Thursday, July 28, 2011

Today's Headlines

Kindle and Nook Positioned for Back-to-School Purchases
As e-reader prices fall and the devices inch closer to being impulse buys, more retailers are interested in stocking them. A new National Retail Federation survey shows that 51.9 percent of families with school-age kids plan to buy electronics this year, down from an all-time high of 63.7 percent last year.

China's #1 Tablet Remains the iPad
Apple's iPad continues to reign as the top-selling tablet in China while rival Android devices from Motorola, Lenovo, and Asus struggle to gain a sizeable presence in the country's market, according to a Beijing-based Analysis International.

An E-Reader Devotee Ponders Taking Print Books as He Moves West
The New York Times
Reporter Nik Bilton ponders the wisdom of taking his hard copy books as he moves to California to cover the technology industry:  "Although I love my print books, e-readers, in one form or another, have become my primary reading device over the last few years. I barely touch my print books, although they are still beautiful and important to me."

iPad Becomes Fastest-Growing Platform for Electronic Arts
Industry Gamer
EA CEO John Riccitiello:  "Consoles today are 40% of the game industry...Our fastest growing platform is the iPad right now and that didn’t exist 18 months ago."

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