Monday, July 25, 2011

Today's Headlines

LA Angels Rent Tablets at Home Games
Everything Android
For a very affordable $10, patrons can rent either a Samsung Galaxy Tab   or a T-Mobile G Slate. The tablets come pre-loaded with game day information as well as content from Zinio’s magazine library. On the G Slate only, Angel Stadium patrons can view T-Mobile TV as well, including some free content.

U.S. Government May Start Using RIM's Playbook
Tom's Guide
RIM's Playbook got a boost this week as it received the federal stamp of approval for government use. RIM has revealed that its device has just been awarded Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 certification, something that's required if a device is to be used in any government department or the White House.

3 Conde Nast Magazines Sell Ads in Flipboard Feeds
Advertising Age
Wired, The New York and Bon Appetit have started selling ads into the Flipboard iPad app in a bid to tap bigger tablet audiences and revenue

Tablets Help Businesses Shine and Improve Customer Relationships
The rise of consumer tablets--the iPad and Android competitors--is changing how workers at small businesses tackle their jobs and interact with customers, clients, vendors, and each other.

E-Textbook Rentals Available Today From Amazon
Tulsa World (AP)
In an effort and capture a bigger portion of the college textbook market, Amazon has starting renting textbooks on it Kindle e-reader.   Beginning today, the leading online retailer said students can rent textbooks from its online Kindle Store, which Kindle users can access on the e-reader. Amazon said rental prices are as much as 80 percent lower than list prices for the books.

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