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Best Buy Bets Ultra-High-Def Screens Make TVs Cool Again

The world's largest electronics chain has teamed up with Samsung Electronics Co.

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Related Topix: TV, Electronics, Startups, Napster, Theater, Arts, Advertising, Richfield, MN

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Alabama Live

Cupcakes -- still a classic dessert or thing of the past? AL.com readers weigh in on...

NPD Group reports cupcake servings dipped 1 percent in the year leading up to April 2014, compared to an 8 percent jump in servings during the same period in 2011.

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Related Topix: Cake, Baked Goods, Life, Dessert, Food, Advertising

Entrepreneur Magazine

Watch Out: Smartwatches May Go Mainstream This Holiday Season

NPD's Weekly Tracking Service estimates that close to half a million smartwatches were sold between October 2013 and June of this year, accounting for $96 million in revenue.

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Related Topix: Advertising, Watches

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Curious Capitalist

The Stunning Sales Figure That Shows Nobody Wants to Grow Up

It's not exactly like Wall Streeters have started wearing hoodies to the office, but it's in the same ballpark.

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Related Topix: Advertising

Cellular News

Apple and Samsung Represent 68% of Smartphones Owned in the USA

As more US consumers migrate to smartphones, they are increasingly opting for iPhones and Samsung Android phones.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Android, Advertising, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, Spotify, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App

HeraldNet

Protein-rich food is the new trend, but be careful

When milk marketers went searching for a replacement for their notorious 'Got Milk?' campaign, they asked 2,500 teens and adults what promise would make milk more appetizing than juice, water or soda.

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Related Topix: 9, Advertising, Life, Food, Vegetarian, Dieting, Low Carb Diet, Atkins Nutrional Method

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Cape Cod Times

Protein: Why it's so popular right now

When milk marketers went searching for a replacement for their notorious "Got Milk?" campaign, they asked 2,500 teens and adults what promise would make milk more appetizing than juice, water or soda.

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Related Topix: 9, Advertising, Life, Food, Vegetarian, Dieting, Low Carb Diet, Atkins Nutrional Method

News Max

Can Americans Be Convinced Eating Salad is Cool?

Having turned his trendy chain of New York-based salad restaurants into a success, Chop't Chief Executive Officer Nick Marsh is determined to go national.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Advertising, Fast Food, Vegetables

Canadian Business Magazine

A brief history of the drive-through in Canada

Canadians made 1.3 billion visits to drive-through restaurants in the year ending February 2014, according to the NPD Group.

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Related Topix: Advertising

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Silicon Alley Insider

The Restaurant Industry Still Hasn't Recovered From The Recession

Consumers made 61 billion visits to restaurants in the year ending May 2014, which is roughly 2 billion fewer visits than in 2008, according to data from The NPD Group , an industry research firm.

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Related Topix: Restaurant Management, Advertising

DVDCreation Reviews

NPD: 42 Million U.S. Homes Are Connecting to the Internet through TVs or Attached Content Devices

During the first quarter of 2014 there were 42 million U.S. households with a TV connected to the Internet, either via a video game console, Blu-ray disc player, streaming media player or the TV itself.

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Related Topix: Advertising

Digital Game Developer

Restaurant Traffic Remains in the Doldrums with No Tailwind in Sight, Reports NPD

U.S. consumers made 61 billion visits to restaurants in the year ending May 2014.

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Related Topix: Advertising, Restaurant Management

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

NPD: The Number of Connected TV Devices Will Be More than Double The...

Port Washington, New York July 22, 2014 By 2017 there will be 204 million connected TV devices linked to the Internet and able to deliver apps to viewers, more than double the projected number of U.S. Internet households.

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Related Topix: Advertising, Port Washington, NY

Mon Jul 21, 2014

CNet News

Google Sells 1 Million Chromebooks to Schools in Q2

More than 1 million Chromebooks were sold to schools in the second quarter, the latest indicator of the surging popularity of the low-cost notebooks.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Laptops/Notebooks, Advertising, Apple, Education Etc., Computers

BetaNews

PlayStation 4 outsells Xbox One for sixth consecutive month in the US

Microsoft might have seen sales of the Xbox One more than double in June , but the games console is still being outsold by Sony's PS4, according to industry-tracking firm NPD Group.

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Related Topix: Kinect, Microsoft Game Studios, Video Games, X360, Microsoft Xbox, Microsoft, SCEI, Startups, PlayStation 4, SCEE, Advertising

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Digital Trends

More than 1 million Chromebooks sold to schools in second quarter of 2014

As parents and college students gird their loins and budgets ahead of back-to-school season, Google's Chromebook laptops appear poised for a strong showing.

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Related Topix: Laptops/Notebooks, Advertising, Science / Technology, Apple, Microsoft, Startups

Journalgazette.net

Smartwatch companies taking aim at younger set

LG Electronics, VTech Holdings and Filip Technologies have all developed high-tech watches for children, undaunted by the slow progress the industry has made in pitching the devices to adults.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Advertising, Barnard College

Sat Jul 19, 2014

GuruFocus.com

Benefit From a Sluggish Retail Environment With This Stock

The economic environment in the U.S. does not look favorable for discretionary spending, and as a result, the retail sector has experienced decline in consumer spending for most of the previous year.

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Related Topix: Advertising, Retail, Costco Wholesale, Ross Systems, Software

Thu Jul 17, 2014

AusGamers

PlayStation 4 Continues Us NPD Triumph, Mario Kart 8 and Watch Dogs Top Charts

Blizzard spoke with us recently about what separates the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition experience over the PC and spoke about platform differences.

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Related Topix: Resident Evil, Capcom, Video Games, Advertising, Nintendo, Mario Kart 8, Ubisoft, Watch Dogs, Diablo III, Blizzard Entertainment, Electronic Arts, BioWare, Dragon Age: Inquisition

Ubergizmo

PlayStation 4 Tops NPD's US Sales Chart For June

According to an earlier report, Microsoft had revealed that sales of the Xbox One had doubled following the price cut from $499 to $399 which saw the exclusion of the Kinect .

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Related Topix: SCEI, PlayStation 4, SCEE, Video Games, Advertising, Kinect, Microsoft Game Studios, X360, Microsoft Xbox, Gadgets

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