July 31, 2012 |
News Corp .said it would lay off 29% of its full-time staff at the Daily, the struggling national news publication created in early 2011 to reach a new generation of readers by taking advantage of the soaring popularity of Apple Inc.'s iPad tablet computer. The media conglomerate said Tuesday that the loss of 50 of its 170 employees was part of a broader reorganization that would include a refocusing of certain aspects of its coverage. The Sports and Opinion sections have seen the lightest readership and will be reorganized.
November 21, 2010 |
The season of the tablet computer has arrived. Sparked eight months ago by Apple Inc. debut of the iPad, every major computer company is now trying to get one in stores in time for holiday shopping. But just what is a tablet, and why would you want one? It's part laptop and part smart phone — a mobile computer that enables consumers to watch video, read books, talk on the phone and play games, whether on the couch, at the desk or somewhere in between. But because nearly every one of those features is already available on mobile phones or PCs or both, the tablet is still struggling to show why it's special.
January 24, 2012 |
Remember when seeing an Apple Inc. iPad on a bus, an airplane or the subway was a startling new experience? Now you might be startled not to see one. Over the holiday season, so many people bought tablets for each other (and, presumably, themselves), that U.S. tablet ownership nearly doubled among adults, to 19% in January from 10% a month earlier. The rate is growing quickly: In May 2010, shortly after the debut of the iPad, only about 3% of consumers over age 16 owned tablets, according to survey information from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.
August 28, 2012 |
Samsung isn't going away without a fight. A day after Apple said it would seek to ban eight Samsung smartphones from sale in the U.S., the South Korean electronics giant shot back Tuesday with a short statement: "We will take all necessary measures to ensure the availability of our products in the U.S. market. " Apple scored an overwhelming victory in federal court in San Jose last week when a jury sided with the Cupertino, Calif., tech company in the billion-dollar patent infringement case.
March 7, 2012 |
Needless to say, it's Apple Day (again) for technophiles. You'd have to look far and wide to find anything with more gotta-have-it-now appeal than the new iPad. And what's not to like? A high-rez screen, new cameras, and plenty of muscle under the hood for zippier processing and connectivity. Everything a growing boy or girl could want in a tablet computer/media-consumption device. (By the way, you can tap into The Times' digital versions for on-the-go reading.) Amid all the hoopla, though, I paid a little visit to The Times' in-house research library, just to recall what it was like when information was consumed in a more leisurely fashion.
April 28, 2012 |
The Kindle Fire appears to be burning up its competition — on the Android side, anyway. Amazon.com Inc.'s tablet computer is catching on in a big way in the U.S., accounting by end of February for 54.4% of tablets that run Google Inc.'s Android system software. That represented a near doubling of the Fire's Android market share since December, when it was at 29.4%, according to new data from ComScore Inc. The Fire first went on sale in November. In a way, the Kindle Fire is gobbling up the small fish in the pond — far outpacing Samsung's Galaxy Tab (15.4% of Android)
April 27, 2012 |
The Kindle Fire appears to be burning up its competition -- on the Android side, anyway. Amazon.com Inc.'s tablet computer is catching on in a big way, having grabbed 54.4% of the Android tablet market by the end of February, the fourth month that it was on sale, according to new data from comScore Inc . That represented a near doubling of the Fire's Android market share since December, when it was at 29.4%. In a way, the Kindle Fire is gobbling up the small fish in the pond -- far outpacing Samsung's Galaxy Tab (15.4% of Android)
June 29, 2012 |
A U.S. District Court has handed Apple a victory against one of its biggest competitors in the smartphone market by blocking U.S. sales of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh granted Apple a preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Nexus phone, which went on sale in the United States in mid-December. This is the second Samsung Galaxy product blocked by Koh this week: On Tuesday, she granted Apple a preliminary injunction against U.S. sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer.
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August 8, 2013 |
The L.A. County district attorney's office has declined to file charges against a Glendale mother who was arrested early Tuesday morning after her 3-year-old son was found wandering in his pajamas slightly less than half a mile from his home while carrying a tablet computer, police said. A woman driving to work at 2:49 a.m. saw the boy trying to cross the street near a Rally's Hamburgers at San Fernando Road and Brand Boulevard, Glendale police Sgt. Tom Lorenz told the Glendale News-Press . She initially thought he was with someone, Lorenz said.
June 25, 2012 |
A group of analysts has significantly cut revenue estimates of Nokia phones after Microsoft's announcement of Windows Phone 8 last week. Nomura Holdings Inc. said it expects Nokia to only sell 34 million devices running Windows Phone in 2013, which is down 41% from the group's previous estimates. Nomura also cut Nokia's revenue estimates from nearly $14 billion down to $7.5 billion. The cuts come as a result of Microsoft's announcement last week of Windows Phone 8, the next operating system of its mobile platform.