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TomTom apologizes for helping police catch speeders

TomTom apologizes for helping police catch speeders

With smartphones, tablets and other mobile electronics offering integrated GPS functionality, single-purpose GPS devices are becoming less popular among consumers. Naturally, less interest equates to weaker sales and that's affecting the bottom line of companies like TomTom. To compensate for…
Nintendo confirms Wii sucessor coming in 2012

Nintendo confirms Wii sucessor coming in 2012

Following a flurry of reports and leaks last week Nintendo has officially confirmed it will be launching a successor to the Wii next year. The company offered no details as to how the next-generation console will improve on the current…
Amazon updates Kindle for Android to work on tablets

Amazon updates Kindle for Android to work on tablets

Amazon has updated Kindle for Android, bringing new features and adding support for tablet computers running Android 3.0 (codenamed Honeycomb). The latest version of Kindle for Android includes an integrated immersive shopping experience tailored for tablets, a new layout for…

Dish takes over 500 Blockbuster locations

Dish Network, Blockbuster's new parent company, has agreed to take on leases for about 500 Blockbuster stores, according to papers filed with the US Bankruptcy Court Southern District of New York. Blockbuster has closed numerous stores in the last year…
Blockbuster being auctioned off today

Blockbuster being auctioned off today

Bankrupt movie rental chain Blockbuster is being auctioned off today. Multiple bidders will fight for the rights to the company's next owner as well as the amount of money available to pay off its claims. The auction could preserve Dallas-based…
Best Buy to follow Circuit City's demise?

Best Buy to follow Circuit City's demise?

With former heavyweights like Circuit City out of the game, industry experts are questioning the future of remaining electronics superstores. Wall Street Journal reports that retailers like Best Buy have taken staggering losses as online rivals rise to dominance. Although…