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8 hrs ago | Joystiq

Weekly: NPD sales data, Trials: Fusion review, A Realm Reborn tips and more

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content.

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Related Topix: Advertising, The, Video Games, Deep Silver, Super Meat Boy, Team Meat, Ubisoft, Trials Fusion, Titanfall, Respawn Entertainment

Thu Apr 17, 2014

CNET News.com

Xbox One totals 5M units sold to retailers worldwide

Following NPD Group's March video game sales report and a strong month for Xbox One exclusive Titanfall, Microsoft revealed that it has shipped 5 million units of its next-gen console.

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Related Topix: The, Video Games, Deep Silver, X360, Microsoft Xbox, Advertising, Microsoft, Startups

MediaPost

Macy's Reignites American Icons Campaign

Macy's is revisiting last year's American Icons marketing campaign, this time tapping the likes of swimmer Ryan Lochte, model Ireland Baldwin, and actress Zooey Deschanel.

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Related Topix: Retail, Bloomingdales, Federated Department Stores, Life, Holidays, 4th of July, Advertising, Port Washington, NY

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Hispanic Business

LCD TV Growth Improving, As Plasma and CRT TV Disappear, According to NPD DisplaySearch

Since reaching a peak in 2011, the global TV market has seen continuous declines, falling by 6 percent in 2012 and by 3 percent in 2013.

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Related Topix: TV, Electronics, Advertising

Digital Game Developer

The NPD Group Reports U.S. Womens Apparel Market Grew 4 percent in...

According to The NPD Group , a global information company, total U.S. womens apparel retail sales reached $116.4 billion in 2013, a 4 percent increase over the $112.3 billion generated in 2012.

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Related Topix: Advertising, Weather

Tue Apr 15, 2014

CIO

Apple Hangs On to Big Lead in Q2 Music Player Space

Apple Computer continued to lead the U.S. digital music player market in the second quarter with a 75.6 percent share, according to the NPD Group.

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Related Topix: Music Players, Apple, Startups, Computers, Advertising, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics

Switched

NPD: 66% of U.S. mobile broadband connections by end of 2015 will be tablets

By the end of 2015, active mobile broadband devices are forecast to reach 34 million, a nearly 50 percent increase from 2013, according to The NPD Group Connected Intelligence Mobile Broadband Market Share and Forecast Report.

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Related Topix: Advertising

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Business Journal

Will Cable ever go a la carte?

"Imagine," asks the Los Angeles Times' David Lazarus ,"if Cosmopolitan magazine made subscribers also take Popular Mechanics or if buyers of 'The Poky Little Puppy' also had to purchase 'Fifty Shades of Grey.'

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Related Topix: Advertising, Directv, Cable & Satellite

Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Motley Fool

Sodastream vs Keurig: How Coke Will Change the Home Soda Machine Market

The in-home soda machine market is about to become a battleground as its established leader faces competition from two of the biggest names in the beverage business.

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Related Topix: Beverages, Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Advertising, Drink, Coffee

Wed Apr 09, 2014

MediaPost

JCPenney Gets Physical With Elle Macpherson's Undies

As part of its ongoing efforts to win back female fans, JCPenney is rolling out The Body by Elle Macpherson, an exclusive line of lingerie.

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Related Topix: Advertising

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Long Island Business News

We put that s#!t on everything

We've all been there, in the salad dressing aisle, staring at the shelves, unsure which of the endless flavors deserves time in our fridge.

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Related Topix: Port Washington, NY, Advertising

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Digital Game Developer

After Years of Flattening, Curved TV Screens Leap into the Global...

After spending almost two decades trying to make televisions flatter, curved TVs emerged again last year.

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Related Topix: TV, Electronics, Advertising, Televisions

Sat Apr 05, 2014

NJ.com

Grilled cheese: Three fun spins on the classic sandwich

Americans love cheese -- but we love some more than others. According to Harry Balzer, chief food industry analyst for NPD Group, these are the most popular varieties we report eating at home: 1. Italian Brush 2 slices Italian bread with olive oil and sprinkle with dried oregano; flip oiled sides down.

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Related Topix: Advertising, Baked Goods, Life, Bread

Fri Apr 04, 2014

The Motley Fool

Pizza Hut Is Ready to Be Sliced and Diced

Pizza is going flat. After years of strong growth, pizza sales are expected to widen just 2.3% in 2013, down from the more robust 3.7% expansion it enjoyed the year before.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Pizza, Advertising, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Restaurant Management

OStatic

Market Research Shows Chromebooks Doing Very Well Indeed

As 2014 began, several prominent analysts were taking aim at recent media reports that have allegedly miscast how well Chromebooks--portable computers based on Google's Chrome OS platform--are doing in sales terms.

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Related Topix: Advertising, PC

Thu Apr 03, 2014

FoodNavigator

More than half of US adults say they want more protein in their diets, says NPD Group

More than half of Americans say they want more protein in their diets, while the percentage that claim to look for protein on the Nutrition Facts panel has increased from 20% in 2009 to 25% in 2013, according to market researcher NPD Group.

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Related Topix: Advertising, Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition, Protein, Supplement, Marketing

Wed Apr 02, 2014

Digital Game Developer

Record-Breaking Demand For Global Solar PV Industry in Q1 2014, According to NPD Solarbuzz

New solar photovoltaic demand added during the first quarter of 2014 exceeded 9 gigawatts , which was 35 percent more than the previous first-quarter record, set last year.

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Related Topix: Advertising

Tue Apr 01, 2014

Detroit News

You can do spring cleaning and put cash in your pocket

The average home has $7,000 worth of unused items taking up space, according to a study by market research firm NPD Group.

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GPB.org

It's Official: Americans Are Floating In A Pool Of Ranch Dressing

Many a gab session of my 1980s suburban youth was fueled by Cool Ranch-flavored Doritos after school, on a campout, on a sleepover whenever the girls got together.

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Related Topix: Life, Meat, Chicken, Advertising

Mon Mar 31, 2014

Dealerscope

Home Automation Helped by Mobile Devices, NPD Says

The percentage of mobile device owners who are "aware of" home automation devices has reached 88 percent, compared to 78 percent a year ago.

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Related Topix: Home Automation, Advertising

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