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Tablet Computer

In mid December last year, 10% of adults in the US owned a tablet computer and 10% owned an ebook reader. According to a report published by PEW today, by early January this year both of these figures had jumped to 19%.

The same report estimated that the number of American adults who owned at least one tablet or eReader leapt from 18% in December to 29% in January.

Father Christmas's generosity seems likely to have a big impact on publishers. According to a poll by IDG Connect, 72% of 210 surveyed worldwide professionals say that they bought fewer newspapers after getting an iPad. According to the same research, as Paid Content reports, 70% of participants also said that they bought fewer books.

Although the sample data is small, the trends are obvious: tablet sales are booming, print is losing out.

The numbers are worrying for news organisations that still rely on print as their main source of revenue. The IDG Connect report notes that "for advertising- funded media (newspapers and magazines), the challenges are particularly substantial. Readers who can afford iPads tend to be more demographically desirable than those who cannot."

Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-01-23 17:58

A leading design patent expert predicts that Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) will be unable to stop Samsung from selling its Galaxy tablet in the United States in the near future, and says the press has misunderstood a dramatic moment in the patent trial taking place between the tech giants. Court filings unsealed this week in California suggest he is right.

Recall that, in October, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh waved two tablets in the air and asked Samsung's attorney if he could tell which was the Galaxy and which was the iPad.

Continue reading on mocoNews.net

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-12-07 10:10

When the iPad launched, magazines rushed to shovel expensive rich-media features into their tablet editions. But now that they have to create editions for the new Kindle Fire and Nook Color and their ilk, some are downplaying the need for often-expensive enhancements.

Publishers say their research shows having a tricked-out app isn't the highest priority.

Continue reading on Adweek

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-12-01 09:54

Here are some words of wisdom from John Meehan, former editor of the Hull Daily Mail, in an InPublishing article, Sustaining community journalism in the regions.

"The industry cannot be focused predominantly on print. The platform is not important - the content is...

Regional media businesses have spent years agonising over 'the internet'. What do we put on it? Who does it? How do we make money on it?

Continue reading on the Greenslade Blog

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-11-28 09:52

After an initial wave of excitement about iPad magazines, some publishers have dialed back their enthusiasm. But the readers who have actually downloaded them like them quite a bit.

So says a survey commissioned by a publishers' trade group: It finds that two-thirds of people who read magazines on tablets and e-readers think they'll be spending more time with digital issues over the next year.

Continue reading on All Things Digital

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-11-23 10:05

Cash registers should be whirring happily this holiday season with sales of Apple's iPad, Amazon's Kindle Fire and other computer tablets. If the wave of buyers behave anything like those who went before, they'll be spending a lot of time on their new gadgets following the news.

But how best to capture, and profit from, the latest digital phenomenon? Most news companies have placed their bets on building customized tablet applications.

Continue reading in the Los Angeles Times

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-11-02 09:10

By pricing its new Kindle Fire tablet at less than half the cost of an Apple iPad, Amazon is setting up tablet consumption of media to spread more widely and quickly than was previously possible.

Introduced by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at an event today in New York, the $199 Kindle Fire is a full-color touchscreen tablet designed to make buying and consuming content easier -- including watching movies and TV, listening to music, browsing the web, playing games and reading digital editions of magazines and newspapers.

Continue reading on Ad Age Mediaworks

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-10-04 10:28

What looks like a dark cloud hanging over newspaper financials might actually be the shadow of the tablet market -- a towering giant just a few moons from waking up, pounding down The Fourth Estate's door of opportunity and offering to share a $278.9 billion payload.

According to Forrester Research, the U.S. tablet market is about to explode, and 82 million Americans -- one third of the online population -- are projected to own one of the devices by 2015.

Continue reading on Editor & Publisher

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-09-29 09:52

The magazine industry's current interest and investment in tablets beyond the iPad can be described as tentative at best.

It's not terribly surprising. Even by the most conservative of estimates, the iPad will make up the lion's share of worldwide tablet sales for the next three to four years. Nearly seven of every ten tablets in consumers' hands at year's end will be iPads, Gartner forecasts.

Continue reading on Mashable

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-07-29 09:53

This report focuses on what has been learned so far about news consumption behaviors on Apple iPads from research conducted by the Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI), The Associated Press, Online Publishers Association and Google's AdMob subsidiary between July 2010 and June 2011. While competing devices are now making their way into the consumer marketplace, their numbers were insignificant compared to the iPad when this research was conducted.

Continue reading on the Reynolds Journalism Institute site

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-07-05 09:39

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