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Today in Tech: The decline of Japanese electronics

February 7, 2012: 3:55 PM ET

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* Sony (E), Sharp, and Panasonic's combined losses for the fiscal year will total a whopping $17 billion. The Wall Street Journal explores why this Japanese tech trifecta is losing consumers. (The Wall Street Journal)

* Why Facebook's recent claim of 845 million monthly active users and 483 million daily active users may not be entirely accurate. (The New York Times/DealBook)

* Amazon (AMZNlowered the prices for its Amazon S3 services. (Amazon Web Services)

* Predictions for the iPad 3 are picking up. Chief among them: a display with double the resolution as the iPad 2, powered by a significantly faster processor. (PCWorld)

* Just as it does in many Best Buy and Target stores, Apple (AAPL) is reportedly considering having mini-Apple Store-like setups in Sam's Club locations. (9 to 5 Mac)

* An in-depth look at the popular mobile app Instagram. (Gizmodo)

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  • Google adds 'Storage' to compete with Amazon's S3

    Dubbed 'Google Storage for Developers,' the new service will compete with Amazon's S3 for app dollars.

    As part of Google I/O today, the company unleashed its Google Cloud Storage product, which is squarely aimed at the same market as Amazon's (AMZN) S3 but has some significant advantages, including aggressive beta pricing (free) and integration with Google's App Engine platform.

    The pricing for Google Storage is as follows:

    Storage—$0.17/gigabyte/month
    Network
    Upload data to Google
    $0.10/gigabyte
    Download data from Google
    $0.15/gigabyte for MORE

    - May 19, 2010 5:48 PM ET
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