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Nuance's Voice Is Heard: Its Tech Featured In Samsung Galaxy Gear SmartWatch And Surfi AI Answer Engine - Posted September 6, 2013
Nuance Communications is high-profile this week. The company has announced that Samsung's new Galaxy Gear wearable smart watch and Galaxy Note 3 tablet will integrate its voice and language capabilities. Additionally, word comes from SpeechTrans that its new natural language processing ... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook Users More Likely To Engage With Videos On Mobile Than Desktop - Posted March 22, 2013
Facebook recently redesigned its News Feed to show off more visual content, with photos a... [AllFacebook]

3 Micropublishing Platforms to Start Your Publication - Posted March 15, 2013
The world of publishing is treacherous. Today, coming up with enough capital to fully staff, produce and publish a magazine is a daunting task -- and making a profit off of it is almost impossible. But, it turns out, a new trend is rising that could help startup magazines produce, and even... [TVSpy]

IncrediMail Reimagines The Email Experience For iPad - Posted March 7, 2013
Today Perion, the developer of desktop email client IncrediMail, has launched a new application for iPad users that turns traditional emailing on its head, reimagining the experience for tablet. In a ... [SocialTimes.com]

Why Facebook Advertisers Spend More on Mobile - Posted January 7, 2013
Advertisers are spending 20.3 percent of their Facebook budgets on mobile ads, according to new data from Kenshoo Social. The company's analysis of two million Facebook ad clicks and conversions also revealed that ad spends vary dramatically between Android and iOS devices. ... [SocialTimes.com]

YouTube Launches Guide Interface On Tablets With Android, Mobile Updates - Posted December 11, 2012
Last week YouTube officially launched a new redesign, featuring a major emphasis on subscriptions that includes a Guide that lets users easily navigate through the channels they've subscribed to. Now the Guide is available on the YouTube app ... [SocialTimes.com]

INFOGRAPHIC: What Do People Do On Mobile Devices? - Posted November 15, 2012
iMomentous has created an infographic called,... [AppNewser]

New Rumors Leak About a 7" Surface Tablet - Posted November 6, 2012
[caption id="attachment_28374" align="alignright" width="270"] A Mockup or the Real Thing?[/caption]Now that the launch of the Microsoft Surface tablet is a couple weeks past, the blogosphere has turned its attention to the next ... [AppNewser]

Minimizing Head & Neck Risks of Your Tablet - Posted October 11, 2012
Have you noticed more head and neck pain since using your tablet? A Harvard School of Public Health study took a look at the risk of head and neck pain from tablet computer use, sharing some tips for reducing these risks as well. Below, we've embedded an infographic about the study created... [AppNewser]

David Ho on The Daily and Creating WSJ's iPad App - Posted October 10, 2012
"Technology is easy. Journalism is hard," says the Wall Street Journal's mobile and tablets editor David Ho. The Journal was one of the first major newspapers to develop an iPad app, the process of which was... [Fishbowl NY]

David Ho on The Daily and Creating WSJ's iPad App - Posted October 10, 2012
"Technology is easy. Journalism is hard," says the Wall Street Journal's mobile and tablets editor David Ho. The Journal was one of the first major newspapers to develop an iPad app, the process of which was... [FishbowlNY]

Pew: More Tablet Owners Read News than Use Social Networking Sites [Infographic] - Posted October 1, 2012
News consumption continues to evolve as smartphones and tablets compete with desktop and laptop computers for readers' attention. The latest survey from Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism suggests that Americans still prefer email and trusted publications to checking headlines on Facebook and Twitter -- 37 percent of tablet... [SocialTimes.com]

Program Announced for Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit - Early Rate Ends Today - Posted April 18, 2012
The preliminary program for our Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit is announced. Join us in San Francisco on June 26th for panels, discussions, and networking with leaders in the mobile games space. Early registration pricing is $299 and eff... [SocialTimes.com]

Publishing Your News Content to Google Currents - Posted December 15, 2011
Here on 10,000 Words, we've shown you a few tips on how to define your newsroom's mobile presence, as well as some ... [TVSpy]

Kindle Fire Will Be Open To Competing Content Providers - Posted November 9, 2011
It is fairly obvious that the main reason why Amazon is selling the Kindle Fire tablet is to sell more video, music, and books from their store, so it would be understandable if they opted to not make competing content provider apps available for the Fire. Today ... [SocialTimes.com]

Barnes & Noble's New Nook Color Tablet To Come With Netflix Installed - Posted November 8, 2011
Barnes & Noble is giving Amazon's Kindle Fire a run for its money with their new Nook Color Tablet. Barnes & Noble introduced their new Nook Tablet yesterday, announcing that it not only features a 1GHz dual-core processor, 16GB of internal storage with the option to add 32GB of extra... [SocialTimes.com]

LA Times Magazine App Given the Axe - Posted November 4, 2011
The November issue of LA, Los Angeles Times Magazine is out Sunday, but it won't be available for download. The magazine app, launched just this April, has been killed. We worried this might be a bad omen. The mag lost publisher Shelley... [FishbowlLA]

Tablet Users Unwilling to Pay for News... Will They Change? - Posted October 27, 2011
A new study by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism and The Economist Group found that consuming news was one of the most popular activities for tablet users. The study also found that out of tablet users who regularly read the new... [10,000 Words]

Google Docs for Android Update Makes it More Tablet Friendly - Posted October 6, 2011
Google Docs has not been particularly friendly to smartphones and tablets. However, Google has been making steady progress in removing that reputation. Unlike other recent mobile announcements which were web based, this Google Docs enhancement is an update for an Android app that takes advantage of the larger d... [SocialTimes.com]

Amazon Introduces 3 New B/W Kindles, $200 Kindle Fire Tablet with Free Cloud Storage & New Cloud-powered Browser - Posted September 28, 2011
Despite the widely accepted public knowledge before the big reveal today (including pre-announcement photos on TechCrunch), Amazon managed to pull of a Steve Jobs type "one more thing" this morning by announcing not just one but four new Kindle models and a new web browser that uses its own considerable cloud... [SocialTimes.com]

The Semantic Web For the Sustainable Materials Lifecycle - Posted September 21, 2011
MaterialSource, an online platform focused on the sustainable materials lifecycle, will relaunch with a semantic web focus by year's end. In development by ontoforce, the revamped site will initially cater to users in its native Belgium, but it expects to expand to include ... [semanticweb.com]

First Impression: Windows 8 Preview on a Netbook with a Touch Display - Posted September 14, 2011
Microsoft is betting not one but two farms on Windows 8. It was made available to the public in a preview release this week as part of activity for the Microsoft Build conference for hardware and software developers. Microsoft R... [SocialTimes.com]

Philadelphia Media Network Selling its Own Android Tablet for Newspaper e-Subscriptions - Posted September 14, 2011
Newspapers and magazines have been trying to find a winning formula for publishing on the iPad and, to a lesser degree, other tablet platforms. The publisher of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and philly.com is pursuing a slightly different strategy. The have teamed with a tablet manufactu... [SocialTimes.com]

Evernote for Android 3.2 Adds Ability to Annotate Images Using Skitch - Posted September 7, 2011
The Evernote for Android 3.2 update brings a feature that can't be deployed on the iPhone version yet: Add graphical annotation to a note using Skitch for Android. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Tumblr for Android Honeycomb Tablets Arriving Soon - Posted September 6, 2011
Tumblr, the high flying free micro-blogging service, recently issued a minor update to their Android app. While the bug fixes are important to people experiencing problems with the app, the bigger news is at the end of the blog items announcing the release that provides a near future road map for... [SocialTimes.com]

The Number 1 Social Network Used In-flight is... - Posted September 6, 2011
Gogo provides in-flight WiFi service for several of the major airlines in the U.S. So, if anyone knows about what and how WiFi is used in the air, it is Gogo. And, their data provides a few surprises among the more expected results. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Mobile Browser Week: Firefox for Android Tablet UI Previewed. Dolphin Browser for iPhone Released - Posted August 30, 2011
There's a pair of mobile browser related news items this week. First up is a preview of Firefox for Android tablets. Then, we learn a bit about the Dolphin browser migrated over from Android to the iPhone. Ian Barlow provided a preview of Firefox for Tablets. The platform targetted is Android 3.0... [SocialTimes.com]

First Android Tablet to get Hulu Plus Service: Vizio 8 - Posted August 24, 2011
Vizio, best known for their reasonably priced LCD TVs, entered the Android tablet market this summer with a sub-$300 producct, the WiFi-only Vizio 8. It has an 8-inch 1024x768 pixel capacitive touch screen, 4GB of internal storage with the option to add up to 32MB using a Micro SD card, and... [SocialTimes.com]

Samsung Using Kubrick Movie as Tablet Prior Art. What About Star Trek's PADD & Kay's Dynabook? - Posted August 23, 2011
[caption id="attachment_75540" align="alignleft" width="323" caption="Image courtesy of Memory Alpha"][/caption]TechRadar on an unusual "prior art" claim made by Samsung in their tablet legal tussle with Apple. However, even Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" may need to take a back seat in fictional prior art. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Tabco Revealed as Grid 10 From Fusion Garage -- But What Exactly Is The Semantic Inspiration? - Posted August 15, 2011
  What does it mean for a tablet to have a Semantic Web inspired user interface (UI)? Following the launch of the Grid 10 from Fusion Garage - erstwhile known as Tabco i... [semanticweb.com]

Kindle Beta for HP TouchPad Available (only in the U.S.) - Posted July 19, 2011
There are a relatively small number of apps that determine whether or not a mobile platform is "feature complete" from the end user's point of view. Some of these defining apps are Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook and Twitter. If these apps are missing from a mobile platform, the platform feels incomplete. I... [SocialTimes.com]

What Would You Think About a 32-inch Android Tablet? - Posted July 8, 2011
What would you think of an Android tablet with a 32-inch display? OK, I'll fess up and acknowledge that SKR Technology's 32-inch Android based display system is not a tablet. But, if you view the demo produced by diginfo.tv, you'll see that all the conventional Android tablet features are there including... [SocialTimes.com]

Xoom Tablet Price Reduced. Good Social Device. But, Still Priced Too High? - Posted July 7, 2011
Business Insider reports that the WiFi-only Motorola Xoom Android tablet had a price drop this week. It went from $599 to $499. Motorola's Xoom Finally Matches The iPad On Price As Business Insider notes, this brings the Xoom's price in line with th... [SocialTimes.com]

WordPress for webOS (HP TouchPad) Available - Posted July 5, 2011
Did you buy an HP Palm TouchPad on Friday? If yes and you have a WordPress powered blog, you might want to take a look at the official (and free)... WordPress for webOS (product page) Welcome to WordPress for webOS... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Docs Team: Mobile Docs Not Ideal. Working On It - Posted June 14, 2011
Business Insider summarized a Reddit community Q&A session with five members of the Google Docs team. One of the highlighted topics was "a better Android app" (for Google Docs). What's Next For Google Docs: Better Android Ap... [SocialTimes.com]

HP webOS-based TouchPad Enters the Crowded Tablet Market on July 1 - Posted June 10, 2011
The tablet computer market was very simple during the past decade. There was Microsoft's Tablet PC Edition (later more or less merged into Windows Vista) that was purchased by narrow vertical markets. It remained simple after Apple released the iPad in 2010 too. Windows based tablets remained in their niches and... [SocialTimes.com]

v1.0.5 Update for PlayBook Tablet Adds Facebook, In-app Payments & Intelligent Charging - Posted June 8, 2011
RIM released a v1.0.5 update for their PlayBook tablet. It includes a number of interesting enhancements including what RIM calls the first tablet-optimized Facebook app. BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.5 ... [SocialTimes.com]

My First Day Of Putting The HTC Flyer To Work - Posted May 25, 2011
Yesterday I received the HTC Flyer, which is a new Android tablet that Best Buy has just started selling in the United States. Like the Samsung Galaxy Tab, the Flyer has a seven inch screen and does not run the tablet-optimized... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Maps 5.5 for Android Lets You Check-in & Rate Places - Posted May 25, 2011
Google updated Maps for Android by adding the ability to check-in and rate a place from Maps itself. Check-ins and rating places get easier with Google Maps 5.5 for Android This update also lets you adjust ... [SocialTimes.com]

Newsr for Honeycomb Tablets: Free, Simple, Efficient Google Reader App - Posted May 25, 2011
Google Reader on the desktop lets me quickly browse through dozens of RSS feeds and hundreds of feed items. I've been looking for a mobile app that lets me quickly take a pass at these RSS feeds on a phone or tablet for a long time. None of them, including Google's... [SocialTimes.com]

The Google Music Experience on an Android Honeycomb Tablet - Posted May 25, 2011
The Google Music service launched as in a limited beta test mode during Google I/O earlier this month. My invitation finally came through yesterday and I tested in on a Motorola Xoom tablet with Honeycomb (Android OS 3.1). Google provides a reasonably large collection of songs from a wide variety of music... [SocialTimes.com]

The HTC Flyer's Social Media Integration - Posted May 24, 2011
Today I received a new toy, the H... [SocialTimes.com]

Enable A Rooted Nook Color To Watch Video From Hulu - Posted May 20, 2011
Todd has written in the past about his impressions with the Nook Color that was rooted to run a full version of Android. Even though Barnes and Noble recently released an update to the Nook Color that increased the functionality of the device beyond an eReader, you are still limited to... [SocialTimes.com]

Nook Color App Downloads Provides Evidence Of Transformation To Tablet - Posted May 16, 2011
According to Barnes & Noble, 1 million applications were downloaded to the Nook Color during the first week of the store's availability. While that number of downloads pales in comparison to the 10 billion apps downloaded to iOS devices, I think it indicates good popularity... [SocialTimes.com]

Tablet Owners Spending More Time on TV and Phones, But Less Time on PCs - Posted May 5, 2011
Some new numbers from Nielsen show that owning a tablet is reducing the amount of time that people spend on their PCs, Ina Fried reports for All Things Digi... [Fishbowl NY]

Tablet Owners Spending More Time on TV and Phones, But Less Time on PCs - Posted May 5, 2011
Some new numbers from Nielsen show that owning a tablet is reducing the amount of time that people spend on their PCs, Ina Fried reports for All Things Digi... [FishbowlNY]

Thoughts About Android App Player for RIM PlayBook Tablet - Posted May 4, 2011
[caption id="attachment_60787" align="alignleft" width="420" caption="BlackBerry PlayBook Android App Player"][/caption]What if you made a tablet based on an operating system that is not used on any other tablet and has very few apps available for it? If you are RIM and your tablet is the QNX based PlayBook, then yo... [SocialTimes.com]

Is The Nook Color The Most Affordable Social Media Tablet? - Posted May 3, 2011
For many people the best Android tablet on the market today does not come from an obvious tablet maker such as Motorola or Asus, it comes from Barnes and Noble and is the Nook Color. Android is the underlying operating system of the Nook Color, but it is pretty much hidden... [SocialTimes.com]

Possibly 60% of Xoom Tablets Shipped May Still Be Sitting on Shelves - Posted April 29, 2011
Earlier this week I commented on an analyst's estimate that only 25,000 to 120,000 Motorola Xoom Android tablets had been sold. Are Android Tablets a "Bag of Hurt" Too? Maybe Not During the first week of April, I wrote: ... [SocialTimes.com]

BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Arrives. But, AT&T Customers are in for an Annoying Surprise - Posted April 20, 2011
RIM's answer to the iPad, the BlackBerry PlayBook, is available now. The 16, 32 and 64GB models are priced the same as the WiFi-only iPad models: $500, $600 and $700. Its 7-inch display is quite a bit smaller than the iPad's 9.7-inch one. However, while I feel the smaller size is... [SocialTimes.com]

Android Tablets Floundering Now. But, Wait Until They Get a Second Wind - Posted April 18, 2011
There were questions last year about how many Samsung Galaxy Tab Android tablets were actually sold to customers as compared to the several million that were shipped to vendors. More recently, there have been questions about how many Motorola Xoom tablets have sold. Indications are, "not many". Samsung's Galaxy Tab was... [SocialTimes.com]

Preview Reviews of RIM BlackBerry Playbook Appearing: Half-baked like Motorola Xoom? - Posted April 14, 2011
Research in Motion (RIM) ruled the mobile device world for years until the iPhone and, later, Android challenged it for mindshare and marketshare. Today, RIM is attempting to break into the tablet world that Apple's iPad currently rules. RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook is only available as a pre-order item to most of... [SocialTimes.com]

Acer Iconia Tab A500 Android Honeycomb Tablet for $450. Priced Low Enough? - Posted April 11, 2011
I've been writing for many months that tablet computers need to be more than simply better than the iPad. The iPad has first mover advantage as well as a immense and rich app market. To compete with the iPad a tablet needs to be both better and cheaper. No one seems... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Found: Tablet Users Say it is Displacing TV, PC & Smartphone Use - Posted April 8, 2011
Early in Microsoft's history (1977), co-founder Bill Gates said that his goal was to have a computer on every desk. Flash forward to today and Google's goal appears to be to have Google advertisements on every display of every kind. Apple's iPad reinvigorated the tablet computer market (s... [SocialTimes.com]

Chrome OS (not Android) Tablet Resurfaces. Will Google Tablet (Android vs. Chrome OS) Ensue? - Posted April 8, 2011
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt famously said last year that: Chrome OS is for keyboards, Android is for touch (The Next Web & many other reports). So, what is this that CNET is reporting about a keyboardless tabl... [SocialTimes.com]

Hearst Sees a Future in the Tablet While Patch Struggles in New Rochelle, Plus Other News of the Day - Posted September 27, 2010
- Fresh off the announcement that Women's Wear Daily will bring on New York Observer reporter John Koblin to cover media, Fairchild editorial director Peter Kaplan spoke with ... [MediaJobsDaily]

OK! Weekly Goes Digital - Posted January 13, 2010
Celebrity tabloid OK! is going digital, pairing with digital publishing company Zinio to bring the magazine to computer screens and iPhones everywhere. Until recently, Zinio, which has published digital versions of magazines, could only provide content via computer. But a ... [Fishbowl NY]

OK! Weekly Goes Digital - Posted January 13, 2010
Celebrity tabloid OK! is going digital, pairing with digital publishing company Zinio to bring the magazine to computer screens and iPhones everywhere. Until recently, Zinio, which has published digital versions of magazines, could only provide content via computer. But a ... [FishbowlNY]

Bonnier Debuts Plans For Highly Anticipated Tablet Device - Posted December 21, 2009
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Bonnier Debuts Plans For Highly Anticipated Tablet Device - Posted December 21, 2009
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Tablet Editor Jesse Oxfeld Takes On Theatre Reviewing Duties At The Observer - Posted September 8, 2009
Jesse Oxfeld, the current executive editor for online Jewish magazine Tablet and former editor at Mediabistro.com, Gawker... [Fishbowl NY]

Tablet Editor Jesse Oxfeld Takes On Theatre Reviewing Duties At The Observer - Posted September 8, 2009
Jesse Oxfeld, the current executive editor for online Jewish magazine Tablet and former editor at Mediabistro.com, Gawker... [FishbowlNY]

New Magazine Launch: Jewish Online Mag Tablet - Posted June 10, 2009
In the midst of recent magazine closures and more layoffs, it's always heartening to see a new pub launch. And even online only content p... [Fishbowl NY]

New Magazine Launch: Jewish Online Mag Tablet - Posted June 10, 2009
In the midst of recent magazine closures and more layoffs, it's always heartening to see a new pub launch. And even online only content p... [FishbowlNY]

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