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July 31, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Apple may have sold 17 million iPads in the last quarter, but its share of the tablet market has slipped significantly in the last year, according to a new report from Frank N. Magid Associates, a research-based consulting firm in New York.  In a recent survey of 4,734 cellphone and smartphone owners, Magid found that 50% of people with a tablet have an iPad. That doesn't sound so bad until you consider that previously that number had been more like 72%. The slack was taken up by Amazon's Kindle Fire, which has jumped from zero to a 22% share of the market since it launced in fall 2011, Tom Godfrey, executive director of mobile strategy for Magid, said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.
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April 11, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are like the Coke and Pepsi of U.S. maritime transportation. They seem similar, they dominate the competition but they have a long history of less-than-friendly rivalry. Now, an independent commission's proposal to merge the neighboring harbors is being met with skepticism. The L.A. 2020 Commission, made up of prominent business, labor and civic leaders, on Wednesday unveiled a series of recommendations that included merging the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
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December 11, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple's first foray into the LTE smartphone market has already landed the Cupertino tech giant more than a quarter of the world's market share. The iPhone 5, the first Apple smartphone equipped to work with so-called "long term evolution" data networks, hauled in 26.7% of the global third quarter LTE smartphone market, according to information by research firm Strategy Analytics . LTE networks typically provide faster speeds than other cellular...
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March 20, 2014 | By Maeve Reston
For Republicans roaring into the midterm election, the last few weeks have brought a wave of good news. President Obama's poll numbers continue to hover in the 40s. Democrats' hopes of holding the Senate look slimmer by the day. And the GOP heralded last week's win in Florida's special congressional election as evidence that their anti-Obamacare strategy is working. But some Republican strategists and donors fear that buoyant mood spells trouble for the party down the road - by masking the long-term problems that were so evident after the 2012 election.
BUSINESS
May 2, 2012 | By Jerry Hirsch
Toyota and Volkswagen are leading a charge of import brands in U.S. auto sales, eating into market-share gains made by the Detroit automakers over the last year. The domestic automakers sold 530,000 vehicles in April, accounting for 44.8% of the market. That share was down from 46.5% in the same month a year earlier, according to Autodata Corp. Asian brands sold 536,000 vehicles in April, accounting for 45.3% of the market. That's up from a share of 44.9% a year earlier. European car companies sold 118,000 vehicles, accounting for 10% of the market.
AUTOS
July 5, 2013 | By Jerry Hirsch
Trucks and American brands have dominated U.S. auto sales through the first half of this year. Ford's F-Series truck remains the bestselling vehicle in America and will likely hold that top spot yet again this year after building a 125,000-vehicle lead over the next bestseller, the Chevrolet Silverado, during the first half of 2013. Thanks to the need to replace aging fleets in the recovering housing and construction industries, trucks made up three of the five bestselling vehicles so far this year.
BUSINESS
December 2, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Windows 7 saw more market share growth during November than Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 combined, which could signal that many users have still not taken a liking to Microsoft's new touchscreen-centric operating system. According to Web analytics firm Net Applications , Windows 7's market share inched up from 46.42% in October to 46.64% in November, a total growth of 0.22 percentage point. At the same time, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 only grew by 0.05 percentage point combined. Windows 8.1 was released in October, which makes November its first full month of availability.
BUSINESS
January 30, 2014 | By Charles Fleming
Harley-Davidson is bullish on the year just past and even more so on the year ahead. Executives from the massively successful Milwaukee company told investors Thursday that fourth-quarter revenue and earnings were up over the same period last year, with robust activity expected for 2014. They're counting on continued strong sales from their traditional line, but also considerable new business from their new Street 500cc and 750cc motorcycles. STORY: Dirt bikers bring new life to ghost town That smaller, lighter, more fuel-efficient bike, the company believes, will develop a very broad new customer base of younger, more urban riders domestically and abroad.
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June 7, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Windows Phone will swing past iOS in the smartphone market share by 2016 to become the second-most-used mobile operating system, a telecom analytics firm predicts. The report by the International Data Corp. says Windows Phone growth will begin picking up, despite a slow start, as a result of Nokia's strength in emerging markets. That growth should bring Windows Phone 19.2% of the market by 2016, which would place it above Apple's iOS, which IDC expects will suffer a slight drop in market share and land at 19%. “Growth will moderate over the five-year forecast, given the large installed base Apple has accumulated, which means more of its addressable market will be on replacement cycles," the report says.
AUTOS
May 1, 2013 | By Ronald D. White
Nissan Motor Co. is cutting the sticker price on seven of its 18 models in the U.S. Nissan is hoping that the change will help the cars and SUVs show up more prominently on shopper search websites such as AutoTrader, Edmunds and Kelley Blue Book. Some analysts had speculated that Nissan was taking advantage of a weak yen to charge lower prices. The yen has depreciated more than 20% in relation to the U.S. dollar in the last four months. PHOTOS: Kelley Blue Book's top 10 green cars for 2013 But Nissan denies that the changes are related to currency exchange rates.
AUTOS
February 17, 2014 | By Jerry Hirsch
Korean automakers, Toyota and Volkswagen all had a rough time with the California auto market last year. Hyundai experienced the biggest market-share slide of any auto brand, according to the California New Car Dealers Assn. The South Korean automaker's share of the Golden State's car market slipped to 3.9% from 4.6%. Corporate sibling Kia fell to 3.4% from 3.7%. Combined, the Koreans lost a full percentage point of market share in California last year. Photos: California's best selling cars  Although market leader Toyota's sales continue to rise, other brands are starting to catch up. Toyota's share of the California market dipped from a dominating 19.1% to a still-impressive 18.5%.Second-place Honda is still far behind at 12.1%, unchanged from the previous year.
BUSINESS
January 30, 2014 | By Charles Fleming
Harley-Davidson is bullish on the year just past and even more so on the year ahead. Executives from the massively successful Milwaukee company told investors Thursday that fourth-quarter revenue and earnings were up over the same period last year, with robust activity expected for 2014. They're counting on continued strong sales from their traditional line, but also considerable new business from their new Street 500cc and 750cc motorcycles. STORY: Dirt bikers bring new life to ghost town That smaller, lighter, more fuel-efficient bike, the company believes, will develop a very broad new customer base of younger, more urban riders domestically and abroad.
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December 30, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
While Apple and Microsoft saw their share of laptops sold to businesses and other organizations in the U.S. decrease in 2013, Google dramatically increased its portion of sales. From January through November, Google sold 1.76 million Chromebook laptops in the U.S., up from 400,000 during the same period in 2012, according to a recent report by NPD Group . that tracked sales through commercial channels. That includes devices that were sold to businesses, government agencies, schools and other organizations.
BUSINESS
December 27, 2013 | By Chad Terhune
After a slow start, Molina Healthcare Inc. is looking for bigger enrollment in California's health insurance exchange in the next three months. The publicly traded company based in Long Beach had only 521 enrollees in the Covered California exchange, or less than 1% market share, through Nov. 30. Molina has traditionally served patients enrolled in Medicaid and other government programs, so its presence on nine state exchanges across the country...
BUSINESS
December 22, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
Apple Inc. announced Sunday that it has finalized a deal to sell the iPhone through China Mobile, the world's largest mobile phone carrier.  The deal has been in the works for years as Apple sought to gain a stronger foothold in this crucial smartphone market. Apple has been selling the iPhone through smaller carriers in China, but the reach of these companies collectively still left Apple as the fifth-largest seller of smartphones in the country Photos: Top 10 tech fails of 2013 Although Apple's new product launches tend to draw the most frenzied attention, analysts have long said a deal with China Mobile was the single most important thing the company could do to re-ignite its rate of growth, which had been slowing over the last year.
BUSINESS
December 3, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Motorola has had a hard time selling the Moto X since it launched in August, but demand for the smartphone was so high Monday that it crashed the company's website. As part of Cyber Monday, Motorola announced that it would offer an off-contract and customizable version of the Moto X for $150 off its regular price. But once the online shopping day rolled around, Motorola was hit with a surge in traffic that caused the website to crash. PHOTOS: Top 10 ways to take advantage of the 'sharing economy' "We couldn't fulfill orders.
BUSINESS
March 26, 1996
Domestic market share and number of films in release for U.S. distributors from Jan. 2 through March 24: * Buena Vista Films: 17 Market share: 22.8% * Sony Films: 16 Market share: 12.2% * Fox Films: 5 Market share: 10.8% * Warner Bros. Films: 13 Market share: 10.4% * MGM/UA Films: 10 Market share: 10.2% * Universal Films: 8 Market share: 9.7% * Paramount Films: 10 Market share: 7.4% * Miramax Films: 17 Market share: 6.8% * New Line Films: 9 Market share: 5.3% * Gramercy Films: 7 Market share: 3.
BUSINESS
December 2, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Windows 7 saw more market share growth during November than Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 combined, which could signal that many users have still not taken a liking to Microsoft's new touchscreen-centric operating system. According to Web analytics firm Net Applications , Windows 7's market share inched up from 46.42% in October to 46.64% in November, a total growth of 0.22 percentage point. At the same time, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 only grew by 0.05 percentage point combined. Windows 8.1 was released in October, which makes November its first full month of availability.
AUTOS
November 20, 2013 | By David Undercoffler
Texas may rule the roost when it comes to full-size pickup trucks, but step down to the mid-size truck world and California is the place to play. Chevrolet made this clear on Wednesday by using the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show for the world debut of the all-new 2015 Colorado pickup. LIVE: The latest photos, facts from LA Auto Show "Today we complete the new Chevrolet truck portfolio," Mark Reuss, president of General Motors North America, said at Wednesday's unveiling.
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