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Microsoft: Windows 8 passes 100M license sales, Windows Blue update on the way

Surface RT begins its escape from Microsoft retail stores

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Microsoft has altered its approach to selling Windows RT tablet/notebooks, at least in Australia, where it will start selling them in Harvey Norman and JB Hi Fi stores. By doing so Microsoft is abandoning its initial sales strategy for Windows RT of selling the devices only in Microsoft brick...
Surface RT begins its escape from Microsoft retail stores
By The Way, Apple's Stock Is Crashing

EA's Outlook Falls Short

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Electronic Arts signaled a potentially tough fourth quarter despite strong initial sales of its highly anticipated new online game, "Star Wars: The Old Republic." The videogame developer reported a narrower loss for the fiscal third quarter....
EA's Outlook Falls Short

Microsoft Surface Off to a Modest Start, Ballmer Says

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Microsoft hasn’t disclosed initial sales figures for its new Surface tablet, and don’t expect it to until the company has fully ramped up the device’s distribution. Speaking to France’s Le Parisien, Ballmer said Surface sales “are starting modestly.” But the reason for that, he said, isn’t necessarily a lack of...
Microsoft Surface Off to a Modest Start, Ballmer Says

Samsung expects the Galaxy S4 to pass 10m sales in the third week of May, twice as fast as the S3

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Samsung expects Galaxy S4 sales to break the 10 million milestone over the next seven days, making it one of the fastest-selling smartphones the company has ever produced. Shin Jong-kyun, co-CEO of Samsung Electronics told a number of journalists at an industry event in Seoul, South Korea, that the company...
Samsung expects the Galaxy S4 to pass 10m sales in the third week of May, twice as fast as the S3

Microsoft CEO Ballmer touts Windows 8 momentum

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer kicked off the company's annual Build developer conference emphasizing the momentum of the company's new Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 operating systems. "In just the last three days, we have sold 4 million Windows 8 upgrades," Ballmer said Tuesday at the conference in Redmond,...
Microsoft CEO Ballmer touts Windows 8 momentum

Want to try Surface? Find a Microsoft store, if you can

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If Microsoft limits Surface distribution to its stores, as it has said, initial sales likely won't go through the roof. [Read more]...
Want to try Surface? Find a Microsoft store, if you can
Google pushes its Nexus 7 further worldwide into France, Germany and Spain starting at €199

Microsoft offers $100 giveaway to line up for Surface

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There's plenty of interest in Microsoft's new Surface tablets and Windows 8 so it's a little surprising that the company is making a lucrative offer to get people to line up at stores on their big launch day. The company's offering a $100 credit toward a full year of Xbox...
Microsoft offers $100 giveaway to line up for Surface

Amazon to allow social features for Kindle Fire games

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Amazon is rumored to release tools for game developers that will allow them to add social features to their games. The information comes from Bloomberg, who spoke to an anonymous source. The report would make sense, as the company has been openly hiring for developers with social and mobile game development experience for over a...
Amazon to allow social features for Kindle Fire games

Nintendo chief Iwata: Wii U sales 'not bad'

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Satoru Iwata says that his company's new console is "selling steadily," but didn't say if the hardware will hit the initial sales forecast of 5.5 million units by the end of March. [Read more]...
Nintendo chief Iwata: Wii U sales 'not bad'

Nokia’s Lumia gambit: TNW’s take on the company’s biggest bet

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It’s game time for Nokia, as the firm has initiated its advertising campaign to launch the Lumia 900, its great hope for a massive return to glory in the United States, a critical mobile market. We’ve written much on the Lumia 900, a handset that we have reviewed favorably in our testing thus...
Nokia’s Lumia gambit: TNW’s take on the company’s biggest bet

1.4B Smartphones In Use By 2013; Only 45M Windows Phone, 20M BB10; Android, iOS Lead In 'A Race Of Two Horses And Two Ponies'

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ABI Research has put out its latest projections on the lay of the land for smartphones and tablets worldwide in 2013: it says that there will be 1.4 billion smartphones, and 268 million tablets in active use this year, with Android keeping its lead in handsets and iOS continuing to...
1.4B Smartphones In Use By 2013; Only 45M Windows Phone, 20M BB10; Android, iOS Lead In 'A Race Of Two Horses And Two Ponies'

Apple's fiscal Q4 2012 earnings conference call slated for Oct. 25

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Apple on Monday announced it will be revealing results for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2012 on Oct. 25, to be followed by the an earnings conference call expected to detail the initial sales performance of the company's newest handset, the iPhone 5....
Apple's fiscal Q4 2012 earnings conference call slated for Oct. 25

BlackBerry boss Thorsten Heins attacks Apple's iPhone as 'outdated'

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Chief executive makes comment before long-delayed launch of Z10 full touchscreen phone in USThe head of BlackBerry has attacked Apple's iPhone as "outdated" as he launched the company's new full touchscreen phone in the US.Thorsten Heins, BlackBerry's chief executive, made the comment on Thursday before the long-delayed launch there of...
BlackBerry boss Thorsten Heins attacks Apple's iPhone as 'outdated'
Microsoft Surface may not be a dud after all: sales projected to exceed 1 million units in Q4
Qualcomm CEO on Windows Phone's fate: 'I never count Microsoft out'
Star Wars: The Old Republic has a chance to more than 1M long-term subscribers

Google ups orders for Nexus 7 in face of increasing demand

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The Nexus 7, a joint venture between Google and Asus, debuted to favorable reviews and solid initial sales, and now it appears that Google is ordering even more units of the 7-inch tablet than it had previously anticipated. Strong demand for the Nexus 7 reportedly has Google going back to...
Google ups orders for Nexus 7 in face of increasing demand
BlackBerry 10 said to show promise, but it can't dent iPhone or Android

The Next Web Network’s Weekly Recap: iPhone 4.0 OS and Twitter vs Third Party Developers

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Welcome to The Next Web Network’s Weekly Recap. Make sure to check out this week’s podcast where we discuss the biggest stories of the week. Also, the deadline to grab your tickets to The Next Web Conference 2010 is fast approaching. This week we were excited to announce that Dr....
The Next Web Network’s Weekly Recap: iPhone 4.0 OS and Twitter vs Third Party Developers

Good sign for Windows Phone? Lumia 900 selling out online

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If you’re looking to buy a new Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone this week, it might not be as easy as you’d expect. AT&T’s online store is showing the Nokia Lumia 900 as temporarily out of stock in both colors, and Amazon.com’s wireless store shows the cyan version backordered. Situations like...
Good sign for Windows Phone? Lumia 900 selling out online

Microsoft Sold A Whopping 750,000 Xbox 360s Over The Holiday Week (MSFT)

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Microsoft sold 750,000 Xbox 360 video-game consoles during the week of Black Friday, according to its internal statistics. This number beat the company's own expectations, but it didn't indicate by how much. Not bad for a console that debuted seven years ago. Compare this to the Wii U's initial sales...
Microsoft Sold A Whopping 750,000 Xbox 360s Over The Holiday Week (MSFT)

Mobile Data Use Surging, but Tablets Largely a Wi-Fi Only Affair

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Even when tablet buyers opt for a device with the ability to use a cellular network, most are opting to use the device only on Wi-Fi. In a report released on Monday, analyst Chetan Sharma said that 90 percent of tablets are using Wi-Fi, even though some of those are...
Mobile Data Use Surging, but Tablets Largely a Wi-Fi Only Affair

Qualcomm defends Windows RT tablets despite lackluster sales, biting criticism

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A Qualcomm executive Friday defended Windows RT tablets despite poor initial sales, saying the mobile device chip maker is 'very optimistic with the future of Win RT.'...
Qualcomm defends Windows RT tablets despite lackluster sales, biting criticism

Ballmer: Surface RT off to modest initial sales

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has described sales of the software giant's new keyboard-enabled tablet as "modest" in an interview with a French publication. It is the first time since the device's release late last month that Microsoft has given any indication of the popularity of the Surface RT tablet, though...
Ballmer: Surface RT off to modest initial sales
Windows 8 is a big hit ... on budget PCs at Walmart
Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing: do the costs outweigh the benefits?

Custom PC builder says vast majority of customers are still picking Windows 7

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Ah, the good old days: The familiar Windows 7 desktop. What happens when PC buyers have the option to avoid Windows 8? Upwards of 80 percent of them go with Windows 7. That, at least, is what’s happening at Puget Systems, an independent PC builder in the Seattle area specializing in high-performance...
Custom PC builder says vast majority of customers are still picking Windows 7
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