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Port Washington, N.Y. – It is becoming more obvious that consumers are moving their online activity away from their PC and onto mobile devices.
The NPD Group issued a report today stating that 37 percent of those who used to access online content via their PC — whether desktop or laptop — are now using their tablet or smartphone.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
Port Washington, N.Y. – Twelve percent of U.S. TV watchers reported streaming TV shows for free during the prior three months, compared to 14 percent who watched a TV show via subscription video on demand (SVOD), according to a new streaming media study from The NPD Group.
The market research firm said in its new “Free Streaming TV Report” that traditional pay TV operators and broadcast networks still dominate the consumer television viewing, but new options are growing in popularity, including SVOD, electronic sell-through (EST), and free TV streaming.
Mahwah, N.J. – Sharp Electronics revealed Monday that it was found to be the top market share leader for 60-inch and larger LED LCD TVs in the United States in 2012, according to The NPD Group’s Retail Tracking Service.
The feat was achieved by Sharp’s larger selection of large-screen choices, picture quality performance and brand strength, Sharp said. The TV manufacturer added that it more than doubled its market share between 2010 and 2012 (based on revenue share).
Trends in TFT LCD panel prices are very different for the three main applications.
TV panel prices have been increasing for three quarters, and are becoming the main source of profit for panel makers. Monitor panel prices are stagnant, as panel production has been falling due to weak demand. And notebook PC panel prices have been falling continuously since Q2 and indications are that prices will remain soft through the first half of 2013.
Port Washington, N.Y. – Strong demand for tablet computers was not enough to offset a 5.6 percent drop in CE sales the week of Thanksgiving, The NPD Group reported.
The period spans the Saturdays before and after Thanksgiving Day and includes Black Friday.
The downturn follows a nearly 4 percent decrease in 2011.
Damping down sales were steep declines in mature categories like GPS and camcorders, both down 40 percent in revenue year over year.
Port Washington, N.Y. – Music listening is moving to the Cloud and playing a greater role in music discovery and rediscovery, The NPD Group found in a new consumer survey.
While listening to Internet radio stations and on-demand music services is on the rise, listening to music on AM/FM radio and CDs continues to slip, as is listening to downloaded digital files on PCs and MP3 players, the company said.