Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Today's Headlines

Apple Blocks Samsung's Tablet in Europe
The Regional Court of Dusseldorf has granted Apple a preliminary injunction  against the sale and marketing of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 across all of Europe except the Netherlands. The tablet, which launched in Britain last week, must now be removed from shelves and Samsung must stop marketing it. According to some retailers, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 became the fastest-selling tablet since the iPad 2 when it launched in Britain.

Apple Briefly Becomes World's Most Valuable Company
The New York Post
Boosted by sales of devices like the iPad, Apple at one point overtook Exxon Mobil to become the world's most valuable company yesterday, closing a multibillion market-cap gap during the day's trading before dropping back to second place

Kno Bringing Electronic Textbooks to Facebook and the Web
After shifting its focus to software, electronic textbook seller Kno now has its sites set on making college students’ homework a lot more social and interactive.The company is this week announcing plans to allow those who buy textbooks from Kno to read them on Facebook and via the Web, in addition to its current iPad app. On the iPad front, the company is also adding things beyond just an electronic version of a traditional textbook.

Publisher Developing Its Own Tablet
The Tribune Co., one of the largest U.S. news enterprises, is working on a touchscreen tablet that it plans to offer to newspaper subscribers, according to people briefed on the plans.  The tablet is expected to run a modified version of Google's Android operating system and prominently feature software for the owner's hometown newspaper, according to interviews with more than half a dozen current and former Tribune employees.

Shipments of Non-Apple Tablets Expected to Surge 134% in 2012
Despite Apple's iPad shipments are expected to achieve strong growth of 55% in 2012, shipments of non-Apple tablet PCs in 2012 are forecast to see an even better increase of 134% on year, according to market watchers

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