U.S. e-commerce in the second quarter grew 23% compared with last year, climbing to $47.5 billion, according to comScore. Sales of video games, systems and accessories had the most growth, followed by sports and fitness, consumer electronics, and event tickets.
Sony may be developing a new "eccentric" music player, according to a host of Internet rumors and pictures. Codenamed "Rolly," the new Walkman is thought to incorporate motion functionality with built-in speakers, as Sony continues to try to wrestle market share away from the Apple iPod.
Peripheral Electronics, a division of AAMP of America, has released a new line of in-car radio-replacement interfaces, which can be installed without disrupting in-car computer systems, according to the company.
Worldwide PDA shipments fell 43.5% in the second quarter, continuing a pattern that has driven some industry players, such as Dell, to abandon PDA operations. Palm continues to dominate the market with 44.1% market share, with the next-largest company, Hewlett-Packard, accounting for 23.5% of the total market.