sales

  • Movie Purchasing And Renting Come To 42 New Regional iTunes Stores As Apple Presses Its Media Advantage

    Movie Purchasing And Renting Come To 42 New Regional iTunes Stores As Apple Presses Its Media Advantage

    Apple has opened up movie purchase and rental options in a number of stores today, including a large number of countries in the EMEA region, as well as in Asia and Latin America. The new movie availability covers 42 new localized stores in total, smaller than the 56 markets where it officially opened new stores on Dec. 4, but nonetheless an impressive push to bring its media marketplace to… Read More

  • Apple iPad Sales In China Up 80% Following Trademark Dispute Resolution

    Apple iPad Sales In China Up 80% Following Trademark Dispute Resolution

    Apple has seen sales of its iPad soar following the resolution of a trademark dispute with Chinese company Proview, which had IPAD registered years prior to the release of Apple’s iconic tablet. That’s according to new estimates from IDC analyst Dickie Chan, who said that sales of the iPad in China in Q3 were up to 2.07 million, an 80 percent increase over the previous… Read More

  • The iPad Mini’s Cannibalization Effects: Overpowering Or Overblown?

    The iPad Mini’s Cannibalization Effects: Overpowering Or Overblown?

    The iPad mini seems downright hungry, and it has a taste not just for other small tablets, but for its larger brethren, the iPad with Retina Display. Some analysts are saying as much, with expectations of the iPad mini’s cannibalization effect on existing iPad sales ranging from around 10 to 20 percent. But one suggests that it could be more like 50 percent, based on numbers Apple revealed. Read More

  • Overcome These 6 Challenges When Selling To Startups

    Overcome These 6 Challenges When Selling To Startups

    Editor’s note: Steli Efti is the Co-Founder and Chief Hustler of ElasticSales and an advisor to several startups and entrepreneurs. You can follow Steli on Twitter here. It is common entrepreneurial wisdom that good ideas often come from trying to solve your own problems. It’s no surprise then that many startups are building solutions to do just that, and therefore need to sell… Read More

  • Crushpath Gets $2M To Help Salespeople Seal The Deal: Charles River Ventures And More Are Backing

    Crushpath Gets $2M To Help Salespeople Seal The Deal: Charles River Ventures And More Are Backing

    With all of the M&A activity going down with CRM leviathans Oracle and Salesforce, a timely launch from a new startup looking to disrupt the sales process once again. Crushpath, founded by former executives from Jive Software and Socialcast, is offering a platform for salespeople to control a deal from lead to close, with social elements added into the mix, and it has closed a $2 million… Read More

  • Zoomingo’s New App Turns Spotting And Rating Deals Into A Game

    Zoomingo’s New App Turns Spotting And Rating Deals Into A Game

    Shopping discovery service¬†Zoomingo, which helps you find nearby sales using your mobile phone, is out with a new iPhone app that introduces a gamification element to its platform. Local shoppers are now being encouraged to share the unreported sales they spot in the wild as well as rate those spotted by others. By playing the new “Hot or Not” game within the app to rate deals… Read More

  • Twitter Adds Another International Google Exec To Its Sales Team: Stephen McIntyre

    Twitter Adds Another International Google Exec To Its Sales Team: Stephen McIntyre

    Twitter says that 70 percent of its users come from outside the U.S. at the moment, and so it makes sense that this is where it is also investing more to grow the rest of its business. Today the company announced that it has appointed another sales executive to beef up its efforts outside its home market. Stephen McIntyre, most recently of Google, will be overseeing Twitter’s… Read More

  • New Mobile App Zoomingo Helps You Find Nearby Sales

    New Mobile App Zoomingo Helps You Find Nearby Sales

    Newly launched Zoomingo is a shopping discovery app that aims to help you find nearby sales using either your Android or iPhone. With a focus on clothes, shoes, jewelry, handbags, beauty and home products, the app appeals to the everyday bargain shopper, not the daily deal seeker or the gadget guru looking to compare prices on HDTVs, for example. Sales data for major retailers is available… Read More

  • Acer To Dump Laptops In Europe This Season


    So you need a laptop? Why not wait a few weeks and fly to Europe because Acer is about to dump 3 million cheap laptops on the European market in order to clear out overstock inventory. Rather than write off the inventory, Acer will probably sell it all at a steep discount, shipping from warehouses on the Continent and China over the next few months. What kind of deals can you expect? No… Read More

  • Apple Is #5 In PC Sales In Europe


    Gartner found that Apple is number five in European PC sales, just below Acer, Dell, and Asus. They sold 966,000 units in 1Q11, 292,000 less than the fourth place winner. But wait… there’s more! Read More

  • RIM Sold 45,000 Playbooks Opening Day


    With launch reviews that rivaled Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark, the Playbook didn’t seem to get any breaks. However, depending on if you’re a “glass half full” kind of person, the company did sell about 50,000 Playbooks on opening day, arguably a fairly strong showing for a device that was not initially well-received. Read More