Monday, May 16, 2011

Today's Headlines

Ka-Ching!  Kindle-Generated Revenue for Amazon Estimated at $5 Billion in 2011
The research firm Caris and Company predicts that Kindle-generated revenue will top $5.4 billion in 2011.Sales of hardware and software are driving the huge numbers.  

The Wall Street Journal
Increasingly, publishers are charging premium prices for digital content, betting on a new breed of media consumer willing to pay for content on devices such as Apple Inc.'s iPad, and throwing in print at little or no additional cost.
Here's part of the statement RIM released to  "RIM determined that approximately one thousand BlackBerry PlayBook tablets (16 GB) were shipped with an OS build that may result in the devices being unable to properly load software upon initial set-up.The majority of the affected devices are still in the distribution channel and haven't reached customers. RIM is working to replace the affected devices."
Business Insider
The website Business Insider surveyed 855 people.  Twenty percent of those surveyed have two iPads in their home.  
Goldman Sachs analyst Bill Shope:  Our iPad forecast remains unchanged, though we have lowered our non-Apple tablet unit assumptions by 2.3 million units in 2011 and 2012,..Meanwhile, we have raised our forecast for Apple’s tablet market share to 66.4 percent in 2011 (64 percent prior) and 66.6 percent in 2012 (65 percent prior). Overall, we are expecting 57.7 million total tablets for 2011 and 78.0 million tablets for 2012, versus 60.1 million and 80.3 million previously.”

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