Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Today's Headlines

iPads Turning Hotel Wi-Fi Networks into Rivers of Molasses
The New York Times
Largely because of the broad use of iPads and other mobile tablets, which are heavy users of video streaming, the guest room Wi-Fi networks that most hotels thought they had brought up to standard just a few years ago are now often groaning under user demands.

Amazon Likely to Remain Mum on Kindle Sales on Tomorrow's Earnings Call
Don’t expect Amazon to crack open the books to provide anything more concrete than that about sales of the Kindle Fire, even during the company’s third-quarter earnings report, being released tomorrow.

Subtext Brings Social and Gaming to E-Book Reading
The iPad app Subtext  invites users to engage socially, spiced with a dash of reward-based gameplay. Released Tuesday, the app aims to enhance users’ reading experiences with notes—embedded directly into the pages of an ebook—from authors, experts, and Subtext community members; and rewards points to users who contribute to the discussion.

Bad News for Newspapers:  Tablet Users Don't Want to Pay for News
About 11 percent of U.S. adults now own a tablet, and more than half of them are reading news on them every day from traditional sources, like The New York Times or CNN.  Despite their interest, however, most say they're not willing to pay for news on their tablets, according to a new study, "The Tablet Revolution and What it Means for the Future of News," by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism in collaboration with The Economist Group.

Viewsonic Coming Out with Sub-$200 Tablet
The Good E-Reader
The ViewSonic ViewPad 7e is being held in the same breath as the Amazon Kindle Fire owing to the same $199.99 price tag for both.  It's coming out later this month. 

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