Thursday, June 30, 2011

Today's Headlines

NIM Busy Building Digital Storefront
Next Issue Media added six magazine titles to its storefront:  The new titles include MeredithCorp.‘s Better Homes & Gardens, Hachette Filipacchi Magazines/Hearst Magazines’ Car and Driver, Time Inc.‘s Sports Illustrated, and Cond√© Nast’s Glamour Vanity Fair and Wired. They will join inaugural titles Esquire, Popular Mechanics, Fitness and Parents, FortuneTime, and The New Yorker.

HP's TouchPad Lacks the Right Touch, According to Mossberg
The Wall Street Journal
Writes WSJ tech critic Walter Mossberg on the new tablet:  "I've been testing the TouchPad for about a week and, in my view, despite its attractive and different user interface, this first version is simply no match for the iPad. It suffers from poor battery life, a paucity of apps and other deficits."

Avoid the HP TouchPad, Advises Pogue
The New York Times
The NYT tech critic says:  "The TouchPad doesn’t come close to being as complete or mature as the iPad or the best Android tablets; you’d be shortchanging yourself by buying one right now, unless you’re some kind of rabid A.B.A. nut (Anything but Apple)."

Cisco's Cius Tablet Aimed for Work Market
Cisco is the only company that is focusing exclusively on business users with its Cius tablet. While the Cius is not as thin or as light as an iPad, it comes with a replaceable battery and it can fit into a docking station that turns the device into a virtual desktop and an office phone.

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