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Steve Jobs helped organize and arrange for a complex price-fixing plan that cost its consumers tens of millions of dollars in the last two years by enhancing the price of many new releases and bestsellers by $3 to $5 each.

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Imagine a world of information popping in front of your eyes with a simple voice command.It would be a normal day in a normal man’s life, with the only difference, that this man only has to speak to the device on his head for obtaining answers to simple questions.

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According to gaming site Kotaku, the successor to Sony’s PlayStation 3 is a code named Orbis and it has found a way to come in time for the holidays next year. The next-generation game, Orbis, won’t be play PS3 games. And, there is a rumor that with Microsoft’s follow-up to the Xbox 360, Sony is working on a way to make its next console either reject used games or possibly limit their playability unless buyers of a pre-owned game pay a fee to unlock/register the full game.

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Oclaro Inc., a supplier of optical communications and laser technology, said Monday that it will merge in an all stock deal with Opnext Inc., the optical module and components vendor. Oclaro has agreed to acquire Opnext in a $179 million deal Monday.

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What is most astonishing part about the iPad era, is how completely Apple still controls it. The market was filled with plenty of Smartphone in 2007, when the iPhone came out and it quickly drew new competitors, most notably Android devices.

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HP will announce soon about merging its Imaging and Printing Group into its PC-making Personal Systems Group as a way to reduce costs and simplify its business. Under the plan, Vyomesh “VJ” Joshi, who has run HP’s print business for the last 20 years, will step down, and Todd Bradley, head of the PC group, will run the combined division

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Apple Inc., the world’s most valuable company, plans to discuss its $100 billion in cash and investments in a conference call and is likely to announce a dividend. The move comes as investors have hollered for the company to return some of the money to shareholders.

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Well, it has been learned that Apple Inc.’s iPad 3 tablet computers go on sale Friday, they won’t be equipped with Sharp Corp.’s liquid crystal display panels because of a delay in the Japanese electronics maker’s delivery. Samsung Electronics Co. will supply the screen for Apple iPad 3 after LG Display Co. and Sharp Corp. didn’t meet the U.S. company’s quality requirements.

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Angry Birds is going to be literally out of this world. The Angry Birds have their work cut out of them. They have not only been destroying those poor little pigs on a valentine’s day and every other major holiday, but now they are being launched in the outer space too. Well, seems like the green pigs across the cosmos need to start looking for places to hide.

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The safety regulators said the U.S. rule that may require all cars and light trucks sold in the country to have rear-view cameras won’t be issued by deadline dated Feb. 29, 2012 and may be delayed until after presidential election in November. The government and safety regulators have taken a wise decision on mandating rearview cameras in all passenger vehicles.

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Even though it seems like there is a long way for Dish Network to beat the race for being the number one satellite TV Company, Dish Network has still managed to add a remarkable lot of 22,000 subscribers to the viewing list.

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While everyone has be waiting for iPad 3’s release, there are a few things that might keep you wondering if the iPad 3 is actually worth the upgrade. The most awaited iPad 3 has stolen all the limelight, in most of the news channels, since the time rumors about the release are out. And why not, after all its an iPad 3.

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As iPad3 is one of the best selling and the most anticipated device of this year, it is quite obvious that people want to know what to expect for an iPad3. It is rumored that the release date of Apple iPad3 would be later this month. And thanks to scores of industrial magazines that industry leaders will be able to tell you ‘what an iPad3 might look like?’

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The requirement for applications for everything ranging from games to quantum physics has created 466,000 jobs in the U.S. since 2007. Thanks to the smartphone and tablet applications.

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Verizon communications has unveiled a partnership plan with Redbox to provide video streaming service under the kiosk-based movie rental brand. Redbox is on a move and Coinstar, its parent company’s stock shot up nearly 16 percent with fourth quarter earnings more than double the profits.

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Elpida Memory Inc., world’s third’s largest dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) memory chip maker, in search of ways to deal with Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest and Hynix second-largest, in collaboration with U.S. firm Micron Technology and Taiwan’s Nanya Technology.

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Olympus Corp, the maker of camera and medical equipments said Tuesday that it is suing 19 of its former and current employees for mismanagement. Olympus revealed to a business magazine that all board members subject to the lawsuit to quit in March or April, leaving it in the extraordinary position for now of continuing with its most senior executive, Shuichi Takayama, and five other directors it is taking to court for mismanagement.

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People all across the world have engaged themselves in buying more tech gadgets, giving the industry leaders a chance of entering another phase of what we call the digital revolution. Stimulated by growth in emerging tech markets, the global tech device spending is estimated to hit $1 trillion for the first time in 2012.

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There was a leak Thursday that Microsoft offered a view that was trying to invade the smartphone market from the bottom up. The fresh report said that Microsoft has plans to launch several LTE Windows Phone devices in 2012. Now, the hot news is that Microsoft is already planning to major updates, Tango and Apollo (as coded) in 2012.

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Amazon indeed had a great Christmas holiday this year. Kindle topped the sales chartbuster. Amazon declared that it sold over a million Kindles each …

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iPhones and iPads have been the most popular among the new generations. And when it is Christmas, it is the biggest day of the year for app sales. Hundreds of thousands of people will open their Christmas gift – the new iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. And soon after this, the downloading of games and other applications for them will start in abundance.

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