iPad is All the Rage

Today’s most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment:

Apple sold approximately 700,000 iPad’s this weekend. The response has been exuberant, with Wired calling it a “gorgeous, media browsing luxury.” While some critics have had mixed feelings, Apple has sold more iPad’s this weekend than it did when the iPhone debuted and took 74 days to hit a million in sales.

While many news apps for the iPad are free, the New York Times will
reportedly sell its iPad app for $19.99.
The apparent decision comes after the company increased the cost of its online plan by 33%, from $14.99 to $19.99. The Grey Lady’s app hasn’t officially launched, however, in the meantime you can download the NYT Editor’s Choice app for free.

In other iPad related news, Netflix announced that they are workinghard at bringing their Watch Instantly iPad app to the iPhone. The
HTML5 video platform used by the iPad makes it easier for Netflix to bring its streaming library to iPhone users. Netflix official statement noted, “For those of you asking whether Netflix will be on
the iPhone and iPod Touch: We wouldn’t invite you to dinner without planning to serve dessert.”

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About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC and writes a popular daily business blog. He’s the Co-Host of the award-winning podcast Techstream with Shelly Palmer & Seth Everett and his latest book, Blockchain - Cryptocurrency, NFTs & Smart Contracts: An executive guide to the world of decentralized finance, is an Amazon #1 Bestseller. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.

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