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  • Game sales perk up in September, but console sales remain down

     
    Video game sales, which have languished for much of the year, revived 4% in September after four consecutive months of declines, according to a report from market research firm NPD Group. The industry scored $630.2 million in sales of games......
  • Automakers will combine on electric vehicle charging system

     
    Automakers plan fast charge system for electric vehicles, while Nissan reduces price of its charging system. Chevrolet plans Sonic electric car....
  • Apple iPhone 4S: More than 4 million sold on launch weekend

     
    Apple's iPhone 4S topped 4 million units sold worldwide over its launch weekend, setting a new three-day sales record for any iPhone and any smart phone. More than 25 million people have downloaded iOS 5 and more than 20 million have signed up for iCloud,...
  • Simon & Schuster gives its authors sales data access

     
    Writers who publish with Simon & Schuster were introduced Wednesday to its new author portal, which provides access to sales information about their books and a central set of tools for connecting with readers....
  • Samsung reportedly passes Apple in smartphone shipments

     
    Samsung has passed Apple as the world's top shipper of smartphones in the third quarter of the year, according to a report from the research firm Strategy Analytics. But while Samsung sent more smartphones to retailer warehouses than Apple did during...
  • Motorola Mobility to spend $31 million to cut 800 jobs

     
    Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc., the half of Motorola that Google Inc. wants to buy, is going to cut 800 jobs and will spend about $31 million to do so, the company said in a regulatory filing. The layoffs, which Motorola says will ultimately be a cost-...
  • New Google feature tries to explain ads in search, Gmail [Video]

     
    Google rolls out a new feature that tries to explain to users why they see certain ads when searching the Web with Google or using Gmail....
  • October retail sales up 3.4% at major chains, less than expected

     
    The nation's retailers recorded a moderate increase in sales last month as consumers reined in their spending after splurging on back-to-school shopping and cautiously sized up the coming holiday season. On Thursday, major chain stores reported a 3.4%...
  • Amazon to produce 5 million Kindle Fire tablets this year, report says

     
    According to a new report, Amazon is planning on producing 5 million Kindle Fire tablets this year....
  • Galaxy Nexus, Android Ice Cream Sandwich: U.S. launch on Dec. 8?

     
    Waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and its Android Ice Cream Sandwich software is starting to get a bit painful. On Monday, the world learned that Canada will get the Galaxy Nexus on Dec. 8, from Bell for $159.95 and Virgin Mobile for $159.99 on the...
  • Amazon Kindle Fire review [Video]

     
    Amazon Kindle Fire review: The Kindle Fire combines lackluster hardware with top-notch content and cloud services, which at $199 raises the bar on what a low-price tablet should be....