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Nintendo's Wii U problems turn into a crisis

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In just a week, the problems Nintendo’s (NTDOY) new home console is facing have cascaded into something sinister. The traditional post-New Year slump hit Nintendo’s home market in the week ending January 12 and exposed cruelly how weak the consumer interest in Wii U truly is. According to Famitsu, Wii...
Nintendo's Wii U problems turn into a crisis
MWC scorecard: two months after the show, which phones can you buy?
Only 10% of consumers would consider banking with Apple, bizarre study finds

Are Yellow Pages Toast? Four Years Later We Review Ad Value

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In 2007, I took some heat for pointing out that Google Trends showed declining searches for “yellow pages” while theorizing that this indicated reducing consumer interest in print and online YP sites. About four years later, we can now look back and see whether this turned out to be a......
Are Yellow Pages Toast? Four Years Later We Review Ad Value

Apple now third largest mobile phone vendor as feature phones fade

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The mobile phone industry continues its march toward smartphone dominance as consumer interest in feature phones wanes, according to market research firm IDC. Record sales of Apple's iPhone in the fourth quarter pushed the company into third place among all mobile phone vendors, up from fifth place last year....
Apple now third largest mobile phone vendor as feature phones fade
GamePop Adds iPad And iPhone Game Support, Giving The Console Access To iOS Exclusives
Why Microsoft Is Willing To Pay $1 Billion For Nook
Nokia ships four million Lumia handsets in Q2 2012
Chris Dixon: 3D Printing Will Transform Manufacturing, Social Media Startups Are Facing "General Fatigue"

Tablets Quickly Becoming the Portable PC of Choice

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If tablet shipments continue to trend the way they have been, they’ll grow more than fivefold in as many years. That’s the latest forecast from NPD DisplaySearch which anticipates a massive uptick in tablet adoption over the next few years, one that will ultimately vault the device’s market share over...
Tablets Quickly Becoming the Portable PC of Choice

Are the lawyers smoking crack? And 9 other great stories from this week

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When Apple v. Samsung Judge Lucy Koh asked if the companies' counselors were smoking crack, many of us chuckled, and some of us groaned. But it seems lots of folks were operating under questionable sobriety this week, not the least of whom included Kentucky state legislators, who wanted to include their schools...
Are the lawyers smoking crack? And 9 other great stories from this week

BlackBerry 10 developer toolkit released in beta, adds Native and WebWorks SDKs for app-building flexibility

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Will BlackBerry 10 be the hallowed OS that heals Waterloo's recent wounds or yet another RIM-shot to highlight its foibles? Only the fickle tide of consumer interest will certainly tell. But while the success and awareness of that new platform undoubtedly rests on the company's shoulders, a great deal...
BlackBerry 10 developer toolkit released in beta, adds Native and WebWorks SDKs for app-building flexibility

The internet is like the old Soviet Union, except it works

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The internet is a pretty communist institution: when you sent a packet over the web, it may go through a dozen different networks, but in most cases no money changes hands. Somebody at each connection point has simply given their okay to exchange the traffic with your ISP or any...
The internet is like the old Soviet Union, except it works
MoviePass, take three: can a subscription service reignite the US box office?
FAA forms committee to study use of electronics on planes

Best Buy Explains Its Leaked Apple HDTV Survey

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The current Apple TV is a set-top box, so pundits are using the term iTV to denote a speculated Apple-branded HDTV. Photo: Jon Snyder/Wired.com News and rumors suggest an Apple-branded HDTV is somewhere on the horizon, but it’s hard to differentiate hard evidence from hype. A digital survey put out...
Best Buy Explains Its Leaked Apple HDTV Survey
Kantar: Android took 52% of US smartphone sales in April, but iOS and Windows Phone are growing faster

FLASH: Consumers Still Want iPhones!

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Consumer interest in the iPhone 4S greater now than it was last December, smack dab in the middle of the holiday shopping season. That’s the word from ChangeWave, which surveyed 4,413 consumers about their smartphone purchasing plans. Among respondents who plan to buy a smartphone in the next three months,...
FLASH: Consumers Still Want iPhones!

Demand For Samsung Smartphones Jumps To 23% For Early 2013, iPhone Interest Down 21 Points From Last Quarter

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ChangeWave has released its quarterly consumer smartphone report, which tracks North American demand for devices and satisfaction with handsets. The survey covers planned purchases during the next 90 days, and indicates that Samsung sales could see strong early gains in 2013, while interest in Apple’s iPhone takes a hit. Samsung’s...
Demand For Samsung Smartphones Jumps To 23% For Early 2013, iPhone Interest Down 21 Points From Last Quarter
Photo- And Video-Sharing App Mobli Raises $22M From Kazakhstan Investor Kenges Rakishev And Others

BlueStacks Brings Android to Lenovo PCs

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BlueStacks continues to make impressive headway in its quest to bring the Google’s Android ecosystem to the desktop PC. The virtualization startup today announced a milestone distribution deal with Lenovo that will see its BlueStacks App Player preloaded on the PC maker’s “Idea” line of hardware. The partnership is BlueStacks’...
BlueStacks Brings Android to Lenovo PCs

Boot up: Samsung v iPhone in US, Apple UDIDs leaked, Turkey to ban Twitter?, and more

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Plus Google's tablet challenge, Nokia's pixel dusting, the Windows Phone 8 lockdown, where are the Android web users?, and moreA quick burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamThe iPhone is not the boss of phones anymore >> Wall St. Cheat Sheet[Cannacord Genuity...
Boot up: Samsung v iPhone in US, Apple UDIDs leaked, Turkey to ban Twitter?, and more

Nintendo to preview Wii U games at Best Buys during E3

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Struggling to drum up consumer interest in its faltering Wii U console, Japanese game maker Nintendo will show off forthcoming games in Best Buy stores while this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo is going on. Nintendo revealed the partnership between the game company and the electronics retailer last week, tipping some...
Nintendo to preview Wii U games at Best Buys during E3
LG says it's not to blame for erratic Nexus 4 supply
Windows Phone's real test starts now

REVIEW: The iPad Mini (AAPL)

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It's been tough for me to find a smaller tablet I love. And it's not like there haven't been plenty of choices.  Still, it took more than two years after Apple kicked off the tablet revolution with the original iPad to find a good tiny tablet -- Google's Nexus 7....
REVIEW: The iPad Mini (AAPL)

Sharp Reportedly Cutting iPad Display Production Amid Shift in Consumer Interest to iPad Mini

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Reuters reports that Sharp, one of Apple's primary display panel partners for its mobile devices, has slashed production of iPad displays at one of its plants. Sources did not indicate the reasons for the dramatic cut, but it appears to be a combination of a shift in consumer interest to...
Sharp Reportedly Cutting iPad Display Production Amid Shift in Consumer Interest to iPad Mini

Microsoft's Surprising Business Plan For Windows In Big Companies (MSFT)

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Windows 8 is an important product for Microsoft -- it has to rekindle consumer interest in PCs while meeting the threat of the iPad. But in the enterprise? Not so much. For enterprises, Microsoft still thinks there's plenty of upside in selling Windows 7, even after Windows 8 is...
Microsoft's Surprising Business Plan For Windows In Big Companies (MSFT)

U.S. Sales Are Bright Spot for Nokia's Lumia

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Though demand for Nokia’s new Lumia smartphones has been spotty across the globe, the Lumia 900 continues to sell reasonably well in the United States. Retail checks conducted by Raymond James analyst Tavis McCourt suggest the device is the second best-selling device at most AT&T stores after the iPhone. Encouraging...
U.S. Sales Are Bright Spot for Nokia's Lumia

SoftBank's Sprint Deal Is A Huge, Global Bet On The iPhone (S, AAPL)

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SoftBank is in talks to take a majority stake in Sprint, the perpetual also-ran in the US wireless market. The reason why this is happening? Blame Apple. SoftBank is in a strong position because it adopted the iPhone before rivals in its home market of Japan. (It specifically noted the...
SoftBank's Sprint Deal Is A Huge, Global Bet On The iPhone (S, AAPL)
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