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August 8 2011
by Todd Hixon

Tablets Turn 18

We’re now 18 months post the iPad announcement.  Like an 18 year-old, the tablet has matured a lot, but still has a way to go.  Here are some key things I have learned. Tablets are a new, major segment of the mobile device market, 40-50 million units this year, a big fraction of the ~250m ...

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February 18 2011
by Todd Hixon

Positioning for On-Line Subscription Dollars

Apple’s announcement of its App Store Subscriptions revenue policy this week (link) has got a lot of people buzzing, tweeting, and thinking – usually not all at once ;-) – about the subscription part of the app economy. E.g., see my partner Scott’s thoughtful post about what it means for Android (link).   The policy lays out Apple’s claim ...

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December 8 2010
by Todd Hixon

What Are You Packing?

The Wall Street Journal recently ran a reader survey that asks, how many gadgets do you carry around with you [link]?  They found one man who carries 18 gadgets weighing 26 lbs. in a backpack, including a full size laptop, an iPad, and a camera.  WSJ reports his name is Phil Libin, and I think ...

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July 14 2010
by Todd Hixon

The iPad Turns 6

In two weeks we have the six-month birthday of the iPad (announced January 27, 2010).  A few things have become clear, some aligned with my expectations and some not [see the surprised /not-surprised postscript on each paragraph]: The tablet category is off to a strong start.  Apple has sold ~3 million units.  All the usual ...

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April 16 2010
by Thanasis Delistathis

iPad: a revolution in personal media consumption

After getting a chance to play with it for a couple of weeks, I believe this is the dawn of another computing revolution, centered around new ways to consume media.

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