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Instagram hits 80 million users
After passing the 50 million mark in May, it looks like the number of Instagram users has jumped again. According to the latest reports online, the 2-year old photo-sharing service on Android and iOS now has over 80 million users. Talk about popular. There’s no doubt that Android support and Facebook buying Instagram helped to propel the app to its current state but the fact that arrived at the right […]

Nintendo 3DS sales reach 5 million in US
Nintendo has reached a milestone today announcing that it has sold 5 million 3DS handsets since its debut in March of 2011. They’ve also announced milestone sale figures for some games including The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D(1 million), Super Mario 3D land(2.1 million) and Mario Kart 7(1.75 million).

Xbox 360 holds no.1 US sales spot for 18th consecutive month
It looks like Microsoft has got something to celebrate about – the Xbox 360 is still the best-selling video game console in the US. It’s been rocking the throne for the past 18 months  despite being released almost 7 years ago – and it doesn’t look like it’s going to be dethroned anytime soon. According to a post on the official Microsoft blog, the Xbox 360 now holds 47% share […]

BlackBerry App World hits 3 billion downloads
The BlackBerry App World is probably the least talked about app store out of the four major ones (Google Play Store, Apple App Store, Windows Marketplace), so it’s refreshing to hear some news about it. Today, RIM announced that its BlackBerry App World finally crossed the 3 billion app download milestone. The app store also now has over 90,000 apps for download which is a pretty small figure when you […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note: 5 million shipped
To all the naysayers who thought the Galaxy Note wasn’t going to be a hit, it looks like you were wrong. According to the latest figures released from Samsung, they’ve shipped over 5 million units of the Android phone since its launch last October. A 3 million increase over its previous milestone reported only earlier this month. Now we know that the number of units shipped doesn’t equate to the […]

Skype: 34 million people online
Last week Skype reported hitting an all-time high of 32 million users online at the same time. Well today, the VOIP service has reported that it has managed to surpass the milestone. According to Skype, they hit 34 million users who were online at the same time. It wasn’t mentioned what was the exact reason to why the sudden jump in numbers, but it might be due to the buzz […]

Skype: over 32 million signed in at the same time
We all know that Skype is a pretty popular VOIP/instant messaging service, but do you know how many people use it? At least 32 million. According to an announcement from Skype, the company passed a new milestone yesterday when it had 32 million people signed onto its service at the same time. No mention of how many people were video calling at the same time, or how many were logged […]

Windows Marketplace hits 60,000 apps
If “lack of apps” is the main reason why you haven’t switched to Windows Phone yet, it won’t be an excuse for much longer. It has just been reported that Microsoft’s mobile operating system’s app store, the Windows Marketplace, has broken yet another milestone hitting the 60,000 apps available mark today. A pretty impressive feat considering that the store hit 50,000 25 days ago.While it still has a long way […]

Samsung Galaxy Note: over 1 million shipped
Samsung’s phone-tablet the Galaxy Note 5.3 made an impression thanks to its massive screen when it launched earlier this year, and it looks like the whole world thinks so too. According to Samsung today, the company has shipped over a million units of the Android device since its release in late October. The phone has been mostly selling well in Europe and Asia and is steadily making headway in countries […]

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 hit $1 billion sales in 16 days
If you wonder why Activision churns out a new Call of Duty game each year, today’s announcement will shed some light. The company announced in a press release today that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has crossed the $1 billion mark in sales since its launch on November 8th 2011m and it only took 16 days to achieve it. While it’s not really fair to compare box office sales […]

Android Market celebrates 10 billion app downloads
There’s no doubt that Android has been seeing a lot of success in recent months. The popular mobile operating system has been widely adopted all over the world and it shows – especially by the number of apps that have been downloaded from the Android Marketplace. Google has just reported that they’ve now reached the 10 billion apps downloaded milestone and according to its statistics, the Android Market is experiencing […]

Samsung TV Apps surpasses 10 million downloads
Samsung has announced that Samsung Apps, the world’s first, and the company’s first HDTV-based app store, has surpassed the 10 million mark for number of downloads in addition to crossing the 1,000 registered apps milestone. While it’s nothing when compared to app stores like the Android Market and Apple App Store, it’s still a noticeable achievement for Samsung, which only opened the app store in February last year. As of […]

Over one million iPhone 4S pre-orders on the first day
Forget how “disappointing” the iPhone 4S announcement was – if pre-order figures are anything to go by, it looks like Apple has yet another hit on its hands with the iPhone 4S. The company has just announced that the number of pre-orders for the iPhone 4S has topped one million in a single day. This puts the iPhone 4S over the previous record holder, the iPhone 4 that had 600,000 […]

Windows 8 Developer Preview: downloaded over 500,000 times
Yesterday, Microsoft released the developer preview of Windows 8, and it looks like the public has responded extremely well to it. At the BUILD 2011 event in California, Steve Ballmer announced that there have been over 500,000 downloads for the Windows 8 Developer Preview! That’s a huge amount of downloads in less than 24 hours.The Windows 8 Developer Preview is a working version of Windows 8 that can run on […]