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  • Windows 7 tops Amazon charts
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    Windows 7 tops Amazon charts

    By 15 July 2009

    Amazon has said that "thousands" of customers have "raced" to the online retailer to pre-order their copy of Windows 7, sending it straight to number one in the software chart. Microsoft's next operating system, due for general release on 22 October 2009,...

  • App Store downloads hit 1.5 billion
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    App Store downloads hit 1.5 billion

    By 14 July 2009

    Tying in nicely with the App Store's first anniversary, Apple has announced that it has seen sales of more than 1.5 billion applications. "The largest applications store in the world", Apple says the iTunes-based store is also "growing at an incredible...

  • 6 in 10 companies won't take up Windows 7
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    6 in 10 companies won't take up Windows 7

    By 13 July 2009

    A US survey has revealed that 6 out of every 10 companies plan to skip Windows 7 in concern over its cost, the time it'll take to deploy, and compatibility with existing software. 60% of the 1000 companies surveyed have said that they have no plans to...

  • Illegal file-sharing drops dramatically
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    Illegal file-sharing drops dramatically

    By 13 July 2009

    A survey of 1000 teenagers, undertaken in January this year, has shown that only 26% admit file-sharing at least once a month, compared to 42% in December 2007. Meanwhile, 65% of teens stream music regularly, with 31% of 14-18-year-olds listening to streaming...

  • Spotify says 20% of music streamed from indie labels
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    Spotify says 20% of music streamed from indie labels

    By 10 July 2009

    Spotify has announced that independent music is "proving to be hugely popular" on the music streaming service. The online company has revealed that over 20% of the music played by members via the service is indie content which Spotify says, "shows that...

  • Bing bigger than Digg and Twitter
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    Bing bigger than Digg and Twitter

    By 9 July 2009

    Microsoft's Bing search engine has only been live for about a month, but already its traffic is healthy, with nearly 50 million unique US visitors in its first month. That's more than social media luminaries Digg and Twitter, and bigger than news website...

  • BBC reveals interactive Glastonbury stats
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    BBC reveals interactive Glastonbury stats

    By 9 July 2009

    As with the recent record-breaking Wimbledon stats revealed by the Beeb, record numbers of people watched this year's Glastonbury Festival on-demand through the BBC Glastonbury website or the BBC Red Button function. The BBC's festival website, with highlights...

  • Dr Kawashima most popular game in the UK ever
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    Dr Kawashima most popular game in the UK ever

    By 9 July 2009

    Nintendo is dominating the games market in the UK, according to GfK Chart-Track figures distributed by ELSPA have revealed. Wii Fit, Wii Play and Mario Kart Wii are the UK's best selling games of this year so far. Hitting sales of 1.65 million units,...

  • Michael Jackson becomes Facebook's most popular person
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    Michael Jackson becomes Facebook's most popular person

    By 8 July 2009

    In death, Michael Jackson has become the most popular person on Facebook as fans sign up to become a virtual fan on the social networking site. Michael Jackson now boasts 7,413,218 fans, a number growing by around 20 per second, according to CNN, and...

  • We7 hits 2 million users
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    We7 hits 2 million users

    By 8 July 2009

    British free music streaming service We7 has announced that its broken the 2 million users mark over the last month. Interestingly, although the site matches up-start rival Spotify's million users as far as actual We7 site users go, that second mill is...

  • Michael Jackson memorial streams top 2 million
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    Michael Jackson memorial streams top 2 million

    By 8 July 2009

    The web stream of Michael Jacksons memorial has turned out to be one of the biggest ever online video events, with streaming company Akamai delivering 2,185,000 live and on-demand streams over the course of the evening. Total traffic, the company says,...

  • Students deserting Facebook, statistics suggest
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    Students deserting Facebook, statistics suggest

    By 7 July 2009

    Facebook's own statistics seem to suggest that students - particularly college students - are leaving the social network in droves. However, the reality might not be so simple. When you set up an advert on the social networking site, you can choose how...

  • BBC says Wimbledon broke online live video records
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    BBC says Wimbledon broke online live video records

    By 6 July 2009

    The BBC has announced that its online coverage of Wimbledon has broken its previous records for the most popular live video streams of a sporting event. The BBC says during this year's Wimbledon its Sport website has seen more users than ever logging...

  • UK online video views up 47% in a year
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    UK online video views up 47% in a year

    By 6 July 2009

    We've got a stat-attack for you with the news that the number of videos viewed online in the UK has increased nearly 50% from April 2008 to April this year. comScore has released data from its Video Metrix service, revealing that the total number of videos...

  • Third of UK population listens to internet radio
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    Third of UK population listens to internet radio

    By 6 July 2009

    Back in 2007, Pocket-lint conducted a survey of its readers. Back then, 63% of you tuned in to radio online. However, according to new figures from the UK radio ratings body RAJAR, a third of the UK population listens to internet radio. That's a full...

  • Internet Explorer 8 growing strongly
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    Internet Explorer 8 growing strongly

    By 6 July 2009

    According to metrics company StatCounter, Internet Explorer 8 is going rather well for Microsoft, having grown from 1.55% to 11.09% market share, globally, since its launch in March. Usage of Firefox 3 has remained steady at around 34%, and use of IE7...

  • 77% of Pocket-lint readers say under 10s shouldn't have phones
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    77% of Pocket-lint readers say under 10s shouldn't have phones

    By 3 July 2009

    Turns out that you lot aren't too keen on the idea of kids having phones. Maybe it's due to noisy encounters on the top deck of buses, or fears of happy-slapping, but 77% of you say that under-10s shouldn't be allowed mobile phones. The arguments against...

  • Firefox 3.5 gets 5 million downloads in 24 hours
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    Firefox 3.5 gets 5 million downloads in 24 hours

    By 3 July 2009

    Firefox 3.5 has been a rip-roaring success it seems, with over 5 million people downloading the browser in 24 hours. The launch brought an extra 2% to Firefox's market share, upping it to 31.8%. "The fastest version yet of Firefox has certainly sprinted...

  • iPhone 3GS breaks AT&T sales records
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    iPhone 3GS breaks AT&T sales records

    By 2 July 2009

    O2 has already reported that the iPhone 3GS launch was a hit for the operator in the UK, but now AT&T is confirming it's been a success in the US too. In a leaked memo, that you know was just dying to be leaked out, AT&T reportedly says that iLaunch day...

  • Blu-ray "defies recession"
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    Blu-ray "defies recession"

    By 1 July 2009

    Blu-ray disc sales are rising despite the depression, says the British Video Association, the trade body that represents the interests of publishers and rights owners of video home entertainment. It's been revealed that more than 3.1 million Blu-ray discs...

  • Roaming charges are "untapped market", says Acision
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    Roaming charges are "untapped market", says Acision

    By 1 July 2009

    Messaging company Acision has published research which indicates that 75% of consumers believe they're being overcharged when they use their phone abroad. 2000 phone users were surveyed in June 2009, and 62% of those admitted that they were "completely...

  • YouTube mobile uploads up 400% since iPhone 3GS
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    YouTube mobile uploads up 400% since iPhone 3GS

    By 26 June 2009

    YouTube is reporting an astonishing fact - since the iPhone 3GS launched on Friday 19 June, uploads from mobile phones have increased by 400%. This statistic is likely a blip, as those with the new handset are keen try out its video capture and upload...

  • 68% say no to 2-year phone contracts
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    68% say no to 2-year phone contracts

    By 24 June 2009

    Pocket-lint readers aren't convinced by the growing need to sign up to 24-month phone contracts in order to secure the latest mobile, a recent reader poll has revealed, with 68% saying they are not prepared to commit that long. As consumer-aimed phones...

  • Most common names on Facebook revealed
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    Most common names on Facebook revealed

    By 23 June 2009

    The most common names on Facebook have been revealed, from a 100 million sample of the 200 million members the social networking site boasts. The research, from "social search solutions provider" Rapleaf, looks at the most common first names, last names...

  • Samsung Jet sees 2 million pre-orders
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    Samsung Jet sees 2 million pre-orders

    By 23 June 2009

    Following the news that Apple's iPhone 3GS has hit the million sales mark, Samsung has revealed that its new "Jet" handset has racked up 2 million pre-orders from around the globe. The figure is the best-ever pre-sales stat for any Samsung handset. The...