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U.S. retailers quickly sell out of ASUS Eee Pad Transformer stock

April 26th, 2011

The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer, an Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) tablet with a 10.1-inch screen and an optional QWERTY dock, made its U.S. retail debut today, and it’s flying off of store shelves. Amazon and Target appear to have already sold out of initial stock of the unit, and Best Buy’s website currently says that the …

eBay outs iPad 2 sales data

April 1st, 2011

eBay has revealed sales figures for the iPad 2 during its first two weeks on the market. The online auction house created a chart that shows just under 12,000 iPad 2 units were sold during the two week period that it was exclusively available in the United States. The graphic notes that 35% of iPad …

Google reaches settlement with FTC in Google Buzz privacy case

March 30th, 2011

On Wednesday, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced it has reached a settlement with Google over its controversial Google Buzz social network. The FTC charged Google with using “deceptive tactics and [violating] its own privacy promises to consumers” when it launched Google Buzz — its Twitter-like social network — in 2010. The FTC’s proposed settlement …

Motorola’s Wi-Fi XOOM coming to U.S. March 27th, $599

March 16th, 2011

In a press release just moments ago, Motorola Mobility announced the release of the its Wi-Fi only XOOM tablet in the United States. Available beginning March 27th for $599, the 32GB device will be available at Amazon.com, Best Buy, Costco, RadioShack, select Sam’s Club locations, Staples and Walmart. The XOOM was the first tablet to …

Nintendo DS becomes best-selling video game system of all time in U.S.

January 4th, 2011

Today, Nintendo announced that its popular line of DS handheld gaming systems have become “the nation’s best-selling video game system of all time.” With sales of over 47 million units since its release in 2004, the DS passes Sony’s PlayStation 2 to claim the top spot. The company also noted that its Wii console sold …

Forrester Research: Over 82 million tablet users in U.S. by 2015

January 4th, 2011

With CES just on the horizon, and the impending tablet tidal-wave gaining momentum, Forrester Research has published its predictions on just how far-reaching the devices will be.  With an estimated 10.2 million U.S. adults currently using tablets, the company predicts that number to rise to 26.0 million in 2011, 50.7 million in 2012, and 82.1 million U.S. adults by 2015. “We’ve …

U.S. iTunes Music store extending song previews to 90 seconds

November 3rd, 2010

According to blog Symphonic Distribution, Apple will be extending the length of song previews in its U.S. iTunes Music store from 30 seconds to 90 seconds. The information comes courtesy of an email being sent around to “label representatives” that reads: We are pleased to let you know that we are preparing to increase the …

Gold dispensing ATMs coming to U.S.?

September 28th, 2010

If we told you an ATM was coming to the United States that dispensed its payload in 1 gram, 5 gram, 10 gram, and 1 ounce quantities, what would you think it was? Before you get too excited and fire up that Bob Marley EP, it’s gold. A German firm plans on deploying ATMs that dispense pure Au in the …