News Apple's shares were down on Monday

The firm sold a record 51 million iphones and 26 million iPads but profits from October to January - usually a bumper period - remained flat

Apple: 2 million iPads sold

Apple said it sold 2 million iPads since launching the touch-screen tablet in the United States nearly two months ago and taking it to nine international markets this past weekend.

iPad makes splash in international debut

Apple Inc's iPad hit store shelves around the world this morning, with buyers storming shops in the UK and Japan to be among the first to snap up the long-awaited tablet computer.

The iPad: what is it good for?

It goes on sale on Friday, but it’s one of the most keenly anticipated technology launches in recent years. So why has the iPad become such a focus of attention, what is it really for and, oh yes, is it any good?

Office 2010 launch sharpens titanic battle with Google

The launch of Office 2010 takes Microsoft's titanic battle with Google into the cloud, retooling its office software to squish the challenge from web-enabled Google Docs. But the two companies' titanic struggle is being played out across the technology landscape, and on the same day came news that Google is working with US telecom giant Verizon on a tablet computer that would rival Apple's iPad and similar devices being created by Microsoft.

Investment Column: Go for G4S if you're still feeling insecure

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iPad sales top one million in a month

Apple Computer has sold one million iPads within 28 days of launching the tablet device described by the chief executive, Steve Jobs, as "magical and revolutionary".

Pirates rewrite script for Apple's China iPad launch

Just three weeks after the global launch, bootleg versions of Apple Inc's hot-selling iPad tablet PCs have begun showing up on the shelves of online and real-world shops in piracy-prone China.

iPad, therefore I have to wait for my new computer to arrive

Why are British consumers having to wait for their Apple delivery, asks Rhodri Marsden

Penguin CEO: Romance of books key in digital age

With the excitement around the launch of Apple's iPad and the growing popularity of other digital devices, it is a challenge to retain the romance of the printed book, according to the head of publisher Penguin.

Apple delays iPad's international launch

Apple said it would delay for one month the international roll-out of its iPad tablet computer, due to heavy demand and swift sales after its launch in the United States.

Apple fans hit grey market for iPads

Apple's decision to delay the sale of its iPad overseas may frustrate customers in Germany, France or Japan -- but it brightened the day of at least a few crafty fans closer to home.

David Prosser: Apple likes to keep the world waiting

Outlook Do we believe Apple when it says the reason for the month's delay of the international launch of its iPad is that it underestimated demand for the devices in the US? There's nothing Apple likes better than stories about punters falling over themselves to secure its oh-so-iconic products and this feels a little like stage management. After all, Apple has been receiving pre-orders for the iPad for months now, so it doesn't have any excuse for not knowing how many to make.

US iPad success delays launch in Britain

The UK launch for Apple's iPad tablet computer has been delayed by a month because of high demand in the US, the company said today.

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