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Visa Announces Mobile Payments Plan, Most Comprehensive Say Analysts

Visa Announces Mobile Payments Plan, Most Comprehensive Say Analysts

Last week, Visa revealed that they were set to make a big announcement soon regarding their mobile payments strategy, and indeed they have today. They intend to launch their cross-channel digital wallet system in the U.S. and Canada by this fall. Their strategy is ambitious, but also deemed most comprehensive of all the mobile payments contenders, including Google, ISIS, and Sprint.

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iPad 2 shipping now within 1-2 week range

iPad 2 shipping now within 1-2 week range

Waits for the iPad 2 are getting down to a reasonable timeframe now, as the Apple Store is showing 1-2 week delivery times. So it looks like the craziness surrounding the iPad 2 launch has finally started to calm down, and supply is catching up with demand. A few days after launch, shipping time was up to 3-4 weeks. The demand for the device is still high, and the iPad still predicted to be the bestselling tablet through 2015. Now, though, it may begin to be a bit easier to get your hands on one.

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PC Market Not Looking Pretty for Q1 2011

PC Market Not Looking Pretty for Q1 2011

Research firms Gartner and IDC have come out with their quarterly look at the PC market in the US and worldwide. With some exceptions, the results are not good. Only three companies, Lenovo, Apple, and to a lesser extent, Toshiba, posted gains for PC sales in Q1. The two reports differ on how large the decline in the total market is, and also on the cause. Is it tablets? Lack of innovation in PCs? Or just a lingering hangover from big Q4 spending? See all the numbers after the cut.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: April 11, 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: April 11, 2011

Behold, the day has come when the great one, mister Steve Jobs himself, will be releasing an official biography of his whole entire life. This book will be called "iSteve: The Book of Jobs," and will be blasting out on shelves (we're assuming it'll be printed on paper too,) inside 2012. Between that and Photoshop integration famous art software into the iPad, I think we're pretty much set for news today. Oh you'd like a whole lot more? Well let's take a look then - perhaps there's more deeper in the bag.

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RIM CEOs blast critics for lack of appreciation; PlayBook will be focussed attack not iPad all-rounder

RIM CEOs blast critics for lack of appreciation; PlayBook will be focussed attack not iPad all-rounder

RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis has struck out at critics, questioning "why there's this negative sentiment" within the industry which maintains the company has lost its momentum. "Why is it that people don’t appreciate our profits? Why is it that people don’t appreciate our growth?" the outspoken exec asked the NY Times. "Why is it that people don’t appreciate the fact that we spent the last four years going global? Why is it that people don’t appreciate that we have 500 carriers in 170 countries with products in almost 30 languages?"

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Android to own 49% of smartphone market by end of 2012

Android to own 49% of smartphone market by end of 2012

Research firm Gartner has released its latest stats for the smartphone market and the company thinks that Android is heading towards a very dominant position in the next year or so. According to the firm Android will own 49% of the smartphone market by 2012. The growth of Android is very impressive over the last few years.

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Peratech QTC Clear touchscreen could add force-sensing to your future iPad

Peratech QTC Clear touchscreen could add force-sensing to your future iPad

Touch-sensor specialists Peratech have announced their QTC Clear, a transparent version of their force-sensing touch panel which promises to bring 3D input and more to tablets, smartphones and other devices. The new sensor can be added to a capacitive touchscreen or replace a resistive one, adding the ability to measure the pressure a user applies to the display. This, Peratech suggests, opens up the door to 3D interfaces where the force of touch controls the depth of navigation through the UI.

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iPad accounted for $9.566B out of $9.6B in tablet sales in 2010

iPad accounted for $9.566B out of $9.6B in tablet sales in 2010

I have an original iPad and I really like it, I can certainly see why the tablet did so well on the market. Take into account that for much of 2010 it was the only media tablet on the market and you can see why the numbers for tablet sales in 2010 were so lopsided. According to numbers released by Gartner, the iPad accounted for almost every bit of the tablet sales last year.

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Gateway NV Series pack AMD E-350 and C-50 Fusion APUs

Gateway NV Series pack AMD E-350 and C-50 Fusion APUs

AMD's new APU-based Fusion processors continue to score design wins, with Gateway the latest to slot the chips - along with the Radeon GPUs - into their notebooks. The Gateway NV51B05u leads the new NV Series, complete with AMD's E-350 processor and Radeon HD 6310 graphics, WiFi b/g/n, HDMI with Full HD 1080p output support, and a 15.6-inch 1366 x 768 display.

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