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The Ultimate List: Best and Tops of 2008
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Top 10 Mobile Phones in Use (U.S.) – Q3 2008

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1 Motorola RAZR V3 series (V3, V3c, V3m, V3i, V3i DG, V3)
2 Motorola MotoKRZR series (K1m, K1)
3 LG VX8300 series
4 Apple iPhone
5 LG VX8500 series (Chocolate, VX8500, VX8550)
5 RIM BlackBerry 8100 series (Pearl,8110, 8120, 8129)
7 Nokia 6101 series (6101, 6102, 6102i)
8 LG VX8350
9 Motorola V325 series (V325, V323, V325i, V323i)
9 Nokia 6010 series
Source: The Nielsen Company, Q3 2008

Top 10 PC Game Titles in the U.S.

warcraft1 World of Warcraft
2 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
3 Halo: Combat Evolved
4 Sims, The
5 Sims 2, The
6 RuneScape
7 Diablo II
8 Team Fortress 2
9 Counter-Strike
10 Counter-Strike: Source

Source: The Nielsen Company with data from Jan – Oct 2008

Top 10 Advertisers – by U.S. Spending on Traditional Media (with amount of dollars spent)

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1 Procter & Gamble Co $2,342,319,397
2 General Motors Corp 1,441,747,399
3 AT&T Inc 1,317,893,377
4 Verizon Communications Inc 1,125,700,512
5 Johnson & Johnson 1,059,109,138
6 Time Warner Inc 878,355,332
7 Toyota Motor Corp 819,377,026
8 General Electric Co 807,869,688
9 Ford Motor Co 742,708,529
10 Pepsico Inc 730,503,931
Source: The Nielsen Company with data from Jan 1-Sept 30, 2008. Based on spending estimates in the following media: Network TV, National Cable TV, Spot TV, Syndicated TV, Spanish-Language TV, Nat’l/Local Magazine, Network/Spot Radio, Outdoor, Coupons (CPGs only), Nat’l/Local Newspapers (display ads only), Nat’l/Local Sunday Supplements.

Watch out for these companies! With recession upon us, the numbers are staggering! And Ford Motor Co asks for a bailout after spending that much in advertising?!

Top 10 Book Sales – Adult Fiction (with release date)

shack_young1 The Shack William P. Young 7/1/2008
2 The Appeal John Grisham  1/1/2008
3 The Host Stephenie Meyer 5/1/2008
4 The Friday Night Knitting Club Kate Jacobs 1/1/2008
5 Water for Elephants Sara Gruen 5/1/2007
6 The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini 1/1/2003
7 Playing for Pizza John Grisham 7/1/2008
8 Fearless Fourteen Janet Evanovich 6/1/2008
9 The Lucky One Nicholas Sparks 9/1/2008
9 7th Heaven James Patterson 2/1/2008

Source: The Nielsen Company. Data does not include sales from Wal-Mart, Sam’s, BJ’s, airports or libraries. Sales from December 31, 2007 – November 30, 2008. Traditionally, book sales see increases during the holidays.

Best 2008 Fiction Debuts

child44 1. Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
3. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
4. The Boat by Nam Le
5. Sharp Teeth: A Novel by Toby Barlow
6. Telex from Cuba by Rachel Kushner
7. Knockemstiff by Donald Ray Pollock
8. The Painter from Shanghai by Jennifer Cody Epstein
9. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
10. The Ballad of Trenchmouth Taggart by M. Glenn Taylor

Source: barnesandnoble.com

It is so hard to find the Top 10 biggest Stories/Newsmakers for 2008 because every major site has its own list. I feel challenged to come up with my own Top 10 for this one. Hang in there for that list!

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