"A year from now," it predicts, "'Amazon' will be synonymous with 'Android' on tablets."
The last time I looked closely at a research report from Forrester's Sarah Rotman Epps I took her to task for predicting in June 2010 that total U.S. tablet sales from all manufacturers that year would be a modest 3.5 million -- despite the fact that Apple (AAPL) had already sold 2 million iPads worldwide in the previous MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 29, 2011 3:36 PM ET
Apple looks like a pretty big fish in the video on demand business -- if you ignore Netflix
If all you saw was the pie chart at right, produced from data issued Monday by iSuppli, you might think that Apple (AAPL) had succeeded in doing to digital video what it did to digital music.
According to iSuppli, now a unit of IHS (IHS), iTunes' share of U.S. consumer spending for movie MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 23, 2011 1:43 PM ET
One of Apple's most serious challenges in the digital music market is giving up
"After eight years in business, the Walmart Music Downloads Store located at mp3.walmart.com will close on August 28, 2011. All content in the Store will be disabled and no longer available for download from the store."
So begins the certified letter sent to Walmart's (WMT) distribution and licensing partners and posted Tuesday by Digital Music News. The death MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 10, 2011 7:18 AM ET
Netflix fees are still insanely low and the prices it pays for rights to movies and TV shows are about to soar. Investors better get used to this new reality.
FORTUNE -- Netflix (NFLX) on Monday reported a 57% increase in profits. Its stock on Tuesday plummeted by more than 10% during trading before recovering to a level 5% below the previous day's close. The plunge, at least according to reports, came MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Jul 27, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Will California's law forcing out-of-state retailers to pay sales taxes help it raise hundreds of millions in revenue? Or will it just force Amazon's affiliates out of state?
FORTUNE - California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed the so-called "Amazon tax" into law. The measure forces out-of-state retailers (not just Amazon) to pay taxes on sales within the state. Earlier on Wednesday, Amazon (AMZN) sent notices to its affiliates in California, MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Jun 29, 2011 9:30 PM ET
The tech boom of the 1990s was thought to spell the death of plenty of brick-and-mortar companies, but they coexisted with their e-rivals for years. It looks like those days are now coming to an end.
By Scott Cendrowski, writer
FORTUNE -- We all knew that the 1990s tech boom would change the world. But then a funny thing happened: For years brick-and-mortar companies happily coexisted with their e-rivals. Borders, for instance, MOREJun 23, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Also with friends (10%), while waiting (9%), in meetings/class (5%) or in the bathroom (4%)
A report issued Thursday by Nielsen compares usage patterns of nearly 12,000 U.S. owners of tablets, eReaders or smartphones.
The key findings, as Nielson sees it:
70% of tablet owners and 68% of smartphone owners said they use their devices while watching television, compared with 35% of eReader owners.
61% percent of eReader owners use their device in bed, MORE
The local Fox TV affiliate finally sent a camera crew to the site
Did someone declare April to be National Visit Your Data Center Month and forget to send us the memo?
First there was Robert Scoble's breathless photo tour of Facebook's new facilities in Prineville, Oregon. Then Google's (GOOG) scary video about the security surrounding its Goose Creek, S.C., server farm, where it scans employees' eyeballs and crushes misbehaving hard drives MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 23, 2011 7:07 AM ET
The exact feature that was supposed to be Amazon EC2's strength -- reliability -- is what failed and brought the cloud low yesterday. Still, cloud computing isn't going anywhere.
By Dan Mitchell, contributor
FORTUNE -- The snafu at Amazon's EC2 hosting service on Thursday, which knocked several big web sites out of service, is being called a "black eye" for the cloud-computing business -- a "we told you so" moment, according to MOREApr 22, 2011 10:24 AM ET
By busting up the Open Handset Alliance with its Appstore, Amazon will make cheaper Android tablets more desirable and perhaps cut Google out of the loop.
Today's Amazon/Woot! is a $285 10-inch Android tablet by display-maker Viewsonic. While $285 for a 10-inch tablet from a name brand seems surprisingly inexpensive, it is a sign of things to come.
If you think it is hard to build a $200 tablet, take a look MORESeth Weintraub - Mar 23, 2011 1:26 PM ET
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