Tech Briefs: Xoom sells only 100k, YouTube TV network

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The Motorola Xoom wowed the world at CES, but it won't be overhauling the iPad just yet. Deutsche Bank is claiming that the Android-Honeycomb touting tablet only shifted 100,000 units in the first five weeks on sale. The iPad 2 probably managed that in the first hour...
Link:TechCrunch

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YouTube is preparing to take on your favourite TV channels with Google looking to splash $100m on creating new and original content for the site. The Wall Street Journal claims that the YouTube homepage will boast 20 channels featuring "several hours of professionally produced original programming a week."
Link: WSJ

The new Commodore 64 can finally be yours as the beautifully retro shell with modern PC innards is available to pre-order. Thirty years after it originally went on sale the new iteration will boast a 1.8 GHz Dual Core Intel Atom processor, HDMI and DVI ports, upto 4GB RAM and a Blu-ray player.
Link: New York Times

After seeing its market share dwindle thanks to the success of LOVEFiLM (and Netflix in the US) Blockbuster was forced to file for bankruptcy. But there may be life yet for the former rental king after being bought up by US TV provider Dish Network for $228m. The satellite giant has vowed to overcome "significant challenges" to return Blockbuster to the top of the mountain.
Link: CNET

Twitter has announced some pretty impressive Q1 figures today, boasting of a 41 per cent increase in overhaul tweets and a grand total of 155m tweets per day this year. That's up from the 140m a day it recorded just a few weeks ago
Link:TechCrunch

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