Tablets, television and music make people less lonely

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Researchers from the University of York have found that these outlets trigger happy memories. According to the results of recent research that have been published in a significant report, tablets, television and music can all provide people who spend a lot of time on their own with a “comforting friendly face”, particularly among those who are isolated as a result of disability or illness or who are recently bereaved. The WaveLength charity worked with the University of York in researching these ways to alleviate loneliness. The research found that “artificial…

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The future of mobile devices proves difficult to predict as the ereader continues to survive

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The use of these tablet like e-book reader devices is still growing, particularly among older Americans. Since 2010, when the iPad was first introduced by Apple, the widespread belief has been that these new mobile devices would render dedicated ereaders obsolete, as tablets are able to perform the same functions as ebook reader devices, as well as a great deal more. Predictions indicated that ebook readers would be considered redundant when tablets could do the same thing. However, tablets have been on the mobile devices market for six years and…

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InMobi data shows 771 percent growth of mobile and tablet impressions in 2011

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InMobi, the largest independent mobile network worldwide, has released the results of the Mobile Market 2011 Review – a study it performs every year – which was conducted to analyze and identify trends over the last year, and provide insight into what 2012 will hold for the mobile marketplace. The annual review revealed a growth of 251 percent growth in worldwide impressions over mobile channels within the InMobi network. Furthermore, there was a rise of 488 percent in impressions worldwide originating from smartphones. That said, in the fastest growing InMobi…

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Amazon’s Kindle Fire to make a splash without drowning the iPad

Though chief executive officer of Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos, believes that the new Kindle Fire will be a highly attractive product for consumers looking for a bargain priced tablet computer, it is not likely that it will have an impact on Apple’s iPad in the lead of the marketplace. The price of the newest Kindle model, $199, is less than half of the least expensive model of the iPad, and – according to a Susquehanna Financial Group analyst, Herman Leung – will be very attractive to shoppers who are seeking a…

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Amazon’s play in the tablet market

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Amazon.com did a good job of creating a new Kindle e-reader that is affordably priced; so affordable, that the new Kindle is out selling the leading Kindle, and the 3G and WiFi model e-readers. By using advertisements on their new e-reader, they were able to finance a newer, more affordable Kindle. Now, can they do the same with an Android based tablet? By using tasteful ad displays, small banners and screen-saver type advertisements, Amazon could create a new product that was less expensive. By strategically placing the ads, Amazon was…

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