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gap intelligence strengthens service offerings with monitors

- New category covers weekly pricing and promotion analysis, industry trends for all products and players in market -

SAN DIEGO – September 5, 2017 – gap intelligence, a values-led market research firm focused on the information technology, consumer electronics, imaging, and home appliance industries, today added PC Monitors to its ...

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gap intelligence Enhances its Services Portfolio with Vacuums

- New vacuums Market Intelligence category provides weekly pricing and promotion data and industry analysis -

SAN DIEGO – May 1, 2016 – gap intelligence, a values-led market research firm focused on the information technology, consumer electronics, imaging, and home appliance industries, today added vacuums to its portfolio of ...

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gap intelligence adds forecasting to its services with Quixel Research acquisition

For Immediate Release
Contact: Elizabeth Ireland
Stalwart Communications
(858) 922-9983
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gap intelligence adds forecasting to its services with Quixel Research acquisition
- Move expands clientele and reporting, adds scalability within industry -


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SAN DIEGO – September 8, 2014 –

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Inkjet Manufacturers Continue to Grow in A3 Business AiO Segment

In April, I wrote that vendors are looking to the A4 SOHO inkjet AiO segment as a place to grow their business. As it turns out, inkjet manufacturers may also be looking to the low-end A3 business inkjet segment as an avenue of growth. With that, inkjet manufacturers will continue to focus their efforts on both A4 and A3 business inkjet ...
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Twice: Overall TV Shelf Placements Dip

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Twice: Sears, Samsung Tops In July 4 Ads

New York — Sears and Samsung dominated the Independence Day period in appliance print ads, a study by TWICE market research partner Gap Intelligence showed.

According to Gap home appliance analyst Christine Boersing, Sears accounted for about 21 percent of all retail advertising activity for the holiday period of June 29 to July 11, with more ...
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gap intelligence named emerging business of the year by the San Diego Chamber of Commerce

-Market research firm recognized for revenue growth, culture and staying power -

SAN DIEGO – June 24, 2014 – gap intelligence, a values-led market research firm, announced today it was named “Outstanding Emerging Business” at the recent San Diego Chamber of Commerce 2014 Small Business Awards.

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Smart TVs are Determined to Stay On Top

Brand new TV models for 2014 have been filling up store shelves over the past several weeks, tempting consumers with the latest features, slimmer profiles, and increasingly elegant designs. One of the main attractions for the past few years continues to be Smart functions, and manufacturers advertise their TVs’ capabilities front and center on ...
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gapNews: Samsung, LG Tops In Tablet Fridge Sector

twiceSAN DIEGO —Refrigerators with embedded LCD touchscreen displays have been around for well over a decade, predating today’s ubiquitous tablets.

The earliest models were largely showpieces, with high price tags and limited functionality. But with the advent of the smart appliance market, majap makers, notably LG Electronics and Samsung, have ...
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Using PowerPivot to View the Dynamic TV Marketplace

While playing around with our new PowerPivot TV file recently, I found myself thinking about the upcoming 2014 TV refresh season, and the increased concentration by the manufacturers on 4K TVs. How does the Ultra HD market look compared to the “regular” HD market, and will that change in the months to come?

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gap intelligence is a values-led company. We care. We care about our clients, about each other, and about our community. Our Time, Talent, and Treasure committee (3Ts) is driven to inspire community impact through charitable opportunities. On May 2, 2014, we will be hosting the second annual Drives for Rides golf tournament to ...
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Explaining the Why just got: Easier. Better. Faster. Stronger.

For 2014, gap intelligence decided to make a bold New Years resolution: make our industry-leading competitive intelligence more powerful and easier to use.

You could say we’ve been channeling our inner Daft Punk (or Kanye West, whichever you prefer), but with a twist:

Harder Easier
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Faster
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gapNews TWICE: Pre-Holiday TV Placements Predictable

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gapNews: Holiday Advertisements Up, As Savings Value Drops

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gapNews: Majap Snapshot: Columbus Day Laundry Promos

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gapNews: Majap Snapshot: Ad Share At Conn's, Fry's Electronics

twiceSAN DIEGO –Appliances are on the upswing at Conn’s and Fry’s, two major multiregionals that are growing their majap businesses and, in the case of Conn’s, opening up new stores and markets.

That fact hasn’t been lost on LG and Samsung product managers, observed Christine Boersing, home appliance analyst for market research firm Gap Intelligence, ...
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gapNews: Retail Shelf Space Diminished For Plasma TVs

twiceSAN DIEGO –A new shelf share study by Gap Intelligence suggests that if, according to a recent unattributed Reuters report, Panasonic exits the plasma market by the end of its fiscal year, the last remaining plasma makers – LG and Samsung – might not be too far behind.

Deirdre Kennedy, Gap Intelligence TV market analyst, pointed out that Gap’s ...
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gapNews: LED Supplants CCFL TV Retail Placements - #TWICE

SAN DIEGO –A recent study of retail LCD TV placements by market research firm Gap Intelligence revealed that most top TV manufacturers stopped producing CCFL-backlit LCD TVs in 2013, and LED-edge and backlit LED models now dominate the marketplace.

LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Toshiba and Vizio no longer produce CCFL-lit models, even in ...
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gapNews: Tracking tablet advertising reveals some interesting insights - Betanews

The PC as we knowit is dying, and tablets are unquestionably where the sales are right now. As a result, vendors and retailers are clamoring to pull in the consumers by ramping up their advertising spend and exposure.

In Q2 2013, according to data gathered by analyst firmgap intelligence, vendors and retailers placed a total of 771 tablet ads in ...
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gapNews: Smart-TV Functionality On The Rise - TWICE

twiceSAN DIEGO – Smart functions have become less of a novelty and more of an expectation in larger-screen and higher-end TV models, but the pace of smart-TV sales has not yet outstripped add-on set-top boxes, according to recent Gap Intelligence in-store placement research.

The number of amart-TV models continues to increase each year, even though ...
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gapNews: Majap Snapshot: Bosch vs. Electrolux - TWICE

twiceSAN DIEGO –While the majap marketplace is rife with premium brands, TWICE research partner Gap Intelligence reports that two Euorpean manufacturers – Bosch and Electrolux – are emerging to take the lead in the luxury appliance segment.

As Gap home appliance analyst Christine Boersing observed, Electrolux, the world’s second largest majap maker ...
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gapNews: Majap Snapshot: Holiday Advertising

SAN DIEGO –Majap ad efforts heated up quickly this summer as manufacturers and dealers vied for consumers’ attention and dollars.

TWICE market research partner Gap Intelligence tracked circulars from seven leading chains in seven major metro markets on Memorial Day and July 4, comparing refrigerator placements for both holidays. While strong out ...
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gapNews: Big Screen, Smart, 4K In Holiday TV Focus: Gap Intelligence

SAN DIEGO –With forecasts for U.S. TV shipments to be flat over this year, the ever-critical holiday selling season should prove to be another volatile one for TV retailing, according to forecasts from market analyst Gap Intelligence.

“TV shipments in the U.S. are expected to be flat this year, due to the fact that most TV owners have already ...
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Nothing Says Awesome like gapTCO

Recently at gap intelligence we did an exercise to try and identify our personal hedgehogs. You are probably thinking, "Hedgehog?! Like the animal?". Although yes, a hedgehog is technically a spiny mammal of the subfamily Erinaceinae, we at gap intelligence consider a hedgehog to be our driving force.hedgehog2


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gapNews: gap intelligence adds home appliances to research specialties

sdSan Diego, Calif. – May 13, 2013 – gap intelligence, a market research firm supporting the consumer electronics, information technology, and imaging industries, recently added home appliances to its growing list of product categories.

gap intelligence’s home appliance industry intelligence services includes weekly pricing and promotion analysis ...
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gapCon is in the Air

It’s that time of year again.

The days are getting longer, the flowers are starting to bloom, and the people of gap intelligence are hard at work putting together a new round of presentations to share with our friends and family.

That’s right. gapCon is back, hitting Liberty Station on Friday June 7th!

 

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gap intelligence Upgrades Total Cost of Ownership Tool to Include Managed Print Services (MPS) Assessments

SAN DIEGO, CA– May 6, 2013 – gap intelligence, a premier market research firm for the information technology, consumer electronics, and home appliance industries, launched the latest version of its Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) suite to include Managed Print Services (MPS) capabilities.
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The platform’s user interface is designed to help ...
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We're Hiring! Mystery Shoppers!

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gap intelligence is currently hiring sociable candidates to help with our Ongoing Recommendation Tracking project.

Contractors will be required to visit six (6) retail chains once a month ongoing. Each visit is expected to take as long as 15 minutes and contractors will be required to visit different parts of the store. We are ...
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gapNews: Comparison of four A4 Small Workteam B&W MFPs



Source: The Imaging Channel

  • Ricoh Aficio MP 301SPF

  • HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 MFP M525f

  • Lexmark MX611dhe MFP

  • Xerox Phaser 3635MFP/X


At an AMPV of 4,000, length of ownership of 4 years, and using average E-commerce Price or Average Commercial Price for HW:

  • Ricoh’s Aficio MP 301SPF is using a Usage-Only Contract (CPC) sales model, while the other ...
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gapNews: Diverging Opinions On Microsoft Surface Pro Launch


Shortages of the 128GB Surface Pro popped up right after its launch.


Redmond, Wash. – Microsoft’s launch last week of the Surface Pro tablet is receiving mixed reviews from analysts.

Views on the introduction run the gamut from calling it normal to a failure and to too early to call.

The one fact everyone agreed upon is that the Surface Pro quickly sold out.

However, that very fact has brought up two schools of ...
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gapNews: HP Unveils World's Fastest Desktop Color Printer, Celebrates 25th Anniversary of HP Deskjet Printers

HP Officejet Pro X Series Earns Guinness World Records Title for Unsurpassed Speed


PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 11, 2013) - HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced the worldwide release of the newHP Officejet Pro X, the world's fastest desktop printer as recognized by Guinness World Records.(1)


Designed to meet the demanding and unique needs of small ...
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gapNews: Challenges Abound For Otellini's Successor

SANTA CLARA, CALIF. –The announcement last month that Paul Otellini will step down from Intel’s helm next year leaves the company searching not only for a new leader, but the correct direction to take to compete in a computing world now dominated by smartphones and tablets.

When Intel begins its search, a decision will have to be made on whether ...
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gapNews: The death of printing has been greatly exaggerated


Far from killing off printing, the rise of mobile devices and apps may turn out to be its saviour



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The office printer won't be disappearing anytime soon. Photograph: Frank Baron for the Guardian




Go toefi.com, click on PrintMe and download one of theapps for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices – and there in the palm of your hand you will have ...
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gapNews: gap intelligence Analyst Knows Latest Scoop in Digital World

DSC03087It’s hard to believe that just a couple years ago Jake Fishman was a self-described “surf bum,” riding the waves in Costa Rica during his post-college days.

Now, industry experts look to Fishman, senior analyst atGap Intelligence, to find out about the latest news in the digital world.

The market research firm works with manufacturers, resellers ...
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gapNews: HP to Combine Printer, PC Units

Hewlett-Packard is expected to combine its computer and printing businesses, with the San Diego-based head of its printing arm, Vyomesh Joshi, leaving the company as a result.


AllThingsD, a technology website affiliated with The Wall Street Journal, reported Tuesday that Palo Alto-based HP will announce the combination of its personal computer ...

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The New Kaur-Dashian: Gurpreet Kaur is a Media Rock Star

When history's most popular product gets a refresh at the biggest launch event of the year, who are going to call for some insight and a sound bite?

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Gurpreet Kaur, that's who.


Easily the most sought after color commentator / analyst in San Diego this week has been Gurpreet Kaur, gap intelligence's Industry Analyst who covers the Tablet market. ...
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gapNews: Samsung's 15-Inch Ultrabook Hits the Web

Samsung's 15-Inch Ultrabook Hits the Web








Samsung Series 9 15-inch

Samsung's new ultraslim laptops—Samsung declines to call them ultrabooks—are now available for pre-order, and are expected to ship within the month. The Samsung Series 9 is a leading model line, which helped define the new ...
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gapNews: Cnet So, will that be an Intel or AMD ultrabook?

Though Advanced Micro Devices will not be inside branded ultrabooks, it is making a play for that market. Will consumers care which chipmaker is inside?

The quick answer: yes, if you're price sensitive. "They'll come into a market behind Intel and then do what they do at a lower price," said Deron Kershaw, an analyst at Gap Intelligence.

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gapNews: How low can ultrabooks go? Toshiba drops to $699

How low can ultrabooks go? How about $699.
Toshiba ultrabook is priced at $699 this week at Best Buy. Toshiba ultrabook is priced at $699 this week at Best Buy.
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How low can ultrabooks go? How about $699.

Let there be no doubt that Toshiba is setting the pace for ultrabook pricing so far. After debutingat $799 last month, the Portege Z835 is now down to$699 at Best Buy.

"They have a ...
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Walking for our Future...

Recently, Gap Intelligence has been voted in the top tier of local companies for several categories (beating a certain well known North County brewery in at least two), one of San Diego's healthiest companies among them. To that end, there are two important upcoming 5k's in November that many employees are walking/running in, some are even ...
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Steve Jobs, 1955 - 2011

Steve Jobs passed away on October 5, 2011 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. The Apple chairman and former CEO will be admired as one of the greatest, brightest, and best innovators of the past two centuries. He made technology fun and fearlessly challenged traditional thinking for five decades. Farewell, Mr. Jobs. You have left the ...
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gapNews: Acer Ultrabook Confirmed At Sub-$900, Could Ignite Price War

Acer has set pricing for its forthcoming S3 Aspire ultrabook at $899.99, making it the first vendor to break the $1,000 price barrier in the U.S. market.

New Age Electronics, the consumer electronics division of distributorSynnex(NYSE:SNX), is currently listing the product for its retail customers at the $899.99 price point, a Synnex ...
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gapNews: HP Partners Startled By TouchPad's Demise, Uncertain WebOS Future



byAmy Berryhill, CRN


August 19, 2011 5:02 PM ET





Thedeath of the TouchPad tablet and the uncertain future of WebOS representbig issues for Hewlett-Packard, but partners may also be affected by the fallout.

Patricia Cuadros, sales director at Tru Technical Partners in Campbell, Calif., said internal documentation her company created for the ...
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gapNews: Acer Targets Families With 7-Inch Iconia Tab A100



ByAmy Berryhill, CRN


August 15, 2011 9:08 PM ET





Acer added a third member to the Iconia Tab family on Friday with the launch of the 7-inch Iconia Tab A100.

The Iconia A100 is the first 7-inch tablet to run Honeycomb 3.2, latest version of the Android operating system. It comes with Wi-Fi only and features anNvidia(NSDQ:NVDA)Tegra 2 dual-core ...
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gapNews: Dell Discontinues Streak 5-Inch Tablet In U.S.




Dell(NSDQ:Dell)on Thursday discontinued the Streak 5 tablet in the U.S. by placing a farewell message on itslanding page for the Streak 5, which now reads "Goodbye Streak 5. It's been a great ride."

In reality, the Streak 5's ride was bumpy from the ...
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Laptop prices: How low can they go?

By Deron Kershaw, Notebook market analyst

Consumers in the U.S. aren't buying as many laptops as they used to so vendors and retailers are responding the best way they know how ... by lowering prices. Scan the notebook assortment at most major retailers and you'll get the sense that the holidays have come early. Sale prices that were previously ...
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gapNews: Apple Dominating With iPad In Enterprise

Apple Dominating With iPad In Enterprise


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ByAmy Berryhill, CRN
July 29, 2011 12:30 PM ET

Apple(NSDQ:AAPL)'s iPad is confirming the consumerization of IT by moving into the office in a major way. This is a troubling development forHewlett Packard(NYSE:HPQ) ...
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gapNews: Lenovo Launches Two Consumer Tablets, ThinkPad Tablet For Business

By Amy Berryhill, CRN

Lenovo launched three tablets on Wednesday, one for business users and two more aimed at consumers.

Lenovo's new ThinkPad Tablet features an Nvidia (NSDQ:NVDA) Tegra 2 processor and security features tailored to IT managers supporting multiple devices. Digitizer pen and keyboard options are available for increased ...
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CRN: HP Highlights TouchPad Apps With WebOS Pivot


By Amy Berryhill, CRN
As HP (NYSE:HPQ) gears up to launch its TouchPad tablet on July 1, the company is unveiling a new monthly magazine called HP WebOS Pivot to highlight certain WebOS applications.




 

HP WebOS Pivot will be a component of the HP WebOS App Catalog and will focus on specific applications as determined by editors, writers and ...
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CRN: HP Trying To Spark Interest In Windows 7 Slate 500 Tablet



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Hewlett Packard is cranking up its marketing machine for the Slate 500, a Windows 7 tablet PC that faces a murky future as HP prepares to launch its WebOS TouchPad tablet this summer.

In a promotional e-mail for the Slate 500 that went out this week, HP's sales pitch to would-be customers goes like this: ...
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More HP Toner Cartridge Shortages Beginning to Materialize




What is hampering manufacturing at Canon toner cartridge production lines such as this one?


Many industry publications and websites, including Actionable Intelligence, have been following news of toner cartridge shortages for months now. Word of a shortage of the HP CE285A, or 85A, black toner cartridge emerged early this year, and in March we ...
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gapCon in the News - What is Tom eating?

Tom's 15 seconds of fame....eating.



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Gap Intelligence launches new online research Data Center



 

 

Industry researchers aim to make finding data quickand easy.

Market research companyGap Intelligence has launched a new online Data Center, DCv3 with enhanced features, to improve access to its research.

DCv3 allows users to browse the company’s research, including its work on the ink and toner industry. Users can also narrow down ...
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ENX Magazine: Samsung Enters U.S. Copier Market: Now What?

A new vendor entering the mature copier market is about as rare as Halley's Comet. Only instead of 75 years, we just had to wait one year for Samsung's first internally developed A3 MFP to orbit over North America. Although the U.S. launch of Samsung's first A3 line does not come as much of a surprise, the industry should brace for impact, as ...
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Twice Magazine: The Tablet’s Taboo: How A Lack Of Connectivity Will Cripple Adoption

The debate on who makes the best tablet is a hot topic these days, especially after the recent releases of the Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab, the Hewlett-Packard TouchPad and Apple’s iPad 2. The pundits, gadget geeks and investors are pouring over features, price and usability, yet seem to skirt one very crucial issue — connectivity. And ...
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AI: HP Toner Cartridge Shortage: It’s Not Over

HP Toner Cartridge Shortage: It’s Not Over


The HP 85A remains in short supply 


Last January, news websites and industry publications began reporting that there was a shortage of the HP CE285A, or 85A, black toner cartridge used in the monochrome LaserJet Pro P1102w printer and LaserJet Pro M1212 MFP. The shortage left some distributors out ...
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Mashable: What Consumer Electronics Companies Must Do to Make 3D Profitable

What Consumer Electronics Companies Must Do to Make 3D Profitable

Scott Peterson is a digital image market analyst forGap Intelligence, a San Diego-based independent technology research firm with emphasis on helping product manufacturers and retailers understand current retail market trends in order to respond to customer demands as they occur. ...
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Twice Magazine: The Beginning Of The Netbooks’ End

Dinosaurs. VHS. The netbook?

On the surface, netbook manufacturers including Acer, Samsung, Asustek, and HP all reported a leap in the right direction last year, largely due to strong netbook sales in emerging markets. That bump in sales is despite a little competitor known as the Apple iPad becoming the market’s first Tablet-osaurus Rex.

As the ...
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CRN: HP's Apotheker Wants To Beat Apple At Its Own Game

ByKevin McLaughlin, CRN

HP(NYSE:HPQ)CEO Leo Apotheker hasn't had much interaction with channel partners, but he sure is chatty when it comes to talking about his strategy for boosting HP's credibility in the consumer space.

Inan interview with the BBC last week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Apotheker said HP's solid footing ...
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CRN: HP Circles Wagons In Response To LaserJet Printer Toner Shortage

ByKevin McLaughlin, CRN

Hewlett Packard(NYSE:HPQ)on Wednesday shed more light on how it's working to address a months-long shortage of replacement black toner cartridges for two of its most popular LaserJet printers.

For the past several months, HPhas been grappling with a shortage of its HP-branded CE285A black replacement toner cartridge, which ...
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NBC San Diego: Be a Cool Valentine

By ERIN VOGELSANGER



Valentine’s Day is upon us and if this is a shock, don't worry, there is still time to get your act together and gift creatively. Rather than going the typical flower and candy route, why not give your Valentine something a little cooler? Monitoring the daily activities of IT manufactures hints that Apple is the best place to ...
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