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The New Role for India’s $35 Laptop Could Be a Kindle Killer

There are sure signs that Amazon is worried about Apple’s iPad. Their focus on rolling out a “cheap” version of the new Kindle WiFi, scheduled to ship August 27th with a $139 starting price point compared to the current $189 version, will undoubtedly tempt some customers to rush out and buy one. But Amazon shouldn’t […]

Despite Low Price Tag, $35 Laptop Still Inaccessible to Many

A $35 price point for a laptop generates a lot of buzz. The announcement of such a device ready to market in India, with its robust economy and a rapidly growing tech center, is a huge development. India already boasts some 81 million Internet users, but with a population of 1.1 billion that represents a […]

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Despite Amazon Fanfare Kindle Not the Final Chapter on Paperbacks

Recently Amazon announced that it has sold more copies of e-books for its Kindle e-book reader compared to hardcover books. While cynics might dismiss the announcement as a counter to Apple’s attempts to position its iPad tablet computer as the de facto reading device; the announcement does signal a shift in consumer habits and perhaps […]

Ignore Baby Boomers If You Want to Lose Out On Their Purchasing Power

If you’re like the majority of marketers and merchants out there, the bulk of your marketing efforts are targeted towards 18 to 40 year olds. Failing to focus at least some of your attention on baby boomers means you would miss out on a demographic profile that,  according to a Nielsen report, has the following […]

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For Insight Into Buyer Behavior Simply Enter Your Nearest Virtual World

The summer blockbuster Inception introduced viewers to the concept of an “architect” as someone who creates the reality behind a virtual world. Avril Korman is no stranger to that concept. She is a professional designer and virtuatect for SecondLife (SL); perhaps better known on SL as Axi Krumin.  In a series of guest posts for […]

Will iAds Benefit From the Apple Effect?

Under Steve Jobs’ leadership, Apple has been growing from strength-to-strength in recent years.  As my colleague Adam Viener reported, Apple is rolling out its iAds platform bundled with its iOS4 operating system for its various “i” devices. But will this make a splash in the market? After all, ad platforms for mobile devices already exist […]

Google’s App Inventor Might Be a Game Changer

Led by Apple’s App Store, which stocks about 250,000 applications, applications across all platforms  are here to stay and help you pass the time while traveling or while stuck in the midst of a boring meeting. Google’s latest announcement that its App Inventor will allow almost anyone to build an app will be a boon […]

What Does Google’s Rumored $100m Investment in Zynga Mean for the Industry?

If you missed rampant rumor that Google has invested between $100 million and $200 million in social network Zynga, creator of popular Facebook games Farmville, Texas Hold  ’em Poker and Mafia Wars (all among the top applications on Facebook), you would be excused. After all, currently the scoop comes in the form of a uncorroborated […]

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Facebook Moves to Quit Selling Virtual Birthday Cakes and Make Real Dough Instead

‘Fess up if you are among the curious who’ve coughed up a dollar or two to buy a virtual balloon or bouquet of flowers to send to a friend on Facebook. Did you continue paying Facebook for the privilege of sending a 100×100 pixel-sized gift to your friends? I didn’t think so. It’s not surprising […]

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Is The iPad Secure Enough For The Workplace?

Everything’s coming up roses for Apple Inc with reports of 3 million iPads sold within 80 days of its release. By 2010, Kaufman Brothers analyst Shaw Wu says the company might sell 9.7 million units of the device. According to a recent Bloomberg wire piece, iPads are starting to penetrate the corporate marketplace, with reports […]