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Morning Radar: TouchPad is a best seller; Online video rankings; and more

How do you drive interest in your consumer electronics gadget? Well, you discontinue it, of course.  Engadget notes that HP’s heavily-discounted TouchPad — a tablet computer that’s being phased out — is now among the best selling consumer electronics devices on Amazon.com. nLight Corp., a profitable Vancouver, Washington maker of semiconductor laser technology used in… Read More

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Morning Radar: T-Mobile unveils the 4G BlackBerry Bold; state jobless rate stuck at 9.3%; etc.

T-Mobile USA today rolled out its first 4g BlackBerry device, dubbed the BlackBerry Bold 9900. And the super thin smartphone doesn’t come cheap, with Boy Genius Report noting that it sells for $299.99 with a new two-year contract. “…CIOs can trust that the BlackBerry Bold 9900 will give their employees the ultimate combination of speed,… Read More

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Morning Radar: Google’s biggest acquisitions; Redfin’s iPhone app; Redbox price increases; and more

Google’s $12.5 billion bid for Motorola Mobility is causing waves in the tech industry today, so Matt Rosoff at Alley Insider takes a look at what happened to 16 other big acquisitions by the search giant (including YouTube, Postini, ITA, Like.com). Rosoff also notes that the $12.5 billion buyout of Motorola would be four times… Read More