Peter Kafka

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iPads No Longer Just for All the Young Dudes

No surprise that iPads initially sold particularly well with people who were both young and not women — who else is going to camp outside an Apple store? Also not a surprise that as Apple sells more and more of these things — nine million in the last quarter alone — its customer base has become much broader.

But nice to see it in a chart, anyway. Here’s new survey data from Nielsen, which tracks device use, both by age:

And by gender:

Note that Nielsen is officially tracking “tablet” use, not iPad use. But until Google figures out how to make headway with Android, this is still Apple’s market.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald