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Wii U Sales Still Lousy

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Nintendo’s Wii U isn’t proving to be much of a successor to the 100-million selling Wii. New metrics from NPD suggest that sales of the console continue to disappoint. The market researcher said Friday that Wii U shipments rose over 40 percent month-over-month in February — encouraging news, were it...
Wii U Sales Still Lousy

Facebook hires: D.C., engineering, counsel, marketing, more

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This week Facebook hired a director of policy in D.C., patent and commercial counsel, an executive speechwriter, several engineers and a head of marketing communications for its Hamburg offices, according to its Careers page. According to its LinkedIn feed, the company also hired a manager of privacy and public policy. There were...
Facebook hires: D.C., engineering, counsel, marketing, more
Japan's Line mobile messaging app reaches 100M game downloads
OLED displays to hit sales of $44B by 2019 with growth in TVs and mobile devices
Game sales fall 25 percent in March despite hot sales of Mass Effect 3

ComScore: Samsung Remains Top Cellphone Maker in U.S.

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By Melodie Warner Samsung Electronics Co. remained the top handset manufacturer with its market share of total U.S. mobile subscribers edging up to 26% for the three-month period ended in March, according to comScore Inc. Getty Images Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus phone, one of dozens of handsets sold in the U.S....
ComScore: Samsung Remains Top Cellphone Maker in U.S.

LTE phone shipments to hit record 67 million this year

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Shipments of smartphones with the higher-speed technology will jump tenfold in 2012, says market researcher Strategy Analytics. [Read more]...
LTE phone shipments to hit record 67 million this year

Live Fast, Die Young: E-Readers Are On the Decline

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Days of yore. (Photo: kodomut Let’s hope Amazon and Barnes and Noble gathered their rosebuds while they could, because it seems the heyday of the e-reader is already passing. The Wall Street Journal reports that, according to one market researcher, e-reader shipments dropped 28 percent this year, to 19.9 million from...
Live Fast, Die Young: E-Readers Are On the Decline

Samsung Expected To Widen Its Lead Over Apple This Year (AAPL)

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SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is expected to widen its lead over Apple Inc in global smartphone sales this year with 35 percent growth, helped by a broad product lineup, market researcher Strategy Analytics told Reuters on Friday. Apple, returning the offensive, could roll out a smaller, cheaper...
Samsung Expected To Widen Its Lead Over Apple This Year (AAPL)

200 Million People Want A Microsoft Windows Tablet And Not An iPad (MSFT)

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Despite a lot of bad reviews for its new Surface Pro tablet, Microsoft hasn't lost the hearts of its true-blue fans, enterprise office workers. Market researcher Forrester predicts that some 200 million people worldwide want a Windows tablet for their next work tablet. So it says in a new report...
200 Million People Want A Microsoft Windows Tablet And Not An iPad (MSFT)

Facebook career postings: engineering, communications, policy, legal, sales, more

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Facebook posted several engineering positions between its Careers page and LinkedIn feed this week. The positions ranged from data to developer to security and platform. The company also posted positions for sales, marketing, legal, communications and policy positions in Italy, as well as many sales-related jobs in Ireland. Posts added this week on...
Facebook career postings: engineering, communications, policy, legal, sales, more
Zynga turns on the viral charm with FarmVille 2

Firefox: back in the No. 2 seat once again

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PCWorld's recent Web browser showdown may have crowned Chrome the ultimate winner, but new data suggests that Google's popular contender shouldn't rest on its laurels just yet. In fact, after a similar market-share shift in August, Chrome fell further into third place in September, buoying Mozilla's Firefox firmly back...
Firefox: back in the No. 2 seat once again
IBM launches augmented reality app for grocery stores
Call of Duty: Black Ops II beats Halo 4 in NPD's dismal November game sales list

Nokia to sell and lease back Finnish headquarters

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Ailing mobile phone firm to offload Nokia House in Espoo for €170m but will stay on as tenants in drive to slash costsNokia is selling its Finnish headquarters for €170m (£137m) and leasing the property back on a long-term deal.The struggling mobile phone company has operated in the glass and...
Nokia to sell and lease back Finnish headquarters
Apple Still Dominates App Sales, But Google Is Coming On Fast

PC-Ya Later

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PC-Ya Later: Ian Sherr for WSJ citing the latest numbers from IDC: Worldwide shipments of personal computers fell 13.9% in the first quarter, according to market researcher IDC, in the biggest decline since the firm began issuing quarterly numbers in 1994. And: Indeed, IDC said that Windows 8 hasn't only...
PC-Ya Later

June retail video game sales expected to be a dud

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U.S. video game sales for the month of June are expected to down 34 percent compared to a year ago, according to a forecast released tonight by analyst Michael Pachter of Wedbush Securities. The sales are a closely watched barometer of the health of the traditional game industry and they...
June retail video game sales expected to be a dud

Oracle's Acme Packet Deal Pushes It Deeper Into Cisco's Territory

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Oracle's footprint in the tech industry just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Since 2005, the company has spent $50 billion on more than 80 acquisitions to extend its reach from business software to hardware to cloud computing and networking. On Monday, Oracle announced plans to acquire Bedford, Mass.-based, Acme Packet...
Oracle's Acme Packet Deal Pushes It Deeper Into Cisco's Territory

Facebook hires and departures: community engagement, engineering, mobile ops

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Facebook promoted Susan Gonzales to a head of community engagement position this week after she had been working in external affairs in the company’s D.C. office since August 2011. According to its Careers page the company also seems to have brought on some engineers, data center staff, account management staff and a head...
Facebook hires and departures: community engagement, engineering, mobile ops
Gamers spend $3.4B on all types of games in Q1
The DeanBeat:How fast will the shift to huge growth for mobile games happen?

Windows PCs to decline as Android, Apple devices rise

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Windows is going to be eclipsed by Android in 2016, according to market researcher IDC. Expect Apple's iOS to see an uptick too. [Read more]...
Windows PCs to decline as Android, Apple devices rise
Online shopping is up 13 percent so far this holiday season

Broadcom unveils a four-way radio chip to slash the costs of NFC

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More than 1 million Android mobile devices are shipping each week with a technology called near-field communications (NFC), which allows you to tap your phone to another a device and transfer data instantly. But that’s not fast enough for chip maker Broadcom. Today, the Irvine, Calif.-based company said it is...
Broadcom unveils a four-way radio chip to slash the costs of NFC
China beats out U.S. to be largest smartphone market, Apple share grows
23 percent of app gamers play only on mobile devices

IDC Sharply Cuts PC Shipment Forecast

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Market researcher IDC cut its estimates for world-wide PC shipments in 2013 after a significant drop in the first quarter....
IDC Sharply Cuts PC Shipment Forecast
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