Monday, March 14, 2011

Today's Headlines

Sold Out!  Buyers Flock to iPad 2 
The iPad 2 sold out in its first weekend in stores according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster and his team, which surveyed Apple retail stores over the weekend.

Sales of iPad 2 Rattle the Cash Register in First Weekend with 500,000 Units Sold
24/7 Wall St
Analysts expect the new device to be a powerful sales engine for the company for at least the next two years.  But they are wary of competition and the criticism that iPad 2 lacks a fast processor. 

NYC College Student Sells Her Spot in line at Apple Store for $900
After waiting more than 40 hours at the head of the line at Apple's flagship Manhattan store, a college student sold her spot to an eager buyer for $900.  The buyer was an app developer.  The student plans to use the cash to buy a ticket to a Lady Gaga concert. 

Tablet Deathmatch:  iPad 2 vs Motorola Xoom
Yahoo News
The initial assessment:  "The iPad 2 neutralizes the Xoom's advantages, giving the iPad an overall edge. But let's not forget that the Xoom remains a strong choice for tablet buyers -- and its approach to app widgets continues to pose an advantage over the iPad 2."

 Is Google One Pass a One-Way Street
While it addresses the need for single registration and cross-browser readership, the challenge with One Pass is that it forces both Publishers and Users to get into a locked ecosystem, with limited flexibility toward future market evolutions. It limits freedom

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