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Kickstarter achieves nearly $320 million in pledges in 2012

Kickstarter achieves nearly $320 million in pledges in 2012

Kickstarter saw a lot of action in 2012, and there were a ton of funded projects that ended up being a huge hit, the Pebble smartwatch and the OUYA game console just to name a few. Today, the online start-up service released some crazy statistics and figures of 2012, the main number being almost $320 million in pledges during those 12 months.

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AT&T reports record smartphone sales in Q4 2012

AT&T reports record smartphone sales in Q4 2012

AT&T has announced some pretty impressive numbers about their fourth quarter sales in 2012. The company reports that they have sold over 10 million smartphones during Q4 2012 alone. The previous record was 9.4 million smartphones sold in the same quarter in 2011, so this year's numbers may not be a huge increase, but progress is certainly progress.

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Analyst: Wii U underperformed at GameStop during holiday season

Analyst: Wii U underperformed at GameStop during holiday season

With the holiday shopping rush comes the expectation that console and game sales will enjoy a boost. According to Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia, however, that wasn't quite the case for the Wii U. Bhatia said in a note today that sales of the Wii U and its games at GameStop have come in under expectations, which is a bit surprising considering that Wii U sales have seemed generally healthy so far.

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Minecraft XBLA sales reach 5 million in 2012

Minecraft XBLA sales reach 5 million in 2012

Minecraft has undoubtedly taken the gaming world by storm -- it's unique gameplay elements have made it a popular choice among casual gamers all around the world. It turns out that as of December 31, 2012, Minecraft sales in the Xbox Live Arcade store alone reached 5 million during 2012, according to the game's developer for Xbox 360.

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Torchlight II hits 1 million sales milestone

Torchlight II hits 1 million sales milestone

It looks like Runic Games is ending 2012 on a very high note, announcing over Twitter today that Torchlight II has sold more than 1 million copies since its release back in September. In this era of Call of Duty and Skyrim selling millions of copies on launch day, that may not seem like much, but it's important to remember that Runic is a smaller studio without the resources to roll out huge marketing campaigns. Add to that the fact that Torchlight II launched just a few months after Diablo III, and Runic has a lot to celebrate with those 1 million sales.

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Ford on track to hit 2.2 million US sales in 2012

Ford on track to hit 2.2 million US sales in 2012

If you're a loyal Ford owner, then you might like to know that 2012 is shaping up to be another great year for the company. Ford announced today that it's on track to hit 2.2 million US sales in 2012, marking the second consecutive year it settles above the the 2 million mark. That isn't bad at all, especially when you consider Ford's claim that it's the only manufacturer to hit 2 million sales in the US since 2007.

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Samsung Galaxy Note II sales top 1 million in South Korea

Samsung Galaxy Note II sales top 1 million in South Korea

Samsung's latest phablet-style smartphone, the Galaxy Note II, has proven its worthiness over in the states, but what about in the company's own home land of South Korea? It turns out that Samsung has sold one million Galaxy Note II units in the motherland alone, just over 90 days after launching back in September.

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AppSales for Android keeps track of all the holiday app deals

AppSales for Android keeps track of all the holiday app deals

Thanks to the holidays, tons of Android apps are going on sale, some of which are already on sale, but you're probably frustrated at how you can't keep up with all of the good deals at once, especially since some deals only last for 24 hours or so. However, a deal-aggregation app called AppSales looks to take the pain out of curating deals.

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Apple reaches highest-ever smartphone share in the US at 53.3%

Apple reaches highest-ever smartphone share in the US at 53.3%

In the recent past, Apple's shares haven't been doing too hot as it fights with Android to try to take the top spot in overall smartphone sales. However, things have turned around for the Cupertino-based company and now they've reached their highest-ever market share for smartphone sales in the US, reaching 53.3%

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Apple sells 20,000 iPhone 5 units in Russia during opening weekend

Apple sells 20,000 iPhone 5 units in Russia during opening weekend

We already know Apple sold two million iPhone 5s in China during launch weekend, thanks to heavy subsidies from Chinese carriers, but the new phone also launched in 32 other countries this weekend, one of them being Russia, which sold 20,000 iPhone 5s throughout Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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iPhone 5 first weekend sales in China reach 2 million

iPhone 5 first weekend sales in China reach 2 million

We learned late last month that the iPhone 5 was arriving to customers in China on December 14, and tonight, Apple has announced that the new device has sold two million units throughout the past three days. To compare, Apple sold five million iPhone 5s in the US during opening weekend toward the end of September.

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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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