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Blackberry 10 Gets Positive Reaction

It’s no secret that Research In Motion (RIM), maker of the once popular Blackberry, is in trouble. Recent analyst reports estimate the company’s market share in the smartphone space may fall below 5% and its financials show that year-over -year fourth quarter revenue dipped a whopping 25%. In an effort to reverse its downward trend […]

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Instagram is having the Best Week Ever

In the span of one week, photo sharing app Instagram finally became available to Android users- quickly amassing five million downloads in just six days– and was acquired by Facebook for $1 billion. In other words, Instagram is having its best week…ever! Not surprisingly, both the acquisition and the launch of an Android version have […]

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Nokia’s Lumia 900 Generating Positive Buzz Ahead of Release

Nokia’s new Lumia 900 Windows phone is set to hit AT&T stores April 8 and pre-release buzz has been very positive. An ORC Social Buzz (powered by Infegy’s Social Radar) search dating back to January 2012 reveals that positive sentiment for the phone is at 87%, while negative sentiment is just at 9%. The Passion […]

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Barnes & Noble Launches New Tablet

On November 7, Barnes & Noble officially launched the Nook Tablet, a device that competes directly with the Kindle Fire on price—although it costs $50 more—and capabilities. While the new Nook has more memory and a longer battery life, it is not generating nearly as much online buzz as the Fire did when it was […]

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iPhone Helps Drive Online Buzz for Sprint, Expected to Help with Subscriber Growth

On October 26, Sprint announced its earnings for the three months ending September 30, 2011. According to the company, revenue increased 2% from the same time last year to $8.33 billion. In addition, the company said it “achieved its best total company wireless net subscriber additions in more than five years,” adding almost 1.3 million […]

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Google Wallet Failing to Make Noise

Google Wallet officially launched on September 19, enabling mobile payments on a very select number of smartphones. Google announced partnerships with Citi, MasterCard, Sprint and First Data back in May, and subsequently added Visa, American Express and Discover as partners. Google envisions its Wallet product as a proxy for cash and credit cards, where consumers […]

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Netflix Pulls Plug on Qwikster, Still Can’t Shake Negative Buzz

After getting an extremely negative response from consumers and industry experts alike, Netflix has backpedaled and shut down Qwikster before it even launched; however, negative buzz about the company still persists. So just how negative is Netflix’s buzz? We used Social Radar to find out. In the last two days, 67% of Netflix mentions have […]

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Amazon Launches New Kindles, Enters Tablet Market

On September 28, Amazon launched four new Kindle products, including the Kindle Fire, which is set to compete with the iPad and numerous Android-based tablets already on the market. We used Social Radar to gauge initial response to the new tablet. Buzz about the Kindle Fire is already fairly high; in the last two days, […]

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Google Plus Opens to the Public, but is Interest Already Waning?

After being invitation only this summer, Google Plus, Google’s new social network, has finally been opened to the public. However, new data shows that Google Plus has a long way to go if it seriously wants to challenge Facebook. On September 15, the Boston Globe reported that although Google Plus quickly amassed 25 million members, […]

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Netflix Launches Qwikster, Gets Negative Response

It has not been a good summer for Netflix. First, it announced double digit price hikes and then it was revealed that in early 2012 Starz will be pulling it TV shows and Disney and Sony movies from the service. That has led to customer attrition the company did not see coming; Netflix recently said […]

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