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Monday: May 10, 2010

Android manages to outsell the iPhone in smartphone sales for the first time.Android manages to outsell the iPhone in smartphone sales for the first time.

Verizon (30%), T-Mobile (17%) and Sprint (15%) make up the bulk of the rest of the market. The numbers may also reflect the late lifecycle of the iPhone 3GS compared to the newer android devices. Apple is also widely expected to revise the iPhone in the next month.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 11:42 AM | Tags (11) | android | iphone | google | apple | smartphone | sales | carriers | verizon | attt | sprint | macrumors |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 26, 2010

Sony ceases production of floppy disks. In other news, Sony was still making floppy disks.Sony ceases production of floppy disks. In other news, Sony was still making floppy disks.

Most other floppy disk manufacturers had long since pulled out of the market, and Sony itself has already ceased sales to most of its overseas markets. With the release of the iMac in 1998, Apple was the first computer maker to take the plunge and eliminate the floppy completely.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:44 AM | Tags (11) | 1998 | cnet | disks | floppy | manufacturers | markets | media | overseas | sales | sony | storage |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 22, 2010

Palm not doing so well these days thanks to poor sales and lagging stock.Palm not doing so well these days thanks to poor sales and lagging stock.

Analysts and news outlets already seem to running a countdown on just when exactly Palm will go belly up and call it day. I  wonder which major company will rise to the occasion and snatch up Palm for themselves should that event arise.  

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:37 AM | Tags (10) | business | device | handset | mobile | palm | pre | sales | slump | webos | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 5, 2010

Movie ticket sales managed to surpass DVD sales in 2009.Movie ticket sales managed to surpass DVD sales in 2009.

The last time this happened was way back in 2002. Also, it turns out that people really like renting movies these days rather than pay ridiculous prices to actually own said DVDs. Hooray for Hollywood.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 6:43 AM | Tags (10) | 2002 | 2009 | dvds | hollywood | movies | sales | surpassed | tickets | wallstreetjournal | wsj |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 29, 2009

Avatar flick still doing pretty well for James Cameron and company.Avatar flick still doing pretty well for James Cameron and company.

The film has raked in a whopping $232 billion thus far. Source website seems to think that Avatar is well on it's way to reaching the likes of Star Wars ($460.9 million) and maybe even Cameron's own Titantic ($1.8 billion). Not sure how you can equate $232 million to $1.8 billion that quickly though.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 3:25 PM | Tags (10) | avatar | billions | boxoffice | comingsoon | jamescameron | movies | records | reports | sales | titanic |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The iPod Touch beat out iPhone sales for the first time this holiday season.The iPod Touch beat out iPhone sales for the first time this holiday season.

It appears that an influx of new iPod Touch devices has flooded the market over Christmas,' Flurry reports, 'and that users of the handset, primarily pre-teen and teen audiences, are voracious downloaders.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 9:20 AM | Tags (11) | ipod | touch | sales | skyrocket | holidays | boom | graph | chart | fortune | teens | downloads |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: December 11, 2009

Video game sales drop in November despite release of Modern Warfare 2.Video game sales drop in November despite release of Modern Warfare 2.

Sales of video games and consoles fell 7.6% in November from the same month in 2008, despite the blockbuster release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which sold a whopping 6 million copies in the U.S. alone

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:00 AM | Tags (7) | videogames | sales | drop | november | modern | warfare | release |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

Dell would like you to know they made $6.5 million in sales via Twitter.Dell would like you to know they made $6.5 million in sales via Twitter.

Dell now considers Twitter to be a 'significant new channel' in which to reach customers. If Twitter landed me a couple million in sales I'm guessing that I'd think it would be pretty significant as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:47 AM | Tags (9) | business | computers | dell | interwebs | microblogs | millions | sales | social | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 16, 2009

IBM now offering cloud computing services too.IBM now offering cloud computing services too.

IBM, the world's biggest technology services company, has lagged behind younger companies in rolling out cloud services. But it is still early days for the cloud industry, which Gartner Research estimates will ring up sales of about $3.4 billion this year.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 5:34 PM | Tags (7) | billions | cloud | computing | ibm | industry | sales | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

Playstation 3 managed to outsell Xbox and Wii in September.Playstation 3 managed to outsell Xbox and Wii in September.

Enticed by the PS3s newly reduced price, U.S. consumers bought 481,800 consoles, edging out the Wii's 462,800. Microsoft's (MSFT) Xbox came in third with 352,600 sales.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 9:23 PM | Tags (10) | gaming | videogames | ps3 | wii | nintendo | xbox | microsoft | sales | outsell | playstation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 15, 2009

Nintendo still doing quite well selling copies of Wii Fit and Wii Play.Nintendo still doing quite well selling copies of Wii Fit and Wii Play.

The game beats out the second-place title, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, by nearly 3 million units. Also revealed was that the exercise-encouraging Wii Fit is bearing down on San Andreas, with 7.9 million units to the latter's 8.25 million...

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 4:16 PM | Tags (7) | gamasutra | gaming | gta | nintendo | sales | videogames | wii |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 5, 2009

Bake sales have been banned in New York City schools.Bake sales have been banned in New York City schools.

The change is part of a new wellness policy that also limits what can be sold in vending machines and student-run stores, which use profits to help finance activities like pep rallies and proms.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 7:29 AM | Tags (6) | bakesales | manhattan | newyorkcity | nyc | wellness | sugar |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 29, 2009

Square Enix would really like to sell a lot of Final Fantasy XIII games.Square Enix would really like to sell a lot of Final Fantasy XIII games.

To be a little more precise, they would really like to sell over six million copies of Final Fantasy XIII worldwide. Of those six million copies, one of which will probably end up in my living room.... when it comes to Xbox 360... in 2010.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:12 AM | Tags (5) | finalfantasy | gaming | sales | videogames | xiii |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 22, 2009

Sales numbers from latest Batman video game show that it's still doing quite well.Sales numbers from latest Batman video game show that it's still doing quite well.

The game has shipped over 2.5 million units to retail since it launched. Good job, Batsy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:02 AM | Tags (7) | arkham | batman | gaming | retail | sales | units | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 11, 2009

Sony PlayStation 3 sales doing quite well after latest price drop.Sony PlayStation 3 sales doing quite well after latest price drop.

Sales of PS3 hardware at its 'top retailers' jumped 300% for the first week of September versus the week before the system's price was cut to $299 for the 120GB 'slim' unit.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:11 AM | Tags (8) | ps3 | sony | playstation | sales | price | cut | drop | increase |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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