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USA: TOP Sales of games and consoles in December and the year 2012

NPD Group delivered its verdict on the hardware and software sales for the month of December in the U.S.. For games, only sales “physical” have been taken into account here.

Overall, there is a year on year over the same period in December, a drop in sales (games consoles, portable games and PC) 26%, with sales of $ 1.54 billion and a drop of 20% for hardware sales to $ 1.07 billion. IF we take into account sales hardware, software and accessoirware , we deplore a fall of 22% to $ 3.21 billion. And a fall of 22% over the whole year, with a turnover of $ 13.3 billion.

On the hardware side, it is the Xbox 360 dominates again in December, and even the head of sales for the 24th consecutive month, with no less than 1.4 million in sales in December, according to Microsoft .

Wii U turn, has passed in December to 460,000 units (890,000 in total at the end of December), generating a turnover of 300 million against $ 270 million for the dashing Wii, and 475,000 copies the same month.

The best selling game on the Wii U was New Super Mario Bros U , with 580,000 copies, and attach rate of 65%.

Xbox 360: 1.4 million
3DS: 1.25 million (7.7 million total)
Wii: 475,000 (40,800,000)
DS: 470,000 (53 million)
Wii U: 460 000 (890 000)

A doctor at your fingertips

Equipped with a camera, a camera, a microphone, a library, a photo album and music , the smartphone is packed with technology . With applications, it is GPS, flashlight, magnifying glass. Especially connected to a wireless network, it can surf on Internet, send text messages, e-mails, and, of course, call. At the heart of telecommunications today, the smartphone will play a central role in the medicine of tomorrow.
“Because wireless networks, Internet, connectivity capabilities between objects, bandwidth capacity, the extraordinary diffusion of smartphones, the cloud computing, this “cloud computing” capable of storing huge volumes data, we observe a superconvergence tools that can be put at the service of health, ” says Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist, a specialist in genomics and director of Scripps Translational Science Institute (La Jolla, Calif.). “We are experiencing a revolution digital will revolutionize medicine, ” he adds before to remark that has “more than six billion mobile phones in the world than toothbrushes or toilet”, including a billion smartphones a figure expected to double by 2015.

Infosys raised its forecast after better than expected Q3

Infosys, India’s number two computer services, has surprised investors by raising its forecast for 2012-2013 after the third fiscal quarter exceeded expectations.

These figures reflected late Friday session at the Bombay Stock Exchange jumped by more than 16% as Infosys, which resulted in its wake its local competitors Tata Consulting Services (TCS) (+4.1%) and Wipro ( 4.9%). The movement gained also in Europe, where the index grouping the European technology stocks took 1.4% and Cap Gemini nearly 4.5%.

The soaring title Infosys is even more pronounced than many market participants were relieved of shares of the group during the year after, however, a series of quarterly earnings below the consensus. (See and)

The Bangalore-based company now expects revenue for the 2012-2013 biennium, which ends March 31, at least $ 7.45 billion (5.62 billion euros), a increase of 6.6% over one year.

Infosys, which counts as clients including Bank of America and BT had previously told expect a 5% increase in sales over the full year and analysts expect it to revise down this forecast to take into account the investment slowdown of some major clients.

“We are positively surprised by the performance of Infosys and we need to address the sustainability of return with the group,” wrote analysts at JPMorgan in a research note.

Infosys, which has for years been highly prized by investors for its ability to consistently exceed its objectives, has ceased since July to provide quarterly forecasts, annual estimates simply.

The three months to December, net profit rose to 23.69 billion rupees ($ 331 million), an amount virtually unchanged year on year, while analysts had expected on average 21 billion rupees according to the consensus Thomson Reuters I / B / E / S.

Over the period, Infosys recorded a turnover of 104.24 billion (+12%) and garnered 53 new clients, a total that had not been reached for at least five years.

“We are becoming increasingly confident with a steady stream of contracts. We remain cautiously optimistic for the January-March quarter,” said SD Shilubalal, CEO of Infosys. (Harichandan Arakali and Aradhana Aravidan, Benoît Van Overstraeten for the French service, edited by Marc Angrand)

The Oberoi Bangalore offers 86 renovated rooms and suites

The Oberoi Bangalore is enriched with 86 new rooms and suites freshly renovated. Dressed in silk, leather, wood and white marble, the new rooms of 32 m² demonstrate a real desire to focus on comfort. While transparency, glass bathrooms include a bathtub in white marble, a separate shower, leather accessories and a LCD screen. In addition, the establishment introduced a technological innovation luxury Oberoi E’nhance ‘, allowing guests to customize their environment via an iPad. Several options are available: choose his film, adjust the brightness, control the temperature of the room, about the services, bars, restaurants and the spa, take a virtual tour, discover the sites of the city ​​or activities offered by the hotel and the group in general.

RIM falls after results, concerns about margins

Research In Motion (RIM) fell nearly 23% on Nasdaq on Friday, analysts fear that the announced changes in its pricing model for services does not affect the margins of Blackberry manufacturer.
Thursday after announcing the first drop its subscriber base since its inception, the Canadian group said he would establish a more flexible pricing policy for its services.
A Toronto, it fell from 22.2% to 10.86 Canadian dollars.
RIM, which published its findings Thursday evening, must implement its new commercial policy simultaneously highly anticipated launch of its new range of “smartphones” BB10, scheduled for January 30.
success of this new Blackberry is considered essential for the future of the group, which has lost a lot of ground to rivals such as Apple and Samsung in recent years.
spite of the attempts of Friday CEO of RIM, Thorsten Heins, to reassure investors, analysts have revised down their price targets after the announcement, some fearing that RIM becomes a producer of most mobile devices, without a real “ecosystem” services, an economic model considered more profitable.
” It is likely that the future will depend on the relative success of RIM’s Blackberry 10, the long-awaited upgraded version of the Blackberry family, “said Charlie Wolf, an analyst at Needham.
RIM on Thursday posted a smaller loss than expected for the heavy third quarter of $ 114 million (86.18 million euros), or 22 cents per share, excluding items, while analysts expected a loss of 35 cents, according to Thomson Reuters consensus I / B / E / S .

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Skyfall breaks all records

Released Friday in Europe, “Skyfall” starts strong: the last James Bond carries including the best start for an episode of the franchise in the United Kingdom. The film grossed 32.4 million dollars over the weekend – it is the second best start in history in the country, behind “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.” “Casino Royale” was created in 2006 to 21.5 million dollars in revenue for its first weekend in UK, while “Quantum of Solace” had 24.7 million reported in 2008. “Skyfall” also broke the record of presence in British cinemas for a Saturday.

Throughout the world, the 23rd installment of James Bond reported 77.7 million dollars since Friday in 25 countries – and it is not even released in North America. In France alone, “Skyfall” reported $ 9.1 million.

HTC drops the third quarter and confesses his helplessness in Samsung

After the disappointing results of the third quarter of 2012, HTC’s leaders preferred to take the lead in showing that sales and earnings would “probably decrease” for the fourth quarter. During the past year, Taiwan has seen its sales fall by 48% compared to the third quarter of 2011. As for benefits, they collapsed by 79%.

This announcement demonstrates the inability to respond to the supremacy rampant Samsung. There are only two years, “HTC was the main competitor to Apple in the United States,” says the Wall Street Journal.

For years, the Taiwanese manufacturer has been the preferred partner of Apple’s competitors. In 2005, he teamed up with Microsoft to develop Windows Mobile. More recently, in 2010, he approached Google for which he designed the Nexus One.

Unlike HTC, Samsung and Apple are doing well. During the last quarter, they sold for over 80 million smartphones in the world about 179 million units sold all brands, according to IDC.

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Hunting Steve Jobs to water in Aalsmeer

in the biography of Steve Jobs states that he is a unique self-designed yacht had built in the Netherlands together with his family across the world to sail. Unfortunately he commissioning of the ship called ‘Venus’ not allowed to join. Today, more than a year after the death of Jobs is the yacht in Aalsmeer launched at shipbuilder Koninklijke De Vries. OMT was spot.

Why a POS System is Crucial for Your Retail Business

If you’re still using a manual cash register, it’s time to leap into the 21st century. A point of sale (POS) system is crucial to the success and competitiveness of modern retail and restaurant businesses.

POS systems computerize all of the functions of a manual cash register, including ringing up purchases, tallying the total bill and processing credit cards. They incorporate advanced components like a computer, monitor and scanner with simple features such as a cash drawer and receipt printer.

But most POS systems are capable of far more – they collect and analyze all sorts of data you can use to make business decisions. Modern POS systems track sales, inventory, cash flow and more.

In case you’re not convinced yet, here are five reasons you should ditch the cash register and invest in a POS system:

1. Faster Transactions

POS systems significantly speed up each transaction and allow for instant processing of credit cards. This increased efficiency can translate to a number of benefits, including the ability to run the store with fewer staff members. POS systems usually cost about $1,500 to $8,000 per terminal, depending on technology, but that doesn’t come close to what you’d pay a cashier over the course of a year.

2. Reduced Errors

Automating manual functions significantly reduces the risk of errors – many of which can be costly. You’ll no longer have to worry about employees typing in the wrong price or charging the wrong amount to a credit card. POS systems also simplify your bookkeeping tremendously.

3. Customer Convenience

No one likes to wait in line. Your customers will appreciate the speed and convenience a POS system brings. You’re likely to see an increase in customer traffic, too. Modern consumers consider POS systems the norm – any store or restaurant without one seems behind the times.

4. Better Communication

POS systems facilitate better communication. Accurate sales data is promptly available to managers. Owners or warehouse managers know right away when inventory is getting low. In restaurants, servers are better able to communicate with kitchen employees. Also, you’ll no longer have to rely on handwritten sales slips and orders, which can be difficult to read.

5. Better Business Data

A POS system provides a host of tools you can use to make better business decisions. Find out which items are the best sellers, and get an alert when it’s time to order more. Track sales data by the day, month or season to make decisions about inventory and staffing. Compile a list of customers that visit only occasionally so you can send them coupons or targeted marketing. The possibilities are almost endless.

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