What’s Samsung’s best-selling phone in the US? Hint: It’s not one of the company’s flagship Galaxy S smartphones.
Three months before releasing a quarterly earnings report that slaughtered an already-decimated stock, Zynga executives and investors unloaded some of their stock, raking in more than $500 million dollars. Now, multiple law firms are investigating whether the company or its executives did anything improper.
Retailers typically measure online ads with online results: cost per click, cost per action, cost per sale. But Helsinki-based shopping analytics firm RapidBlue recently tested the effects of online ads on offline sales. And, surprisingly, it found a strong correlation: double-digit increases in both the number of shoppers and the amount of time they spent in store when stores ran Google AdWords campaigns.
Everyone knows Pinterest is huge and growing and driving huge amounts of traffic … and all online retailers want a piece of it. Indigo, the largest Canadian online bookseller, was no different.
It’s really, really hard to sell to Joe Blow.
Hoopla, a gamification startup for salespeople, has raised $2.8 million in its first round of funding.
Sponsored Post It’s happened to everyone who sells for a living. You meet with a prospective client to show them the goods. Then you meet with them again. And again. But they still won’t pull the trigger on the sale…
Despite a rough launch, Diablo III sold more than 3.5 million copies in the first 24 hours of its release, making it the fastest-selling PC game of all time, according to publisher Blizzard Entertainment.
Sponsored Post You’ve got exactly what a prospective client needs to grow their business: the right service, the right software, or the right product. But how are you going to…
Editor's Pick Apple investors jumped for joy at the company’s first quarter earnings report today, with results that beat high Wall Street expectations. The company earned a record net profit of $13.06 billion on revenue of $46.33 billion and sold a record 37 million iPhone units.
Amazon stock stumbled today when a Goldman Sachs analyst estimated the company’s quarterly sales at $17.9 billion rather than the earlier estimate of $18.2 billion.
Sales of the PlayStation Vita portable gaming device in Japan have dropped sharply in its second week on the market, according to sales data from Media Create (translated by NeoGAF).
Microsoft today announced it sold more than 960,000 Xbox 360 consoles in the U.S. during the week of Black Friday, making it the biggest sales week in Xbox history.
Despite being the fastest selling consumer electronic device of all time , Microsoft’s Kinect gaming device has struggled to make an impact on the Japanese market during its first year on sale. Japanese sales to date have totaled only 114,000 units, according to figures reported by Andriasang. This represents less than a 10 per cent uptake on the device amongst the Japanese Xbox 360 user base.
Last night an overzealous shopper at a Walmart near Los Angeles used pepper spray on a crowd in an effort to get at a stash of heavily-discounted Black Friday gadgets.
Video game retailer GameStop said in its third quarter 2011 sales and earnings report today that digital sales have grown by 59 percent.
Amazon is expected to sell as many as 5 million of its new Kindle Fire tablets before the end of 2011.
Sit down. Take a deep breath. Apple may have missed Wall Street’s mark this quarter — especially for iPhone sales — but given the rate of iPhone 4S sales so far, the company is poised to make us completely forget about this “disappointing” quarter come its next earnings report.
New estimates from Wall Street analysts suggest Apple registered more than 3 million pre-orders for its newest smartphone, the iPhone 4S, after selling the device for one weekend.
Guest Post It’s time to scrap the dysfunctional, binary approach of “sales and marketing,” and look for a new system that harnesses the strengths of both groups to drive a company’s revenue. In order to do that, we must move past traditional sales cycles (and the supporting role marketing plays) and start attacking the entire revenue process with something called revenue performance management (RPM).
Needle, a crowdsourced sales chat service, announced it has partnered with retailers SkullCandy and Under Armour.
Best Buy has more than 240,000 unsold units of the HP TouchPad in its inventory, indicating that consumers aren’t responding well to the product.
The Humble Indie Bundle, a flash-sale for independently-developed video games run by Y Combinator backed Humble Bundle, has racked up more than $1 million in sales in less than a week.
Samsung announced today that sales of its new flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S II, have reached 5 million units just 85 days after launching in Asia and Europe in April.
Y Combinator-backed Humble Bundle, which bundles together independently-developed games into a single sale that runs for less than a month, has launched its third bundle of games for sale and already made $286,188 in revenue — and it increases about every second.
Guest Post (Editor’s note: Jackie Bassett is CEO of BT Industrials. She submitted this story to VentureBeat.)
Bankrupt telecom company Nortel Networks announced on Friday that it had sold its juggernaut patent portfolio to a consortium made up of the likes of Apple, Microsoft, and RIM for a hefty sum of $4.5 billion cash.
The U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust authorities have approved Google’s $900 million bid for 6,000 Nortel patents, according to a Wall Street Journal report on Wednesday. The auction will take place June 20 and will likely change the legal landscape for tech companies.
The biggest loser in Apple’s powerhouse second quarter was by far the iPad, which managed to ship just 4.69 million units when analysts expected somewhere between 6 and 8 million.
Guest Post (Editor’s note: Adam Blitzer is co-founder and COO of Pardot. He submitted this story to VentureBeat.)
Forget the sales estimates of 600,000, Apple’s iPad 2 may have sold closer to 1 million units in its launch weekend, Reuters reports.
We’re still awaiting official numbers on Verizon iPhone sales, but according to leaked sales data they didn’t meet expectations, the mobile news site Boy Genius Report reveals.