Microsoft Zune, the portable media player developed as a rival to the iPod has completed two years of launch. It now has reached a milestone two million units of sales. Compare this with 140 million numbers of iPod sales since 2001 which now holds 71% of the market
Zune has been able to capture 4 percent of retail sales in the US.
China and India are two very critical markets for Dell and they have also plans to introduce market specific PCs for these two countries. Last year, Dell consumer sales in China grew by 54 percent. This is 3 times over the industry average of 17%.
Market Share in China is 18% by revenue and 10% by volume. Compare this to the 16.1 percent worldwide market share. Dell had its retail presence in 45 cities of China till 2007. By the end of 2008, this shall shoot up to 1200 cities.
Google processes 20 petabytes of data per day. That is, 20,000,000,000,000,000 bytes every day.
This works out to around 231,000,000,000 bytes per second!!!
The list of 25 products are
1. Google Gears
2. Apple iPhone
3. One Laptop per Child OLPC XO Notebook
4. Apple Time Machine, in Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
5. Amazon Kindle
6. Netgear Digital Entertainer HD EVA8000
7. HP TouchSmart IQ770 PC
8. AT&T Tilt
9. Facebook API
10. DeviceVM Splashtop
11. Toshiba Portege R500
12. Data Robotics, Inc. Drobo
13. Hybrid Hard Drives Samsung Spinpoint MH80
Seagate Momentus 5400 PSD
14. Eye-Fi Card
15. Panasonic TH-42PZ700U
16. Yamaha Tenori-On
17. Zoho Notebook
18. Radiohead ‘In Rainbows’
19. IOGear Wireless USB Hub and Adapter
20. Mint Software, Inc.
21. Microsoft Popfly.com
22. Sprint Airave
25. Kodak EasyShare All-in-One Printers
Possibly the Scotland way! Previous studies in Scotland showed that out of 902 Television Public Service Announcement ads showed in over 30 markets, only 11.2% of the audience even watched a single ad. Scotland is now trying the virtual real estate to house its billboards – those virtual billboards on the Xbox 360 games: Project Gotham Racing 4, NBA Live, and Need for Speed: Carbon
Video games cater to over 73 percent of the 15-24 year old group. The project shall cost 10,000 pounds.
62.5 items were ordered on Amazon every second on December 10. The best sellers at Amazon from November 15 to December 19 are
Toys : Jakks EyeClops Bionic Eye, IlluStory Make Your Own Story Kit and Spinmaster Air Hogs Havoc Heli
Videogames : Nintendo Wii, “Super Mario Galaxy” and “Call of Duty 4.”
DVD : “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” “Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.”
Books : “Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert, “The Dangerous Book for Boys” by Conn Iggulden and Hal Iggulden and “I Am America (And So Can You)” by Stephen Colbert
Music : “Noel” by Josh Groban, “Raising Sand” by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss and “As I Am” by Alicia Keys
Consumer Electronics : Garmin GPS, Canon PowerShot digital Elph cameras and Samsung LCD HDTVs.
PC : Apple MacBook, Nokia Internet Tablet PC and HP Pavilion Entertainment Notebook PC.
Home Improvement : Black & Decker auto wrench, Black & Decker Gecko grip level and Leatherman Micra multitool
Watches : Timex heart rate monitor watch, LEGO Kids’ Star Wars Darth Vader watch and Skagen women’s Silver Dial mesh bracelet watch
Radicati group estimates that
Current number of installed base lines : 92 million
Estimated number of installed base lines by 2011 : 118 million
Estimated market revenue by 2011 : €34.6 Billion
Green computing is an initiative taken by Google to make computers more environment friendly. There are a few upfront costs to using a green computer, but it is more environment friendly.
Kansas and Minnesota governors have signed up to this initiative. These green computers cost $30 extra but are expected to reduce energy consumed by 50 percent.
Minnesota has purchased 4000 green computers and Kansas 5000
Third quarter resulted in a 58 percent growth for Acer. Acer shall gain 11-12 percent market share by 2008. The percent growth in sales shall be 25% in this time period.
Current standings in the market:
1. Hewlett Packard