution  nextcontactavoidance  sales  Intercom  2015 
november 2015 by inspiral
Why Android One Flight Failed to Take Off?
Keeping the proposed changes aside, Android One didn’t quite sell well. Many research firms said that the devices fared poorly in India when the first gen of Android One devices launched. Demoralized by the response, when it came to the launch of second gen Android One handset only Lava came to Google and Lava’s model also didn’t sell well.

So what went wrong?
Android  AndroidOne  India  sales  critique  retail  performance  targetmarket  brand  differentiation  TechnologyPersonalized  2015 
november 2015 by inspiral
Right on Target: Foursquare Accurately Predicts iPhone Sales — Foursquare Direct — Medium
This validates the accuracy of our prediction and while we’re proud of the result, we certainly aren’t surprised. Foursquare’s data is essentially the world’s biggest panel of foot traffic data — we have the best sense of the trends and patterns of the movement of people and their phones around the world.
Foursquare  forecast  iPhone  sales  locationbasedservices  Medium  2015 
october 2015 by inspiral
India's Smartphone Market Soars in the Second Quarter of 2015 with the Help of eTailing, Says IDC - prSG25827215
According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Asia/Pacific Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, 26.5 million smartphones were shipped to India in the second quarter of 2015 (2Q15), up 44% from 18.4 million units for the same period last year. This strong second quarter performance saw smartphone shipments grow by 19% following a sluggish first quarter this 2015.

However, this growth was specific to smartphones as the overall Indian mobile phone market shrunk by -6% in the second quarter of 2015 on a year-on-year (YOY) basis.  Vendors only shipped 59.4 million units in 2Q15 compared to 63.2 million units shipped in the second quarter of 2014.
smartphones  sales  statistics  growth  marketshare  Samsung  Micromax  Intex  Lava  Lenovo  India  IDC  2015 
august 2015 by inspiral
IPhone 6 Recharges Apple’s Growth - WSJ - WSJ
A year ago, the story line around Apple Inc. was that its formidable growth had petered out and Samsung Electronics Co. was eating its lunch. What a difference a year makes.

Driven by booming sales of its new bigger-screen iPhones, Apple on Monday said its quarterly profit rose 13%, and it predicted record holiday sales in the current three-month period.

Meanwhile, Samsung’s approach of offering smartphones at all sizes and prices in every market is struggling amid a wave of Chinese manufacturers with low-cost offerings.
Apple  Samsung  comparison  competition  smartphones  sales  WallStreetJournal  2014 
october 2014 by inspiral
Not One Artist's Album Has Gone Platinum In 2014
We are now nine and a half months into 2014, and the sales numbers for the music industry are looking particularly grim. While the fourth quarter is typically when the most sales occur, things have never been quite so bad.

In 2014, not a single artist’s album has gone platinum. Not one has managed to cross that million sales mark.
music  sales  statistics  USA  platinum  Forbes  2014 
october 2014 by inspiral
Vinyl record sales to top 1m for first time since 1996 -
Vinyl, the once ubiquitous music format, has had an impressive revival in the UK and sales of records this year are on course to break through the 1m mark for the first time in almost 20 years.
vinyl  music  sales  UK  growth  FinancialTimes  2014 
october 2014 by inspiral
The Diminished iPad | stratechery by Ben Thompson
Why buy an iPad when you could have an iPhone with a screen that doesn’t seem that much smaller than an iPad mini? Why buy an iPad when you can have a more powerful and just as easily transportable Macbook Air? The space between a phone and PC is smaller now than in 2010 primarily as the phone has become more powerful and larger. Tablets are getting squeezed.
iPad  Tablets  sales  tabletapps  AppStore  critique  Stratechery  2014 
october 2014 by inspiral
There are lots of reasons to be bearish on the domestic film business. Production and marketing budgets are skyrocketing; per capita attendance is plummeting; ecosystem value continues to drop; and overzealous platform filmmaking may result in cataclysmic failure. Despite this, I can’t help but find all of these  summer 2014 eulogies overblown. They’re incorrect for simple reasons, but more crucially, they forget the criticisms pundits lobbed only a year ago.
cinema  revenue  sales  review  USA  MediaRedef  2014 
september 2014 by inspiral
Fire Sale for Amazon’s Fire Phone: Now Just 99 Cents! | Re/code
Although Amazon still won’t say how many phones it has sold, the online retailer tacitly admitted weak demand for its Fire Phone Monday, cutting its price to 99 cents with a two-year contract.
AmazonFirePhone  price  sales  critique  smartphones  Amazon  Recode  2014 
september 2014 by inspiral
Is it too late for Windows Phone? | ZDNet
The end of this year is a make-or-break opportunity for Microsoft Mobile. The disruptive aspects of the Nokia acquisition are in the past. The division needs to be able to post some solid gains in market share to prove that its bigger rivals aren’t going to run away with this race. If it can’t do that, then maybe it really is too late.
WindowsPhone  sales  marketshare  mobileoperatingsystems  Microsoft  strategy  Zdnet  2014 
september 2014 by inspiral
A Future Fueled by Phablets – Worldwide Phablet Shipments to Surpass Portable PCs in 2014 and Tablets by 2015, According to IDC - prUS25077914
According to a new forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Smart Connected Device Tracker, worldwide phablet shipments (smartphones with screen sizes from 5.5 to less than 7 inches) will reach 175 million units worldwide in 2014, passing the 170 million portable PCs expected to ship during the same period. Next year, total phablet volumes will top 318 million units, surpassing the 233 million tablets forecast to ship in 2015.
smartphones  Phablet  convertibles  PCs  laptops  Tablets  forecast  sales  global  IDC  2014 
september 2014 by inspiral
Smart Connected Devices: A New Forecast | Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insight, Analysis
The bottom line is that I’m now expecting the PC market to perform even better than I first predicted, the tablet market to do even worse and the smartphone market to do better exclusively because of an explosion of interest in larger smartphones. In fact, my new forecast numbers show that the tablet market will never catch the PC market, but instead will linger in the sub-280 million unit range through the end of the 5-year forecast period (through 2018).
PCs  Tablets  smartphones  sales  forecast  global  Techanalysis  Techpinions  2014 
september 2014 by inspiral
Q3 2014 smartphone sales - calm before the iPhone 6 storm - Kantar
In the three-month period ending in July 2014, Kantar Worldpanel Comtech data show smartphone sales represented 78% of overall US phone sales. Smartphone penetration stood at 57%.
smartphones  penetration  sales  replacementcycle  iPhone  iOS  Blackberry  WindowsPhone  Android  USA  Germany  France  UK  Italy  Spain  Australia  China  Mexico  Europe  Kantar  2014 
september 2014 by inspiral
IDC Lowers Tablet Projections for 2014 as Demand in Mature Markets Levels Off - prUS25065614
Following a second consecutive quarter of softer than expected demand, International Data Corporation (IDC) has lowered its worldwide tablet plus 2-in-1 forecast for 2014 to 233.1 million units. The new Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker forecast represents a 6.5% year-over-year growth rate, which is well below the 12.1% growth rate previously forecast.
Tablets  convertibles  forecast  sales  Global  IDC  2014 
september 2014 by inspiral
Album Sales Hit Historic Low, Falling Below Four Million Sold | Rolling Stone
The music industry has struggled in recent years as consumers have shifted from physical CDs to MP3s, but even the digital side has been hit hard in 2014: Digital album sales are down 11.7 percent for the year, and à la carte downloads are down another 12.8 percent according to Billboard. Illegal downloading has no doubt eroded much of those digital sales, but it’s the emergence of legal streaming sites like Spotify and Pandora that has also chipped away at overall sales. Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" had 544,000 digital sales this week partly because the track isn't available on Spotify, forcing fans to download the song (or watch it on YouTube, where it has already accrued 46 million views).
music  sales  streamingmedia  USA  RollingStone  2014 
september 2014 by inspiral
Amazon has sold no more than 35,000 Fire phones, data suggests | Technology |
Amazon doesn’t give sales data for its devices, but figures from comScore and Chitika suggest only modest sales so far
Amazon  AmazonFirePhone  sales  critique  smartphones  Guardian  2014 
august 2014 by inspiral
With Year-on-Year Growth of 84% in the Second Quarter, India Smartphone Market Still Has Immense Potential, Says IDC - prIN25045514
According to International Data Corporation (IDC), the overall India mobile phone market stood at 63.21 million units in Q2 2014, a 5% increase over Q1 2014. The quarter-over-quarter growth can be attributed to both product categories (i.e. smartphones and feature phones).  Back-to-back volume growth in the smartphone market is also being noted due to the re-defined, low-price smartphone models and continuous migration from feature phones to smartphones.
smartphones  featurephones  sales  statistics  marketshare  Samsung  Micromax  Nokia  Karbonn  Lava  Motorola  India  IDC  2014 
august 2014 by inspiral
Market Monitor : Q2 2014: China, LTE & Smartphones - Counterpoint Technology Market Research
China now accounts to more than a third of the global smartphone volumes up from a fourth, eight quarters ago
smartphones  sales  statistics  marketshare  LTE  growth  China  CounterPointResearch  2014 
august 2014 by inspiral
The Sweet Spot On Apple’s Racket | Monday Note
iPad sales are falling – but the sky is not. We’re merely dealing with a healthy case of expectations adjustment.
iPad  sales  tablets  opportunity  SurfacePro3  convertibles  MondayNote  2014 
august 2014 by inspiral
Smartphone owners’ appetite for new apps wanes -
However, Mr Lee said the findings did not mean the size of the app market itself was shrinking, as much as there was an increase in more “casual users” who use fewer apps in a larger smartphone market.
mobileapps  statistics  sales  decline  UK  Deloitte  FinancialTimes  2014 
august 2014 by inspiral
'Stone Age' wearables market to explode as shipments set to grow over 1000% | Press Wire | News
Shipments of smart wearables are expected to grow from 9.7 million in 2013 to 135 million in 2018, according to new forecasts. Analyst firm CCS Insight said that the growth – some 1,291 percent – would be led by wrist-worn devices, which will account for 87 percent of wearables to be shipped in 2018.
wearablecomputing  smartwatch  forecast  sales  growth  CCSInsight  MobileEurope  2014 
august 2014 by inspiral
Worldwide Smartphone Shipments Edge Past 300 Million Units in the Second Quarter; Android and iOS Devices Account for 96% of the Global Market, According to IDC - prUS25037214
The worldwide smartphone market reached a new milestone in the second quarter of 2014 (2Q14), moving past the 300 million unit mark for the first time in its history. According to final data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped a total of 301.3 million smartphones worldwide in 2Q14, up 25.3% from the 240.5 million units shipped in the second quarter of 2013. The dominant smartphone operating systems (OS), Android and iOS, saw their combined market share swell to 96.4% for the quarter, leaving little space for competitors. Android was the primary driver with its vendor partners shipping a total of 255.3 million Android-based smartphones in 2Q14, up 33.3% year over year. Meanwhile, iOS saw its market share decline despite posting 12.7% year-over-year shipment growth. While Android and iOS both realized gains from a year ago, the rest of the market recorded losses.
smartphones  sales  global  Android  iOS  WindowsPhone  Blackberry  IDC  2014 
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