Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Today's Headlines

New Nintendo Wii Has Tablet-Like Features
The Wall Street Journal
Nintendo's new controller is likely to attract the most attention, emulating the touchscreen technology Apple  popularized with its iPhones and iPads. Such devices have come to compete more seriously as game devices with products from Nintendo and other console makers.

Business Insider
Apple will accelerate its iPad and iPhone release schedule to 2 upgrades a year to better compete with the onslaught of competitors, thinks Adnaan Ahmad of Berenberg Bank.
PC sales have declined in the first quarter of 2011, and many are blaming the tablet. According to a recent IHS iSuppli report, PC shipments in the first quarter of 2011 worldwide were 81.3 million, which is a slight decrease from the same period last year when 81.6 million PCs were sold during the same period.
Independent publisher Branko Brkic is overwhelmed by the response to the news released on Wednesday that he will soon be launching Africa’s first daily iPad newspaper.  It's called The Daily Maverick.
Mark Mahaney of Citigroup, says that Amazon is going to sell 17.5 million units of the device in 2011 alone, and another 26 million next year.  Mahaney also believes that Kindle readers and books are going to earn the company over $6.1 billion next year, almost 10 percent of its overall revenue.

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