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E-reader sales drop as consumers turn to tablets

E-reader sales drop as consumers turn to tablets

When e-ink screen ereaders first hit the market, there was a mixed bag of feedback; some users loved the combination of technology and readability, others hated the slow refresh rate. Over time, the devices made a significant dent in the market, gave the ebook industry a major boost, and prompted writers to challenge traditional publishing conventions. Now it looks like the device, for better or worse, is already losing its appeal as sales numbers dip.

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eBay says December 9 was its “biggest mobile shopping day”

eBay says December 9 was its “biggest mobile shopping day”

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, which means that a lot of companies are cleaning up. One of these companies is eBay, as it announced today that Sunday, December 9 was its "biggest mobile shopping day" ever. Of course, eBay's various sellers are making the most money from these mobile sales, but you can bet that eBay made a healthy amount of cash just from the sheer volume of transactions.

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LG boasts 10 million L-series phones sold

LG boasts 10 million L-series phones sold

While the Optimus G and the Nexus 4 might be the company's top products, LG also sells some pretty mean mid-range devices as well, specifically the Optimus L-series. The company first launched its L-series devices at Mobile World Congress back in February, and has since sold 10 million of them. The series consists of four different models, the latest being the flagship L-series handset, the Optimus L9.

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AT&T on track for record quarter, already sold 6.4 million smartphones

AT&T on track for record quarter, already sold 6.4 million smartphones

While the end of quarters are usually when companies report their earnings and sales numbers, AT&T decided to provide a small update on how the company is doing mid-quarter. According to AT&T CEO Ralph de le Vega, the carrier is on track for a record fourth quarter this year with the hopes of selling the most smartphones ever in one quarter. Vega notes that they've already sold 6.4 million of them this quarter.

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Windows 8 licenses blast past 40 million sold

Windows 8 licenses blast past 40 million sold

The folks at Microsoft are glad to report that they've reached 40 million Windows 8 licenses sold in the new operating system's first month on the market. Microsoft notes specifically that "to-date Microsoft has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses" and wants to make it clear that they're not just pumped up about this pace of upgrade and new users, they're glad to share that it's outpacing the adoption of Windows 7.

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Do we really need the Steam autumn sale?

Do we really need the Steam autumn sale?

Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of partying with a bunch of my friends. All of them are pretty big nerds, just like me. If you're a nerd too, you know that not much changes when a bunch of nerds get a few drinks in them, they just talk about nerdy things louder than usual. Therefore, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise to hear that the Steam autumn sale was among the topics that came up that night.

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