John Paczkowski

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4.5 Million Tablets Were Sold in Q3 2010; 4.2 Million Were iPads

Lest there be any doubt that 2010 was the year of the iPad, here’s one more data point to attest to its supremacy in the nascent tablet market. Of the 4.5 million “media tablets” shipped in the third quarter of 2010, a staggering 4.2 million were iPads, according to ABI Research.

Now admittedly this number is a bit dusty and more indicative of Apple’s first-mover advantage than anything. Still, it’s worth noting in advance of the unveiling of iPad 2 next week, which will undoubtedly renew at least a portion of that advantage even as new rivals like the Motorola XOOM, HP Touchpad and BlackBerry Playbook crowd into the market. As Apple quipped in the invitation to its iPad event next week: “Come see what 2011 will be the year of.”

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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik