CEA: Consumer Confidence Soft In January

TWICE Staff On Feb 3 2014 - 1:00am

CEA: Consumer Confidence Soft In January

 

ARLINGTON, VA. — Consumer confidence toward the overall economy and technology spending both saw decreases in January, according to the latest figures released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).

The CEA Index of Consumer Expectations (ICE), which measures consumer expectations about the broader economy, decreased by 1.7 points from December to reach 166.8 in January.

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NPD DisplaySearch: Laptop Shipments To Drop

TWICE Staff On Feb 3 2014 - 1:00am

NPD DisplaySearch: Laptop Shipments To Drop

 

SANTA CLARA, CALIF. — NPD DisplaySearch cut its 2014 laptop shipment forecast, with tablets and new wearable mobile devices being the main culprit for the drop.

The research firm now expects about 134 million laptops to be shipped by the top nine PC brands in 2014, down from the 148 million shipped last year.

Competition for consumer dollars will come from the expected 12.9-inch Apple iPad and other large-screen-size tablets, along with smart watches and other wearable devices, NPD said.

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CEA: Tablet Ownership Still Growing In U.S.

TWICE Staff On Feb 3 2014 - 1:00am

CEA: Tablet Ownership Still Growing In U.S.

 

ARLINGTON, VA. – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) reports that 44 percent of online U.S. consumers owned tablets as of December 2013, an increase of 6 percentage points from the previous year.

According to research released late last month by CEA, the “Consumer Outlook on Tablets: Adoption, Sentiment and Social Media Conversation (January 2014)” semiannual report examines trend information on consumer behavior and sentiment regarding tablet computers.

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CEA: CE Revenues To Hit $208 Billion In U.S., $1.28 Trillion Worldwide

David Elrich and John Laposky On Jan 27 2014 - 1:00am

CEA: CE Revenues To Hit $208 Billion In U.S., $1.28 Trillion Worldwide

 

LAS VEGAS — The CE industry’s performance will remains fairly flat in 2014, reported the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) at International CES earlier this month, with some growth expected in the U.S. market in 2014, but a slight decline in global revenues.

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Worldwide Headphones Revenue To Hit $8.2B: Study

Lisa Johnston On Dec 2 2013 - 1:00am

Worldwide Headphones Revenue To Hit $8.2B: Study

 

LONDON — The worldwide A/V headphones market will grow 9 percent this year, according to Futuresource Consulting, with revenue hitting $8.2 billion and 284 million units shipped.

According to the research firm, Beats Electronics captured 23 percent of global revenue. Taking 45 percent of global shipments were five brands that Rasika Iyer, Futuresource research analyst, called “traditional headphones brands”: Philips, Sony, JVC, Sennheiser and Skullcandy.

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Global Flat-Panel TV Sales Decline For 2nd Straight Month

Greg Tarr On Oct 21 2013 - 12:00am

Global Flat-Panel TV Sales Decline For 2nd Straight Month

 

EL SEGUNDO, CALIF. — In a sign that the global flatpanel TV market likely will not see growth in 2013, a new study from IHS said shipments of flat-panel televisions fell for the second month in row in July on a worldwide basis compared with the same period year ago.

The combined global shipments in July of LCD and plasma TVs amounted to 14.88 million units, down 6.3 percent from July 2012, according to the “Monthly Worldwide FPD TV Shipment Data Report” from the TV Systems Intelligence Service at IHS.

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TV Retail Shelf Share By Price Range

TWICE Staff On Oct 7 2013 - 12:00am

TV Retail Shelf Share By Price Range

 

SAN DIEGO – Televisions priced at $1,000 or less currently make up 70 percent of retail shelf placements, according to recent findings by retail market research firm Gap Intelligence. The firm said that more than 80 percent of TVs in stores are now priced at $1,500 or less.

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Holiday Sales To Grow Over 2012, Forecasts Agree

Alan Wolf On Oct 7 2013 - 12:00am

Holiday Sales To Grow Over 2012, Forecasts Agree

 

NEW YORK — Recently released retail forecasts are predicting improved holiday sales over last year.

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) reports total retail sales for the November through December holiday sales period are expected to increase by 4 percent over last year, reaching $738 billion in total revenue.

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Buyers Of Tablets Choose Price, Design, Over Brand

Doug Olenick On Sep 25 2013 - 12:00am

Buyers Of Tablets Choose Price, Design, Over Brand

 

EGHAM, ENGLAND — Brand name is no longer king when it comes to how a consumer chooses which tablet to buy, according to Gartner.

The research firm’s latest end-user survey of tablet owners found that these folks now place design and price over manufacturer when picking out a product. The survey comprised 728 tablet owners in the U.S., U.K. and Australia.

These results greatly differ from Gartner’s last end-user survey in 2011, when brand was the leading factor behind purchase. Brand is now ranked third in importance.

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Tablet Sales To Top PC Sales This Christmas: IDC

Doug Olenick On Sep 25 2013 - 12:00am

Tablet Sales To Top PC Sales This Christmas: IDC

 

FRAMINGHAM, MASS. – Stockings will be stuffed with tablets this Christmas, according to IDC.

The research firm expects tablet shipments to surpass the combined total of laptops and desktops for the fourth quarter of 2013. PCs will retain their leadership position for the full year and 2014, but IDC is forecasting that tablets will surpass PCs on an annual basis by 2015.

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