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Third-party software for cellular base stations to grow by $1 bln by 2010

The market opportunity for third-party software written for cellular base stations and other infrastructure will increase by about $1 bln dollars by the middle of 2010, according to ABI Research. In the past, over 95% of the base station bill of materials was hardware, but now they use off-the-shelf hardware and 10% to 20% [...]

March 1, 2009 by AM

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Traffic Growth to Top Retailer Sites in December 2008

 20072008Percent ChangeTotal Internet171,113179,9975%eBay88,89485,442-4%Amazon Sites70,97576,2407%Wal-Mart49,63251,5464%Target Corporation47,33846,837-1%Apple Inc.29,45035,01719%Best Buy Sites28,60228,5550%JCPenney Sites21,32918,918-11%Toysrus Sites19,81718,075-9%Sears.com18,01018,4132%Circuit City Stores, Inc.19,46615,456-21%Overstock.com18,91115,951-16%AmericanGreetings Property17,27314,666-15%Hewlett Packard15,21719,42528%Dell17,27914,305-17%Macy’s Inc.15,71515,8681%Source: comScore

February 28, 2009 by NB

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Top search engines in December 2008

ProviderSearches, 000YTY GrowthShareAll Search8,623,70519.6%100.0%Google Search5,421,94333.5%62.9%Yahoo! Search1,448,14013.7%16.8%MSN/Windows Live Search841,457-15.5%9.8%AOL Search357,0255.1%4.1%Ask.com Search169,1166.0%2.0%My Web Search62,415-11.6%0.7%Comcast Search50,38545.1%0.6%NexTag Search29,2190.7%0.3%AT&T Worldnet Search27,1768.0%0.3%BizRate Search23,59337.1%0.3%Source: Nielsen

February 28, 2009 by NB

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Managed services for mobile networks generated $19 bln in 2008

Managed services for mobile networks returned about $19 bln revenue in 2008, ($5.8 bln for network services and $13.4 bln for IT-related services.) Europe led managed services adoption: Tier One operators there face stiff competition, so they have turned to managed services to improve their margins. According to a new study from ABI Research, that [...]

February 27, 2009 by AM

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Top Countries by Internet Audience in December 2008

CountryTotal UniqueVisitors (000)Share of TotalWorldwideInternet Audience (%)Worldwide1,007,730100.0%China179,71017.8%United States163,30016.2%Japan59,9936.0%Germany36,9923.7%United Kingdom36,6643.6%France34,0103.4%India32,0993.2%Russia28,9982.9%Brazil27,6882.7%South Korea27,2542.7%Canada21,8092.2%Italy20,7802.1%Spain17,8931.8%Mexico12,4861.2%Netherlands11,8121.2%Source: comScore

February 27, 2009 by NB

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Reasons to visit retailer Web site before going to offline store

Reason% of RespondentsWanted to compare prices between different retailers whose stores I might shop33Wanted to see if the product I was looking for was in stock28Wanted to find sales in the store26Wanted to come up with holiday gift ideas before I went shopping22I ordered online for in-store pickup12Source: Nielsen

February 26, 2009 by NB

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35 mln cellular modems shipped in 2008

Shipment data for the cellular modems used to connect laptops and netbooks to the Internet indicate that more than 35 mln of the devices hit the market in 2008. Of that total, the majority were the external USB modems that mobile operators have been pushing for some time. Continued growth has been bolstered as mobile [...]

February 26, 2009 by AM

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Top Internet sites in December 2008

PropertyTotal UniqueVisitors (000)% Reach of TotalWorldwideInternetAudienceTotal Worldwide Internet Audience1,007,730100.0%Google Sites775,98077.0%Microsoft Sites646,91564.2%Yahoo! Sites562,57155.8%AOL LLC273,02027.1%Wikimedia Foundation Sites272,99827.1%eBay240,94723.9%Facebook.COM221,79122.0%Amazon Sites187,35418.6%CBS Corporation178,84417.7%Fox Interactive Media172,84117.2%Ask Network164,51316.3%Apple Inc.161,50016.0%Tencent Inc.158,61715.7%Baidu.com Inc.152,44715.1%Adobe Sites123,62312.3%Source: comScore

February 26, 2009 by NB

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Global semiconductor market to generate $194.5 bln in 2009, 24.1% decline

Worldwide semiconductor revenue is forecast to reach $194.5 bln in 2009, a 24.1% decline from 2008 revenue. The industry is expected to return to positive growth in 2010, growing 7.5%, followed by additional growth through 2012. Even with three years of increased revenue, the semiconductor industry will fail to return to 2008 revenue totals. In [...]

February 25, 2009 by AM

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