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GM reports 9.3% sales increase in Q1 2013

GM reports 9.3% sales increase in Q1 2013

General Motors, maker of that awesome new Corvette, has reported its Q1 2013 sales figures, and it looks to be all good news. During the first quarter of this year, General Motors sold just under 665,000 vehicles, resulting in a 9.3% increase over the company's total vehicles sales from Q1 2012. The company also recorded its best March sales in five years, selling almost 246,000 vehicles in just 31 days.

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Samsung expected to hit record sales in Q1 2013

Samsung expected to hit record sales in Q1 2013

Samsung has sold a lot of phones lately, including over 50 million Galaxy S III devices since its launch early last year. However, the company isn't seeing a slowdown any time soon. It's expected that Samsung's Q1 2013 sales will hit record numbers yet again, even though demand hasn't been as high as the company would like.

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Broadcast TV ratings continue to fall, ad sales go down with it

Broadcast TV ratings continue to fall, ad sales go down with it

It may be no surprise that people are favoring web video and streaming TV shows over regular television nowadays, but while both cable television and broadcast television are taking a hit, broadcast TV is seeing a steeper decline in ratings this season, and that's forcing advertisers to rethink what avenues to advertise on.

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Xbox 360 best-selling console in US for 26th straight month, Wii U struggles

Xbox 360 best-selling console in US for 26th straight month, Wii U struggles

The Xbox 360 is continuing its dominance as the best-selling console in the US. Microsoft has announced that they sold 302,000 consoles in February, making it the 26th straight month that the Xbox 360 has been on top in the US. Meanwhile, though, Nintendo Wii U sales continue to slump, with only 64,000 consoles sold during the month of February.

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Video game sales dropped 25-percent in US last month

Video game sales dropped 25-percent in US last month

According to NPD Group, video game sales dropped 25-percent in February, with sales declining across the board: games, hardware, and accessories. This is despite two games that were launched last month by Sega and EA, and is representative of consumers' shift from traditional gaming to mobile gaming via tablets and smartphones.

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BlackBerry Z10 sales estimates cut significantly

BlackBerry Z10 sales estimates cut significantly

While the BlackBerry Z10 released among a crowd of curious and eager onlookers, most of which were excited to see BlackBerry's newest offerings, the general public doesn't seem to be too crazy about the new Z10 according to Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley, who cut the sales forecast of BlackBerry's new smartphone from 1.75 million units to just 300,000.

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BlackBerry Z10 experiencing sell outs, limited stock across UK

BlackBerry Z10 experiencing sell outs, limited stock across UK

BlackBerry has a lot riding on the release of its newest mobile operating system, and it seems that one of its latest handsets - the BlackBerry Z10 - is getting off to a respectable start in some areas of the world. Jefferies analyst Peter Misek said in a note to investors today that the BlackBerry Z10 has launched to great consumer reception in the UK, selling out in some places. It isn't doing too bad in other regions like Canada and UAE either, so BlackBerry might just have a winner on its hands.

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Honda has 2013 Accord to thank for boost in sales

Honda has 2013 Accord to thank for boost in sales

Honda's executives have a reason to smile this evening, as it seems the 2013 Accord is a hit. The company has the Accord to thank for a 12.7% boost in sales from the month before, which is certainly something to get excited about if you happen to be one of the people in charge at Honda. Even more exciting is that Accord sales rose a whopping 75.2% over sales from the same month a year prior.

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Research firm pegs 2012 global phone shipments at 1.6 billion

Research firm pegs 2012 global phone shipments at 1.6 billion

Research firm Strategy Analytics has published its global phone shipments for 2012, and the results showing a total of 1.6 billion units shipped. Samsung dominated the list, followed closely by Nokia, with Apple coming in third with a fairly steep drop below its competition despite experiencing a record year. Chinese manufacturer ZTE came in fourth despite suffering a drop in sales.

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Apple TV sells over 2 million units in Q1 2013

Apple TV sells over 2 million units in Q1 2013

During Apple's Q1 2013 earnings call today, Apple CEO Tim Cook says that the company sold over 2 million Apple TV units during the three-month quarter. This is a 60% increase year-over-year -- in other words, Apple has sold a record amount of Apple TVs this last quarter than any other quarter before.

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Apple Q1 2013 iPhone sales launch to 47.8 million units sold

Apple Q1 2013 iPhone sales launch to 47.8 million units sold

Apple has once again baffled the smartphone market with their announcement of having sold a massive 47.8 million iPhones (including the iPhone 5 this time around) in a single quarter. This week Apple is making their first report of the year with numbers surrounding their fiscal Q1 2013, this representing the quarter that ended for them on December 29th, 2012. The iPhone segment alone represented a massive jump for the company as last year this same quarter Apple sold 37 million iPhone units across the board.

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Apple iPhone Q1 sales tipped as largest ever – by far

Apple iPhone Q1 sales tipped as largest ever – by far

Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo spoke up after the group's financial report this week with sales numbers for the iPhone that, if the group's percentages hold true, tip off Apple having their most successful sales for the iPhone ever. These numbers add up starting with Verizon's note that they sold 6.2 million iPhones this past quarter. If you take what we know about Verizon's quarter before the one we're seeing now, you'll see they sold 3.1 million iPhones, that including only the first 10 days of sales for the iPhone 5 along with the other models Verizon carried at the time - from there you'll begin to see the massive jump.

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