Are There Any iPad Killers?
Tablets are all the rage and every consumer electronics manufacturer is trying to get in on the action, but can any of them compete with Apple’s iPad? According to Chris Whitmore, an analyst at Deutsche Bank, the answer is ‘No.’ It will be difficult for iPad competitors to compete with Apple currently leading the market 12 to 18 months in terms of content and at least 2 years in media integration.
New Motorola Droids at AT&T
Motorola will begin selling three new Android smartphones at AT&T. Currently, Motorola sells the Droid X at Verizon, its largest U.S. customer, but the move to AT&T lessens Motorola’s dependency on Verizon. The new Motorola smartphones for AT&T are aimed at more cost-conscious consumers and will be priced between $80-$130, significantly less than Motorola’s Droid X which sells for $200 at Verizon.
Gaga & Bieber Rule YouTube
Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber are both nearing 1 billion all-time video views on YouTube, according to TubeMogul. Who will win the race to 1 billion views? Currently Bieber is averaging 3.98 million views a day and Gaga is at 2.04 million views a day. Also, Justin Bieber’s video “Baby” tops the list of most watched YouTube videos of all time with approximately 350 million views.
Twitter Introduces “Promoted Accounts”
Twitter has launched a new product for advertisers, “Promoted Accounts.” Now, when Twitter makes a suggestion for accounts that a user might want to follow, a “Promoted Account” will is featured on the suggestion list. Twitter makes recommendations based on the company’s current followers and the other accounts a user is following to make compatible suggestions.
Shelly Palmer Chats with Rob Master, North American Media Director at Unilever