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Consumers are Spending Billions Through Their Tablets

Last week, analyst predictions asserted that tablet shipments could reach 145 million in 2013. The market for tablets is only swelling, and now research firm ABI Research is predicting that an additional 1 billion tablets will be shipped over the next five years. Even more interesting, though, is ABI’s research into how much consumers are spending through their devices. According …

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Samsung Reports Record Fourth-Quarter Profits

Samsung Electronics today announced its fourth quarter earnings. As expected, the company pulled in record fourth-quarter profits, taking in 7.04 trillion won ($6.5 billion) in net profit. That’s a 7% increase over their third-quarter earnings, and an over 75% increase from its profits in the fourth quarter of 2011. “Despite uncertainties in Europe and concerns over the U.S. fiscal cliff …

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Final Fantasy Sale Coming to PSN in Europe This Week

Sony today announced that most of the Final Fantasy series titles that can be found in the PlayStation Store will be half-off this week. The sale will begin on Wednesday, January 23 after the lasest store update is complete. Most of the core Final Fantasy titles are included in the sale. Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy II, Final Fantasy V, Final …

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PC Sales Dropping, Shows Yet Another Report

Last week, a report from International Data Corporation (IDC) showed that PC shipments during the fourth quarter of 2012 declined by around 6.4% from the fourth quarter of 2011. Now, analyst firm Gartner has weighed in on the PC market with similar statistics. Gartner’s research shows a 4.9% decline in PC shipments in the fourth quarter of 2012 when compared …

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PC Sales Declined During Last Year’s Holiday Season

A new report issued this week by International Data Corporation (IDC) shows that worldwide PC shipments during the fourth quarter of 2012 actually declined, down 6.4% from 2011. The 89.8 million units were less than even the predicted decline of 4.4%. This is is spite of the launch of Windows 8 and the accompanying products from companies such as HP, …

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Rolls-Royce: Record Sales in 2012

While most of us are working toward climbing out of a years-long recession or struggling with unemployment, there are still a select few that are able to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a very nice car. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars today announced its third consecutive year of record sales. The company sold 3,575 cars last year, the most in …

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Smartphone Sales Hit a Record 10 Million at AT&T

AT&T announced today that it sold more than 10 million smartphones in the fourth quarter of 2012. The number tops AT&T’s company record of 9.4 million, which was set during the 2011 holiday season. The huge sales numbers include a surge for both iPhones and Android-based smartphones. “We had another incredible quarter of smartphone sales as the mobile Internet continues …

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Steam Holiday Sale Starts Tomorrow, Capcom Reveals Game Discounts

Steam sales are highly anticipated, with PC gamers longingly staring at their Steam wish list for days as they wait for a sale to start, hoping that the game they want will finally fall to a price within their budget. Though the general scope of Steam sales is known (the summer sale, the holiday sale) the exact starting date of …

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Etsy Sellers Had Their Biggest Day Ever on Cyber Monday

By all reports, Black Friday and Cyber Monday produced record sales figures in the ecommerce world. Companies like Amazon are already touting a blockbuster weekend, as they claim the best few days of Kindle sales in the history of the family of devices. Now, it’s quirky online retailer Etsy who’s reporting some impressive Black Friday/Cyber Monday numbers. “The 2012 holiday …

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Smartphone Sales Jumped Nearly 50% in the Third Quarter of 2012

Research firm Gartner today released the results of it’s analysis of third quarter 2012 smartphone sales. According to its data, worldwide sales of smartphones are up 46.9% from the third quarter of 2011 and account for 39.6% of all mobile phone sales. These figures are reminiscent of shipment numbers unveiled by Canalys last week, suggesting that customers are buying smartphones …

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Halo 4 Breaks Records, Sees $220 Million in Sales in First 24 Hours

Everyone knew that Halo 4 was going to have a huge launch, and now Microsoft is conforming that with some fresh sales figures. According to the company, Halo 4 topped $220 million in sales worldwide in its first 24 hours on the market. They compare that to some other big opening day launches from the world of cinema: “Halo 4 …

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Borderlands 2 Tops Mass Effect 3 Sales in UK

Borderlands 2 has beaten Mass Effect 3 and claimed the title of best-selling debut launch of 2012 for the U.K. According to Chart-track, Gearbox’s and 2k Games’ Borderlands sequel has sold over 4,000 more copies than Bioware’s and EA’s Mass Effect 3 did during its spring release. Chart-track is a home entertainment market research company that was founded in 1996. …

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