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Solid-State Drives Going Great Guns

IHS announced it forecasts that PC Solid-State Drive (SSD) shipments will rise to 227 million units in 2017, up more than 600% from 2012, while shipments of hard disk drives (HDDs) will decline to 410 million units in 2017, down 14% from 2012.

More Gamers Going Online

The NPD Group announced that, according to its latest survey, 72% of American gamers report gaming online.

Not So Happy Holidays for Consumer Electronics

The NPD Group announced it reckons that U.S. consumer electronics sales revenue over the holidays dropped 6% from the same period in 2010.

OnLive Cloud Gaming Goes Mobile

OnLive, Inc. announced its new OnLive app, which allows tablet and smartphone users to play big name console games on the company’s cloud gaming service.

Video Game Spending Hits $4.5 Billion in Q2 2011

The NPD Group announced it reckons that U.S. consumers spent roughly $4.5 billion in the second quarter of 2011 on video game hardware, content and accessories.

Notebook PC Soldiers On

IHS iSuppli announced it forecasts that worldwide notebook shipments will rise to 324.9 million units in 2015, up from 220.1 million in 2011.

DISH Launches Blockbuster Movie Pass

DISH Network announced its new Blockbuster Movie Pass subscription streaming movie service bundle.

Microtransactions Take Hold in Online PC Games

IHS Screen Digest announced that subscriber revenue from PC massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) and non-massive multiplayer online games (MOGs) in North America and Europe declined for the first time ever in 2010, marking a shift in industry emphasis away from subscriptions toward microtransactions.

Intel Capital Creates $300 Million Ultrabook Fund

Intel Capital announced that it has created a $300 million fund to invest in companies building hardware and software technologies necessary for Ultrabook development.

US Consumers Spend $5.9 Billion on Video Games

The NPD Group announced that U.S. consumers spent $5.9 billion on video game hardware, content and accessories the first quarter of 2011.

Pioneer Launches USB Computer Speaker Systems

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. announced its new 2.0 and 2.1-channel multi-media computer speaker systems.

LaCie Rolls Out Porsche Design Hard Drives

LaCie announced its new Porsche Design Mobile (P’9220) and Desktop (P’9230) hard disk drives.

OWC Launches Mercury Electra 6G SSD

Other World Computing (OWC) announced its new Mercury Electra 6G Solid-State Drive (SSD), which is available in capacities ranging from 120 GB to 480 GB.

Toshiba Unveils Qosmio X770 3D Laptop

Toshiba’s Digital Products Division announced U.S. retail pricing and availability for its Qosmio X770 and Qosmio X770 3D series of laptop PCs.

Gartner Lowers PC Shipment Projection

Gartner, Inc. announced it forecasts that worldwide PC shipments will reach 385 million units in 2011.