Sales

Amazon Likely to Break 8 Million Kindle Units Sold This Year

Amazon Likely to Break 8 Million Kindle Units Sold This Year

And that's a LOT. Not really the most a pad-type piece of tech has sold, compared to Apple's 4.5 million iPads sold PER QUARTER this year (according to Tech CNN), but heck! It's up there! And it's over 60 percent more than analysts projected on Bloomberg. Business Week's spoken with two sources "aware of the company's sales projections" who say that compared to last year's 2.4 million Kindles, their figures for this year are monstrous. Bloomberg estimated, on average, that Amazon would sell 5 million Kindles in 2010.

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Wine Vending Machines in Pennsylvania

Wine Vending Machines in Pennsylvania

I always knew that some day I'd be able to use that title for a post. That day has come. There are now wine vending machines in Pennsylvania, where there's no such thing as a legal independent wine and liquor store. For real! Pennsylvania is notorious for its strange liquor laws, this Wine Vending Machine move the latest in efforts to get liquor to regular residents safely. Certainly they'll be delivering wine strangely, with a process that might end up leading to more spreading of germs via the mouth than it does tasty glasses of red or white.

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The SlashGear Black Friday Deal Guide of Complete Excellence

The SlashGear Black Friday Deal Guide of Complete Excellence

So you'd like some deals, yes? I'd like some deals, we'd ALL like some deals. But do you want to go out into the streets and risk getting punched in the face, that's the real question. Here at SlashGear, we know your pain. We know you want to get a sweet discount on your favorite device, service, or strange product (my favorite), but you want to know if you're going to have to jump out of bed to do it, or if you're going to be able to just chill in your Turkey-basted leftovers haze. Therefor the first way we're separating deals here in The SlashGear Black Friday Deal Guide of Complete Excellence is in two categories: Online and In the Streets. This is also a LIVE post, meaning we'll be adding to it as that faithful day approaches.

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Apple Proves People WILL Buy The Beatles Music from iTunes, Lots of it

Apple Proves People WILL Buy The Beatles Music from iTunes, Lots of it

Over the past few days there's been talk about how in many cases, The Beatles can be purchased in physical form (CDs, for example) for much cheaper than they can be purchase over at iTunes. Case in point: this guy who found he could buy The Beatles box set for $100 in physical form or for $149 as a download on iTunes. Despite this, and despite the fact that, wait, doesn't everyone already own all The Beatles music?, Apple sold two million songs or 450,000 albums in a week (according to Billboard.) Apple noted that the top album so far has been Abbey Road and the top song has been Here Comes the Sun (due in no small part more than likely to the new Apple/Beatles TV ad spot.

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Want a Job? Google Plans on Hiring 2,000 Employees Around the World

Want a Job? Google Plans on Hiring 2,000 Employees Around the World

Get ready for a battle! Google Inc plans on hiring MORE than 2,000 people from man places around the globe, engaging in aggressive hiring and battling to best their rivals. Rueters tallies approximately 2,076 positions available on Google's job site, this after Google's Finance Chief told investors just this past September that they'd be waging a "war for talent." This giant number is up six times as much as it was from a similar tally taken in March of 2009. Since the beginning of the year, the amount of employees has swelled around 18 percent.

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Apple iPad Going Like Hot Cakes Overseas

Apple iPad Going Like Hot Cakes Overseas

The iPad numbers are growing, and with the reviews explaining why that's happening, we completely understand. And if the recent reports of the tablets being sold out at Best Buys are any indication of what's really happening out there, then this story from CNN about the iPad selling for oodles and oodles of money is no surprise to us. It's not like it's the first time, either. When there's barely any stock, especially of an Apple product, then the demand goes out of this world. And with it, the price people are willing to pay.

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Apple reports 50% surge in Q1 profits, doubling of iPhone sales, Macs up 33%

Apple reports 50% surge in Q1 profits, doubling of iPhone sales, Macs up 33%

It’s two days before Apple’s much anticipated product unveiling, and the company has already reported a surge in Q1 financial profit and revenue, soaring 50% as iPhone sales doubled and Mac sales jumped 33%.  Noted are iPod sales, which is actually down 8% from last year.  Apparently people still want, uh really want that shiny (however not so new) iPhone or Mac.

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NPD with report that Wii fronts video game industry to “biggest sales month ever” in December

NPD with report that Wii fronts video game industry to “biggest sales month ever” in December

NPD Group’s retail data released last night discloses that December was the video game industry’s “biggest sales month ever”, besting last December by 4%.  While it wasn't enough to match up with 2008's combined record-smashing revenues, December's sales rally saved 2009 from an even dismal finish, leaving aggregate industry revenue 8 points down, or $19.7 billion compared to last year's $21.4 billion.

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Apple Black Friday one-day sale kicks off: $101 off an iMac or MBP

Apple Black Friday one-day sale kicks off: $101 off an iMac or MBP

It's the day after Thanksgiving and that means Black Friday sales in the US.  We're already hearing that parking spaces outside US malls are full up - and it's only just gone 4am on the east coast - so if it's cut-price Apple tech you're after then why not do your shopping online?  As is somewhat traditional by now, Apple have discounts across various parts of their store today: save just over $100 on a new iMac, for instance, or the same off a MacBook Pro.

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