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One Million PlayBooks Sold in First Quarter? RIM Hopes So.

Research in Motion VP Alec Taylor says the size of the PlayBook’s launch “will be commensurate with the opportunity.” And word on the street has it that the opportunity is decent in size.

Evidently, RIM is looking to ship one million PlayBooks in the first quarter alone. Market sources tell the occasionally reliable DigiTimes that Quanta Computer has begun volume production of the PlayBook with a shipment target “expected to top one million units.” Which seems a decent number. That said, it does pale in comparison to early iPad shipments, the obvious touchstone here. Apple sold more than 300,000 iPads the day the device went on sale. And just 27 days later it had sold one million.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work