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Technology Devices Either Sell Big or Die Fast -
August 23, 2011 | NYT | By JENNA WORTHAM & VERNE G.
KOPYTOFF. In recent years, technology companies have been cutting their
losses with increasing speed...These days, big technology companies —
particularly those in the hypercompetitive smartphone and tablet
industries — are starting to resemble Hollywood film studios. Every
release needs to be a blockbuster, and the only measure of success is
the opening-weekend gross. There is little to no room for the sleeper
indie hit that builds good word of mouth to become a solid performer
over time. ...this accelerated lifecycle of high-end hardware is being
described as “Darwinian.” ...Companies kill new products more quickly
now because of the higher cost of staying competitive, ..The crush of
tech bloggers and Twitter-using early adopters .. raises the stakes
around how well new products perform in the marketplace...One needs
everything in place: the content, the applications and the
experience--to have a reasonable chance at success. [JCK: "everything in place" = ecosystems]
accelerated_lifecycles  attrition_rates  blockbusters  content  culling  Darwinian  ecosystems  hits  Jenna_Wortham  kill_rates  mobile_applications  new_products  product_development  product_launches  social_media  smartphones  speed  tablets  UX  winner-take-all 
august 2011 by jerryking
Mobile telecoms in Africa: Digital revolution | The Economist
Apr 7th 2011 | DAR ES SALAAM

Whether on mobile phones or tablets, being online is rapidly becoming
the norm in Africa. That will boost the continent’s information and
entertainment business and allow African media houses such as the Nation
Media Group (in the east) and Media24 (in the south) to expand their
businesses around digital content tailored to local languages and
markets. Western content-makers will no doubt worry about the increased
risk of piracy, but if they get their offerings right Africa will be a
huge new market for their wares too.
mobile_phones  smartphones  tablets  Africa  Nokia  Huawei  mobile  digital_revolution 
july 2011 by jerryking
Netbooks Return as 'Ultrabooks' -
MAY 31, 2011 | WSJ |By DON CLARK. Pressed by the
rise of tablet-style computers, makers of conventional laptop PCs are
moving to give the category a makeover, aided by Intel Corp. and other
chip makers.The hardware companies are using the Computex trade show in
Taiwan this week to announce a variety of responses to hit products like
Apple Inc.'s iPad. A key goal is to deliver much thinner and lighter
laptops, with mainstream price points and tablet-style features such as
touchscreens and the ability to switch on quickly to let users call up
websites without waiting.
laptops  ARM  Intel  tablets 
may 2011 by jerryking
Choosing a Laptop in a Tablet World -
APRIL 21, 2011 | WSJ | By WALTER S. MOSSBERG. Picking Out a Laptop in the Brave, New World of Tablets
Walter_Mossberg  buyers  guidelines  howto  tablets  laptops 
april 2011 by jerryking
RIM taps Polar Mobile for ‘at least’ 100 PlayBook apps - The Globe and Mail
From Thursday's Globe and Mail
Published Wednesday, Mar. 30, 2011
Polar_Mobile  Omar_El_Akkad  RIM  mobile_applications  strategy  tablets 
april 2011 by jerryking
IPads Are Latest Weapon in Medical Sales -
Medical-sector companies are passing out thousands of iPad tablet
computers to salespeople to spruce up their pitch to doctors, and at the
same time giving Apple Inc. a crucial foot in the door to business
customers. Abbott Laboratories, Medtronic Inc. and Boston Scientific
Corp. are among the drug and medical-device firms making the move, while
others say they are testing out the devices.

The tablet computers offer new ways to display product information or
surgical-implant techniques, and help eliminate time wasted on issues
that don't drive sales, according to companies. Their quick start-up
times mean the salesmen can jump into their presentations before doctors
lose interest.
iPad  tools  pitches  Communicating_&_Connecting  tablets  tablet_computing 
december 2010 by jerryking
Apple Sees New Money in Old Media -
JANUARY 20, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | By YUKARI IWATANI
KANE And ETHAN SMITH. Steve Jobs's Tablet Device Looks to Repackage TV,
Magazines, Just as iPod Changed Music Sales.
Apple  Steve_Jobs  tablets 
january 2010 by jerryking

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