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Tablets and e-readers can live in harmony, says Amazon

(independent.co.uk): Amazon is keen to shake the notions that the iPad is a Kindle killer and consumers should either opt for an e-reader OR a tablet, but not both. For the second time in so many weeks the company has made the statement that "people are buying both a Kindle and an LCD tablet computer."
   
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When it comes to ebooks at universities the future isn't that scary

(oncampus.macleans.ca): Some Canadian universities are encouraging students to switch from paper coursepacks to electronic versions. The move is allegedly in response to rising copyright fees, individual ebooks will be cheaper than their print versions.
   
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China market: Over 1 million e-book readers sold in 2010, says Analysys

(digitimes.com): Over one million e-book readers were sold in the China market in 2010, hiking by about 168% from 2009, but the growth in 2011 sales will slow down to below 40%, according to Analysys International. The growth will slow down because E Ink will continue to dominate the e-paper market and e-book readers equipped with less expensive display screens will not be sufficiently available, said the consulting firm.
   
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Do You Have Time NOT to Launch a Social Media Strategy?

(officingtoday.com): Social media is all the rage. And it's not hard to see why. Business centers can turn to YouTube to offer virtual tours of their facilities. Facebook pages and Twitter accounts build a loyal following where you can announce special discounts, community events and more. But there is talk now that social media is becoming a drag on some companies. The post looks at that argument, and then explores the key question: Do you have time NOT to launch a social media strategy?
   
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With CES raining tablets, some will get flooded out

(computerworld.com): With as many as 100 different models of tablet computers from dozens of makers expected to be on display at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week, market consolidation is a certainty. Some of those tablet models won't be on the market within in a year, and some won't even last beyond the four-day show that officially kicks off Thursday, predicted Shawn Dubravac, chief economist for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the show's sponsor.
   
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