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"npd group" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
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"npd group" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
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"npd group" Discussed on Behind the Numbers: eMarketer Podcast
"Three half of folks said content on facebook and instagram resulted in buying products notes and npd group and civic science survey when it came to educating people about brands. It went facebook. Forty-one percent instagram thirty five and pinterest. Twenty-one only seventeen percent of folks said they discovered products on twitter one seven and just fifteen percent one five on talk like your thoughts on the survey..
Don't Expect a New Nintendo Switch Soon
"Remember back in twenty seventeen. When the nintendo switch launched and had what were considered kind of cartoonish hd games while the xbox one and playstation forward targeting four k potential or the switch. Done pretty. well yeah absolutely. Abe reminds me of the we because it was doing something really unique in games they hadn't been done and that's part of the reason why it's so popular in fact the switch is still going strong and it's expected to surpass the nintendo we in sales and one hundred one point six million within the next year as antennas bestselling home system of switches expected to top one hundred ten million and could see even more because right now there's no announced successor to the switch even though there's been a lot of speculation in recent months that there might be an updated switch maybe called switch pro with new capabilities or a new system altogether But you know. I'm not sure if you know this kinda snuck up on me with the switch has been the top selling video game console in the us for the past thirty months. According to the research firm the npd group that's two and a half years that surpasses the previous longest streak at twenty one months held by the xbox three sixty now. We had several stories during the pandemic about the switch and animal crossing new horizons. How that game served as not only a diversion but also a critical communications channel for kids and families over the past year plus and other games have been big sellers with games on the switch accounting for half. npd's may top twenty bestselling games
"npd group" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Is this the money news Packet morning financial markets trying to find their footing this week, stocks closed out yesterday makes things just seemed to be a little unsettled. Right now, investors are weighing everything from a whole batch of earnings reports now to the political situation in Washington. At yesterday's closing bell. The Dow lost 36 points and as that game 92, the S and P was up 13 stock futures are up this morning. Much of today's focuses on home prices. The Case Shiller and US home price indices for November around this morning, housing industry analyst forecast a half percent increase in the Case Shiller Index and a 1% rise in the U. S in next She's in the A's are 84. The nays are 15 and the confirmation is confirmed. Janet Yellen is the new secretary of the Treasury, the first woman to hold the post. Yellin was a top economic adviser during the Clinton administration. She was also the first woman to chair the Federal Reserve that was between 2014 and 2018. She was not nominated for a second term by now former President Trump. He instead tapped your own. Powell, who remains at the helm of the Fed. Normally, world leaders, and from both the political and financial realms would be converging this week on a small town in the Swiss Alps. The annual World Economic Forum is getting underway in Davos, Switzerland, and event that usually draws numerous world leaders and swells the town well over capacity. This year, of course, is different. The town remains calm with none of the over the top security that would normally be in effect. World leaders are still taking part, virtually including China. Ji Jin ping, Germany's Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron of France, Japan's Yoshihide Asuka and India's Narendra Modi. President Joe Biden is not scheduled to speak, but Dr Anthony Fauci will take part. I'm Bill's M for well call that has not been good for a lot of industries, but toymakers have sure been busy. Figures from the NPD Group showed toy sales top $25 billion in the US last year. The marketing research group says that sales jumped 16% from 2019 as family spent more money on toys during stay at home orders. Toy sales spike in May after the first wave of federal stimulus checks it many American bank accounts next money update Coming up at 5 42. Pat wondered there.
The next TV you buy might be a lot bigger
"Tech co host. Mike snyder is off. Today is eighty new fifty. When it comes to television it might be one of the many themes to come out of. Cas is television makers really want you to go big as usa. Today tech columnist rob pecoraro wrote about tv sales. Were up last year. A lot of that was because we were all stuck at home because of the pandemic and since we spent a lot of our time in front of our tv's streaming shows and movies. We were looking for an upgrade. Its why according to the npd group sales of sixty five inch and larger. Tv's grew from thirteen percent in two thousand eighteen to twenty one percent twenty twenty as a result according to rob's column manufacturers now wanna make displays that are eighty inches the mainstream. I'm used to the days when i had a forty to forty five inch. Tv and that fell giant so upgrading to something in the sixties or even eighty s feels incredible but it makes sense considering how much time we're spending in front of them in light of everything going on the other thing tv makers want you to buy into is eight k. It offers four times. The pictures a four k which was already offering four times the pixels of hd a in short. You get a better picture. That is really what is being offered here. Here's the thing though. Do you need eight k tv set. Probably not right now. There is still a shortage of ak content out there. There are some youtube videos. That are in eight k. You have games on consoles like the xbox and playstation either available now on coming soon the other thing with ak. tv's is. They eat
Families are Bored, So Classic Toys Are Hot Again
"You know good old fashioned tonka trucks. Barbie dolls and legos are hot again shirts. The holiday shopping season a time when toy sales usually sore. But that's not the reason for this specific spike. The pandemic has changed toy buying habits. According to the washington post parents seeking to entertain board kids and get them off their devices started searching for toys and games that didn't have buttons are screens and they found what they were looking for on the shelves of some of the country's most iconic brands mattel home to such names as hot wheels. Love him and fisher. Price has been watching. Its long loved labels fly out of warehouses at the same time. The company watched it stocks soar. Nearly eighty percent over the past. Six months it's barbie who's leading the charge. However sales of that iconic doll jumped nearly thirty percent in the third quarter the largest quarterly increase in at least two decades. But today's barbie isn't the same tall blond you may remember. In recent years mattel has made barbie dolls more inclusive for years ago. The company introduced curvy tall in petite versions of the dolls. Earlier this month mattel announced barbie extra dolls align a five dollars that have varied body shapes skin tones and features and customers loved finding barbie pals who looked like them so much that some of the new dolls are already sold out according to the washington post toy sales have been something to smile about an dismal retail sector market research firm. Npd group says toy sales are up. Nearly twenty percent year-over-year and parents are turning to the toys of their own childhoods classic playthings like dolls trucks. Let kids amuse themselves for as long as they want. The report says. There's no game over until mom or dad. Say-so board games and puzzles have been other hot sellers. Which has been good news for mattel. Rival hasbro game and puzzle sales spiked nearly ninety five percent in the first two months of the pandemic according to the group when summer hits sailed slowed but many expect another spike as people head back indoors the washington post reports in the third quarter sales of hasbro's monopoly scrabble and dungeons and dragons jumped more than twenty percent according to fox. Business news indicating. That kids aren't the only ones in need of entertainment. Some adults are looking to get in on the fun themselves.
"npd group" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Destination claim based on data from the NPD Group, 2019. So it also Andrew Gibson back of the touchdown, Radio Network CEO. Seven Nothing Florida 11 23 left to go in the first half. Elsewhere in the top 25, Oklahoma State has responded to the Texas Tech touchdown. It's now 77 with just under way in the second quarter, seven. Nothing Indiana on top of Maryland that game just beginning in the second quarter as well, guys Andrew. Thank you very much. Welcome back to the swamp. Today's game presented by O'Reilly Auto parts Your Professional Hearts people, but the Indiana Hoosiers this year What is season has been for them. Only one blemish, but a fantastic start for them. I thought it was a fluke. The first time they've done a place a good ball that Penn State win. I was like, OK, Well, maybe I didn't know Penn State with that bad place. No one knew they were that bad this year. Obviously, a strange year for everybody. Yeah. And some teams that you've really thought we're going to be good and has not turned out to be great considering circumstances or whatever has happened. Good lot is a lot on these college kids, man. That's a lot for them to have responsibilities to try this. Stay safe so that Kentucky has it. Third down and goal at the Florida four yard line. Give it the five third and five third and goal now for Kentucky down by 7 11 23 to play in the second quarter. Harry Wilson in the shotgun to receivers on the short side left, lose a man in motion left to right takes the snap fakes. The handoff throws into the end zone. He's got it in the back of the end zone. It's a touchdown, keeping up, saw.
Holiday trends to watch: Adult Play-Doh; stores that ship
"Black Friday shopping this year looks a lot different because of the pandemic and retailers know they're about to lose a fraction of their sales because people are avoiding the stores about one quarter of holiday purchases are impulse buys the items that you see in the store and tossed into your cart like bath oils toys or holiday housewares according to an adviser for the NPD group marketing research company this year impulse buying will drop down to about ten percent as shoppers move they're buying online even those going into stores probably won't linger they'll go in for a specific item and get out fast trying to avoid exposure to the virus but that impulse shopping is considered the icing on the holiday cake the difference between a successful profitable season and a whole home holiday I'm Jackie Quinn
Supreme Sells to VF Corp. Will it Sell Out?
"It's an entrepreneur's classic dilemma. Can we keep the culture that makes us unique and made a successful and still sell our company. Nowhere is this dilemma more stark. Then with underground street where companies supreme which recently announced that it selling to fashion conglomerate. Vhf corp you know. Vf the ten billion dollar company that owns nineteen brands including north face vans and timberland well in case she were doomed scrolling in miss the big news last week. Vf announced its deal to acquire supreme. For a couple billion dollars it's bs big acquisitions since it bought timberland and twenty eleven also for just over two billion dollars bloomberg reported. Now you've probably heard of supreme but just in case it's a streetwear company. It sells branded. T shirts hoodies hats and their fashion. Ain't cheap. The label launched with a single skateboard shop. In new york city in nineteen ninety-four the brainchild fashion designer. James jeb jeb. Lia will remain at the helm of the brand supreme at big by doing everything. Mass market brands don't do it. Amplified scarcity in a big way. Supreme spent almost nothing on marketing building. Up word of mouth instead. According to cnbc it opened brick and mortar stores. So slowly that. Today there are only twelve around the world and you couldn't just walk in to make a purchase. No the only way to get supreme. Fashion was to follow them on social media like a hawk waiting for them to announce random drops of merchandise. Today those drops our weekly getting a spot in line for the privilege of buying anything was intentionally almost impossible at the height of their popularity. Wannabe customers would camp out in tents or sleep on the street to get a spot in line. The next morning teens also commonly spent a couple of hundred dollars to purchase online bots that notified in the second clothing dropped but that notification guaranteed nothing products could be sold out in less than a minute that strategy in turn created hot resale market t shirts and hoodies that originally so for sixty to eighty dollars could fetch up to a thousand bucks on ebay and other resale sites. The supreme red and white brand became so magnetic that the company seemingly could sell just about anything by slapping the logo on it from kayaks to a pyrex measuring cup to a brick literally. You can still buy a supreme branded brick resale sites stock x. It'll set you back. One hundred and thirty dollars though according to cnbc and just for fun and unbranded brick currently cost sixty six cents. At lowe's the company also pursued its famous collapse strategy. Working in tandem with the f. Corpse vans timberland. North face to create supreme branded footwear and apparel partners included designers like gucci and louis vuitton even colgate toothpaste has a partnership with supreme for vf. The deal signals a strategic. Step forward in what it is called a transformation plan in recent years. Bef has begun. Divesting less edgy products. Like work. where it's off wrangler into its own company and is building on its prowess in athletic streetwear. Its stock price surged on the supreme announcement. Its biggest gain in more than thirty years according to bloomberg. But here's the really big question. Can supreme keep expanding by making its products. Hard to get under the umbrella of a fortune five hundred company with its eye on global growth. Bfce's the street where market is a fifty billion dollar opportunity. Supreme reportedly earned half a billion in revenues last year the f. plans to add new supreme stores around the world. The new york times asked kent supreme. Stay cool while going corporate seemingly. The answer is yes. After all one of the country's biggest private equity firms the carlyle group bought about half of supreme for five hundred million dollars in two thousand seventeen that deal prompted the same kinds of questions about authenticity but supreme continued to grow. Not everyone sees a smooth path forward. However matt powell is a senior industry advisory at retail consultancy npd group. He told the website high snow by the streetwear market is based on scarcity scarcity and growth are oppositional. Oh and one other challenge ahead for vs. It'll continue to allow supreme to do its famous collapse with partners outside the f- like for instance the f. rivals levi's and nike from the outside. That looks like letting your new spouse still collab- with other partners does it. Not and of course we all know how well that can work out in the end. Success will rest on whether the acquisition will juice revenues and profits for both partners. The f. is confident that supreme can become a billion dollar brand. If that is supreme can hang onto the cool rebellious image it's cultivated since his unassuming launch or than twenty five years ago
Anticipating a Baby Boom, Nike Unveils Maternity Line
"The expanding popularity of exercise has prompted growth in leisure wear in fact Ath- leisures the only major fashion category that seems to be doing well, almost every other category is in decline I mean who needs high heels to work at your? Kitchen table now that active where boom is intersecting with a soon to come trend at least one expert is predicting lockdown inspired mini baby-boom starting in October and going through next March that's according to Marshall Cohen. Chief Retail Industry analyst with NPD Group A market research firm the obvious underserved opportunity for apparel makers active wear designed for pregnant and nursing mothers. Last week Nike announced its first line of maternity fashion called Nike 'em. It'll be available online starting September seventeenth? Nike says it's been working on maternity where for three years, but the timing of its release probably couldn't be better in the US maternity clothing sales have been growing by about three percent of the last few years according to CNN. That's not because women are having more babies they're not actually but because they're spending more money on maternity fashion nike 'em includes a nursing, bras tank tops, tights, and cover ups. The company says it compared scans of one hundred, fifty thousand women's bodies both pregnant and not design the pieces. The stretchy products grow with pregnancy and spring. BACK TO FIT new MOMS bodies. Nike designers also conferred with thirty pregnant and postpartum athletes. The result functional tops that make breastfeeding easy in tights that accommodate pregnant and postpartum bellies. Prices range from forty five to eight five dollars. The new line is an extension of Nike successful efforts to grow it sales to women. Last year Nike grew it's women's business by double digits according to retail dive the industry publication quoted dense CEO Mark Parker, who commented that it was quote hard to overstate how important this year has been the evolution of the women's offense at Nike. The idea behind knock em to take away one obstacle that often stops expected to new mothers from continuing their athletic pursuits. That obstacle of course, active wear brands have mostly ignored the large new mom market loving them with few good clothing options for exercising.
"npd group" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Firm NPD Group, says game sales in the U. S jumped 30% of the lock down second quarter quite the power up for investors. We've seen huge stock leap and Activision Blizzard Hey, Nintendo especially has really the moment Limburg Tech reporter Jason Shire says. The pandemic hit alongside the release of Nintendo's Animal Crossing, which lets cartoonish avatars pretend to interact with Neighbors, something the players haven't been able to do in real life. They solved over 22 million copies of animal Crossing in just a few months, which is already it's one of the best selling endeavor. But even before the pandemic, this was the next generation year for game consoles, Sony's PlayStation five and Microsoft's Xbox. Siri's ex both come out this fall, Shriner says. That could mean an entirely different covert impact. How many people Are going to be able to buy a new $500 consul this fall. We won't know until November December. I'm Nathan Hager. Bloomberg Business on W. B z Boston's news radio covering Ulrika Foxboro, Milford will burn way know where you Live? W B Z Boston's NewsRadio Coming Up at 1 45. Some students at Northeastern Get the Boot will tell you why. My heart radio's new podcast Crimen Alia explores the intersection of history and true crime. Criminal activities linger in the margins of history and lady poisoners offer up some of the most compelling tales were the perpetrators or sympathetic characters. We're going to find out belly it would turn out was also a fellow poisoner. Listen to criminal alia on the I Heart radio or wherever you get your podcasts. We're right window in our window. Sounds like this big window company rhymes with Anderson. Their window. Sounds like this. Yeah, we sound pretty much the same right window and there's.
"npd group" Discussed on 850 WFTL
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"npd group" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"NPD Group data shows inflatable pools and water slides led the way last month, sewing 37% over last year. Parents also bought more water toys and play chronic women. The only category not benefiting action figures, which are normally driven by movie releases something else that stalled consumer and business news. Joe McConnell, NBC news radio. The ongoing situation in Portland has now generated a complaint from outside the country Correspondent Bill Zimpfer has more. That protest is from Russia with Russian officials in Moscow upset that. Among those who encountered federal forces in Portland recently were Russian journalists. The newsmen from Russia's Channel one were reportedly injured by federal agents in camouflage uniforms in Portland. Russia's embassy has also sent a note of protest to the White House about the attack on journalists. American and Southwest Airlines say they lost the combined $3 billion last quarter, American officials said In their earnings report, the company lost 2.1 billion because of people not traveling. During the Corona virus Pandemic. Southwest lost 915 million after its revenue fell nearly 83%. However, both airlines say the numbers should be better This quarter. A New York City couple has been busted after trying to sell two stools made out of elephant feet. Police say they caught the pair trying to sell the elephants stools online for 1800 bucks. The couple claimed the stools were a family heirloom and said they needed smacks her cash. But it's against the law in New York to sell items poach from animals. The two were fined $500. But the penalty was suspended after they gave the stools to the Department of Environmental Conservation to be used to educate people about endangered species. Surly Kessler and BC NEWS RADIO New York Kim Kardashian is finally speaking out on Kanye West bipolar disorder and manic episode. The reality TV star released a statement on.
"npd group" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Tracker NPD group hammock sales soared one hundred three percent campsites one hundred nineteen percent can't fire equipment forty two percent while grills were up seventy four percent sales of travel books road maps and atlases are also soaring as our sales of RV equipment Ronda Racha reporting also left hander David price says he will give each minor league player who is not on the Dodgers forty man roster one thousand dollars for the month of June the Jenners move by the new Dodger will impact just over two hundred people facing unprecedented difficulty during the corona virus pandemic more the stories a townhall dot com hi Patrick cross Jay Farner here CEO of rocket mortgage making the right financial decisions has never been more important when you turned a rocket mortgage we can help guide you to those right decisions now when they matter most mortgage rates are near historic lows so now is a great time to call eight three three eight rocket and if you need some extra money a cash out refinance could give you that financial boost you're looking for call today at eight three three eight rocket over rocket mortgage dot com to learn more call for cost information conditions equal housing lender license in all fifty states and MLS number thirty thirty hi it's Jamie progresses employee of the month to month in a row leave a message at the hi Jamie hit me Danny I just had a new idea for our song what the name your price tool so when it's like tell us what you want to pay the trombone was Bob wine you say well be fine coverage options to fit your budget then we just all the fingers now small choir goes even coming after they've come at jet yes no maybe anyway see a practice tonight I got a new lyrics of the rhetoric progressive casualty insurance company affiliates pricing coverage much limited by state law country.
"npd group" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"Group taps together and then label those groups with a custom name color emoji or a combination of the three some people are grouping tabs and labeled by topic urgency or progress it doesn't take Sherlock Holmes to figure out that more people are playing video games during the shelter in place orders market research company NPD group says consumer spending on video games is up nine percent year over year to almost eleven billion dollars in the first quarter of twenty twenty sales of Nintendo switch console leading the way mostly due to the new game animal crossing New Horizons speaking of video games the makers of the game NBA two K. completed their simulated version of the NBA season and they say the Lakers beat the Bucks to win the simulated NBA championship tech report Larry Olson NBC news radio government immunologist Rick pride is issuing a dire warning to Capitol Hill lawmakers without better planning twenty twenty could be the darkest winter in modern history in a house hearing Thursday doctor bright warned that time is running out when referring to our nation's window of opportunity to curb the covert nineteen pandemic the vaccine expert demoted after raising concerns about president trump's controversial promotion of the anti malaria drug hydroxy Clark went as a treatment for corona virus the CDC is just released new re opening guidelines Brian shook reports the recommendations detail steps workplaces including bars and restaurants should take to keep customers and workers say from the respiratory illness an earlier version of the guidance was held back by the trump administration the White House coronavirus task force previously released broader guidelines that allowed states to fill in specifics health updates Sara Lee Kessler NBC news this radio America welcome to the Glenn Beck program led to here here's a couple of things I got to stop and talk about the lan must because I love this guy I love him now remember Ilan mosque is a global warming guy I mean that's why he's that's why he's planning on going to Mars because he's so convinced about global warming okay so he's not exactly a conservative but he's he is great I just love him he's an entrepreneur he is he's Tony stark let's be honest he is living the life of Tony stark and using his money in all the ways that you would hope to use your body if you were really really rich and a genius well he is in an argument now with California and California has said you can't open your your factory Intel went what did they say in the twentieth or something like that and he said I'm opening it up I'm opening it up today that's this is today and if you want to arrest me go ahead I'll be on the line so now California is really really pissed at him because he's defying their orders and he said I don't get the story from you and are you some some little corona virus commission nobody elected you know I'm running my company and so he's opening up the doors today apparently there is been crowded for the last few days as they started to come back on line and he's threatening to move to Texas or Nevada which that meager moved to Nevada but we you will be welcomed here in Texas Mr musk yeah I understand that new some kind of gave him the go ahead and then it was some non elected county official that said no you're not gonna you're not restarting that is like over you know I'm I'm going to restart it so I I think good for him I eat it's it's unconstitutional I hopefully I I hope they arrest him I hope they do they won't buy you hope they do because he has the money to make it into he's not gonna shut up eight yeah he's not gonna take it you know what else is kind of cool about the lawn mosques is he's the only billionaire hobo I know of he says he's going to be without a house he's getting rid of all of his possessions he supposedly incredibly cash poor he's just a billionaire on paper I mean he doesn't have apparently a lot of cash flow at least that's what they say and that's what he has said in the past so it's kind of interesting to see the way he operates he talks down his own stock he wants about not having any positions ever he's a really interesting guy interesting cap I'd love him if there's anybody I could interview today my dream interview probably would be lan musk I find him one of the most fascinating he's kind of a he's Nikolai Tesla of our era and I think I misunderstood and and maybe crazy I don't know I don't think so but may be crazy and I love that about him and he embodies the American entrepreneurial spirit he is a Nikolai Tesla in all the ways that the you know all the things that implies the end and maybe even the crazy part but I I hope they arrest him because he won't sit down it will not sit down it's fun to because the left now hates him just for the reasons we've been talking about that he insists on opening is factory again and they can't take their zero tolerance policy yeah you disagree with one thing on the left and your round yeah oh absolutely absolutely this one's really interesting to me because he seems to be but you know he's up against the lockdowns right and the president is still you know he he's obviously called first six weeks of lockdown and he said he's been defending it on Twitter recently that it was the right policy to do and yet now opposition to trump is unacceptable to the left which is a fascinating development right because it because men and women and women this isn't this this no I hate this argument I heard this on fox news all she said gosh well you just don't I did I'm a little like the line must guy made a great okay here's the thing Donald Trump yes he had the six week locked down but all of the rest of this stuff is happening because of the state's Donald Trump is not responsible for all of this stuff now yeah lockdowns are being run by the states not the federal government right I'm just saying trump agreed with the policy for six weeks right he's now trying to get people to open up in anything and he's by the way even after the lockdown expired is it was criticizing the Georgia governor for doing too much too fast so I mean I don't think trump is it is in a situation where he has been advocating this you know the media tries to make him out to be this crazy radical character where he's just like everyone he's on a job but that's not what he's done at all there's no evidence of that whatsoever and so we only reasonable and what and what musk is doing here is he's been saying like you know free America open it up on the block and like that is the opposition to what Donald Trump is saying which usually quote immediately guarantees you're on the right side of the left because though it whatever the trump says if you're on the left you have to disagree with it what what is funny is they just are reading into his mind set and saying well he doesn't actually believe it he doesn't actually believe it was actually nobody's actually come out and said that this is fascistic what's happening is fascistic must so he's not all think he's yeah I don't think he's meaning that about Donald Trump about lockdowns right now he's he's immediate concern is Newsome who's gone further than trump but I mean I don't think the difference which I don't think the space between trump and Newsome is fascism they they both have said like Hey this is a this is a big time we need to close down the economy you know like yeah I think it's for whatever reason because trump's at times rhetoric says Hey we we're we're you know we want to open this up and we we want to get out there when we got there by Easter but then he himself had the lockdown several weeks past Easter right like he's looking at this I think in trying to judge it with the best put in in the scientific you know knowledge that's coming into him and musk is is is saying it's time I think it is time this is Texas where we've started to open it up and I think we've got masks outside with their mascot sign you wearing masks outside now I don't wear them outside you one side into a store yep sometimes you know I mean it depends on the situation I feel like it's interesting because I've been to one store with one hundred percent mask usage really whole foods it's the only right and that's probably the safest place to not wear a mask because everyone else is wearing a mask yep if I go there's some stores where they are no one's wearing them and that's actually the place you probably should wear I'm which is kind of counter intuitive you can see the video of the real estate agent in Miami whose client apparently went against her better judgment that realtors better judgment and didn't wear a mask or gloves to an appointment mmhm watch this you just a tad upset about it because I'm a little pissed off of.
U.S. Video Game Spending Tops $1.6B in March
"Check this out video game consoles and games were in especially high demand in the the month month of of March March as as a a crowd crowd of of virus virus pandemic pandemic forced forced millions millions of of Americans Americans to to stay stay indoors indoors your your kids kids get get outside outside get get inside inside to to start start playing playing some some game game that's that's right right now now sells sells video video game game hardware software and accessories game cards top of one point six billion dollars for the month of March your kids get in here be an active incident darkroom and play these games right now this all according to NPD group in the month report the biggest March out for the game business in more than a decade yeah Nintendo was the big winner with that switch consoles in animal crossing game topping the charts now the switch outsold the PlayStation four the Xbox one in animal crossing join the call of duty modern warfare for the top twenty best selling games all right there you go opportunity
"npd group" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
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"npd group" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Find the start you're looking for based on data from the NPD group incorporated Parker track for months and it was fascinating representative Jim Jordan would be part of this team and he was considering that but was talked out of it and so he's going with the legal star power rather than those who fiercely defend him the question now is we don't know what is the defense exactly we're going to learn that but one last thought on somebody who will get a lot of TV exposure here but is not used in TV and as the chief Justin I say we got a glimpse of yesterday he had sworn in sworn in the designers in turn he also has a job the American people to communicate something doesn't yet we were talking yesterday about how that moment all the partisan bickering and not faded away in that moment of history and tradition where the chief was sworn in and then swore in the senators and you know as you and I have discussed many times he is a man who knows history yes who loves history almost became a historian and he wants to be remembered as a running a trial that has at least a patina of decorum even find the scenes things are going on so I think I'll follow in the footsteps of his predecessor anything so we'll only watch I suspect so yeah I mean he he and he's a first offender the independent judiciary which is terribly important okay may think that your grass so she's the host of Bloomberg law that's airing weeknights on Bloomberg radio at ten PM eastern time and on Saturdays at seven AM and again it's a five PM it's time now for stock in the hour Schlumbergera shares over up as much as three percent at one point today but have come off of their highs after the oil services company surprise the upside in fourth quarter so we can assist you to explain itself explains Groeschel J. they beat on earnings which is positive in actually posted their best fourth quarter sales performance since back in twenty fourteen but really stands out to me here is that they saw incredible revenue growth outside of the U. S. Latin America Middle East in Europe we saw growth of between five and nine percent but in North America sales growth was down to thirteen percent and it really underscores liberties decision to continue to pull back on the north American shale business they now it's kind of they've been doing a strategic review in today they're saying they're going to cut their fracking fleet in half in North America kind of split up the operations really because she'll drillers in the US are pulling back there's this pressure to cut back on spending to not just focus on sheer quantity of production but really to focus on the profit and that impacts oil services a lot of money and it is and they're having to worry about paying off that money but now ironically we're going to deep sea again I thought that was too expensive right now we're shifting out of the shale patch when that is been so much the narrative for the better part of the past couple years was really interesting the chairman of summer dreamer Papa was actually speaking in Saudi Arabia earlier this week and he says shale growth a initial patch is not going to be what the market thinks it is he actually thinks those production estimates are gonna get revised lower in the coming years not actually me work to slumber she's benefit as they only get about thirty percent of the revenue in the U. S. they're much more focused internationally so the benefit from a pick up in demand there but it's not good for a competitor like Halliburton which gets sixty percent of its revenues in North America so your seem summers I they're a little bit better than some of its peers expressing thank you so much can this really great reporters K. lines from work and up next president trump's impeachment.
"npd group" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
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Nintendo Switch sales hit 15 million in North America, tops Wii U lifetime sales
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Fortnite: Battle Royale all you need to know
"This is tech news briefing from the Wall Street Journal. Welcome. I'm Charlie Turner for the Wall Street Journal in New York video game headsets are in big demand, and we'll tell you why. Just a moment. I hear some tech headlines. It really pays to work at alphabet. The parent of Google said, its workers earned a median pay package of more than one hundred ninety seven thousand dollars last year. The fourth highest pay among hundreds of companies in the S and P five hundred index that have disclosed those figures. However, alphabets median pay was about eighteen percent lower than at rival internet, giant Facebook, where employees earn a median salary of two hundred forty thousand dollars. The relatively high pay at two of the world's biggest tech firms as a sign of the talent war in Silicon Valley where talented engineers are in limited supply will the third time be the charm for a plan. Merger between T mobile US and sprint T mobile has struck a deal by its telecom rival for twenty six billion dollars the third time in the last four years, the two of attempted a merger, the deal faces regulatory challenges in Washington over worries that the deal may result in fewer wireless competitors and higher prices for consumers. The Wall Street Journal says sprint and T mobile executives could make the. Case the times have changed, and that competition could actually go up investments in five G infrastructure could blur the lines between cell phone provider, cable company, and technology firm. Even using current technologies, Comcast corporation has rolled out low cost wireless service to its cable customers that rides on Verizon's network. And finally, artificial intelligence threatens to destroy a lot of jobs, but Wall Street Journal. Digital science editor. Danielle Hernandez says, hey, I could also create a lot more new positions already. Many companies are discovering that they need a range of new workers to keep their smart new world running smoothly and not just software developers, but also managers, operators and artistic designers checkout. Danielle as article, seven jobs, robots will create or expand at wsj.com coming up. Why sales video game headsets are booming. This is tech news briefing from the Wall Street Journal. Welcome back. Everyone. Multiplayer video games are hot, and so are the headsets that gamers use to talk to each other. The Wall Street Journal says sales of headsets used to talk to fellow gamers nearly doubled in the US last month from a year earlier according to NPD group, which tracks sales for the video game industry spending on headsets, helped drive sales and NPD's category of game accessories and gift cards to a record level in March. What's driving the big demand for headsets Wall Street Journal, tech reporter, Sara Lee needle. Men is here to tell us, Sarah, it is obvious that gaming is no longer just a solitary occupation among teens or any other group of players. It's these team based games like fortnight that are really popular right now isn't that driving the demand for headsets and other words players can play online with each other and chat through the headsets. They go hand in hand. It has a lot of these online multiplayer games are team based. So you have the headset on and you use. The to coordinate strategy help one another. So you're asking your teammate, you know, go left you rights and then in between, you might be chatting about school or whatever, but the headsets are crucial part of it. I mean, if you're playing alone in a multiplayer game where you're not a team, even then the headsets can be helpful because you can hear footsteps of another player coming up. You know, virtual footsteps and so sound does play a role, but the most important part of the headsets as the ability to talk. Okay. Sarah, you seem to single out the video game fortnight for the booming headset demand. Why? Well, actually MP singled out fortnight as a likely reason because the game is so enormously popular, it's a free to play game. So it's really attracted a group of players who maybe you'd normally couldn't afford to buy a new sixty dollar AAA game, and it has that AAA quality in. So the game is so phenomenally vessel and curb. Popular, and it's available on PC's and consoles and mobile. And it allows for cross plays, though someone on a PlayStation fork play against someone on a PC which is not comments, very unusual. So all these aspects and also it's a very cartoonish. There's no blood and gore, so it's something that parents can be tolerate a little bit more than some other games. They certainly parents certainly appreciate the fact that it's team based in that their children are playing with one another, not by themselves, which is something that's been going on for quite a while, but it's really ramped up in the past year with rise of games like fortnight, and there are others out there to midsummer them. Well, you got overwatch that's not free, but it is a team based game in extremely popular. There are other games that are in the east sports world, maybe a bit older like Doda to or counterstrike, and then you can even go back to world of warcraft, but the number of people playing these games just escalated in recent years and. You four and I really knocked it out of the park didn't fortnight's creator, develop a free version alongside the paid game, and I is it the free version that has attracted more players. Oh, absolutely. So the the original four-night the man game came out last year July and it was in the neighborhood of, I think, thirty or forty dollars and it did okay. But it wasn't, you know, wasn't anything special. And then in September came out with this free version and it's a different kind of game or different objective. It's it's a style called battle royale and that you know, that style play is very much like the hundred eight. He got one hundred players thrown into a map and you're fighting to be the last wonder survive. Or if you play an, you know, an a team, it's the last team or survive. And so that's the version that people are running out and getting because it's free enlighten me on something here, please. What is the difference if there is one between free to play and free mode? Is there any difference there? No known. I the terminologies usually intertwined. It's interchangeable. Okay. And so these headsets have really basically set records, can we say that or is it the accessories category in general category in general, set a record and we're talking about NBD only tracks the United States, right? Would it really is just telling is that when when you're trying to figure out how happy are four nine is because because it's free and because we don't know exactly how many people are playing it, the creator epoch, Lassen January, that there's about forty million playing both the free and paid versions. We don't know exactly what the split is, but I would imagine it's most most of those forty million are playing the free version. And then now analysts estimates probably about closer to fifty million people that are playing it, and it's broken. Number records on the live for simultaneous, play on steam. The number of people watching other people play on twitch has been extremely high breaking records, there's well. So it's just incredibly popular and you can make the link between that and the headset sales because. Most people would play that game either as a team or they're just using it to socialize because you're playing short bursts like while twenty minutes. So in between while you're waiting for the next one to load, union friends could be chatting about what's going on in your your lives. You know, parents love the fact that these games aren't over long, you know, especially if you get eliminated. Well, yeah, you could say, you know, dinners on the table and say, all right, mom will be there in about ten minutes. I may be twenty if I'm good enough to get to the end. But you know they and then they go eat dinner and then it can show back into the game. It's it's it's, you could pick up a new one. It's short bursts, and it's a lot of fun Wall Street Journal tech reporters, Sarah needlework. Thank you very much for joining us. I pleasure. That's tech news briefing. I'm Charlie Turner from the Wall Street Journal in New York.