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Microsoft Surface Pro to Be Released February 9 with $899 Price Tag

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Microsoft today announced that its Surface Pro tablet will go on sale on February 9 in the United States and Canada. Originally slated to arrive in January, the Surface Pro tablet is priced at $899 for the 64GB model and $999 for the 128GB model. The Surface Pro sports an...
Microsoft Surface Pro to Be Released February 9 with $899 Price Tag

Barnes & Noble cuts Nook tablet prices in US by 30% for Mothers Day, Nook HD+ now $179

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Barnes and Noble is once again cutting the price of its flagship Nook HD+ and Nook HD tablets which are reduced by up to 30 percent in the US as part of a Mothers Day offer. The short-term deal — which covers Nook.com and physical retail outlets — sees the cost...
Barnes & Noble cuts Nook tablet prices in US by 30% for Mothers Day, Nook HD+ now $179

Microsoft Surface production ramps up as Windows RT models come to retailers in US, Australia

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In line with yesterday’s reports that Microsoft’s Surface distribution strategy will expand, the company has officially announced its plans to ramp up production of Surface, while expanding it to “additional retailers” in the United States and Australia by mid-December. In addition, Microsoft has also shared that its holiday stores will be extended beyond the...
Microsoft Surface production ramps up as Windows RT models come to retailers in US, Australia

Samsung Galaxy S4 launch date hit by supply issues, US carriers say

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South Korean company says holdups are due to 'far stronger than expected' demand as Sprint and T-Mobile put back rolloutSupply issues have snarled the US rollout of Samsung Electronics's latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, which will go on sale at Sprint and T-Mobile later than expected, the carriers said...
Samsung Galaxy S4 launch date hit by supply issues, US carriers say

Placecast Raises $3 Million For Location-Based Mobile Marketing Technology

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Placecast, a startup that creates a location-based mobile marketing technology, has raised $3 million in Series B funding from Quatrex Capital, ONSET Ventures and Voyager Capital. This brings Placecast’s total funding to $8 million. Placecast recently debuted its technology, called ShopAlerts, that allows retailers bring people into their stores by...
Placecast Raises $3 Million For Location-Based Mobile Marketing Technology
Don't Expect To See New iPhone Or iPad Hardware At WWDC, The Loop Advises, But New Macs Possible

Google Play gift cards available in the UK starting today, Tesco and Morrisons confirmed as retail partners

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Google launched gift cards for its US Play store just over six months ago, now they are arriving in the UK. From today (that's Wednesday if you are reading in the UK), you'll be able to pick them up in the same denominations as the US versions -- £10,...
Google Play gift cards available in the UK starting today, Tesco and Morrisons confirmed as retail partners
Google Play Gift Cards rolling out to Target, GameStop, RadioShack, & Walmart

Apple Looking to Boost iPhone Sales With New Retail Store Trade-In Program

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Bloomberg reports that Apple will for the first time begin accepting trade-ins on iPhones in its retail stores, encouraging users to upgrade to the latest models and seeking to boost sales. Apple will be partnering with recycling firm Brightstar to offer the program.Used iPhones collected in the U.S. will only...
Apple Looking to Boost iPhone Sales With New Retail Store Trade-In Program

China Telecom becomes second Chinese carrier to sell the iPhone 4S, after capturing 200,000 preorders

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Having originally announced that it would carry Apple’s new iPhone 4S on its WCDMA networks on February 21, China Telecom has today officially started selling the smartphone across its 2,850 retail outlets, having received more than 200,000 preorders within the last week. The smartphone can be ordered on the Apple China Store or via...
China Telecom becomes second Chinese carrier to sell the iPhone 4S, after capturing 200,000 preorders

T-Mobile Wants To Help Small Business “Get Paid Fast,” Brings Square Credit Card Reader To Retail Stores

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T-Mobile continues to throw some weight behind the mobile payment movement, as they have become the first wireless carrier to offer Square credit card readers at a number of their retail outlets. This isn't the first instance of T-Mobile utilizing the Square payment reader as a tool to lure in...
T-Mobile Wants To Help Small Business “Get Paid Fast,” Brings Square Credit Card Reader To Retail Stores

BlackBerry Q10 is 'fastest-selling ever' at Selfridges as corporates snap it up

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Corporate buyers and exporters queue to buy dozens of handsets at a time to get keyboard-based BB10 model despite lack of advertising around UK launchBlackBerry's keyboard-based Q10 handset, its first with both a keyboard and running its BB10 software, has made a red-hot start on its first weekend in the...
BlackBerry Q10 is 'fastest-selling ever' at Selfridges as corporates snap it up
With Its New Liquipod, Liquipel Hopes To Make Your Gadgets Water-Resistant While You Wait

Apple's new iPad launches in China with short queues and no chaos

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Apple product launches in China are renowned for being chaotic and rowdy but today the company begin selling its new iPad in the country under rather unusual circumstances. Instead of being greeting by massive queues and anxious customers — as has become the norm — the Retina display equipped device...
Apple's new iPad launches in China with short queues and no chaos

Windows 8 PCs showing up for preorder at retailers

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Though consumers will still have to wait another two weeks before the official launch of Windows 8, PCs running Microsoft's latest operating system have begun showing up in some retail outlets to promote the official beginning of pre-ordering Win8 systems. Electronista stopped in to a Best Buy in Charlottesvillle, VA,...
Windows 8 PCs showing up for preorder at retailers
Microsoft is increasing production of the Surface and expanding to new retailers

Brazilian startup Compra3 launches group buying site

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Brazilian start-up Compra3 is leaving beta testing today and opening up its group buying site to the public, complete with social networking features, more than 100,0000 users, and almost one million products on offer. The site exclusively targets the Brazilian market at the moment, although the company says it is...
Brazilian startup Compra3 launches group buying site
Windows Phone's real test starts now

Gene Munster: iPhone 5 lines 83% longer than the iPhone 4S

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Despite more retail outlets and twice as many pre-orders FORTUNE -- Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster, who has been counting heads at iPhone launches since 2008, says that Friday's launch of the iPhone 5 in the U.S. was the biggest ever. In a note to clients issued at 10:00 a.m. he...
Gene Munster: iPhone 5 lines 83% longer than the iPhone 4S

RIM eyes further success in Southeast Asia with “aggressive” retail expansion plans

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RIM is looking to build on its popularity in key markets in Southeast Asia by massively increasing its sales presence in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, according to a Bloomberg report. Speaking at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, RIM’s head in Southeast Asia — Gregory Wade — revealed it...
RIM eyes further success in Southeast Asia with “aggressive” retail expansion plans

Samsung Puts NFC Stickers In Coffee Bean In Singapore

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Samsung and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf have placed Samsung-branded NFC stickers in all 51 outlets in Singapore. Their marketing campaign runs from 8 February to 7 March, and will reward Samsung NFC-device users with an upsized drink for tapping the poster and Liking Coffee Bean’s Facebook page after...
Samsung Puts NFC Stickers In Coffee Bean In Singapore

There's A Big Misconception About How Companies Become Tech Savvy

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Being among the best in your industry in digital has been shown by a Capgemini Consulting/MIT report to significantly boost profits. So how do you get there? According to Didier Bonnet, Capgemini's Global Practice manager, it's not the common narrative, that young, tech savvy leaders promote technology from the bottom...
There's A Big Misconception About How Companies Become Tech Savvy

Apple looks to expand China presence with new Apple Stores in Chengdu and Shenzhen

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Chinese government officials have revealed that Apple is making plans to increase its presence in China by opening two new Apple Stores in Chengdu and Shenzhen. The move would represent the first retail outlets that the Cupertino-based firm has opened outside of Beijing and Shanghai, and would take the total number...
Apple looks to expand China presence with new Apple Stores in Chengdu and Shenzhen

Walmart to sell new iPad at midnight Thursday night

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Big-box retailer Walmart is scheduled to start sales of the new iPad at 12:01am on March 16, beating Apple's own retail outlets to the punch....
Walmart to sell new iPad at midnight Thursday night

Google Challenges Bing's Photosynth; Adds User Photos to Street View

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Google Street View has made a few headlines at RWW lately - once for getting itself into hot water in Europe and once, notably, for bringing Street View's photo-tour features into retail outlets. Now, we've learned that Street View will also begin to feature user-submitted photographs. According to a recent...
Google Challenges Bing's Photosynth; Adds User Photos to Street View
Online ads equal offline sales, says shopper analytics firm RapidBlue

Tim Cook's Prozac: The Apple Store in three charts

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How special are Apple Inc.'s retail outlets? FORTUNE -- "I don't have very many bad days," Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook told the audience at Goldman Sachs' technology conference Tuesday. "But if I ever feel that I'm dropping down from an excited level, I go and visit a store. It's like...
Tim Cook's Prozac: The Apple Store in three charts

Analyst Says Perhaps Millions of iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Still in Transit, Not Included in Announced Sales

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Earlier today, Apple officially announced sales of over five million iPhone 5 units during its launch weekend, easily topping the iPhone 4S debut from last year but falling short of many analysts' expectations. ISI Group analyst Brian Marshall theorizes that the apparent shortfall compared to expectations may stem from Apple's...
Analyst Says Perhaps Millions of iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Still in Transit, Not Included in Announced Sales
ICS-powered Kyocera Rise lands on Virgin Mobile for $99 without contract

How to get started with Google AdWords

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What if you built a website and nobody came? Simple answer: Start an ad campaign using Google AdWords. AdWords is a daunting and complex system, but it really isn't that difficult to start using. Even with a budget of a dollar a day, the service is worth trying to...
How to get started with Google AdWords
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