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What the pundits are missing about the Apple iPad

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I must admit that Apple did not do the best job presenting the iPad, Steve should have skipped the initial feature overview, all this accomplished was sucking the air out of whatever momentum or surprise he may have had. The presentation format was a critical mistake as it took the wow factor completely out of how and why this great device was created, all of which would have been discovered during the detailed couch demo. That being said I'm noticing quite a bit of negative sentiment among the online masses and tech influencers. This post was really prompted by what I see as the critical question my friend @jseleven asked, he mentioned he has a laptop and an iPhone and wondered who this device was for? The short answer (but HUGE fact not to be missed) is that the Amazon Kindle was the MOST sold item on Amazon during the Christmas season. This fact can and should not be missed, ok now imagine a Kindle next to an iPad and there is the answer, EREADER. The ereader market is a GROW

Countdown To MIX10

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Cut Out The RSS Middleman - YourVersion #60

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Nerd Stalker interview with YourVersion CEO, Dan Olsen at the 2009 FailCon conference in San Francisco. YourVersion continuously discovers new and personally relevant web content based on your interests, and lets you easily bookmark and share your discoveries with friends. The web is growing bigger every day. The rate at which new websites and content are being added is accelerating and overwhelming web users with a sea of information. At the same time, people are increasingly busy and have less time to find new and relevant content on the web. They designed YourVersion to solve this problem by giving people an efficient way to continuously discover new and relevant web content based specifically on their interests.

Plant A Million Trees Via The Web - Mokugift #59

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Nerd Stalker interview with co-founder Hans Chung of Mokugift at a recent Failcon conference in San Francisco. The Mokugift mission is to foster environmental solidarity by making it easy and rewarding for anyone to fight climate change and by providing the tools to inspire others to do the same. Mokugift makes it possible for concerned citizens, even those lacking access to planting space, to plant real trees for $1 apiece, either for themselves or as gifts to others. Gifting a mokugift tree is similar to sending an e-card, and recipients can display their trees online at Facebook, MySpace, MyYahoo, iGoogle and other popular Web sites. Award-winning nonprofit organizations specializing in agroforestry project—which restore depleted lands and boost the agricultural productivity and incomes of indigenous peoples in some of the poorest parts of the world—plant the actual trees purchased via mokugift.