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Walmart intros “Pay with Cash” for online shoppers

Walmart intros “Pay with Cash” for online shoppers

Walmart is launching a new scheme for those unable or unwilling to pay for items using a credit or debit card over the internet. The scheme is called “Pay with Cash”, and would let customers order items on Walmart’s website, then pay for the item at a local store in cash. Joel Anderson, CEO of Walmart, says that only 15% of Walmart transactions are carried out using credit cards, and there’s a large portion of customers dependant on cash.

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Raspberry Pi racks up 100k orders from one store

Raspberry Pi racks up 100k orders from one store

Massive support has been found out there in the gadget-loving world for the tiny computer known as Raspberry Pi. This little beast has had its 100,000th order counted up at element14 for pre-orders starting back in late February. This number is also just part of the massive 350,000 orders counted up total for the device at stores worldwide. The manufacturing and distributing of this device are being worked on by teams doing "diligent" work to get all orders out by their cut-off date this late spring and summer - if you ordered by April 18th, in fact, you can expect your order to come in by the end of June!

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Apple’s iCloud hits 125 million users since launch

Apple’s iCloud hits 125 million users since launch

Apple's Q2 earnings call today is reporting all sorts of impressive information and numbers. While sharing details on revenue, and the fact that they sold around 35 million iPhone's Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer announced that the company now has over 125 million iCloud users since launching in October -- adding over 25 million in the past two months alone.

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AT&T set to spend $150m on Lumia 900 campaign

AT&T set to spend $150m on Lumia 900 campaign

Forget the iPhone. We are hearing AT&T is pulling out all the stops, along with their checkbook, and will be spending around $150 million on the Nokia Lumia 900 ad campaign. If recent reports from AdAge are accurate, AT&T will be going above and beyond what they did with the iPhone and will be spending plenty of green this month for Lumia marketing.

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Analysts predict tepid Nokia Lumia 900 sales

Analysts predict tepid Nokia Lumia 900 sales

While Nokia and AT&T are trying everything in their power to put the Lumia 900 in the minds of consumers, analysts are predicting lacklustre sales figures. Critics cite the fact that while Nokia is a known brand in the United States, it doesn’t carry the same weight as Apple or Samsung. Whatever comes of the Lumia 900 launch, it will set the stage for Nokia’s success or failure in the US smartphone market.

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Why the iPad Heat is Linked to Hot Sales

Why the iPad Heat is Linked to Hot Sales

This month the 2012 refresh of one of Apple's hottest commodities has been released: the iPad, and with it has come a surprising revelation on the part of hundreds if not thousands of customers - it gets hot when you use it! Imagine Apple's surprise when they found that their product, which does indeed stick inside their own specifications for heat index, was suddenly the center of a hot laps and hands situation. Here's my question for you, consumers and readers alike: have you personally felt an iPad that was significantly hotter than any other modern tablet that you also concurrently own?

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iPhone overtook BlackBerry sales in Canada last year

iPhone overtook BlackBerry sales in Canada last year

How times change. Back in 2008, RIM was comfortably outselling the iPhone with BlackBerry handsets by a factor of five to one. Now, just a few short years later, the tables have been turned. The iPhone is now outselling Blackberry handsets, and in RIM’s home country of Canada no less.

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Windows Phone outselling Symbian in the UK

Windows Phone outselling Symbian in the UK

Microsoft’s market share in the United States may have been slipping as of late, but what about in the UK? According to market research firm Kantar Worldpanel, Microsoft and Nokia’s gambit may be paying off: Windows Phone 7 has outsold Symbian handsets for the first time, and the Nokia Lumia 800 is proving popular across Europe too.

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Apple talks numbers – 172 million iOS devices sold last year

Apple talks numbers – 172 million iOS devices sold last year

The news is starting to flow in from the Apple event this morning and we have all the details in case you aren't watching our live stream. First up as usual Apple is talking about the numbers. Kicking things right off they mention "post-PC" devices. Those being the iPod, iPhone, and iPad -- and how they have changed the PC markets and been selling like hot cakes.

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Nokia’s position perfect for a Windows Phone win

Nokia’s position perfect for a Windows Phone win

With the final statistic in place, Nokia taking the top spot in the Windows Phone sales market, Nokia and Microsoft now need only to reap what they've sewn in the world of brand awareness. The entire globe knows the name Nokia and just about everyone on the planet has had experience with a Windows-based PC. These are two winning brands, and there's no good reason why they shouldn't be on the road to a winning position in the smartphone business in a much greater sense in the years ahead.

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Samsung Galaxy S II shipments hit 20 million in 9 months

Samsung Galaxy S II shipments hit 20 million in 9 months

The Samsung sales team must be popping bottles of champagne tonight as the Samsung Galaxy S II has been announced to have sold 20 million units since the line's launch in May. This number matches the sales of the original Galaxy S, this making the total number of "Galaxy" devices well past 40 million putting a reasonable dent in the 300 million Android devices in the world at the moment total. Samsung, as I'm sure you're aware, is more than confident that they're going to continue to do well through 2012.

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Apple-PC divide worse than originally reported

Apple-PC divide worse than originally reported

People didn't buy nearly as many Windows computers in the fourth quarter of 2011 as they did the year before. We already knew that, but now there's a footnote that presents an even worse picture for the PC market. It was originally presented that Apple computer sales grew by 20.7% from Q4 2010 to Q4 2011, and that PCs on the whole declined by 5.9%. When you look more closely, though, that latter number should be even worse.

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