Amazon's Fire Tablet Won't Rival iPad
The Kindle Fire itself isn't groundbreaking as far as devices go, but it should provide the most convenient platform for accessing Amazon's many services. It can succeed without killing the iPad.
What's the Latest Development?
Amazon has released a tablet computer designed to take advantage of the company's substantial Internet infrastructure. It is the first tablet computer expected to excel in a marketplace dominated by the iPad. "Amazon is competing on 'price, content, and commerce,' Rotman Epps notes, drawing in video, music, games, magazines, apps and a free 30-day subscription to Amazon Prime." Called the Kindle Fire, the new tablet will rely on Amazon's cloud computing services to read books, watch films and surf the Web.
What's the Big Idea?
Since Apple released its iPad, numerous companies have released tablet computers eerily similar to the original. Samsung, for example, has been prevented from selling its tablet in Germany after Apple alleged copyright violations in court. Amazon's new tablet is the first not to take the iPad as its starting point. Already a leader in many areas of Internet sales, it has designed a device suited to those areas. "This isn't an iPad-killer. The Kindle Fire can be very successful without killing anything," said Gartner analyst Michael Gartenberg.
Pfizer's partnerships strengthen their ability to deliver vaccines in developing countries.
- Community healthcare workers face many challenges in their work, including often traveling far distances to see their clients
- Pfizer is helping to drive the UN's sustainable development goals through partnerships.
- Pfizer partnered with AMP and the World Health Organization to develop a training program for healthcare workers.
Entrepreneur and author Andrew Horn shares his rules for becoming an assured conversationalist.
- To avoid basing action on external validation, you need to find your "authentic voice" and use it.
- Finding your voice requires asking the right questions of yourself.
- There are 3-5 questions that you would generally want to ask people you are talking to.
Sarco assisted suicide pods come in three different styles, and allow you to die quickly and painlessly. They're even quite beautiful to look at.
Death: it happens to everyone (except, apparently, Keanu Reeves). But while the impoverished and lower-class people of the world die in the same ol' ways—cancer, heart disease, and so forth—the upper classes can choose hip and cool new ways to die. Now, there's an assisted-suicide pod so chic and so stylin' that peeps (young people still say peeps, right?) are calling it the "Tesla" of death... it's called... the Sarco!
Swiss researchers identify new dangers of modern cocaine.
- Cocaine cut with anti-worming adulterant levamisole may cause brain damage.
- Levamisole can thin out the prefrontal cortex and affect cognitive skills.
- Government health programs should encourage testing of cocaine for purity.
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