There’s one overwhelming stereotype in American sci-fi films: machines are not to be trusted. Some day they’ll grow their own consciousness and humanity will be doomed.
But I refuse to submit to the evil-Skynet notion that permeates so many conversations...read more »
Today's customers, myself included, are more passionate about our gadgets, be it that shiny new petite digital camera with 12 Megapixels, face recognition and optical image stabilization, or that Blu-ray Disc Player exhilirating us with all 2 million pixels delivered in our newly installed home theater system. We want better technology, and more innovation and we're not afraid to pay good money for it.
Retrevo released its monthly CE Pulse Report today. This report summarizes noteworthy trends in consumer electronics using Retrevo's CE Price Index and CE Demand Index. So what's the highlight for the month of April? Of course HDTVs. While the month of April brought some relief to manufacturers of consumer electronics categories such as Digital Cameras, Camcorders and DVD Players where demand stabilized and showed signs of a rebound, HDTVs continued their downward slide in demand. So what gives? How about a 30% increase in ASPs (Average Selling Prices) from January to mid-April? read more »
Retrevo recently completed a study of consumers buying behavior when it comes to green products. Of course most consumers (75%) claim that buying green products is important to them. But majority of them aren't willing to pay a premium to buy them -- a staggering 35% consumers said they would be unwilling to pay any premium whatsoever, more than 50% won't pay more th read more »
As consumers divert their attention from thanksgiving festivities and get ready for Black Friday marathon, where are they likely to be heading a few hours from now? Here are preliminary findings from Retrevo's real-time pulse: read more »
So as we enter the holiday season, the natural question to ask is "what are people going to be buying"? Black Friday promotions didn't start with the same fanfare as last year with only Wal-Mart coming out with BF deals.BestBuy and other retailers decided to wait it out until the real BF. So what indicators do you use? Well, we usedRetrevo Pulse to check out and here is the verdict: read more »