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  • August 15, 2012
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For some time now I’ve been pointing at the frequent Nook sales and the readily available quantity of refurbished Nook Tablets, Nook Colors, and more as a sign that B&N wasn’t doing well in the hardware market . The buy one get 0ne free sales were a particularly troubling sign, and the recent quarterly report…

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  • August 15, 2012
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Rumors are circulating today that Microsoft might be considering a ridiculously low price on MS Surface tablet, and after I saw these new stats from IHS iSuppli I could see why. According to iSuppli’s analysts, Apple sold 17 million iPads last quarter, giving the gadget maker a 70% market share. This is a boost of…

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  • July 5, 2012
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The chart at right is getting all sorts of attention this morning, but I don’t think it means nearly as much as some tech bloggers are reading into it. When the first Macintosh was launched in 1984, it sold 372 thousand units. In that same year, Microsoft sold over 2 million licenses for its competing…

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  • July 4, 2012
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There’s a new report out today from NPD/DisplaySearch, and it’s generating a lot of buzz. NPD is predicting that tablets will overtake notebooks by 2016 as the dominant mobile device. (TechCrunch has a good writeup on this, of you’re interested.) I’ve never liked market predictions like this, so today I decided to dig up an…

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  • July 2, 2012
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It probably comes as no surprise that Apple has sold lots of iPads and iPhones, but the magnitude of their dominance of the mobile device market might surprise you. The tracking firm NetMarketshare has just released some data which shows that iOS now accounts for 63% of the mobile OS market (in June 2012). And…

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  • May 25, 2012
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Taleist released the results of a survey of self-pub authors today. If you haven’t seen it yet, then you probably haven’t heard the statistics. Good. That gives me a chance to explain my viewpoint. I read the results this morning, but it took me until this evening before I placed them into context. Update: The…

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  • May 24, 2012
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Coursesmart put out a press release today with the results of their latest survey.  While the press release is rather interesting, it hinted at some conclusions that weren’t stated. I asked for the actual results and I ended up with some rather interesting data. The survey covered mobile devices and how students used them. A…

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  • May 23, 2012
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NPD Display Search has just finished a report on worldwide gadget sales in Q1 2012. Much to no one’s surprise, Apple dominated the tablet market with their usual millions of iPads sold. The report is behind a paywall so I cannot give you all the details, but DisplaySearch did release a few bits of information….

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  • May 18, 2012
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The AAP is offering a new report this week. They’ve pulled together data from 161 or so US publishers who submit it and extracted information on the US book and ebook exports.  The report is for sale, but some details were released to the press. I embedded the info below, and I’ll summarize it before…

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  • May 16, 2012
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The Pew Research Center regularly pools US consumers on all sorts of things from gadgets to buying habits. One recent poll involved app buying habits of smartphone and tablet owner. It turns out that watching videos isn’t the only activity that shifted from TVs to tablets. The survey results found that parents who owned tablets…