How tablets can save the PC

April 11, 2013

Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.

Apple in miniature

October 24, 2012

This week Apple faces two significant tablet challengers. The first is Microsoft, which is releasing its long-awaited Surface tablet on Friday. The second is… itself.

How Amazon used the Kindle to beat the odds

By Kevin Kelleher
October 4, 2012

Editor’s note: This piece originally ran on PandoDaily.com. It is being reprinted with permission.

Why I won’t be getting an iPhone 5

September 21, 2012

Thousands of people will be “the first” to get the new iPhone 5 today. I won’t be among them. I’ve had every model of Apple’s revolutionary handset since it was first unveiled five years ago — upgrading even if my phone contract hadn’t expired yet — and, like the first-time parent of a toddler in a public place, am in a state of panic the moment I don’t know where my iPhone 4S is.

Amazon and the tablet market’s 7 / 10 split

September 6, 2012

Amazon is going where few have dared to tread, announcing a “full size” tablet that takes on Apple directly — and has the gall to be cheaper than the iPad. The tablet highway is littered with the remains of wannabe iPad killers from big hardware names — Motorola, Blackberry, Samsung. Even Google, whose Android software powers the Amazon tablets, didn’t bother to poke the Cupertino giant when it released its Nexus 7, choosing to make a tablet a smidge under two inches smaller than the iPad.

Stick a fork in it: Dell is done

By Farhad Manjoo
August 14, 2012

Editor’s Note: This piece was originally published on PandoDaily.com. It is being republished with permission.

Google enters the tablet wars with a small, safe bet

June 28, 2012

Google took another bite at the hardware apple with the announcement Wednesday of the Nexus Seven tablet. The tablet, very wisely, is not looking to compete with Apple’s iPad – the indisputable leader — but rather the smaller, cheaper tablets from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Outside of the iPad monolith, the Kindle Fire and Nook Color have been the most competitive entrants (albeit modestly) since Apple created the market in 2010.

Tablets are shaking up the chip industry, even more

March 9, 2012

Tablets like Apple’s iPad are on their way to becoming a great equalizer of the semiconductor industry.

Sony’s case of iPad 3 launch envy

February 28, 2012

Sony, in a bout of bad timing, is hosting an event on March 7 in San Francisco for tech reporters at the same time as Apple’s reported iPad 3 unveiling and the Japanese conglomerate wants to make sure it won’t get ditched.

Zynga’s Pincus fights back against copycat accusations

February 1, 2012

Mark Pincus, the CEO of Zynga, isn’t pleased with reports that Zynga is ripping off games from small developers so he is doing something about it–wielding his pen to write passionate manifestos to employees invoking Silicon Valley greats like Apple.