January 27, 2014 |
Apple reports earnings Monday after the stock markets close, and as usual every word and number will be scrutinized for clues that will lead to sweeping judgments about the company's health or decline. But in the myriad earnings data points released, one figure will be particularly interesting to see: iPad sales. Last fall, after releasing the new iPad Air and the iPad mini with Retina display, Chief Executive Tim Cook declared: "It's going...
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January 21, 2014 |
A mobile home fire Monday in Long Beach was ignited by a Christmas tree, officials said, displacing a family of four who was being assisted by the Red Cross. Long Beach firefighters responded around 8:23 p.m. to a call of a mobile home on fire in the 6400 block of Atlantic Avenue, with possible victims trapped inside. The first firefighters on the scene found a mobile home with heavy smoke and fire showing on all sides, according to a statement from the Long Beach Fire Department.
January 21, 2014 |
Winter did wonders again for KOST-FM (103.5) as listeners' appetite for holiday-themed music bouyed the station to the top of the local radio ratings for the second straight month. Numbers released Tuesday by Arbitron showed that playlists with Christmas classics were a big draw for the station that switches to holiday programming every year. The adult contemporary station grew its share of the Los Angeles-Orange County audience to 10.4% for the period that ran Dec. 5 to Jan. 1 -- up from 6.3% the previous month.
January 2, 2014 |
Online sales swelled 10.3% this holiday season compared with the same period in 2012, with massive surges in mobile use, according to the IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark. During the fourth quarter, mobile traffic made up nearly 35% of all online visits, up 40% from last year, according to IBM. Nearly 17% of digital sales originated from mobile devices, a 46% upswing year over year. Major shopping days such as Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday all enjoyed record online sales, as shoppers were lured by increasingly attractive Internet-exclusive promotions and free shipping deals.
December 30, 2013 |
When it comes to app downloads, no day is more important than Christmas. Each year, millions of new tablets and smartphones are given as gifts, which means users turn on their gadgets and quickly start downloading apps, making Dec. 25 a gold rush for software developers. But the growth rate for Christmas Day app downloads is slowing, according to Flurry , an analytics and advertising firm. Although Christmas 2013 saw a record-breaking level of app downloads, overall app downloads increased by 11% from a year earlier.
December 27, 2013 |
Talk about a First World problem: Christmas packages that didn't arrive on time. Suffice to say, Christmas 2013 wasn't Amazon's, or UPS' or FedEx's finest hour. But from the uproar , you'd have thought NORAD had mistakenly brought down Santa and his eight tiny reindeer somewhere between Cleveland and Des Moines. In Time magazine (and to digress just a bit, who doesn't like its “Every Time Person of the Year in 30 seconds” online graphic ? Though try naming/explaining some of those middle decades to your teen in milliseconds!