Today in Tech: Is HP's TouchPad a flop?

August 17, 2011: 3:45 AM ET

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* Best Buy (BBY) is reportedly sitting on a large pile of unsold HP TouchPad tablets -- more than 225,000 -- and the retail chain isn't happy. (All Things D)

* Amazon (AMZN) signed popular self-help guru Timothy Ferriss as part of the company's new bid to publish books as well as sell them. (The New York Times)

* A peek at the book jacket for Steve Jobs' upcoming authorized biography, penned by Walter Isaacson. (Fortune)

* Taiwan smartphone-maker HTC is suing Apple (AAPL) over three patents -- one involving WiFi --and is looking to stop U.S. imports and sales of Mac computers, iPads, iPhone, and iPods over the alleged infraction. (Reuters)

* Enterprise-focused cloud storage provider Box.net has so far raised nearly $19 million out of an estimated $35 million it's looking to raise for a new round of funding. (The company secured $45 million just six months ago.) (Fortune)

* Dell (DELLreduced sales growth expectations for the company's fiscal 2012. Instead of growth of between 5% and 9%, the company expects growth of just between 1% and 5%, citing "more uncertain demand environment." (ZDNet)

* A review of Research in Motion's (RIMM) newest, the BlackBerry Bold 9930. (This is my next)

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JP Mangalindan
JP Mangalindan
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JP Mangalindan is a San Francisco-based writer at Fortune, covering Silicon Valley. Since joining in 2010, he has written on a wide array of topics, from the turnaround of eBay to the evolution of net neutrality. A graduate of Fordham University, Mangalindan has also written for GQ, Popular Science, and Entertainment Weekly.

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