Today in Tech: Gamestop testing Android tablet

September 13, 2011: 3:30 AM ET

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* Gamestop (GME) president Tony Bartel revealed that the videogame retail chain is testing the sale and distribution of a branded Android tablet that will likely stream console games to it. (GamesIndustry)

* It's (still) official: TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington confirmed at the tech blog's Disrupt conference yesterday morning that he's no longer an AOL (AOL) employee and moving on to his venture capital fund, CrunchFund.(Fortune)

* HTC is considering the purchase of a new mobile operating system. (Mashable)

* Popular iPad news curation startup Flipboard is even more popular these days. Founder Mike McCue revealed the app has been downloaded 3.5 million times and that users are doing 550 million "flips" per month. (TechCrunch)

* Meanwhile, mobile developer Rovio revealed that the Angry Birds franchise has been downloaded 350 million times since the first game's launch in December 2009, 150 million more downloads than reported by Fortune last June. (Fortune)

* IDC predicts mobile Internet users will outnumber wireline users in the U.S by 2015. (IDC)

* Why someone needs to make a good $100 tablet. (Gizmodo)

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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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