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Pangea puts their iPhone Apps on sale

Pangea App Sale

Well, here’s something we could get used to. Pangea, maker of popular titles like Cro-Mag Rally and Enigmo, have put their entire line of apps on sale. This is obviously just going to be for a limited time only, but we can’t seem to find the end date of the promotion anywhere. In the meantime, just know that for now, the prices on Pangea App Store software is as follows:

  • Enigmo: $4.99, down from $9.99
  • Cro-Mag Ralley: $1.99, down from $5.99
  • Billy Frontier: $3.99, down from $5.99
  • Beer Bounce: $1.99, down from $2.99
  • Pangea VR Pro: $14.99, down from $19.99

A couple of these are fantastic for the money (we’re looking at you, Enigmo and Cro-Mag). Head on over to the App Store to start shopping. Here’s hoping this is just the beginning of App Store sales.

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Ian Usher Sells His Life for $233,000

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Internet,

Ian UsherTalk about depressing. Ian Usher was obviously devastated when his wife left him since he decided to auction off his life on eBay. The Australian resident was hoping to raise $475,000.00 to make a fresh start. The package included most of his worldly possessions and a chance to take over his job. The first day it appeared that the bids went as high as $2.1 million. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a glitch in the system, so when all was said and done the highest bid was only $233,000. While that is only about half of what he would have liked, that seems enough to make a pretty decent start.

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Parallels Desktop for Mac sells over 1 million units

Parallels for MacIf you were one of the fanboy nay-sayers who swore that no one would ever want to run Windows on their Mac, it looks like just proved you wrong. The company just announced that they’ve surpassed one million units sold across the globe. If you stop and think about that for a second, you’ll realize that software like Parallels must be having a very significant effect to the Mac and computer market. We are guessing that, thanks to software like Parallels and VMWare Fusion, more and more people are willing to stray away from the WIndows PC to venture into Mac territory.

“Parallels Desktop not only broke down the barrier between the Mac and PC worlds, it also broke down the barrier that kept desktop virtualization from becoming a mainstream technology for consumers and professional users” said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Parallels. “We will continue innovating to extend our position as the desktop virtualization leader and provide our users with the fastest, easiest and most seamless solution available.”

Now, don’t get us wrong - we know that Parallels can also run Linux and other operating systems as well - but seriously, the success if all about the fact that you can run Windows apps right alongside your Mac apps. Congrats are in order. If you haven’t yet tried it yet, here’s a Parallels discount coupon.


Zlio Helps You Sell

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Hot Deals, Internet,

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If you are a budding entrepreneur but find that CafePress is too large to cope with, consider Zlio. The site launched originally in France in 2006, but arrived in the States this past January. You simply create a shop (or 50 of them,) and name it, choose a template, and feature products that you think would sell, such as electronics, clothing, toys, or this one that features its own category. It even caught the attention of Reuters.

By now there are over 200,000 online shops, but if you get creative, you can make a few bucks from commissions. You don’t have to buy your own products first or obtain a license, you only need to select what you want from more than 120 merchants featuring over 3 million products. Zlio’s founder and CEO Jeremie Berrebi says it best, “It’s the Tupperware party concept gone online.”

 

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Woot Features Daily Hot Deals

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Hot Deals, Internet, Misc. Tech,

Franklin DictionaryWe admit it. We dig Woot, the Big Lots of the Internet. It’s hard to ignore a site that plays “Let’s Make a Deal” daily and offers electronic gadgets that we never knew we needed until we stumbled onto the site. The catch is that you cannot return the merchandise and when you sober up, you realize that with about 10 dictionaries hanging around the house, you could have done without Franklin’s Dictionary & MP3 Player for about $17.00, even if that cost is less than half its $40.00 retail price. Still, it is worth your time checking it out, as they offer some fun stuff at amazing mark-downs.

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Market Lodge Opens on Facebook

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Corporate News, Internet,

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Are you a budding entrepreneur who is also addicted to Facebook? Market Lodge, which opened last week, feels that people are more likely to purchase goods or services that have been referred to by friends. The startup company bSocial Networks will pay site members a 10% commission on sales that come from recommendations. Members who want to utilize the application can now customize stores and select over 1,200 different products by about 50 distributors.

Facebook itself tried a marketing system last year but many were not pleased by Beacon, which tracked and shared their personal info. They now allow Beacon to be turned off. It remains to be seen if the site will ask for a percentage of sales from Market Lodge.

 

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It Was a Great Holiday for Gaming Companies

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Corporate News, Video Games,

WiiThe statistics are in and apparently it was a Nintendo Christmas. Approximately 1.4 million of the Wii console systems found their way down chimneys in December, according to a report by the NPD Group. About 2.5 million DS also were purchased. The accomplishment allowed the entire video gaming industry to over $17.9 billion in sales, 43% higher than last year. Microsoft sold nearly 1.3 million Xbox 360s and Sony managed to sell about 800,000 PS3s. As for games statistics, “Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock” and “Call of Duty 4” each sold over 2 million copies in December alone.

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Cyber Monday Has Arrived

Verify logoAll told, about 58 million bargain hunters rose before dawn to check out Black Friday. Welcome to Cyber Monday, another effort to get the moola out of your pocket and into online retailers when shoppers go back to work. Researches say that 61 million will shop online from their cubicles, which is 18 percent higher than last year, to avoid holiday rage. 

To guard against online identity theft, watch for mass e-mails complaining there are problems with your order, use a credit rather than debit card, and check for site security (the site should read “https,” with that extra “s” for security.) Finally, if you use sites like Amazon, Shopzilla, BizRate, and NexTag, don’t automatically assume you will obtain a secure and safe purchase.

Read More | ABC

Black Friday Ads Posted

Posted by Jenny Lewis Categories: Hot Deals,

mallAaah, Thanksgiving.  Food, friends, family…  And making plans for taking advantage of all of the great Black Friday shopping!

Every year it gets easier to make those plans, thanks to a growing number of tipsters running websites dedicated solely to the first huge shopping day of the holiday season.  Unreal deals can be found if you know where to look, and these sites are quick on the draw when it comes to publicizing not only the best bargains but even full scans of Black Friday circulars.

Some of these sites are already alive and kicking, posting bargains from Target, Kmart, Costco, and hhgregg, among others.  A couple of the tech bargains of note this year include a Kodak 8 megapixel digital camera from Target for $89 and Kmart’s Magellan Maestro 3100 navigation system priced at $129.99.

The Official Black Friday 2007 Website, BlackFriday.info, the Official Black Friday 2007 Website and Black Friday are being updated often and as Black Friday gets closer will have even more bargains to publicize.  It’s just one more thing that the price-savvy techster can be thankful for.


Games With Online Multiplayer Sell More

Multiplayer, Globe with Halo 2 Lobby

A research paper from Electronic Entertainment Design and Research has been released that suggests that games with online support can be crucial to a game’s retail success. Not surprisingly, another way to boost sales is to create a quality game (defined as those with a 90+ score on Metacritic), with these well-reviewed titles outselling the average release well above 5-to-1.

While making good games typically means making good money, naturally, it is a bit surprising to see the report indicate that sales can be doubled by dropping in an online mode. With online games selling twice the number copies that offline titles do, it’s curious to note that over half of games released don’t offer even basic online support.

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