Jun
16
2009
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What is the Best City in the US to live in for a basketball fan?

Staples Center (photo by maveric2003 - CC-BY)As of 2009, the best city to live in the United States if you are a big basketball fan is the city of Los Angeles—and not just because the Lakers won the championship at the time of this writing. If you are a basketball fan, it is always nice to have a team or a [&hel[more...]

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May
27
2009
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What are ants good for?

Ant Sugar (photo by asobi tsuchiya CC-BY)Getting antsy about ants? They bite and make your skin itchy. They invade our food and spices. Whenever we see ants inside or outside our homes, we either smash them with our thumbs or use insecticide to get rid of them. If the problems get too serious we hire an exterminator to eliminate them. However; [&hel[more...]

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Apr
06
2009
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What is the Market Profile for Obesity Treatments?

by Joe Shlabotnik CC-BYDealing with the problems caused by obesity is posing a big challenge to western society, although it creates opportunities for businesses involved in the management and treatment of obesity. As we shall see below, although the industry is growing, challenges are still present in this maturing market. Size of the anti-obesity treatment market Website Medical [&hel[more...]

Apr
06
2009
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What is the Market Profile for the Diabetes Industry?

by Mel B. CC-BYThe global market for diabetes drug treatments has been steadily growing and this market snapshot provides an idea of the trends and market players within the industry. Size of the diabetes market 2005 – $15 Billion According to Visiongain’s report on the World Diabetes Market, 2005-2011, oral anti-diabetics were the largest category of drugs – [&hel[more...]

Apr
06
2009
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What is the Market Profile for Tennis Racquets?

Photo by Joe Shlabotnik - CC-BYThis article presents a snap shot of the tennis racquet (racket) market.  It provides the basic numbers and major players in the industry and includes basic information on the manufacturing process. Growth of the tennis market The Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association has reported extraordinary growth for tennis participation, citing 9.6% growth in 2008, and 43% [&hel[more...]

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Apr
06
2009
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What is the Market Profile of the Medical Tourism Industry?

by SarahMcD - CC-BYThe high cost of medical procedures in the United States creates opportunities for developing countries to carry out these procedures for medical tourists. Philippines senator Richard Gordon believes that his country is well-placed to get a share of a potential $30 to $79 billion dollars spent by 15.75 million Americans who seek medical care in [&hel[more...]

Apr
03
2009
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What is the profile for the wheelchair market?

by Peter Kaminski CC-BYThe wheelchair industry is a very interesting one since it is recession proof and most of the units being sold are the more expensive kinds, including the powered variety. A report from Global Industry Analysts Inc. breaks down the market with a forecast for 2010: Overall Wheelchair Market – 4.2 million units ($3.2 billion) Manual [&hel[more...]

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Apr
03
2009
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How Many Starbucks Stores are in your Country?

by action datsun CC-BYDo you think there are too many Starbucks coffee shops in your country? Compare them here with the rest of the world. The global and US figures are for 2009. Some of the individual country data may not be as recent. Global – 16,875 Argentina – 9 Australia – 23 Austria – 12 Bahamas – [&hel[more...]

Apr
02
2009
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What is the Market Profile for Flash Memory?

Flash Memory Products (photo by Robert S. Donovan - CC-BY)The global Flash Memory market for 2007 was estimated at $13.9 Billion, according to iSuppi. They expected the 2008 number to be about $12 billion — down by 14 percent. Their forecast predicts a further drop in revenue by 15% for 2009, due to continuing downward pressure on prices from device manufacturers and consumers. iSuppi [&hel[more...]

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