Tagged: iPad

Dell to roll out iPad rival

With Apple having sold its one millionth iPad last month, Dell says it will roll out its 5-inch-screen rival tablet — The Streak — next month in England in in the U.S. later in the summer.  It will run on Google‘s open-source Android operating system.  School of Management Professor N. Venkat Venkatraman, chairman of the […]

iPad rival from Verizon/Google

Verizon and Google are teaming to develop a tablet computer in their combined effort to catch up with Apple‘s iPad and host AT&T.  School of Management Professor N. Venkat Venkatraman, head of the Information Systems Department, is researching competition in business network and says this is a new form of competition — not between firms […]

Amazon e-book sales boost by iPad?

Apple is looking for a chunk of the growing e-books market as it rolls out the iPod, and some publishers like Penguin are cutting deals to dump sales via Amazon.  But the iPad doesn’t have Apple’s iBook software preinstalled, so readers can just as easily choose Amazon’s Kindle app.  School of Management Prof. N. Venkat Venkatraman, chair […]

iPad ergonomics may be harmful

Apple’s ballyhooed new iPad (and other e-readers like Kindle and Nook) can eventually lighten the load of student backpacks.  That’s good.  But Sargent College Professor Karen Jacobs, who researches how such gagets challenge human capabilities, fears the touch-screen iPad may lead to some unintended harmful ergonomic problems. “In the case of the iPad, which has […]

Apple’s iPad

Apple finally debuted today its much anticipated iPad tablet computer.  Boston University College of Communication Professor Hyun Lee weighs in: “There has been so much chatter about the iPad and finally it is here.  Jobs delivered what was really expected — a clean form factor, visibly consistent with the rest of the ‘i’ devices.  This […]