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Android Market is expected to offer more applications for download and/or purchase than Apple’s App Store. The Android application store’s growth rate has been accelerating recently. According to a report, Android Market added 28,000 new apps in April 2011, whereas Apple lagged behind with only 11,000 new apps. Reports say Android Market’s high growth rate does not necessarily mean that the average mobile app developer will have a better shot at generating revenues from...
 
by Parks Associates | May. 9, 2011
Tags: apps, retail
In an effort to compete in the billion-dollar market for online coupons, AT&T will introduce its own discount site sometime in the next month, in Los Angeles, Atlanta and Dallas-Fort Worth. On its yellowpages.com subsidiary site, AT&T is sweetening the deal for consumers who register by giving them a $10 credit. AT&T , the second-largest U.S. wireless carrier, will be competing in the market against Groupon, and a growing number of new entrants, including Facebook and...
 
by Parks Associates | May. 4, 2011
Tags: retail
Barnes & Noble, Inc., the world’s largest bookseller, announced that it added significant new features and content to the NOOK Color Reader’s Tablet, making what has already been acclaimed as the best reading device on the market, the best tablet value on the market at just $249. With a major update to its bestselling device, Barnes & Noble is delivering more of what NOOK Color customers want: shopping a broad collection of popular apps, staying connected with...
 
by Mindi Sue Sternblitz-Rubenstein | Apr. 26, 2011
Tags: apps, retail, tablets
Sharp's shipping its newest LCD HDTV, the 70-inch LC-70LE732U, the largest, commercially available, LCD HDTV on the market. The screen was announced at CES 2011, but it's hitting stores now. According to Sharp, the HDTV offers 62 percent more viewing area than a 55-inch screen, the top-selling size in the 50-plus-inch category. The LC-70LE732U features Sharp's Quattron Quad Pixel technology, built-in Wi-Fi for accessing Web apps like Netflix and Facebook , and network control...
 
by Parks Associates | Apr. 21, 2011
Tags: retail
  While the US cable industry continues to bleed subscribers, telcos Verizon and AT&T have been on the receiving end – adding new pay TV customers. This morning Verizon announced that it had added 192,000 new FiOS TV customers, swelling its ranks to 3.7 million. Yesterday AT&T stated that it had added 218,000 customers to its U-verse TV service for a total of 3.2 million TV subscribers. For those keeping score, that is over a 6% increase for the telco/IPTV sector...
 
by Brett Sappington | Apr. 21, 2011
Tags: pay TV, retail
Continued from the April 13's posting Apple is perhaps spending more time on new iPhone design, or re-aligning of its suppliers due to the earthquake’s impact. These are all contributing factors to the delay of iPhone 5, but not the main driver. In our view, the lengthening of iPhone’s product cycle has the following additional benefits besides what was discussed in the April 13 blog : 1. Mobile carriers are amenable to a longer product cycle: annual refresh of the...
 
by Parks Associates | Apr. 20, 2011
Tags: retail, smartphones
TargetSpot, the largest digital audio advertising network, today releases the industry’s first in-depth Internet Radio advertising research, “Digital Audio Usage Trends: A Highly Engaged Listenership” and “Internet Radio Advertising Impact.” Conducted by Parks Associates , the reports unveil the behavioral trends of an emerging “Super Demographic,” and cement the value of digital audio advertising both as a direct and a complementary marketing channel. The...
 
by Mindi Sue Sternblitz-Rubenstein | Apr. 14, 2011
Tags: retail
Amazon has announced its Cloud Drive and Cloud Player solutions, which provides consumers with the means to store music, photos, and videos in Amazon's datacenters and access them from any computer. The Cloud Player  allows users to browse and select content from computers with a variety of Web browers. An Android version is available for smartphones and tablets, but it only allows for the playback of music. CNET has a good overview of the solutions.
 
by | Mar. 29, 2011
Tags: cloud services, retail

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