AkzoNobel Publishes 2010 Report Online and Via iPad
February 24, 2011 - AkzoNobel has today published its 2010 Report. The Report, which combines its annual and sustainability reports, will be available for the first time as an iPad application, as well as online. The printed version will be published during the week beginning March 14. This year's dedicated website and iPad versions build further on last year's report concept, and contain full ...
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Ebook Cracks:Henry Petroski: 2010 National Book Festival
Engineer and professor Henry Petroski speaks at the 2010 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Henry Petroski is the Aleksandar S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering and a professor of history at Duke University, where he specializes in the analysis of failure. His first of many books was "To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design." He holds a Ph.D. in theoretical and applied mechanics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a distinguished member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He has most recently written "The Essential Engineer: Why Science Alone Will Not Solve Our Global Problems" (Knopf). He lives in North Carolina and Maine.
This should not come as a surprise though. The Apple tablet has been making all the right noises ever since it was launched on the 3rd of April 2010. The iPad journey ever since has been one that stuff of tech folklore are made of. The iPad’s demand continued to shoot through the roof and Apple has always had trouble to meet market expectations. A lot of tablet PCs had entered the fray but none failed to make a mark. Leave alone replicate the iPad success story.
However, if you still need proof in the form of hard core numbers, well here they are. As per shipment, pricing, and revenue data that the New York headquartered research firm, ABI Research have procured, there has been a staggering 4.5 units of tablet PCs shipped in the the third quarter of 2010. And a lion share of that, a staggering 4.2 million to be exact, have been notched up by the Apple iPad. This works out to a severely dominating 93 percent in favor of the Apple tablet.
However, Apple might have to cede a lot of market to the new crop of heavy weight tablet PCs that are all set to join the iPad. Prominent amongst these are Motorola XOOM, HP Touchpad and the BlackBerry Playbook. Sure the tablet market itself is poised for a big jump in 2011 but Apple is not likely to be able to hold on to the above 90 percent market share. Not to be missed, Apple too has lined up the next gen iPad 2 with enhanced capabilities to take on the competition.
What is certain the mother of all tablet battle is all set to be staged in the next few months and almost a year after the first iPad had first come on to the scene.
- Apple Sells 15 million iPads in 2010
- RIM Playbook to better the iPad in battery life
- 1 Million Playbooks and Xoom Tablets to be manufactured in 1st Quarter 2011
- Apple may ship up to 10 million I-PADS in 2010
- Wall Street Journal confirms Apple iPad 2
- Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi to cost 0
Here’s the info from the press release. As usual, the actual numbers will be higher because not every publisher reports to the AAP.
• E-books grew a dramatic +164.8 percent in December 2010 vs the previous year (.5 Million vs .7M). In the AAP’s ninth year of tracking this category, E-books once again increased significantly on an annual basis, up +164.4 percent for 2010 vs 2009 (1.3M vs 6.9M). E-book sales represented 8.32 percent of the trade book market in 2010 vs 3.20 percent the previous year. A chart tracking nine years of E-book sales is included below.
• Books on other digital platforms also experienced healthy sales growth. For December 2010, Downloaded Audio Books increased +56.7 percent to .9M and Physical Audio Books increased +34.5 percent to .8M. For the calendar year, Downloaded Audio Books sales rose by +38.8 percent to .9M (vs .0M in 2009), while Physical Audio Books fell 6.3 percent, at 7.3M for 2010 vs 6.5M for the previous year.
Ebook Cracks:How To Spirit Jailbreak for ALL Devices Tutorial! JAILBREAK IPAD may\june 2010
Read everything carefully Spirit is an untethered jailbreak for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch on the latest firmwares. Spirit is not a carrier unlock. If you currently are using a tethered jailbreak, you have to restore to use Spirit. Do not upgrade if you use an unlock on an iPhone 3G or 3GS. (You can, however, restore to 3.1.2 if you have SHSH blobs for that version.) Download spirit form the link below For windows bit.ly For mac bit.ly Download specific itunes version bit.ly Download dotnet3 necessary bit.ly Download cydia bit.ly How to download: Just fill the surveys with fake info to get the download enabled. Requirements Any iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch on firmware 3.1.2, 3.1.3, or 3.2. An activated device: one not stuck on the Connect to iTunes or Emergency Call screen. Specific version of iTunes Syncing with iTunes before trying this highly recommended. Note: On iPad, all this is still sort of beta Some packages in Cydia, not designed for iPad, might screw up your system and require you to restore. Be careful. In this video, I show you all on how to jailbreak all devices, including the iPad, iPhone 3GS, and the MC models, on 3.1.2, 3.1.3, and 3.2. This Jailbreak is untethered, and is extremely easy to use. This works on the newest iTunes versions, and it also works on the iPad. Instructions: 1. Restore your iPod Touch/iPhone/iPad 2. Download the program 3. Plug in your device 4. FOR WINDOWS USERS: Right-Click on the program, select "Compatibility", and make sure it ...
sony ebook:BETT 2010 - eBook / Misc
At BETT Sony did have an eBook but not well displayed. Samsung had a new range including smaller sizes. If people read Stanza on a phone maybe the first sizes for eBooks are too big. Adobe pushing Flash and video but the ePUB format is supported. HP still capable of hard copy.
Ebook:Smau 2010. Sony eBook reader, intervista a Mauro Santoro
L'inviato della Voce d'Italia ha intervistato Mauro Santoro, Technical Marketing di Sony, che ha presentato i fiori all'occhiello della produzione Sony. Guarda il video per scoprire gli attesissimi prodotti della Sony, come notebook Vaio serie Z e l'e-book Reader. Intervista di Giuseppe Franco riprese e montaggio di Carmelo jonathan Minimo
James McQuivey of Forrester.
In 2010 ereader prices fell close to 0 and 10.5 million people in the US own a dedicated ereader. New reading form factors were introduced. Tablets in about 10 million US hands right now – primarily the iPad. A third of the people who own an iPad own a Kindle. Nearly 1 Billion was spent on ebooks in the US alone.
In 2011 20+ million people will read ebooks on a reader or tablet. .3 billion will be spent ion ebooks at the bare minimum. They can’t even forecast the impact on non-traditional eformats.
Are publishers ready? Surveyed publishing execs to find out. Done in September 2010, tested survey on 35 execs representing 27 publishers which account for 65% of SS publishing revenue.
89% optimistic about digital transition; 74% says readers will be better off; 66% say people will read more; 83% say their companies fcan manage digital transition; 63% say have a digital plan in place; 80% believe that their company needs significant retraining
Big questions to them: more execs think that tablets will win over ereaders and 46% agree with this. 29% feel e-ink devices best; 83% release ebooks simultaneously with hardback; 52% price wholesale rather than agency. App are still problematic: 46% say have potential and 48% say that are too expensive to develop right now. Just a third think that they represent a significant revenue stream.
52% expect print sales to decrease in 2011 somewhat; on average respondents felt that ebooks will account for half of all books sold by late 2014; however they expect the same thing to happen to their own books until mid 2015.
Will be extending the survey in 2011.
Ebook:Vietnam 2010 - How will Asia Lead
www.weforum.org 06.06.2010 Opening Plenary session How Will Asia Lead? Domestic and intra-regional trade are the new mantra for Asia suggesting greater focus on the region, but Asia from its position of growing economic power has simultaneously sought to take a more outward leadership role in tackling global challenges. How will Asian leaders balance regional concerns with growing responsibilities on the world stage? Andrei L. Kostin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, VTB Bank, Russian Federation; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on East Asia Hemant M. Nerurkar, Managing Director, Tata Steel, India; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on East Asia Nguyen Tan Dung, Prime Minister of Vietnam; Chair, 2010 ASEAN Surin Pitsuwan, Secretary-General, ASEAN (Association of South-East Asian Nations), Jakarta Welcome by Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum Chaired by Andrew Stevens, Anchor and Correspondent, CNN International, Hong Kong SAR
On TechCrunch, Erick Schonfeld has an interesting piece on just how well the iPad sold in 2010. It completely outsold the predictions of not only tech bloggers but also professional analysts. The highest prediction for sales from analysts was 7 million, and from tech bloggers was 9 million. In fact, it sold 14.8 million units in 2010.
[The] iPad sold three times as much as the average tech blogger predictions, and five times as much as the average Wall Street analyst prediction. Think about that the next time you see a prediction for anything in tech. The newer it is, the less anybody knows.
At least part of those high sales might be attributed to the public’s new interest in e-reading, not just books but news and magazines too.
Perhaps Apple’s next project should be an iCrystalBall.