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Groupon Is Crushing Its Closest Rival (GRPN)

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-groupon-livingsocial-share-2012-3

Groupon is still the dominant daily deals company by a long shot, says analytics company Forsee. It surveyed 10,000 visitors to the top 40 retail sites to find out if they use Daily Deal sites, and if so, which ones.

Of those that subscribe to daily deals, 50% bought a Groupon in the last 90 days versus 25% for LivingSocial. The survey was done over the holiday period. Both sites are up from the last time Forsee did similar research.

That’s good for them, because the daily deal business as a whole is getting smaller.

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Why Apple’s iPhone War With Google Is Just Beginning (AAPL, GOOG, VZ, T)

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-why-apples-iphone-war-with-google-is-just-beginning-2011-1

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Apple’s iPhone war against Google Android was the big story in tech last year, with Android growing like a weed to beat Apple in U.S. market share. 

But in reality, we haven’t actually seen a real competition between the iPhone and Android yet. Not within the major carriers, at least. (Carriers are still by far the most important phone distributors in the U.S.)

That is going to change now that Verizon will start selling the iPhone next month, and now that AT&T is going to start offering more Android devices. And by the end of the year, we will have a much better sense of which phones people like better — at both major carriers.

As of late 2010, the iPhone was the major platform at AT&T, representing 63% of its smartphone customers. At Verizon, Android and RIM basically split the pie.

We’ll see where these numbers are in another year. Will Verizon users flock to Apple’s iPhone? Or will Android’s wide variety of different devices win the market? And what happens to RIM?

More: Only Now Are We About To See The Real Battle Between iPhone And Android

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