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Today: Amazon sells 4M Kindles in December, Apple’s App Store gives away 5M apps in November, RIM had 6M problems in 2011.
Apple’s App Store tops 5M free downloads per day in November (via GigaOM)
That’s a 15 percent increase over the same stat as measured in October, when the App Store saw 4.91 million downloads per day among the top-ranked free apps.
Amazon: We Sold Over 4 Million Kindle Devices This Month; Gifting Of E-Books Up 175 Percent (via TechCrunch)
The Kindle family, including the Kindle Fire, Kindle Touch and Kindle, held the top three spots on Amazon’s best seller list, respectively.
The iPad is the big winner in planned SMB tablet adoption (via GigaOM)
Among SMBs with fewer than 1,000 employees, 73 percent said they intended to buy tablets over the next 12 months, and most of those said they’d be buying iPads specifically.
How Mobile Games Are Sports Stars’ Newest Marketing Channel (via Mashable)
Why do so many sports fans want to help Chad Ochocinco catch a pigeon?
HP reportedly tried to offload Palm assets for $1.2 billion (via BGR)
Among the companies approached by HP? Facebook.