Monday, June 27, 2011

Today's Headlines

Ad Platforms That Cater to Tablets
Mixpo released a platform that lets brand advertisers deploy video campaigns on tablets. Through a Web-based studio, publishers can add interactive pieces to the campaign and tailor the tablet ads based on geography, time of day or message sequencing. 

American Airline Passengers Get Samsung Galaxy Tab
The Seattle Times
Beginning later this year, the handheld tablet will be offered as an entertainment device for business- and first-class passengers on several transcontinental routes and some international flights to Europe and South America (third item down).

Get Ready for the OnlineShopping Revolution Via Tablet
According to new research, the next phase of the e-tail boom will see consumers increasingly using the Ipad and tablet computers when shopping online. The research carried out by shopping search engine, Shopzilla, said retailers should therefore be preparing for a ‘tablet revolution’, as online shopping via iPads and similar tablet devices is set to rocket in popularity, following the lead of the US.

HP Rolling the Dice on TouchPad Tablet
Bloomberg BusinessWeek (via San Francisco Chronicle)
The TouchPad is part of a big gamble that began last year with HP's $1.3 billion purchase of Palm and webOS: to build an ecosystem of its own, despite a landscape littered with the carcasses of others that tried.

Man Admits to Writing Script that Hacked iPad User Data
A San Francisco man has admitted writing the code that plucked personal data of 120,000 early iPad adopters from servers AT&T had left wide open to the attack.

Games Rank as Most Popular NOOK Apps
Four of of the top five NOOK apps are games: Angry Birds, Astraware Mahjong, Quickoffice Pro, Drawing Pad and Aces Jewel Hunt.

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