“…in the tablet world we’re going to become better than number one. We call it number one plus.”
– Eric Cador
Yadda, yadda, yadda…
Addressing rivalries among hardware manufacturers such as Apple, Google and BlackBerry Mr Cador also said that “only one company plays in both the consumer and business and world…”
So only one of those companies plays in both the consumer and business markets?! I think you’ll find they all do, and Apple are getting better at it. Lucky they have a good product to… oh wait, HP don’t play in any market yet when it comes to tablets.
From Intel’s press release:
The 22nm 3-D Tri-Gate transistors provide up to 37% performance increase at low voltage versus Intel’s 32nm planar transistors. This incredible gain means that they are ideal for use in small handheld devices, which operate using less energy to “switch” back and forth. Alternatively, the new transistors consume less than half the power when at the same performance as 2D planar transistors on 32nm chips.
The Guardian has posted a great analysis of the announcement. I thought this was pretty big news when I first read it, but evidently not enough to excite the tech community (nor Intel’s stock price).
“Apple is great if you’ve got a lot of money and live on an island. It’s not so great if you have to exist in a diverse, open, connected enterprise; simple things become quite complex.”
– Andy Lark
He fails to mention the iPad is cheaper than the Motorola XOOM and comparable in price to the Samsung Galaxy Tab, two of the iPads major competitors.
Sure the “closed” environment may make things challenging at times for companies trying to use the iPad, but maybe, just maybe, it’s worth the effort for a better product. GE wasn’t willing to wait for all the promised “open” tablet devices that are going to blow the iPad out of the water.
“We’ve taken a very considered approach to tablets, given that the vast majority of our business isn’t in the consumer space…”
– Andy Lark
Read: We can promise the world because we don’t yet have a product on the market.
“…Our strategy is multi-OS.” “We will do Windows 7 coupled with Android Honeycomb, and we’re really excited. We think that giving people that choice is very important.”
– Andy Lark
The New York Times Paywall: Yes, It Works
The article then goes on to list several ways you can avoid the paywall. Which bit works exactly?
Warner Bros. Digital Distribution (WBDD), a market leader in video-on-demand and electronic sell-through, announced it will expand its test offering of movies for rental through Warner Bros. Entertainment’s Facebook Movie Pages.
– The Wrap
Not sure they can call themselves a “market leader” just yet, but Warner Bros. are offering another 5 movies for rent over Facebook (US only). It will be interesting to see how this plays out with streaming services such as Netflix.
Unlike the big record companies, at least Warner Bros. are attempting to move with the times.