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This week at Microsoft: The odds and ends edition

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Hello fellow technology travelers. With this weekly roundup, I try to pick a few themes to guide the post. Say, Windows 8, and its various newsy bits. This week that was impossible. But, as I promised Beelzebub that I would never quit this post, I have come up with a...
This week at Microsoft: The odds and ends edition

Why Sony’s Shu Yoshida thinks the PlayStation Vita will kill it in the U.S. compared to Japan (interview)

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Shuhei Yoshida is in charge of all of the games that Sony makes internally for the PlayStation 3 and its other platforms. The president of worldwide studios for Sony Computer Entertainment was at the recent DICE Summit in Las Vegas, and he showed up with the PlayStation Vita, the new...
Why Sony’s Shu Yoshida thinks the PlayStation Vita will kill it in the U.S. compared to Japan (interview)

Chip industry grows 0.4 percent to record $299.5B in 2011

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The chip industry grew a scant 0.4 percent in 2011, but that was enough to push it to a record $299.5 billion for the year. That wasn’t a bad performance given a weak global economy and disasters in Japan and Thailand. The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), the chip industry’s trade...
Chip industry grows 0.4 percent to record $299.5B in 2011
The beauty of Wii U: Nintendo knows how to go all in on a gimmick

Former AT&T exec admits to leaking iPhone, BlackBerry figures to traders

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An ex-AT&T executive on Monday pleaded guilty to having provided vital inside information like Apple iPhone and RIM BlackBerry sales numbers to hedge fund operators who made illegal trades using the information....
Former AT&T exec admits to leaking iPhone, BlackBerry figures to traders

Pocket God’s Other Success: Digital Comics

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Pocket God is best-known as a hit game for iOS and other smartphone platforms, but Dave Castelnuovo, head of developer Bolt Creative, says the story and characters have been embraced in another medium, too — namely, comic books. Ape Entertainment started publishing the Pocket God comic series (both in print...
Pocket God’s Other Success: Digital Comics

China Surpasses U.S. iOS and Android Activations For First Time

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Mobile analytics company Flurry reports that activation of new iOS and Android devices in China has surpassed the U.S. for the first time. February, Flurry calculated that China surpassed the United States in monthly new iOS and Android device activations for the first time in history. China is now the...
China Surpasses U.S. iOS and Android Activations For First Time

Esquire Hits 100,000 iPhone App Downloads—But Don't Talk About Sales Yet

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It took just six months, but Esquire magazine’s iPhone app has crossed a big threshold: it’s gotten 100,000 downloads of in Apple’s iTunes Store. But that’s only for the free “shell” that serves as a storefront to buy individual issues or subscriptions. While the Hearst mag says it’s sold...
Esquire Hits 100,000 iPhone App Downloads—But Don't Talk About Sales Yet

Apple passes HP as top PC maker when counting iPad sales

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New data released on Monday by market analyst Canalys shows that Apple's iPad was instrumental to an overall growth in the client PC market for Q4 2011, as excluding the tablet's sales numbers would see the sector posting a net loss....
Apple passes HP as top PC maker when counting iPad sales

Mobisante raises $4.2M for smartphone-based ultrasound imaging system

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Mobisante, the Redmond-based company that makes ultrasound technology viewable on a smartphone or tablet, just pulled in $4.2 million in fresh funding to continue providing customers with a low-cost alternative to other expensive high-end portable ultrasound systems. Founded in 2009 by Sailesh Chutani — a former Microsoft mobile exec — and David Zar...
Mobisante raises $4.2M for smartphone-based ultrasound imaging system

The enduring Apple TV Fantasy

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The enduring Apple TV Fantasy: Jean-Louis Gassée: My belief is that Apple TV sales numbers will continue to increase as the device is slowly, patiently improved and the ecosystem is enhanced. In a not-too-distant future we'll see explicit Apple TV apps, similar to those on iPhones and iPads. And someday,...
The enduring Apple TV Fantasy
Microsoft has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses so far

One month in, Windows 8 is on track to easily outsell Windows 7

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Windows 8 has received mixed reviews, some focusing on how much faster it is than Windows 7 and others being quick to call it the second Vista. So far, though, this hasn’t stopped consumers from buying it up in droves. According to Microsoft’s own sales numbers, Windows 8 is selling...
One month in, Windows 8 is on track to easily outsell Windows 7

New iPad Runs About 10 Degrees (F) Hotter than iPad 2

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Both in our forums and Apple's Discussions, there have been observations and complaints that the new iPad runs warmer than the previous generation. The phenomenon was noticed in TechCrunch's review of the new iPad where they said: One other slight downside which I have to assume is related to either...
New iPad Runs About 10 Degrees (F) Hotter than iPad 2

The iPhone 5 Is Destroying Samsung's Galaxy S III Where It Matters--In Web Traffic (AAPL)

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In just three short weeks, Apple's iPhone 5 has surpassed Samsung's three-month-old Galaxy S III in Web traffic volume, according to data-analytics firm Chitika. The surprising result suggests that Apple smartphone users spend far more time surfing the Web than do users of Samsung's smartphone, which runs on Google's Android software....
The iPhone 5 Is Destroying Samsung's Galaxy S III Where It Matters--In Web Traffic (AAPL)
Plenty of questions, few answers surface about early Windows 8 sales

Microsoft takes hits after bad PC numbers

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Wall Street analysts piled on Microsoft after new research showed how low the PC market could go. On Wednesday, IDC pinned at least part of the blame for bad PC sales numbers on sluggish Windows 8 adoption. Microsoft shipped Windows 8 in November and made a big bet to create Surface,...
Microsoft takes hits after bad PC numbers

Report: Microsoft Surface sales well short of estimates

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According to a report from Bloomberg, Microsoft has sold about 1.5 million Surface tablets to date, in both the RT and Pro versions, since the respective debuts. The alleged sales numbers fall short of Microsoft estimates, said to be 2 million of the Surface RT in just the December quarter...
Report: Microsoft Surface sales well short of estimates
Samsung's surprise bestseller: the prepaid Galaxy Prevail
Think we're moving past the PC? Ask the PC makers
The iPhone 5 is already generating more web traffic than the Galaxy S III
Just shy of a record, chip sales dip 3 percent in 2012 to $291.6B

Boot up: Samsung's 10m S4s, NFC's double counts, Google's un-openness, and more

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Plus Nokia Asha's unique selling point, the point of a Google Music service, what Apple needs at WWDC, and moreA burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamMac malware signed with Apple ID infects activist's laptop >> Ars TechnicaStealthy Mac OS X spyware...
Boot up: Samsung's 10m S4s, NFC's double counts, Google's un-openness, and more

One week in, how are the Harry Potter e-books selling?

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It’s been a week since the Pottermore shop launched – making the Harry Potter e-books and digital audiobooks available legally for the first time. Seven days in, how is Harry selling? Since Pottermore is mum on actual sales numbers — and the New York Times and USA Today aren’t yet tracking the...
One week in, how are the Harry Potter e-books selling?

Kindle sales reach new record, whatever that means

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>Amazon announced this morning that Cyber Monday was the biggest day on record for Kindle sales, and sales of the devices over the holiday shopping weekend were more than double the record set during the same weekend last year. However, the company is sticking to its tradition of not disclosing...
Kindle sales reach new record, whatever that means
Coming to its senses, Microsoft will expand Surface rollout to more stores

PC sales drop: Blame Windows 8?

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Customers holding back until Windows 8 is released, as well as businesses completing the refresh of their inventories, triggered a drop in PC sales over the past three months as compared to last year, a dip that may recover by year-end, experts say. The Windows 8 trough--the suppression of...
PC sales drop: Blame Windows 8?
Analyst Questions Sales Numbers For SAP's 'Fastest-Growing' Product (SAP)

BlackBerry Z10 Jumps Off to a Record-Setting Start in Canada and U.K.

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BlackBerry’s new Z10 smartphone is a record-setter — in two of the first markets it in which it debuted, anyway. BlackBerry said on Wednesday that the launch of the Canadian and UK launches of the Z10 have been the best of any of its handsets debuts in those regions...
BlackBerry Z10 Jumps Off to a Record-Setting Start in Canada and U.K.

Amazon CFO Dodges Questions On Antitrust, Patents, Kindle Plans

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Amazon just wrapped up its earnings call for the first quarter fo the year, and the most common phrase may have been, “I probably can’t help you.” To be fair, earnings calls are always a dance, where analysts try to pry more financial details and future plans out of executives,...
Amazon CFO Dodges Questions On Antitrust, Patents, Kindle Plans
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