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  • Apple: We've sold 1 million iPhone 3G Ss
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    Apple: We've sold 1 million iPhone 3G Ss

    By 22 June 2009

    Apple has announced that it had sold over a million iPhone 3G S models by Sunday 21 June, the third day after the updated handset's launch. In addition, the company has revealed 6 million customers have downloaded the new iPhone 3.0 software in the first...

  • O2: iPhone 3G S outsells 3G by lunchtime on launch day
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    O2: iPhone 3G S outsells 3G by lunchtime on launch day

    By 19 June 2009

    O2 has announced that the iPhone 3G S has already outsold the iPhone 3G on launch day. While modest queues for the device have been reported, O2 says: "The iPhone 3G S has got off to an incredible start with news reaching us that by lunchtime we'd sold...

  • 60% say mobiles are overcomplicated
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    60% say mobiles are overcomplicated

    By 19 June 2009

    As the arguably sophisticated Nokia N97, Nokia N86 and iPhone 3G S go on sale in the UK today, it's been revealed that 60% of UK consumers think mobile phones are "overcomplicated with unnecessary features". The data from mobile phone recycling company...

  • Google Blogger to turn 10
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    Google Blogger to turn 10

    By 19 June 2009

    Google has announced that its free blog service, Blogger, is about to turn 10 years old. The service was launched in 1999 by Pyra Labs, before being bought by Google in 2003. Stating that, "blogs are one of the true building blocks of the web", the online...

  • VIDEO: What is a browser?
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    VIDEO: What is a browser?

    By 17 June 2009

    In what seems to be a Google Chrome research project, 50 passersby in Times Square were asked what a browser is. Hit play to see the surprising results. Do you think the outcome would be different in another city, or do the general public really not get...

  • 3 million Facebook usernames registered in 12 hours
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    3 million Facebook usernames registered in 12 hours

    By 15 June 2009

    The rush to register for a personalised Facebook username saw users of the social networking site registering their preferred names at a rate of 550 per second. The "virtual land rush" began at just past midnight New York time - which worked out as 5am...

  • Safari 4 sees 11 million downloads in 3 days
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    Safari 4 sees 11 million downloads in 3 days

    By 12 June 2009

    Apple has announced that its latest version of its Safari browser has been downloaded more than 11 million times in the first three days of its release. This figure, Apple is no doubt delighted to reveal, includes more than six million downloads of Safari...

  • 75% Pocket-lint readers say iPhone 3G S "too expensive"
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    75% Pocket-lint readers say iPhone 3G S "too expensive"

    By 11 June 2009

    As the iPhone 3G S goes on pre-order, and its retail debut in the UK is just a over a week away, it seems the majority of Pocket-lint readers are put off by the new handset's price. Pocket-lint recently revealed the cheapest way to get the high-end iPhone...

  • Carphone: 6000 registered for iPhone 3G S in 2 hours
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    Carphone: 6000 registered for iPhone 3G S in 2 hours

    By 9 June 2009

    Although many UK consumers are expressing dismay over the pricing for the new Apple iPhone 3G S, it seems there are a fair few early adopters keen to get their hands on Apple's "fastest, most powerful yet" mobile. The Carphone Warehouse, the official...

  • Apple says iPhone and iPod touch sales hit 40 million
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    Apple says iPhone and iPod touch sales hit 40 million

    By 8 June 2009

    At the WWDC Apple event in San Fran, Scott Forstall, the senior vice president of iPhone software for Apple, revealed that there are now over 50,000 apps on the App Store. Stating it's been an "incredible year for the iPhone", Forstall announced Apple...

  • Nintendo DSi sales hit a million in Europe
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    Nintendo DSi sales hit a million in Europe

    By 2 June 2009

    Nintendo has announced that sales of the Nintendo DSi have taken 8 weeks to reach the 1 million mark across Europe since its launch in Europe on 3 April 2009. This is apparently 5 weeks quicker than the Nintendo DS Lite took to reach the level of sales....

  • UK "NotSpots" revealed
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    UK "NotSpots" revealed

    By 27 May 2009

    BBC research has revealed that 3 million homes in the UK have access to broadband speeds of less than 2Mbps and that many of those, rather than being in rural areas, are in suburban locations and even streets in major towns. As part of its "Digital Britain"...

  • YouTube reveals 20 hours of video uploaded every minute
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    YouTube reveals 20 hours of video uploaded every minute

    By 22 May 2009

    Slightly overshadowed by the 4Chan stunt that's apparently seen hundreds of porn clips uploaded to the video site tagged as content for kiddies, YouTube has revealed an interesting stat. It seem the world's favourite video sharing site now sees a considerable...

  • Geeks best in bed, claims research
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    Geeks best in bed, claims research

    By 20 May 2009

    Those who work in the tech sector are "less selfish in bed and more open to using sex toys", new "nationwide research" has revealed. A survey of over 2084 people in relationships, carried out by www.PS3PriceCompare.co.uk, apparently shows that those that...

  • Music download sales double, says BPI
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    Music download sales double, says BPI

    By 18 May 2009

    Turns out that alongside the sky-rocketing popularity of illegal download services also comes a doubling in the popularity of legal ones. The BPI has announced that 9.5% of the population bought music downloads in 2008, compared with 5.1% in 2007. The...

  • Orange reports 4125% dongle data rise
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    Orange reports 4125% dongle data rise

    By 14 May 2009

    Dongle data usage has increased by 4125% in the last 12 months, states Orange's latest "Digital Media Index" report. Describing the surge of mobile data consumption as "phenomenal", Orange reveals that music and video downloads have both increased by...

  • Top Gear tops iPlayer most viewed list
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    Top Gear tops iPlayer most viewed list

    By 13 May 2009

    The BBC has revealed the top ten programmes viewed on the iPlayer, its catch up, video on demand service. It's roughly 500 days since the iPlayer officially launched in December 2007, so a good point to take stock, and it seems BBC favourite Top Gear...

  • Nintendo Wii in top 20 items on wedding lists
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    Nintendo Wii in top 20 items on wedding lists

    By 12 May 2009

    The Nintendo Wii has made it into the list of top 20 items on young couples' wedding lists, says department store John Lewis. In what's being reported as a sign-of-the-times type story, it seems wedding lists are becoming more high tech wish lists than...

  • Just 12% of UK radio listeners tune in via DAB
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    Just 12% of UK radio listeners tune in via DAB

    By 7 May 2009

    Although over 90% of the UK's population listen to the radio, the struggling digital DAB platform has managed to capture just 12.7% of the market, according to the latest Rajar stats. The industry body has revealed that in the first quarter of 2009 the...

  • Freesat celebrates first birthday
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    Freesat celebrates first birthday

    By 6 May 2009

    Freesat, the UK's subscription-free digital satellite TV service, celebrates its first birthday with the news that it's on track to hit the 400,000 sales mark after its first year. With up to 70 hours of peak time HD programming shown on Freesat every...

  • O2 reveals "digital families" report
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    O2 reveals "digital families" report

    By 6 May 2009

    To help push its "Joggler" device, O2 has released results of its first "O2 Digital Families report", that apparently reveals just how important technology is for UK households. So important, in fact, that most of the 500 families involved in the study...

  • LinkedIn hits 6 with 40 million members
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    LinkedIn hits 6 with 40 million members

    By 5 May 2009

    LinkedIn has announced it has hit a milestone of 40 million members worldwide as the site marks its 6th birthday. Founded in 2003 by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn currently adds one new user every 2 seconds. With 10 million of those...

  • Sky doubles high def customer numbers
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    Sky doubles high def customer numbers

    By 30 April 2009

    Sky is trumpeting its own success with the news that in the past year it has more than doubled the number of homes receiving its high definition TV service. There are now over a million Sky customers watching HD after "record sales" in the first 3 months...

  • Twitter facing serious user retention issues
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    Twitter facing serious user retention issues

    By 29 April 2009

    The majority of Twitterers quickly become quitterers, according to new statistics revealed by web metrics company Nielsen Online. Over 60% of Twitter sign-ups stop using the microblogging service after just 1 month, the firm reports. Although Twitter's...

  • T-Mobile G1 cupcake update finally confirmed for May
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    T-Mobile G1 cupcake update finally confirmed for May

    By 28 April 2009

    In the UK, T-Mobile has finally officially confirmed that its Android-based G1 will be getting the Cupcake, or 1.5, update in May. In addition, the operator has revealed that sales of the device are "set to reach" 100,000 units in the first 6 months -...