Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Today's Headlines

The Top Ten Problems with Tablets That Need to Be Fixed
Problem #1:  better integration with PC's.  Problem #2:  better keyboards.  

Sears Salespeople Now Armed with iPads
Sears will roll out iPads and iPods to its salespeople in 450 stores nationwide. This closely follows moves by other major retail chains, such as Lowe’s, Home Depot, Nordstrom and Urban Outfitters, in embracing what could be called iCommerce.

Motorola Xoom Tablets Discounted to $379
Motorola has been selling progressively less expensive versions of the device, with this week seeing the latest installment in that strategy: a version of the tablet selling for $379. The new Xoom, which is initially being sold by Best Buy, is being marketed as a “family tablet” now. It is effectively the WiFi-only version of the Xoom that first went on sale in March, but now with only 16GB of memory.

USA Today Debuts on Flipboard 
USA Today is joining up with Flipboard as the first national newspaper to be offered through the app, and all signs indicate that the content – delivered 24/7 right to users' iPads and, ultimately, iPhones – will be complete free to access.

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