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Pew: More Tablet Owners Read News than Use Social Networking Sites [Infographic]

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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 hanging out on Facebook and Twitter — 37 percent of tablet owners read the news on their devices every day, compared with the 34 percent who use social networking sites.

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Kindle Fire Will Be Open To Competing Content Providers

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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 Amazon showed they resisted that knee-jerk reaction by announcing Netflix, Rhapsody, and Pandora are amongst the thousands of apps that will be available for the Fire when it ships next week.
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Barnes & Noble’s New Nook Color Tablet To Come With Netflix Installed

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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 storage, 1GB of RAM, and a 7-inch 1024 x 600 display, but will also come with Netflix pre-installed, along with other media apps including Hulu, Pandora, MOG and Rhapsody.

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ChannelCaster: Flipboard-like Social News Experience on an Android Phone or Tablet

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Flipboard on the iPad might be the most useful news aggregation tools because of its curation mix of conventional (editors at news and blog sites) and personal (people you friend and follow at Facebook and Twitter). Flipboard takes links and content from Facebook, Twitter and RSS feeds to create a magazine-like view that lets you quickly scan through news from a variety of sources. ChannelCaster looks like a good alternative to Flipboard if you use an Android phone or tablet.
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