Friday, June 24, 2011

Today's Headlines

No Surprise Here:  Apple Snags Nearly 100% of U.S. Tablet Web Traffic
Apple's iPad currently accounts for 97% of all tablet web traffic in the United States, and 89% of tablet traffic across all other markets, according to Comscore's new digital measuring service, Device Essentials.

Average Tablet Owner Spends $53 a Year on Apps
Content producers eager for app revenue may not be overjoyed to hear this latest news from a study by the Online Publishers Association:  over 90 percent of US tablet computer users have downloaded applications and most have bought apps (good news), spending over $50 on average during the past 12 months (not so good news).

Why Non-iPad Tablets Aren't Selling
There was an overall sense that this tablet market is still very young and that different sizes and form factor products may eventually eclipse the iPad, but not without a better investment in marketing and the overall user experience than what currently exists in the market.

Tablets with Killer Features (and no, we're not talking about iPad)
A roundup of tablets with cool features that the iPad doesn't have like the G-Slate with its ability to capture 3-D video. 

Critic Favors the New Nook Over Amazon's Kindle
The Boston Globe
Hiawatha Gray:  "...the new entry-level Nook for $139, a worthy rival for the low-cost Amazon Kindle, which can cost as little as $114. After a head-to-head comparison, I could be happy with either, but it was the Nook that usually found its way into my hands."

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