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'iPad Mini' to Debut Oct. 23

For real this time?

(Newser) - Word has it a smaller iPad will debut at an Apple event on Oct. 23—though, to be fair, word has previously been wrong . This time, however, AllThingsD sounds pretty sure about it. The invite-only event, set for three days before Microsoft's Surface tablet hits stores, will take place... More »

Woman Sells First Spot in iPad 2 Line for $900

41 hours of waiting pays off ... at $22 an hour

(Newser) - A college student made $900 by selling her first-in-line spot in front of the Apple Store in midtown New York before the iPad 2 launch. Amanda Foote arrived at the store at 5pm Wednesday and sold the spot this morning to a guy who wanted the iPad with him for... More »

iPhone Game App Makes $1M in 9 Days

Plants vs. Zombies appears to be on record pace

(Newser) - A popular game for the iPhone may have had the best rollout ever with more than $1 million in sales in just 9 days. Plants vs. Zombies, already a hit on Macs and PCs, has sold more than 300,000 copies at $2.99 a pop through the App Store.... More »

Google Scraps China Phone Launch

And Chinese fire back in dispute over censorship

(Newser) - Google has canceled tomorrow's launch of its mobile phone in China, a casualty of the company's standoff with the government over Internet censorship and hacking. A Google spokeswoman wouldn’t comment on the postponement, but it comes the same day the Chinese government made its first comment on Google’s... More »

Jobs Takes Stage at Apple Event, Talks Health, iPods

Some talk of cancer, but mostly tech

(Newser) - Perhaps as much speculation has surrounded the possible attendance of Apple CEO Steve Jobs at the company’s product event today as what the event will actually be about. The first question is answered, Bloomberg reports: Jobs has made his first public appearance since having a liver transplant during a... More »

McD's Huge Angus Burger To Go National

(Newser) - McDonald’s will roll out its deluxe Angus burger nationwide later this year, the Chicago Tribune reports. Until now, the one-third-of-a-pound burger made with premium beef has been available only in a handful of test markets. Though the fast-food chain has said publicly it would delay the launch until next... More »

Palm's Launch of 'Pre' Thumbs Nose at Apple

(Newser) - Sprint will launch the much-ballyhooed Palm Pre smartphone June 6, two days before the annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. Though this year’s WWDC isn’t expected to produce any new hardware, John Biggs writes for TechCrunch, the scheduling of the Pre launch is connected … probably. Though unlikely, Biggs... More »

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