Thursday, October 27, 2011

Today's Headlines

Steve Jobs Wanted Intel Chips for the iPad:  New Bio
The Wall Street Journal
Intel’s stock price, and image, have suffered from the fact that its chips are not widely used in smartphones and tablet PCs. But it turns out that the Silicon Valley giant had an inside track when it came to Apple’s iconic iPad, lost after Steve Jobs faced an impassioned plea from a top lieutenant.

New RIM Tablet OS Delayed Until 2012
The Los Angeles Times
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Research in Motion Ltd. has experience troubles this year and they continued Wednesday when the company announced that its PlayBook OS 2.0 software update for its BlackBerry tablet isn't coming out this year as originally planned.

Bloomberg Creates "Live TV" Placement on iPad
Bloomberg launched its latest free, ad-supported app in the iTunes Store after midnight with the goal of developing stronger ties with its audience, especially when they’re not in front of the TV set.

Condé Nast Magazines Post Large Sales Spike with Apple's Newsstand
Condé Nast has experienced a huge increase in both total sales and single issues sales, which increased 142 percent over the previous eight weeks. Because of its success with Newsstand, the company plans to release three more titles in 2012: Condé Nast Traveler, Bon Appétit, and Vogue.

Look Out Amazon:  $179 Tablet Available from Leader
Rethink Wireless
The Impression 7 tablet, or I7, by Leader is being sold for $179. It follows the announcement of ViewSonic's similarly spec'd and affordable 7e. The specs of the I7 are not quite as promising though and for the sake of $20 it might be worth going with the more expensive tablets.

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