technology/amount-questionable-online-traffic-will-blow-your-mind-153083">Fake traffic is causing a crisis for advertisers >>
A few weeks ago,
That wasn't something Buescher had run into much. She kept digging. After about three weeks, Carat was blacklisting 77 more sites for
Maybe what we need is less fake advertising content.
iPhone 5s outselling iPhone 5c two-to-one >> AllThingsD
According to CIRP's survey of U.S. consumers who purchased Apple's latest iPhones during the last days of September, the 5s accounted for 64% of total iPhone sales following its launch that month. Meanwhile, the the 5c accounted for 27%, with the legacy iPhone 4S making up the remaining 9%.
So not only is the 5s outselling the 5c, it's outselling it more than two to one.
Welcome news for Apple, since cannibalization of the 5s by the 5c was a potential commercial risk for this iPhone cycle. CIRP's data suggests that the company has so far avoided it — though that's hardly surprising at this early stage. After all, the iPhone 5c was intended as a mainstream smartphone, the iPhone 5s as an enthusiast one — a "forward-thinking" device for forward-thinking folks. And enthusiasts are often early adopters.
In fact, the sales split seems to have been almost exactly the same as the 5/4S split a year ago - except the 5c is doing slightly better (though probably within the margin of sampling error).
Learning from Blackberry's Decline >> Tech-Thoughts
There is a tendency among industry watchers to gauge the future of a company based on feedback from the company's best customers. Unfortunately, the highest or most demanding tiers of a customer base are often the worst judges of an established company's prospects. While Blackberry's business was being disrupted by the iPhone and Android smartphones, their core "enterprise" and "prosumer" markets remained fiercely loyal. Many analysts remained steadfast in their opinion that Blackberry's core customer base would ensure the company's relevance in the years to come.
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