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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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