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The wait for Apple’s new iPad is now down to between 3-5 days in the US

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US consumers now only have to wait between three and five days to receive a delivery of the new iPad, after the company updated shipping times on the Apple Store to reflect the slight change. Apple had previously reduced shipping times from between 1-2 weeks on March 20, then showing availability of between...
The wait for Apple’s new iPad is now down to between 3-5 days in the US

Showrooming: 5 Ways Retailers Can Fight Back [Slideshow]

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There was once a time that a trip to buy something fun could be an enjoyable experience. I remember how much I enjoyed picking out my first computer, a Tandy TRS 80. I browsed Radio Shack for an hour or more, talking to the helpful employee about my plans, picking...
Showrooming: 5 Ways Retailers Can Fight Back [Slideshow]
Microsoft: When Steve Ballmer Said Surface Sales Were 'Modest,' Here's What He Really Meant... (MSFT)

Apple 'Messed Up' with Retail Store Cutbacks, Denies Mass Layoffs

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Following our report from earlier this week regarding word from Apple retail store sources of cutbacks and layoffs, Dow Jones Newswires now shares word that Apple has acknowledged that it "messed up" it adjusting its staffing formulas, although the company denies mass layoffs at its stores.In a communication with store...
Apple 'Messed Up' with Retail Store Cutbacks, Denies Mass Layoffs
CHART OF THE DAY: Apple's Astounding Retail Sales In Context (AAPL)

Lumia 800 bundle coming to Microsoft retail stores on Valentine's Day, $899 is the new price of love

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Well, you knew the Lumia 800 would be coming to Microsoft's chain of retail stores this month, but we bet you weren't counting on an $899 price tag. That's the word from our compadres at The Verge, who suggest that Nokia's handset will initially be available only as a...
Lumia 800 bundle coming to Microsoft retail stores on Valentine's Day, $899 is the new price of love

Barnes & Noble Aims To Whittle Its Stores For Years

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Barnes & Noble Inc. expects to close as many as a third of its retail stores over the next decade, the bookseller’s top store executive said, offering the most detailed picture yet of the company’s plans for the outlets. “In 10 years we’ll have 450 to 500 stores,” said Mitchell...
Barnes & Noble Aims To Whittle Its Stores For Years

Sprint offering $150 off Galaxy S III, Galaxy Nexus, and Galaxy Victory Nov 22.-25

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Sprint is offering up to $150 in savings starting on Thanksgiving Day, which will allow you to get either the Galaxy S II for $49 on contract, as well as the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Victory 4G for free. The offer will continue on Black Friday and through Sunday, Nov. 25....
Sprint offering $150 off Galaxy S III, Galaxy Nexus, and Galaxy Victory Nov 22.-25

Eager users crowd Apple stores worldwide as new iPad goes on sale

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As has become a custom with every major Apple product launch, die-hard fans lined up outside the company's retail stores worldwide to purchase the third-generation iPad, called the "new iPad," which went on sale on Friday morning....
Eager users crowd Apple stores worldwide as new iPad goes on sale

Whoa! Did The Nook Have Better Sales Than The Kindle In March? (AMZN, BKS)

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While we focus on the iPad-Kindle war, another Kindle rival may have quietly eclipsed it. Barnes & Noble's Nook outsold the Kindle in March, according to DigiTimes research. DigiTimes researcher Mingchi Kuo based his report on "figures from upstream suppliers as indicating that the nook accounted for 53% of e-book...
Whoa! Did The Nook Have Better Sales Than The Kindle In March? (AMZN, BKS)

Unboxing Photos from Early iPad Mini Delivery Surface in France

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Yesterday, we noted that early iPad mini pre-orders were en route to customers and that resellers were receiving shipments ahead of Friday's official launch for the Wi-Fi models. French site igen.fr now shares some unboxing photos [Google translation] from a customer who pre-ordered a white iPad mini from French reseller...
Unboxing Photos from Early iPad Mini Delivery Surface in France

Apple wants to patent glass design of Upper West Side NYC store

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Apple continues to seek patents for the designs of its one-of-a-kind flagship retail stores, with the latest application related to the curved glass roof of the Upper West Side location in New York City....
Apple wants to patent glass design of Upper West Side NYC store

Say goodbye to Dixons.co.uk, the site ceases trading tomorrow

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Dixons, a by-word for electronics in the UK for decades, is closing its online presence, Dixons.co.uk. Make your last purchases there today as the site will cease trading tomorrow. It’s been a while since the Dixons brand appeared on the UK high street. The Dixons group has seen changes as...
Say goodbye to Dixons.co.uk, the site ceases trading tomorrow

Amazon rumored starting own, Kindle-focused stores

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Amazon may dip into retail stores if rumors prove true. A boutique shop was said by Good E-Reader to be in the works for Seattle before the holidays. Most of the emphasis would appropriately be on the Kindle and Kindle Fire, but the store would also include exclusive paper books...
Amazon rumored starting own, Kindle-focused stores

Kindle Fire now over half of Android tablet market, as Amazon reports blowout earnings

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It’s been apparent over the last few months that Amazon’s $199 Kindle Fire has been making rapid gains in Android tablet market. However, we didn’tthink it was all out domination. According to research firm ComScore, the Kindle Fire now makes up 54.4 percent of the total Android Market as of...
Kindle Fire now over half of Android tablet market, as Amazon reports blowout earnings
Walmart slashes AT&T iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S prices [updated]

Groupon introduces mobile payments system

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Online coupon broker Groupon debuted a new payments system on Wednesday meant to offer the "lowest rates in today's marketplace" to U.S. merchants who use its couponing service. The new system is like other mobile payments systems; it features a Groupon-branded credit card reader, which attaches to an iPhone...
Groupon introduces mobile payments system

Scalpers Lay Seige to iPad Mini in Beijing

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The release of Apple Inc.’s iPad Mini on Friday at its flagship store in Beijing was missing the massive and unruly crowds reminiscent of some the company’s previous product launches in China, but scalpers were still out in force despite rules making it tougher for them to buy most of...
Scalpers Lay Seige to iPad Mini in Beijing

ET deals: 40% off Netgear's Push2TV HD wireless display adapter

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Intel is not just a juggernaut in the CPU market, they’ve also been pushing their integrated laptop chipset package. Once known as the “Centrino” platform, it was originally a marketing program that allowed manufacturers to take advantage of Intel’s brand clout, so that consumers would ask for Centrino in the...
ET deals: 40% off Netgear's Push2TV HD wireless display adapter
Polaroid opening stores just to print your smartphone photos
Sorry Siri, ‘Google Now’ is a personal assistant I’d hire in real life

Elephanti is the loyalty card version of Foursquare designed to bring customers inside the retail store

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Online shopping has really affected the way people buy things. If you look at the effect e-commerce stores have had on Thanksgiving and on Black Friday, you’ll find that $1 billion went to sites like Amazon and other online retail stores — something that greatly affects traditional brick and mortar...
Elephanti is the loyalty card version of Foursquare designed to bring customers inside the retail store

Will Google take to the streets with its own retail stores?

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Google is establishing some "zones" in Best Buy and a few other outlets, buy it may end up following Apple and Microsoft with a chain of retail stores worldwide. [Read more]...
Will Google take to the streets with its own retail stores?
Good Deal: free $50 B&N gift card with Nook Tablet purchase

Microsoft's Skype Takes Its Gift Cards International, Now In 44 Countries, As It Continues Retail Rollout

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In an effort to get more people using Skype Credits and paid services on the site, today the Microsoft-owned internet calling giant Skype is expanding its Gift Cards: as of today these are now live to buy online in 44 countries. The company is also gearing up to expand its...
Microsoft's Skype Takes Its Gift Cards International, Now In 44 Countries, As It Continues Retail Rollout

Sprint Says It Will Begin Shipping HTC Evo 4G LTE Pre-Orders on Thursday

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Although a patent dispute has held up its full launch, Sprint said it will start shipping its HTC Evo 4G on Thursday to those who have pre-ordered the phone. There’s no word just yet on when the phone will show up in retail stores. “Sprint expects to begin shipping HTC...
Sprint Says It Will Begin Shipping HTC Evo 4G LTE Pre-Orders on Thursday

Google Nexus 7 Tablet Hard to Find; Sam's Club and GameStop are Best Bets

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Calls to East Coast retailers on Sunday morning show most retail stores selling the Nexus 7 don't have it yet, are sold out, or only have a few left....
Google Nexus 7 Tablet Hard to Find; Sam's Club and GameStop are Best Bets

Virgin Mobile to carry iPhone from today, Sir Richard does his best Fonz impression

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Virgin Mobile is offering the iPhone to its prepaid customers as of today. The Sprint-owned subsidiary is using the event to kickstart a new retail strategy that will see the company open branded retail stores in Chicago -- with a nationwide rollout dependent upon its success. Since all carriers...
Virgin Mobile to carry iPhone from today, Sir Richard does his best Fonz impression

Best Buy Sells Almost as Many iPhones as Apple Retail

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AllThingsD reports on findings of a survey by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners which investigated where iPhone owners purchased their device. The found that the breakdown of retail vs online sales was 76 percent retail vs 24 percent online. Of that 76% from retail stores, the breakdown showed that Best Buy...
Best Buy Sells Almost as Many iPhones as Apple Retail
AT&T Galaxy Note 2 priced at $299, launches Nov. 9
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