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Mac OS X Sales Zoom as Windows XP Finally Slumps

On the heels of the launch of Windows 8’s preview, new statistics show that Microsoft’s decade-old Windows XP again plummeted in usage share and will be surpassed by Windows 7 in June. According to Internet metrics firm Net Applications, Windows XP lost 1.8 percentage points last month to drop to a 45.4 percent share. The […]

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Study: Mac Users are More Fashionable Than PC Users

(EndPlay Staff Reports) – If you’re a Mac user, you may be ready to walk a fashion runway or be featured in the glossies of a fashion magazine researchers have discovered. Bundle.com , a website that uses the data of people’s credit card purchases to track spending habits, among other things, found that those who […]

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Yowza! Yelp surges in early trading to $26 a share

In its IPO on the Nasdaq, the local-reviews site starts the day at $15 a share, but quickly jumps much higher. Yelp shares are soaring in early trading. (Credit: Screenshot by Jason Parker/CNET) If there was any doubt about Yelp’s IPO pricing, it should be laid to rest right now. The local-reviews site kicked off […]

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Virgin Media broadband speed upgrade coincides with price hike

Virgin Media customers are outraged that the start of the nationwide broadband speed upgrade has brought an increase in price. However, the firm is claiming that it’s simply part of an annual price review and “independent of this upgrade programme”. Yesterday Virgin Media announced that it had begun work to double its broadband customers’ speeds […]

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Mac Users Are More Fashionable Than PC Users, Study Finds (INFOGRAPHIC, PHOTOS)

Attention Apple users: if you’ve long suspected that you are, in fact, actually cooler than your PC-adoring counterparts, new data suggests you’re right. A study conducted by the data-driven review site Bundle analyzed data from over 700,000 PC and Mac buyers on how and where they spend their money. Their conclusion: Mac users really are […]

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Futures Lower as Oil Weighs on the Street's Mood

With the usual nonfarm payrolls report delayed until next Friday, and a light load of earnings releases on the docket, U.S. stock futures are trading modestly lower this morning, as traders digest a week’s worth of exciting market news . Wall Street is maintaining its cautious stance toward crude, as the front-month contract shot higher […]

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Finally Organized, Finally Free For The Home

Finally Organized, Finally Free For The Home Over 2,175 Ideas, Tips And Techniques For Organizing Your Home, Your Clutter, Your Time, Your Schedule, Your Money, Your Paper, Your Family And Much More! Finally Organized, Finally Free For The Home Unique Amsterdam Niche – Lots Of Long Tails 75% Commission – Guide On How To Move […]

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A Guide to Getting Around the Windows 8 Beta With a Mouse

Microsoft’s Windows 8 Consumer Preview should put to rest any doubts that the company wasn’t serious about creating a touch-first operating system. So mice and keyboard PC users looking to upgrade to Windows 8 later in 2012, are going to have to get used to living in a touch-centric world. Unless Microsoft makes a major […]

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Mac lovers spend more on luxury fashion while PC fans like a good bargain, says poll 

Are you a style maven or a sensible shopper? Your computer preference may offer a clue. Apple users are more likely spend big bucks on designer clothing while PC users tend to buy more practically-priced duds, according to a poll of 700,000 consumers by Bundle, a consumer data analyst. Mac users tend to spend more […]

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Ben Bernanke is scheduled to testify at 10 a.m. Eastern

Shrugging off yesterday’s bearish turn, futures on all three major market indexes are trading north of breakeven this morning. High hopes for today’s deluge of economic data — with such notables as weekly jobless claims, consumer spending, and the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) manufacturing index on tap — seems to be stoking the bullish […]

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