Flipbook: The iPad iMagazine

With more than 3 million iPads finding their way into consumer hands, the iPad has comfortably found a place for itself in the musical chairs game of consumer electronics. The way fans and consumers have reacted to the iPad defied critics who proclaimed that the device didn’t fill a need, and it is “simply an over sized iPod that could double as a colored Kindle“. While that view is absolutely true, the iPad proved that in the eyes of the consumer, Apple can do no wrong and they would sacrifice a limb to get their hands on the latest Apple gadget even if doesn’t even work as is the case with the latest iPhone.

But rejoice iPad fans for your latest exercise in consumerism might actually get a purpose soon…

Will Rupert Murdoch be The Savior of The News Industry?

** Update: While preparing this post for publishing, news reports confirmed that there are indeed talks between Microsoft and Rupert Murdoch regarding entering a search deal. Obviously, as we said below, he had something up his sleeve! Let’s wait and observe how all of this will unfold!

Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch

With the increased popularity of the web, came the demise of the news industry as we know it. Reports have shown a serious decline in newspapers’ profitability in the past couple of years as they struggle to keep up the number of their subscribers at a time people moved toward the web and no longer expect to pay for news content!

The threat is very bad; the news industry is seriously at risk. Interesting enough, the decline in profitability, at the news content providers side, is matched with an emergence of a profitable model of web news aggregators led by Google. Rupert Murdoch, the founder and CEO of the world’s second largest media conglomerate, News Corp, has been dismayed with the course of events and the amount of money news aggregators – especially Google – have been making at the expense of his news corporations. He is all set up for some action and is ready for the big fight!

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