Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Today's Headlines

Mystery Announcement Coming Monday from Barnes & Noble
The Los Angeles Times
Is Barnes & Noble Inc. set to launch a new Nook?  So far, Barnes & Noble hasn't announced any new Nook tablet plans, but there is considerable speculation that it's all heading that direction after the bookstore chain and e-reader maker invited the media to a Nook-related event in New York on Monday.

iPads Making Huge Inroads in the Educational Market
Nearly 1,000 K-12 schools have an iPad one-to-one program. In other words, at minimum, they are providing an entire classroom of students with their own iPad to use throughout their academic school day.

HP TouchPads Now Selling for $149
Business Insider
The catch:  you have to buy a new HP or Compaq computer at Best Buy. 

Tablets May Eclipse PCs as the Main Computing Device
Apple believes that as the price of tablets comes down and the technology improves more people will be tempted to purchase one, and possibly at the expense of upgrading their PC.

Kindle Fire Increases Video Content with ABC-Disney Deal
In last week’s earnings call, Amazon said it will continue to push hard into streaming video. Now, in a new licensing deal with Disney-ABC, Amazon Prime members can stream shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Lost and Spider-Man for free.

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