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Apple Q1 2012 sales point to monster future for iPhone, death of iPod

Apple Q1 2012 sales point to monster future for iPhone, death of iPod

There's a lot to be said about the Q1 2012 sales report from Apple today, but one point stands out like a beacon: with 37,044,000 units and 24,417,000,000 (that's $24 billion) in revenue from iPhone and related products and services. This is compared to the units and revenue from the same category during Q4 of 2011 which ads up to 16,235,000 units and 10,468,000,000 in revenue - this means that Apple has more than DOUBLED their units and revenue in one quarter. Of course this includes the holiday season once Apple's Q1 started, so it's not that big a deal, right?

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Acer CEO speaks of massive Ultrabooks shipments for 2012

Acer CEO speaks of massive Ultrabooks shipments for 2012

This month we've gotten quite a helping of awesome showings from Acer in the mobile category, but more important than that, so their CEO says, is Ultrabooks, and how many of them they'll be shipping inside 2012. Because of how well the manufacturer did with their first Ultrabook, the Acer Aspire S3, they plan on really rolling out the shipments and the subsequent sales of their newest and most fabulous tiny monster, the Aspire S5. This is that tiny sliver of an Ultrabook you saw the day before CES 2012 this year, the one we got hands-on time with (also shown in this post.)

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Apple’s iMac accounts for nearly one-third of all-in-one PC sales last year

Apple’s iMac accounts for nearly one-third of all-in-one PC sales last year

Apple has once again put up some impressive numbers on the board, this time in the PC sales department, where the company's iMac product lineup has accounted for virtually one-third of all-in-one PC sales last year, according to estimates by DisplaySearch research published in Bloomberg. All-in-one desktop PC sales grew 39% in 2010 to 14.5 million units, and among those desktop sales, Apple accounted for 32.9 percent, establishing it as, well, the largest all-in-one PC maker in the world.

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Samsung Galaxy Note headed to US, hits 1 million in sales globally

Samsung Galaxy Note headed to US, hits 1 million in sales globally

Samsung's larger than life smartphone known as the Galaxy Note isn't a smartphone at all but actually a phoneblet. After being unveiled at IFA it apparently has been selling like hotcakes even without launching in a wide array of markets. With no US launch yet, and only being on the market a few short months Samsung has confirmed sales are strong for this unconventionally sized device and they've already sold more than 1 million worldwide.

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Apple’s iPhone European sales and market share see decline

Apple’s iPhone European sales and market share see decline

The faltering economy and price-competitive rivals have triggered a decline in the market share and sales of Apple's iPhone in the majority of Europe, except in the UK, based on data shown from European research firm Kantar today. The October release of Apple's new iPhone 4S buttressed its position in the UK as well as the United States, but the new iPhone didn't do much to spark interest in mainland Europe, where Apple's share of the ever-growing smartphone market has fallen.

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Yahoo reportedly to consider selling Asian assets

Yahoo reportedly to consider selling Asian assets

Yahoo's board of directors is reportedly considering a deal to sell all of its Asian assets, specifically, the bulk of the company’s prized holdings in the China's Alibaba Group and Yahoo’s Japanese affiliate to their majority shareholders in a massive deal worth $17 billion, according to a report in The New York Times DealBook. Yahoo would allegedly still keep a 15 percent stake in Chinese internet group Alibaba, however. The company’s stock on the Nasdaq exchange jumped nearly 6 percent today on the Asian asset sale rumors, and currently sits at just about $16 a share after trading hours had closed.

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Samsung takes top position in Australian mobile market, overtakes Apple as leader

Samsung takes top position in Australian mobile market, overtakes Apple as leader

Shortly after prevailing over Apple in a legal battle over the the overturned ban on its Galaxy Tab earlier this month in Australia, Samsung has vaulted to the top of the mobile market, overtaking Apple to take the top position in the country’s mobile market, according to a press release from IDC today. The Korean electronics giant is taking some impressive steps, no, more like leaps with this move into the next calendar year. Kudos to them, now only if the Galaxy Nexus launch was handled better, instead of having tempted us with waves of rumors after rumors, just saying.

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Modern Warfare 3 beats Avatar for $1 Billion Record

Modern Warfare 3 beats Avatar for $1 Billion Record

This week the folks at Activision and Blizzard are certainly more than just a little bit joyful at the news that their game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 crossed the $1 billion mark in sales earlier today, this making it the only entertainment property in the world to eclipse the previous record of $1 billion in 17 days as set by the movie Avatar in 2009. If that wasn't enough for you, the amount of people currently in the Call of Duty community (owning and playing the game) is now approximately 30 million, this amount greater than "the combined populations of the cities of New York, London, Tokyo, Paris and Madrid." Will they form their own country called Duty City? That is the question.

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Apple announces worldwide one-day Black Friday sale on Nov 25th

Apple announces worldwide one-day Black Friday sale on Nov 25th

With all the Android news that has been hovering around today, here's an announcement from the other side of the mobile fence, all the way in Cupertino, California. Apple has now begun putting up banners on its online store website for its "one-day shopping event" (the upcoming Black Friday holiday sale, no doubt) next Friday, November 25th. This is looking to be a worldwide event, so for all our non-US readers out there, you can breathe a little easier come this Black Friday.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 sets new sales record on launch day

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 sets new sales record on launch day

The numbers are finally in from sales of the new Call of Duty game Modern Warfare 3, and as predicted, its Tuesday launch broke the record for opening day sales. On its launch day between the U.S. and Great Britain, Call of Duty's newest installment sold 6.5 million units in one day, that breaking the record with $400 million worth of retail sales. The previous record holder was, you guessed it, the last version of Call of Duty, this one called Black Ops and having generated $360 million in sales on its first day.

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