Peter Kafka

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A More Modest Amazon Tablet Guess: Two Million in 2011

Last month, Forrester started the bidding on Amazon tablet predictions and guessed that Jeff Bezos could move three to five million by the end of this year. Today, Barclays analyst Anthony DiClemente offers a more modest forecast: He thinks Amazon will sell two million seven-inch Android tablets this year. But he thinks that number will jump to 6.4 million in 2012, and that Amazon will also sell another 1.5 million units of a 10-inch model he predicts will show up next year. Context: Barclays predicts Apple will sell 48.7 million iPads in 2012.


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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