Carphone in exclusive deal with Google

first_img Carphone in exclusive deal with Google CARPHONE Warehouse yesterday confirmed it will exclusively stock the new Google-phone, as revealed in City A.M. in October (see right).Industry sources say Google is experimenting with its distribution model after releasing the previous Nexus model through a deal with carrier Vodafone in the UK. Google’s initial distribution model, which sold the handset exclusively through its website, was heavily criticised by users who had nowhere to direct questions. Google found its website swamped with complaints and was eventually forced to stock the phone in carriers’ stores to overcome the problem.Carphone Warehouse chief operating officer Andrew Harrison said: “I’m absolutely delighted that the Carphone Warehouse is working with Google to offer such a strong product exclusively to our customers.”The Nexus S – the first phone to run on the latest version of Google’s Android platform – will feature a contoured screen that the firm says will fit the shape of a user’s face, as well as limiting glare.It will also come with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which allows the phone to read information from “smart” objects by touching the handset to anything embedded with a special microchip.The phone, manufactured by Samsung, will be available free with a contract. The Nexus One, built by HTC, failed to make a splash when it was released earlier this year, but Google’s Android software is now growing faster than phones powered by Apple or RIM.Separately, Google yesterday launched its first eBookstore in the US, in a direct attempt to challenge Amazon and Apple’s dominance of the e-books market. It said its store included all of the current New York Times bestseller list, and offered 3m books for free. The store is expected in Europe next year.ANALYSIS BYBEN WOODCCS INSIGHTThe Nexus S is positioned as a “pure Google smartphone”. It has similar specifications to the tablet Galaxy S, but runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). The deal with Carphone Warehouse underlines the importance of independent distributors beyond operators to Google. Despite the initial failure of the Nexus One, Google’s intent clearly remains unchanged. However, it seems like an opportunist move by Samsung, with only short-term gain potential, as more Android 2.3 devices are expected in January. Share Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL whatsapp KCS-content Monday 6 December 2010 9:14 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical GeniusMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times whatsapp last_img read more

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NJ sports betting doubles in September

first_img DraftKings becomes the top operator as the start of the NFL season sees huge increase in takings 12th October 2018 | By contenteditor Sports betting AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter New Jersey’s sportsbook accepted around $184m (€160m/£140m) in bets in September, up from $96m in August.The monthly revenue released by the NJDGE on Friday came after the state regulator’s director David Rebuck earlier this week predicted “stunning” figures.With several new mobile and online operators launching to coincide with the start of the NFL season, New Jersey brought in $104m via digital platforms. In total around $336m has been wagered in New Jersey since the first sports bets were taken in mid-June.Sports wagering revenue was at almost $24m, with Resorts Digital- DraftKings’ base – accounting for more than a third of that figure on $8.5m. Their revenue almost trebled compared to August’s figure of $3m.  Meadowlands, which is partnered with FanDuel, generated $7.2m of win, compared with just over $3m in August. Monmouth Park and the Borgata were the only others to bring in more than $2m. FanDuel, which brought in $175m in in New Jersey in handle and entry fees across all products, including DFS and online casino, said September “exceeded expectations”.FanDuel, in a statement released to iGamingBusiness.com, said: “As our retail Sportsbook at the New Meadowlands Racetrack grows and with the launch of the FanDuel Sportsbook app, consumer response continued to exceed our expectations in September.“We are encouraged to see strong momentum in New Jersey for the newly formed FanDuel Group. We look forward to continuing this growth by delivering the best experience for customers across the state.”Total gaming revenue for September was $281.7m compared to $235.8m in September 2017, reflecting an almost 20% increase. Casino win was $232m increasing around 8% from the same month last year. Internet gaming win was $25.8m in September compared to $20.4m in the prior period, reflecting an increase of 26%.Total gaming win in Nevada, the US’s biggest gambling market, was at $913m in August.Director Rebuck commented “Driven by the explosive growth in sports wagering and continuing improvements in Internet gaming and brick-and-mortar casino win results, the gaming industry produced another month of superb revenue increases. The revenue results point to a strong finish for New Jersey’s gaming industry in 2018.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation NJ sports betting doubles in September Email Addresslast_img read more

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