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Apple, Samsung dominate monthly channel sales

The semi-dated iPhone 5S still reigns supreme, according to Counterpoint research. Their metrics for May of 2014 show the flagship iPhone is stil the best-selling phone. Many expected the recently introduced Samsung Galaxy S5 would have snapped that title from Apple, but once again, the iPhone tops them all.

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Tablet sales see first quarterly decline

Tablet sales see first quarterly decline

Smartphones are continually getting bigger and more powerful, and that could mean bad things for tablet shipment numbers. According to the latest NPD Group report, quarterly tablet sales have declined for the first time ever.

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eBay store selling refurbished iPhones may be Apple’s

eBay store selling refurbished iPhones may be Apple’s

Apple just might have a new store — online. The high-end hardware retailer seems to have turned to eBay in an effort to relieve themselves of factory refurbished gear. Ahead of the iPhone 6 launch — and in the dregs of Summer — sales have been slumping. Now we can all get our hands on an Apple-approved handset for less than normal.

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Nest Protect is back and comes with a price cut

Nest Protect is back and comes with a price cut

After causing a bit of a worry the last few months, Nest, now owned by Google, is putting its Protect smart smoke detector back on its shelves. And perhaps in an attempt to tide users both old and new into its nest, pun intended, the company has considerably reduced the price required to get one of those devices into your homes.

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LG G3 South Korean sales top 100,000 in first week

LG G3 South Korean sales top 100,000 in first week

South Koreans are obviously excited for the G3. The newest flagship from LG has reportedly sold around 100,000 units in the first week of existence. That puts it well ahead of sales for the Galaxy S5, outselling the rival flagship about 5:1.

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Apple bests Samsung in overall sales for Q1 2014

Apple bests Samsung in overall sales for Q1 2014

Dominating the sales demographics on most carriers, Apple remains the top smartphone vendor, helping push smartphones to an 87% market share in the US. The Q1 2014 numbers also show a 7% growth versus last year, and highlight a breakdown of sales by OEM and carrier. Though there are some suprising statistics, Apple’s dominance is not one of them.

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Xbox One sells 5 million consoles since launch

Xbox One sells 5 million consoles since launch

The March 2014 NPD Group numbers are in, and with them Microsoft has earned additional bragging rights for Titanfall, which was the number one bestselling game last month. Beyond that, Xbox One sales since launch have hit more than 5 million, a strong number that still lags behind the PS4's 7 million.

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PlayStation 4 beats Xbox One February sales by slight margin

PlayStation 4 beats Xbox One February sales by slight margin

It's that time again -- NPD's latest monthly console sales numbers are in, and with them comes some bragging rights for both Microsoft and Sony, though the latter of the two was named victor in terms of console sales. Microsoft is catching up, however, with the PlayStation 4 trumping the Xbox One by only 10-percent.

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Tesla Motors to end sales in New Jersey

Tesla Motors to end sales in New Jersey

Tesla Motors has been battling challenges to direct sales for a while now across many states, with the matter going as far as a White House petition. The good fight has been lost in New Jersey, however, and as such Tesla Motors will end direct sales of its vehicle in the state on April 1.

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Google’s Pichai claims millions of Chromecasts sold

Google’s Pichai claims millions of Chromecasts sold

It's quite rare for Google to comment on sales, but now we're getting some idea how the Chromecast dongle fared commercially. This info comes from Google SVP Sundar Pichai himself who said at SxSW that the number of streaming dongles sold reached millions.

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PlayStation 4 two-day sales in Japan trump PS3

PlayStation 4 two-day sales in Japan trump PS3

Some unofficial numbers on Sony's PlayStation 4 sales in Japan have surfaced by way of the Japanese website Famitsu, which says in excess of 320,000 of the next-generation consoles sold in the first two days of its availability in the nation. If accurate, the console has vastly outnumbered the number of PS3 sales that took place in the same two-day span.

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iPhone 5C demand lower than expected, says Tim Cook

iPhone 5C demand lower than expected, says Tim Cook

It is rare for Apple, especially its CEO, to admit to some level of error so when it does, everyone is all ears. This has happened yet again as Tim Cook admitted that they might have overestimated the popularity of the iPhone 5C, whose market performance wasn't as they had expected.

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