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Video game sales fall 21% in December, down 8% for full-year 2011

January 16th, 2012

The video game industry capped off a rough year in the United States with a horrible holiday month that saw sales plummet year-over-year across all categories. Market research firm The NPD Group recently released its sales estimates for December 2011 and the full year, and neither set of figures paints a pretty picture. Last month, …

MetroPCS adds 197,000 subscribers in Q4 but misses expectations

January 5th, 2012

MetroPCS on Thursday announced its fourth quarter 2011 subscriber results. The carrier added 197,000 net subscribers, which missed analyst expectations that the carrier would add between 214,000 and 250,000 net customer additions, Reuters said. The company stated that it ended the year with more than 9.3 million total subscribers and said it added about 1.2 million …

2011’s biggest stories

December 31st, 2011

As 2012 approaches, we thought it would be fun to look back on 2011 one last time and share our biggest stories of the year with you. Here they are in order, from our post popular post of the year to our tenth most popular post: Open letter to BlackBerry bosses: Senior RIM exec tells …

A look at the average Android user [infographic]

December 29th, 2011

Bluestacks, the team behind the Android app player for Windows, has released the company’s first “Mr.Android” study. Ever wonder what the average Android user may look like? Pretty normal, apparently. Using data collected from Nielsen Media Research along with a survey of Bluestacks’s 145,000 Facebook fans, the company created a composite of what the average Android user looks like …

HP beats street in Q4; cautious outlook for 2012

November 21st, 2011

HP reported its fiscal fourth-quarter and full-year earnings on Monday, noting net revenue of $32.3 billion for the quarter, down 3% year-over-year. HP’s diluted earnings per share of $1.17 in the fourth quarter was also down 12% year-over-year. Fiscal 2011 GAAP net revenue was $127.2 billion, up 1% from the $126 billion HP reported in …

Dell reports stagnant Q3 revenue, CFO says prices may increase

November 15th, 2011

Dell reported its third-quarter earnings on Tuesday, noting that its revenue of $15.4 billion was flat compared to the same period last year. GAAP earnings came in at $0.49 per share, up 17% from the same quarter in 2010. Revenue from Dell’s enterprise solutions and services branch was an all-time high $4.7 billion; sales of servers, …

T-Mobile USA revenues slip, contract customers continue to flee in Q3

November 10th, 2011

T-Mobile USA on Thursday announced its results for the third quarter of 2011. The carrier said it added 126,000 net customers during the quarter, an improvement over the net loss of 50,000 customers it reported during the second quarter, but fewer than the 137,000 new customers it added during the same quarter last year. Contract …

Amazon profit falls 73% in Q3 despite record Kindle launch

October 25th, 2011

Amazon reported third-quarter earnings on Tuesday, noting net sales increased 44% from the same quarter last year to $10.88 billion. That figure is on a par with Wall Street’s revenue expectations of $10.93 billion. Amazon reported EPS of $0.14, which missed the Street’s estimates of $0.24 per share. Net income fell 73% quarter-over-quarter, however. Amazon …