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Slideshow: iWatch Release Date, PS4 Dominates And More From The Second Week Of December

Some techies might expect the major news stories to disappear in the days leading up to Christmas.

That might happen, but it hasn't happened yet.

This week proved to very fruitful, with rumors (and leaks!) surrounding the China Mobile (NYSE: CHL) iPhone deal.

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) got the industry's attention when a report claimed that the company's first smart watch would launch in October 2014.

Sony (NYSE: SNE) made headlines after it was revealed that the company did, in fact, sell more units domestically than Xbox One in November.

Google Play (NASDAQ: GOOG) revenue finally caught up to Apple's App Store -- but only in Japan.

CBS (NYSE: CBS) paid a small fortune for episodes of Under the Dome.

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) seems to be making more from Kindle owners than everyone else.

Yahoo (NASDAQ: YHOO) acquired three more startups.

And Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) bought another startup as well.

Disclosure: At the time of this writing, Louis Bedigian had no position in the equities mentioned in this slideshow.

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