Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Today's Headlines

Asus Tablet Starting to Generate Sales
Business Insider
Honeycomb tablets are hitting the market at an accelerating pace. But initial estimates show that sales have been disappointing. The Asus Eee Pad Transformer appears to be the exception, however.  

The Rise of the Tablets
The Mercury News
Columnist Larry Magid writes about how it's easy to imagine how  retailers could use tablets to promote products -- tennis shoes to turnips. A clothing retailer could use it to help customers see if their size or favorite color is in stock or if its available or elsewhere.

iPad Is Not an E-Reader Killer
The debut of a lower-priced Nook from Barnes & Noble Inc. shows that there is a demand among consumers for a dedicated device intended solely for reading books. Contrary to the theories of some pundits, the popularity of Apple Inc.’s  iPad tablet hasn’t killed its e-reader rivals.

iPad Cures Adultery and May Be Mandatory for New IMF Chief
The Borowitz Report
In this satirical look at iPad fever, comedian Andy Borowitz writes, "A new scientific study released today says that iPad owners are less likely to commit adultery 'because they stop noticing other people altogether.'
According to the study, commissioned by Apple, Inc., iPad use disrupts what scientists agree are the necessary first stages of extramarital sex: 'noticing, admiring, and talking to other people.'"

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