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Apple's stock tops $300, U.S. market share at 10%

October 13th, 2010

It certainly was a good day for Cupertino-based electronics company, Apple Inc. The company’s stock hit an all-time high of $301.96 per share — before closing at a more modest $300.14 per share — and, according to Gartner research, Apple now holds 10.4% of U.S. computer sales. Market analytic firm Gartner is reporting that U.S. …

Android OS sales surge in U.S. over past 6 months

October 5th, 2010

If you’re an Android fan with a complex, and need to be reassured that your smartphone OS doesn’t suck, listen up. The Nielsen Company has just released a study indicating that Android was the most popular smartphone operating system purchased in the U.S. over the past six months. Android gobbled up 32% of new smartphone purchasers, followed …

Android mobile web presence continues to rise

September 6th, 2010

Quantacast has released their mobile web consumption numbers for August 2010, and Android continues to perform extremely well. The study shows that the Android web market-share grew 2.0% from July to August and has grown 5.5% on the quarter. The jump gives Android a 25% share of all mobile web consumption. Apple’s iOS dropped 0.3% …

July search engine numbers out, Google down, Yahoo! up, Bing more of the same

August 17th, 2010

comScore has released their search engine numbers for July of 2010. The search market share numbers were gathered using a new methodology which only accounted for explicit searches (typing a search query in a text box) as opposed to including automated searches in the results (via hovered text for example). Analysts had predicted that removing automated searches would put …

Google's Android devices now outselling Apple iPhones?

May 10th, 2010

If the latest NPD report is to be believed, then yes. It really should not be a surprise, however. There are multiple Android devices scurried across every major carrier in the U.S. alone, and in addition to be priced very competitively, Verizon’s BOGO has no doubt moved quite a few units. NPD’s consumer research data …