Cupertino scores a clean sweep in tablets, laptops, desktops and portable music players
It looks like another Apple (AAPL) Christmas on Amazon.com.
As of Dec. 25, its products topped the most-gifted items in all the categories in which it competed except television and video products (where Roku reigned supreme).
There were some discrepancies, however, between what people wished for and what was purchased for them.
Apple TV, for example, was the No. 1 "Most Wished For" product in TV and video and Roku No. 2.
And although Macs were the top four most-wished for desktop computers, they took only the top two spots in the Most Gifted and Bestseller lists.
The Kindle e-reader still tops Amazon's (AMZN) Bestseller in Electronics (all categories) list, as it has all holiday season.
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Steve Jobs' "hobby" is starting to get some traction. Google TV, not so much.
In a slightly premature press release timed perhaps to goose some last-minute Christmas purchases, Apple (AAPL) announced Tuesday that it expects sales of its $99 Apple TV set-top unit to top 1 million this week. That word comes on top of Steve Jobs' announcement that Apple had sold 250,000 as of Oct. 18.
Apple was not as forthcoming MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 21, 2010 10:33 AM ET
In fact, the three most-wished-for gadgets in its electronics category are Apple products
Business Insider's Dan Frommer made a big deal Wednesday evening about the fact that Apple TV doesn't appear on Amazon's (AMZN) list of its top 100 best-selling gadgets. (See Is There A Secret Reason That Apple TV Is Being Kept Off Of Amazon's Best-Selling Gadgets List?)
Even more surprising, to me, is the absence of the iPad, especially given MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 11, 2010 12:11 PM ET
GoogleTV is steadily becoming more real.
Amazon (AMZN) and Best Buy (BBY) now have the Logitech Revue posted for pre-order for $299 with shipping dates in the 2-3 week range. They also carry the peripherals like the $149 video camera and the $129 Mini Keyboard. (This should have been the standard keyboard in my opinion.) Logitech also offers pre-orders on its own site.
Meanwhile, next week Sony (SNE) launches GoogleTVs or MORESeth Weintraub - Oct 7, 2010 10:40 AM ET
Sony's new GoogleTV remote made a brief cameo on an ABC's 'Nightline' news program last night. It took about 10 seconds for people to start making fun of it.
I get it. The "fewer the buttons, the better." The iPhone has one button. The Apple (AAPL) remote has six or seven. Apple is a great design company so they must be right on remotes. Anything more than what Apple does must MORESeth Weintraub - Oct 6, 2010 8:57 AM ET
Developers seem to be interested in the type of numbers that Android is producing.
According to an Appcelerator/IDC report published today, mobile developers have a growing interest in developing for Google's (GOOG) Android, even over Apple's (AAPL) iOS platform. The interest is likely related, at least in part, to Android's exploding market share.
72% of developers say Android "is best positioned to power a large number and variety of connected devices in the future," MORESeth Weintraub - Sep 27, 2010 11:24 AM ET
YouTube released a new full featured version of its website for mobile devices and at the same time previews GoogleTV's YouTube Leanback.
Today, Google announced a full featured 'web app' that gives YouTube users most of the features you get in a standalone app that you see on Android and the iPhone. The new version runs in a browser and can be updated easily by Google (GOOG) on the server side. To entice MORESeth Weintraub - Jul 8, 2010 12:02 AM ET
By pushing its own 'Smart TV initiative' with advertising and promotions, Intel will be diluting the GoogleTV brand and hurting its chances of success.
Intel this week started advertising its 'Smart TV ' platform for GoogleTV products. The move is meant to bolster Intel's profile in the set top box game, but with only one product line out, GoogleTV, it may just confuse consumers.
It seems clear by this initiative that Intel MORESeth Weintraub - May 25, 2010 3:09 PM ET
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