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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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eBay and PayPal see big jump in mobile payments this Thanksgiving

eBay and PayPal see big jump in mobile payments this Thanksgiving

Betwix watching football, eating turkey, and enjoying the holiday festivities, shoppers used their mobile devices to pay for a large amount of their online shopping sprees. Both eBay and PayPal saw a massive jump in mobile payments this Thanksgiving holiday. The figures are compared to the payment numbers from Thanksgiving 2011.

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Apple Black Friday sales begin at midnight on November 23

Apple Black Friday sales begin at midnight on November 23

Today, Apple posted a teaser for their Black Friday sales on their website. The company will begin their "one-day Apple shopping event" at midnight PST on November 23 (or colloquially known as Thursday night). Apple retail locations will open up earlier as well -- some as early as midnight, but most will open later around 7 am.

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Windows 8 sales “slow” says Newegg

Windows 8 sales “slow” says Newegg

Windows 8 might be a completely new take on the Windows operating system, but it seems sales aren't doing as well as some may have hoped. Online electronics and computer parts retailer Newegg says that they were "prepared for an explosion" at launch, but sales have "been slow going" so far. However, the retailer says that sales of Windows 8 may start taking off starting in Q2 2013 most likely.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II brings in $500 million in first day sales

Call of Duty: Black Ops II brings in $500 million in first day sales

Call of Duty: Black Ops II launched a few days ago, and we're now seeing the sales numbers flow in. We already reported GameStop's sales numbers for the new game, but as a whole, Treyarch and Activision have sold $500 million worth of copies around the world, making it the biggest entertainment launch in history.

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PlayStation 3 global sales hit 70 million

PlayStation 3 global sales hit 70 million

Since its launch in November 2006, the PlayStation 3 gaming console has seen 70 million units sold worldwide, as of November 4. What's perhaps more impressive is that Sony has sold 15 million Move motion controllers since its launch just a little over two years ago. Move now supports over 400 titles on PlayStation 3.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II GameStop sales reach 1 million on first day

Call of Duty: Black Ops II GameStop sales reach 1 million on first day

GameStop, one of the largest game retailers in the US, has reported its sales for Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The company has sold one million copies of the game within the first 24 hours of its launch. GameStop says that Black Ops II is already shaping up to be the retailers best selling game of all time.

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Apple Stores rake in $6,000 in sales per square foot

Apple Stores rake in $6,000 in sales per square foot

It's no surprise that Apple Stores generate a lot of revenue, but according to a recent report, Apple Stores bring in a little over $6,000 in sales per square foot, making it the number one top-performing brick-and-mortar store in the US, beating out second-place Tiffany & Co. by $3,000 -- over twice as much.

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US video game sales down 25% in October

US video game sales down 25% in October

The video game industry might seem to be all well and good, with big releases of video games usually hitting it strong this time of year, but sales aren't doing so hot. According to research firm NPD Group Inc., US retail sales of video game software, hardware, and accessories dropped by 25% last month to $755.5 million from the same time last year.

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Samsung Galaxy Note II sells 3 million units worldwide

Samsung Galaxy Note II sells 3 million units worldwide

The phablet: it's almost too big to fit in your pocket, a tad too small to use as a tablet, yet it somehow hits the sweet spot in usability and comfort. Among the phablets available is the Galaxy Note II, which Samsung says has sold 3 million units worldwide. The smartphone was launched a little over a month ago.

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Android boasts 41% share of Q3 global tablet shipments, sets record

Android boasts 41% share of Q3 global tablet shipments, sets record

Research by Strategy Analytics via its Tablet & Touchscreen Strategies service, more commonly known as TTS, shows that Android received a record 41-percent share of global tablet shipments in the third-quarter of 2012. Apple, while still boasting 57-percent of the global market share, experienced a statistically significant drop in sales. This shift was caused for multiple reasons, not the least of which is the recently-announced iPad mini.

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Apple announces iPhone 5 as fastest selling phone in history

Apple announces iPhone 5 as fastest selling phone in history

Apple's event has just kicked off this morning where we're expecting tons of exciting news. From the iPad mini, an improved iMac mini, and tons more. While they've just got started and we're patiently awaiting the good news, they are taking time to share some notes on the iPhone 5. Stating it was the fastest selling phone in history.

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