iPod and Other MP3 Player Sales Fade as iPhones, Androids and other Smartphones Take Over as the Digital Music Players of Choice
Tel-Aviv, Israel (PRWEB) February 29, 2012
Drippler.com, a gadget news aggregator that has been used by over one-million people, is witnessing a substantial rise in the percentage of users who indicate they no longer have any interest in acquiring the once must have MP3 player, due to the popularity of smartphones.
Currently on Drippler.com 7.2% of users list an MP3 player as a device they own, while only 2.4% list a new MP3 as a device they "want", implying that MP3 player ownership is about to drop significantly.
Among smartphone owners there is even less interest in MP3 players only 1 out of 4 Drippler users who want an MP3 player currently own a smartphone. Drippler.com is an excellent leading indicator of developing tech trends because its users list the gadgets they own (their haves) and the gadgets they want to own (their wants).
Even among the holdouts that are still using standalone MP3 players we expect a dramatic drop-off when their current MP3 players wear out, said Matan Talmi, Drippler CEO. We are seeing a similar shift away from standalone MP3 players that led to the eventual demise of the Walkman and Discman lifecycles. With the majority of our users downloading and listening to music on their smartphones they simply dont see a need for an additional MP3 player.
Manufacturers are taking notice as well, with MP3 player sales declining every year since 2008. Smartphones sales have more than tripled during that span with 478 million units shipping in 2011 alone. By 2015 over one billion smartphones will be shipped out compared to 126 million MP3 players (source: IHS iSuppli). The Zune, Microsoft's iPod competitor was discontinued in late 2011 just five years after the first model came out.
The loss of interest in MP3 players compared to smartphones can also be seen on Google search volumes "iPod" searches have taken a dive in recent years, while "iPhone" searches are constantly growing (source: Google Trends).
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Seattle, WA (PRWEB) November 28, 2012
Sonitrol Pacific, a verified electronic security company, helped prevent two separate break-ins at businesses over Thanksgiving weekend, thanks to audiobased silent alarms.
The first apprehension occurred on November 24. Sonitrol Pacific Verification Center operator Jessica Culver dispatched police at 10 p.m. after she received audio alerts from a bridal boutique in Everett, Wash. caused by loud, sharp bangs. Someone at a neighboring business, who knew that Sonitrol Pacific provided security for the shop, also called the Verification Center to say that a woman was throwing rocks at the business and that they had alerted police. Although there was damage to the window, Everett police arrived and took the woman into custody before she was able to get inside the store.
The second apprehension occurred at 2:15 a.m. the next day at a check cashing retail branch. Operator Mike Young, who was recently recognized for his role in 200 apprehensions, helped make another catch when he received audio activations from a deliberate scraping sound like someone trying to gain entry at the location. He immediately dispatched police, who found the suspect on the roof of the building. He had been scraping and digging into the roof but had only created a baseball-size holemuch too small to have been able to gain entry into the highly-secured store.
Sonitrol Pacific is a Sound Security, Inc. company and operates throughout the Pacific Northwest. The companys suite of integrated security solutions, including intrusion detection, keyless entry and video surveillance, has led to more than 5,700 suspected criminals being taken into police custody after verified intrusion detection by Sonitrol Pacifics Verification Center in Everett, Wash.
About Sonitrol Pacific
Sonitrol Pacific (http://www.sonitrolpacific.com) is the largest locally owned electronic security provider in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Nationally recognized as an industry leader, the company prides itself on its award-winning team and the integrated security services they deliver. Contact Sonitrol Pacific today to schedule a free security assessment at 1-800-898-1899.
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Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 5, 2006 -
Just as temperatures have soared this summer, Ellio's Rock Star Challenge has started to sizzle. Over 160 bands have registered for this online teen music competition since it went live on August 1, 2006, and kids can now listen to contestants' MP3s and post comments about the songs by visiting http://www.ElliosRockStar.com.
Representatives of Ellio's, the maker of delicious frozen pizzas for more than 40 years, are thrilled that this battle of the bands is catching on like wildfire. "So far, bands from 35 different states are represented," said Susan Pilcher, Ellio's brand manager. "New Jersey and Florida have the most band registrations and MP3 uploads, with 15 each, followed by New York and Illinois with 14 bands apiece." Ten bands from Massachusetts have also registered, as well as eight bands from Pennsylvania.
Beginning in October, fans can help choose Ellio's Rock Star by voting for their favorite songs at http://www.ElliosRockStar.com. At the end of January 2007, the top five musicians with the most votes will advance to a final round, where members of Flyleaf, one of this year's hottest new bands, will choose the grand prize winner. The winner will be awarded a three-day recording session with a music producer approved by Flyleaf.
Music fans who comment or vote online will automatically be entered into a sweepstakes for an opportunity to win a Gibson Les Paul Studio Guitar, Klipsch iGroove Stereo Systems, 30GB Apple iPods, iTunes gift certificates, and coupons for a free Ellio's Microwave Cheese Pizza.
While today's teens have grown up loving Ellio's unique sauce and end-to-end toppings, the launch of Ellio's New Microwave Cheese Pizza makes it even easier for teen musicians and music fans to have a quality snack during practices or while listening to their favorite tunes. Pilcher added that the new Ellio's Microwave Cheese Pizza is a perfect fit with the teen lifestyle. "Teens want to spend their time listening to music and having fun, not on food preparation. Popping an Ellio's Pizza into the microwave is a simple and convenient way to get a delicious snack by a brand they know and love."
The Ellio's Rock Star Challenge delivers on three of teen's biggest passions: music, the Internet, and pizza. This online contest gives teens the opportunity to showcase their talent, listen to MP3s, cast votes for the next Ellio's Rock Star, and win prizes.
About McCain Foods:
McCain Foods Limited is a privately owned Canadian multinational manufacturer of frozen and non-frozen food products with more than 55 plant operations on six continents and annual sales of more than C$ 5.6 billion. McCain Foods is the world's largest producer of French fries and potato specialties, and a manufacturer of pizza, appetizers and snack foods, vegetables, juices and beverages, entrees, oven meals, desserts and other quality products.
McCain Foods USA Inc., the United States subsidiary of McCain Foods Limited, has four major potato-processing facilities and six other manufacturing operations in seven states.
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The Messiah Network Announces That Neil H. Brandts Audio Visual Production of Your Perfect Prayer to God Received Over 28,000 Views on YouTube in the First 3 Days
Novato, CA (PRWEB) March 26, 2013
In response to the overwhelmingly positive comments on the usefulness and uplifting power of this unique prayer, Neil has produced another YouTube video! See a sample of the over 200 inspirational comments here.
The new video contains just a reading of the Prayer for your convenience. This unique service by The Messiah Network provides a means for anyone to go online to a YouTube prayer sanctuary anytime day or night to spiritually re-energize themselves.
This condensed version of the original YouTube video will now allow immediate access to, "Your Perfect Prayer To God" You can pray this prayer in the morning, afternoons, at work, and at night. Recite the prayer along with Neil and you are sure to be rewarded with positive results.
About The Messiah Network:
The Messiah Network, responding to the uncertainties of the world in which we live and the moral and ethical challenges we face, offers a solution. Visit TheMessiah.Net. Examine, recite and then share, Your Perfect Prayer To God!
Each person has their messiah within that allows for connection to God. Our goal is to help people to see that messiah within so that they can connect directly to God. We can suggest a path or open a door but ultimately it is up to each individual to communicate with God. You can follow us on Twitter or Facebook or read our Blog on TheMessiah.Net.
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New York, NY (PRWEB) March 18, 2013
Since it's launch in March 2012, The Voice Realm has cast thousands of voice over jobs and connected producers and professional voice talent. The two new localized websites will further strengthen the website's dominance in the online crowdsourcing field.
The Voice Realms new British website will streamline the entire process helping the client to find the perfect voice for their project from auditions, through to receiving the final ready to use recording.
British voice over artists are in high demand as an international sound for many global companies. The process to hire a professional voice has up until now had to use the casting services of a traditional voice over agent or use cheap amateur voice talent on auction-like sites.
The newly launched Espanol portal will also simplify the confusing process of casting a voice talent. If a client is looking for a male or female Spanish voice talent they are now able to search, audition and hire an experienced voice actor in a matter of clicks.
The need for Spanish voice talent is expected to continue as businesses update their on-hold phone messages, voicemails, and other applications by using translation services online.
Many businesses want to promote their offerings to the growing Latin community and can communicate with them through audio recordings such as whiteboard videos on websites, in store announcements along with radio and television commercials. Using a professional, bilingual voice talent from the websites roster can help them achieve this goal.
Voice over artist rates for all voice talent are the same, so unlike other sites there is no confusion with searching through search results with varying rates. Clients on a small budget and needing affordable voice talent can use the sites new QUICKcast feature which offers a professional voice recording from $ 55.
Both sites operate around the clock, with Spanish voices found at http://www.thevoicerealm.es and British voices at http://www.thevoicerealm.co.uk.
About The Voice Realm:
The Voice Realm is a voice over casting website where small and large businesses can find and hire professional voice over talent, actors, artists and announcers directly bypassing an agent.
Users can quickly find the perfect voice actor for phone greetings, professional on-hold messages, interactive voice prompts (IRV), radio or TV commercials, PowerPoint narrations, internet videos, web explanation, in-store announcer, voice over services, or corporate recordings and more.
The casting service is free and rates for non-broadcast recordings are buyout, meaning that once paid for the client has unlimited use of the recording.
Quickcast is an automated casting system that automatically assigns a professional voice talent to a clients script using criteria set by the client. The system was developed over a period of six months with consultation between professional voice actors and the websites clients.
The primary users of the websites feature are small business owners who simply need a professional voice to record their script without the need for castings, auditions or being involved in the recording session.
The feature launched in March 2012.
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San Luis Obispo, CA (PRWEB) March 11, 2007 -
As part of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) NAB2007 Broadcast Engineerring Conference, HauteSpot Networks Corporation's CEO, Bob Ehlers will be presenting a lecture on "Affordable Wireless Solutions for HDTV Production".
In this innovative presentation, Mr. Ehlers will discuss how a convergence of wireless broadband, standards based software, and video compression and encoding technologies will enable more affordable electronic news gathering (ENG) and live video production in high definition.
The presentation will be held on April 15 at 1pm and is open to paid attendees of the Broadcast Engineering Conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center Room S219.
HauteSpot Networks has recently announced the availability of the HR-IXPSXPi and the HR-IXPSXPi-SD which are the first steps towards the affordable wireless HDTV contribution video systems Mr. Ehlers' presentation will discuss.
The HR-IXPSXPi is a wireless broadband bridge which is optimized for video streaming. Using the proprietary HauteLine wireless protocol, which eliminates management overhead and contentious interruptions that cause jitter, the HR-IXPSXPi can achieve over 65Mbps actual throughput for streaming media on unlicensed frequencies.
The HR-IXPSXPi has been tested with third party broadcast quality HD video encoders at 1080i 59.94fps with excellent performance and extremely low data loss.
One of the big advantages of HauteSpot Networks' wireless product is its standards compliant TCP/IP bi-directional operation, allowing encoders and decoders to dynamically communicate. The streaming can adjust to changes in wireless network quality and interference, assuring the best quality image under all conditions.
The HR-IXPSXPi-SD represents a new advance in communications technology. The device incorporates a high performance broadband transceiver (unlicensed and licensed frequencies are available) with MPEG2 video and MPEG1 stereo audio encoders and a simple to use browser interface. Any analog camera can be directly attached to the HR-IXPSXPi-SD through either composite or S-Video connectors. The video is then compressed and streamed using RTP over Unicast or Multicast which is sent out wirelessly.
The wireless signal is then received by a HR-IXPSXPi unit which is attached to a wired network. The video can be received and edited or played back through any laptop computer using freely available software, through industry standard switchers, or through a low cost IPTV set top boxes which can be attached to any analog video monitor or recorder.
The operating range of the HR-IXPSXPi-SD is approximately 300 meters through walls, around trees or around buildings and about 2 kilometers line of sight with no obstructions, using compact multipolarized antennas. Range can be extended using larger, higher gain antennas. During the demonstration the image quality was outstanding and there were no artifacts or interference.
The compact size of the HR-IXPSXPi-SD allows it to be mounted, using the optional Anton-Bauer Gold Mount clip, to a camera back and draw power from standard camera batteries.
A HD MPEG4 H.264 version of the HR-IXPSXPi is expected to be announced later this year.
The HR-IXPSXPi-SD is available in both unlicensed 900MHz, 2.4GHz and 5GHz models, as well as in the 4.9GHz public safety band. Other bands for export and government use are also available. Optional on-board mass storage is also available so the unit can be used as a digital recorder.
HauteSpot Networks will be exhibiting through Diversified Marketing in booth C1127 at NAB2007. The HR-IXPSXPi-SD and HR-IXPSXPi will be on display with a live demo.
Pricing for the HR-IXPSXPi-SD starts at just $ 999 and the HR-IXPSXPi starts at just $ 849.
About HauteSpot Networks
The experienced team at HauteSpot Networks Corporation designs, sells, and supports wireless broadband solutions meeting the unique requirements of the broadcast, surveillance, public safety, public utilities, and military markets. This means delivering product performance and features that are leading edge in a format that is simple for our customers to use.
Our modular wireless broadband platform which can be easily configured to meet the needs of vertical markets and OEM customers. We have developed our own operating system and hardware drivers which are optimized to our hardware. Combining these elements with video and audio digitization technology, we have created wireless solutions that deliver 60Mbps at distances up to 25km with no jitter and predictable delay variation.
Founded in 2002 in San Luis Obispo California, HauteSpot Networks Corporation is privately held.
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