Apple Wins Holiday Smartphone Wars

In new research from Flurry Analytics, Apple clearly won the battle for holiday shoppers smartphone dollars. Based on activations of smartphones and tablets during the period of 12/19-12/25, Apple took a healthy 44% bite out of the market…well ahead of … Continue reading

Cyber Monday was Big, But is It Losing Its Mojo?

Oh I know…you’ve been reading all of the press about how Cyber Monday was the biggest online shopping day ever this year. So how can we be suggesting it’s losing momentum? Well, according to new data analyzed by eMarketer, that … Continue reading

CTA Predicts Record Black Friday Week

Nearly 50% of the Entire U.S. Population Will Buy Tech Then In a very bullish release from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the organization predicts that nearly half of all consumers in America (47%) will buy a technology product during Black … Continue reading

Houzz Smart Home Study Results Offer Some Surprises

Security & Thermostats are Top Smart Home Priorities Being the marketers that we are, when we heard that Houzz was going to present the results of their first ever Smart Home Trends Study at CEDIA 2016, well we put that … Continue reading

New Size & Scope Survey Results Released at CEDIA 2016

As is their normal practice, CEDIA released selected results from their 2016 Size and Scope of the Residential Electronic Systems Market survey in their booth during CEDIA 2016. The presentation this year, like last year, was made by Dave Pedigo. … Continue reading

New Research: HDR TVs in 100 Million Homes by 2020

Market researcher Strategy Analytics forecasts High Dynamic Range (HDR) TVs will be in 100 million homes in the United States by 2020. This is a relatively quick adoption for this new technology, which is used by many companies as a … Continue reading

Promoters of 8K Broadcasting in Japan Admit They’re Getting Pushback

A consortium of companies in Japan, including large public broadcaster NHK, this month began testing a broadcast system of 8K TV signals via broadcast satellite (BS) channels. This test of an 8K broadcast system has been in the works for … Continue reading

One Look at This and You’ll Understand Why Wal-Mart Bought Jet.com

Wal-Mart may be the world’s largest retailer, but when it comes to their ecommerce efforts…well, they’ve been much less than that. As behemoth Amazon.com continues to show strong growth, dominating category after category, Wal-Mart has seen its results lag. See … Continue reading

New Research: Netflix is the #1 Choice for TV Viewing

Baby Boomers Finally Hop on the Streaming Bandwagon In a new survey released today by E-Poll Market Research, Netflix is the first choice for watching a TV show among those respondents who have been exposed to streaming programming. And for … Continue reading