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New iPod lineup now available for pre-order on Amazon

The iPods will ship to buyers within the next two to five weeks; Apple’s own store promises shipping for the iPods will start in October. However, some of the more popular colors for the nano and iPod may take up to two months to reach your eager little mitts.

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Apple’s staggering Q1 earnings by the numbers

Apple investors jumped for joy at the company’s first quarter earnings report today, with results that beat high Wall Street expectations. The company earned a record net profit of $13.06 billion on revenue of $46.33 billion and sold a record 37 million iPhone units.

Sonic CD blasts onto console and mobile today

Sega of America has announced that Sonic CD is now available across a multitude of platforms today. Originally released in 1993 for the Sega CD, this version of Sonic CD  comes boasting both the Japanese and US soundtracks, and the exclusive ability to play as Tails, Sonic’s flying sidekick fox. The game will likely appeal to older gamers who are nostalgic for the games of their youth.

Why music video games aren’t dead

Music video games such as Activision Blizzard’s Guitar Hero and Electronic Arts/MTV/Harmonix’s Rock Band were among gaming’s fastest-growing sectors a few years ago, soaring to become a $1.7 billion business by 2008. But after a 46-percent sales crash in 2009, they become a cautionary tale and fodder for endless jokes describing “the day the music died.”

Markets will punish Apple for the loss of its master magician

[Update: I probably should have specified a timeline for this market reaction. There’s short term and long term. The market punished apple immediately in after market trading, as pointed out below. And yes, a week later, Apple’s stock is actually higher than it was last week, as Gruber points out, BUT that comes after a week where the overall market had a nice upturn. Apple doesn’t look so great in this perspective, where it appears slightly down compared to the market. But clearly, the most impact is going to come long-term, and that game has yet to play out].

Apple’s App Store surpasses the 500,000 mark

Apple’s App Store, the store in which iPod, iPhone, and iPad users buy and download applications, has surpassed 500,000 approved applications according to a combined estimate by Chomp, 148apps, and Chillingo.