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Get Ready for $200 Cable Bills

Industry to hit that mark by 2020, and that doesn't count Internet, phone service

(Newser) - Unless something changes, cable TV prices are headed for the stratosphere, according to an industry forecast released yesterday. At the rate cable prices have been increasing—about 6% per year—analysts see them hitting $200 a month by 2020, which, the New York Post quips, might be enough to displace... More »

Video Game Sales Shatter Annual Record

Despite softening economy, $18B total in US marks 43% jump

(Newser) - More video games were sold in 2007 than ever before, with a total of $17.94 billion marking a 43% increase over 2006, reports the AP. Much of the growth came from sales of Nintendo's chronically undersupplied Wii and Microsoft's Halo 3, market researcher NPD Group said. Nintendo dominated gaming... More »

Leopard Leaps to Record

Operating system becomes Apple's most successful yet

(Newser) - The NPD market research group says that the lates version of the operating system, Leopard, is Apple's most successful yet, reports Apple Insider. In its first month on the shelves, sales were 20% higher than last year's Tiger release, despite promotion being stepped down a little. Tiger sold 30% more... More »

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