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Media Tablets a bitter pill for PC manufacturers to swallow

(manufacturingdigital.com): Media tablets are fast becoming the latest global trend and with PC sales falling, the future looks very bright indeed for alternatives such as tablets and e-readers. Summing up the tablets' popularity perfectly, research firm Gartner's recent report states: "Media tablets are fast finding favour with PC buyers attracted to their more dedicated entertainment-driven features and their instant-on capability." Indeed, online publications and websites are increasingly tailoring their web design to suit tablet screens rather than conventional PC screens.
   
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Can carrier billing save Android Market?

(econsultancy.com): Google's Android operating system may be a prominent fixture in the mobile world, but when looking at the app economy within it, Android is having a hard time competing with Apple and iOS. For some developers, Android Market has proven to be an impediment to success. Unlike Apple, which has created a vibrant ecosystem for paid apps via the ubiquity of iTunes, Google has forced consumers to purchase Android Market's paid apps using Google Checkout, which has relatively low adoption.
   
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Business Information in the Age of Mobility

(forbes.com): Much has been written about how smartphones and other mobile devices are changing the way people communicate. But little has been done to understand what the impact of this shift is on the executive suite. Are executives willing to use their smartphones for business purposes beyond email? Is the information they access via a mobile device being used to help drive business decisions? Do different "generations" of executives treat mobility differently, and are some more willing than others to blur the lines between business and personal communications devices.
   
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What We Don't Know We Don't Know

(papers.ssrn.com): Do you read everything in your field today? Do you even know what everything means any more? Readers of scholarly research are faced with an overabundance of information due to interdisciplinary subject areas, access to research at earlier and multiple stages, and simply more research from more scholars. My simple definition of innovation is the ability to create new things by being exposed to a broader and deeper set of existing things, but broader and deeper have their limits. There is no substitute for reading and truly comprehending a specific article, but there aren't enough hours in the day to read everything. We need better tools to know what research we need to read. We need to know what we don't know.
   
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E-readers: The Wave Of the Future?

(kmvt.com): It seems like every new technological innovation is called the wave of the future. While lots of people think electronic books are all the rage, in some cases they're harder to get than ordinary ink and paper books. In the last year, people have checked out more than half a million items from the twin falls public library, everything from magazines and newspapers to CDs and DVDs as well as books, of course. But, now people are buying e-readers which can store more than three thousand books in a small electronic device about the size of a thin book.
   
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