Thursday, May 18, 2006
E-commerce & Print -- The Model Still Holds -- And More Articles
Well, for the fourth quarter, this percentage jumped from 2.2% to 2.7% of retail sales. Guess what? The model held true, with an r-squared of 90%. But now it's for every .1 percentage point increase in the share that e-commerce has, the model forecasts a $1.6 billion decline in annual printing shipments. No wonder the fourth quarter was so horrid. E-commerce took a huge leap at that time.
If packaging is such a hot place of printers to move their business, why is Smurfit-Stone selling their consumer packaging business?
Internet surfing up.... especially for real estate, +23%
Can't get enough of ad:tech... here's a summary press release.
Quebecor expects losses, and is cutting jobs
Until 12/31/06, all Skype calls to regular phones are free!
U.S. Book production -18%
Press release http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20060509005247&newsLang=en
More book statistics http://www.bookwire.com/BookIndustryStatistics.asp
Philadelphia approves city-wide wi-fi access
Wi-fi in the home starting to pick up!
So the Philly thing means that you can wander the streets and be homeless and wireless at the same time?
The official press release about the e-paper project I worked on with Vince Naselli, Richard Romano, Bob Sacks
Remember... you can download my PrintFest keynote presentation of 5/12/06 http://www.drjoewebb.com/Dr.JoeatPrintFest2006.html
TURN OFF WINDOWS AUTOMATIC UPDATES! I did years ago, and my computing life has been far less aggravating. Woody Leonhard, PC guru, explains why--- the article is halfway down page of this link