Virtual reality is poised for big business-to-business sales

GUEST: Why is the allure of virtual reality in the enterprise becoming increasingly difficult to resist for many marketers? Are there real-world use cases in business-to-business (B2B) marketing today, and will these translate into sales venues any time soon? While some companies are active in VR and AR in the enterprise, many large businesses have […]

Newzoo: Nintendo could reap billions from subscriptions, digital sales, and mobile

Nintendo had spectacular growth in 2017, with revenues growing 172 percent to $ 9.2 billion from a year earlier. That’s good enough to push the Japanese publisher and hardware maker into the top 10 gaming companies by software revenues after a three-year absence from the list, according to market researcher Newzoo. But Newzoo estimates that […]

Coca-Cola says millennials are decimating sales of Diet Coke — and now it’s going to war (KO)

Hollis Johnson Coca-Cola is trying to convince millennials to drink more Diet Coke. The beverage giant debuted new Diet Coke flavors, cans, and ads in January to try and attract new customers.  Diet Coke has struggled to grow sales in recent years, due in part to evolving health trends.    Coca-Cola is depending on millennials […]

Dealmaster: Presidents Day sales on TVs, laptops, and electronics have begun

Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. But not just any deals: Presidents Day deals. Ooooooh. OK, so Washington’s Birthday isn’t the biggest holiday—the Dealmaster isn’t even getting a day off—but it still brings a decent assortment of sales to this otherwise slow portion of the shopping […]

Nvidia CEO: Cryptocurrency mining drove a spike in graphics-chip sales

Nvidia reported better-than-expected earnings for its fiscal fourth quarter that ended on January 31. The company said it’s earning non-GAAP revenues of $ 1.72 a share on revenues of $ 2.91 billion. Analysts had expected $ 1.16 a share on revenue of $ 2.68 billion. It makes you wonder if all of those rumors about […]

Nintendo Switch games news: PERFECT 2018 release to create massive sales boost

Nintendo Switch games news in 2018  has so far been dominated by a small selection of titles. Metroid Prime 4 is one game a lot of fans are looking forward to seeing more of, even if it is just a trailer. There’s also other top titles announced, including Bayonetta 3, Dark Souls Remastered and Kirby […]

iPhone X cancellation claims deepen despite strong holiday sales

Despite Apple CEO Tim Cook’s atypically specific comments yesterday establishing the iPhone X as Apple’s best-selling iPhone model, a report from Business Korea doubles down on claims that Apple will discontinue the device this year. The report suggests that Apple’s component orders are falling at an unusual rate, in the process impacting many South Korean […]

Trucks, SUVs — and Camry — shine in mixed U.S. January vehicle sales

DETROIT — Automakers posted mixed U.S. new vehicle sales data for January, with American consumers continuing to abandon passenger cars for the larger pickup trucks, SUVs and crossover models that manufacturers also love because they are far more profitable. Total industry auto sales for the month rose 1 percent versus January 2016. According to Autodata […]

Whole Foods’ crisis of empty shelves is hurting sales, analysts say

Tommy Wiles Barclays analysts say out-of-stock problems at Whole Foods are hurting the grocery chain’s sales and making it less of a threat to other grocers. “Until execution issues are resolved and broader price cuts are implemented — we believe traction on sales will stall, so for now the pressure on the industry has abated,” […]