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School’s in Session for iPads in Minnesota

Schools in Session for iPads in Minnesota 300x191 Schools in Session for iPads in MinnesotaAccording to local media reports out of St. Paul, Minnesota, Apple’s iPad is at the core of the largest program of its kind for a state school system.

The St. Paul School District is prepared to equip tens of thousands of students with iPads, which are “provided by taxpayers of St. Paul for students of St. Paul public schools.”

“This will be a great year of exploration,” Superintendent Valeria Silva tells the Star Tribune.
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Infographic: Getting Serious About Driving Safety and the Dangers of Texting Behind the Wheel

Infographic Getting Serious About Driving Safety and the Dangers of Texting Behind the Wheel 300x200 Infographic: Getting Serious About Driving Safety and the Dangers of Texting Behind the WheelOnly people who have been victims of car accidents recognize with utter gravity how devastating they can be. Some accidents are unavoidable due to auto defects, weather conditions, or other factors. But most are not.

What can drivers do to stay safe on the road? This infographic from Adams Davis P.C. makes it simple to see:

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Fred Thiel Interview: Consumer Search Patterns via Desktop, Tablet, Smartphone

Fred Thiel Interview Consumer Search Patterns via Desktop Tablet Smartphone Fred Thiel Interview: Consumer Search Patterns via Desktop, Tablet, SmartphonePerhaps in the future we’ll have more designations for the kinds of training people go through in life. We all start out having to be “potty trained.” Then there’s job training, of course. But the one thing marketers already acknowledge is that more and more of us are Google-trained.

That doesn’t escape execs like Fred Thiel, Chairman and CEO of Local Corporation, a local advertising technology company that works to connect consumers and businesses through products and services such as Local.com and Krillion, a local shopping platform aggregating data from 120,000 stores.

In a recent eMarketer interview, Thiel talked about the “conditioning” modern consumers have undergone.

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The Year’s Hottest New Mobile Hardware May Be Delayed

The Years Hottest New Mobile Hardware May Be Delayed 300x225 The Years Hottest New Mobile Hardware May Be DelayedIt’s a bad, horrible, disgusting word to use around a mobile tech junkie — “delayed.”

If you know what’s good for you, you’ll avoid using that word whenever possible. However, it’s a word we must use to convey the latest speculation from Apple’s supply chain inside of Asia.

It looks like some of the hottest products in Apple’s pipeline may be… delayed.
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IDC: iPad Giving Up Ground Globally

IDC iPad Giving Up Ground Globally 300x200 IDC: iPad Giving Up Ground GloballyEarlier this week, as Apple reported earnings for its third fiscal quarter of 2014, analysts were quick to pounce on the Cupertino, California-based tech giant in response to the slacking sales of the company’s once industry-dominating tablet, the iPad.

But amidst growing global competition from the likes of Samsung, Amazon, and Microsoft, Apple’s market share has continued to dwindle, even though the iPad remains the leading tablet across the global landscape.

According to IDC, Apple’s Q2 iPad market share clocks in at 26.9% — down from 33% in the same quarter of 2013. In second place is Samsung, which has a 17.2% market share as of Q2 2014.
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Lenovo Jumps Out the Windows

Lenovo Jumps Out the Windows 300x225 Lenovo Jumps Out the WindowsWho can really say they’re stunned by this news?

Days after Microsoft confirmed plans to eliminate 18,000 jobs in response to the software giant’s struggling mobile business unit, Lenovo says it’s backing away from the production of small-screen Windows tablets.

Sources close to Lenovo say the company is done selling a number Windows tablets that boast screen sizes under 10 inches. The ThinkPad 8 and one of the Miix 2 models will be the first to get tossed in the U.S. market.
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mHealth: The Top Stories You Might Have Missed

mHealth The Top Stories You Might Have Missed 300x148 mHealth: The Top Stories You Might Have MissedHere are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that our sister site mHealthWatch been monitoring in recent days.

On Monday, Healthcare IT Leaders, an award-winning consulting firm in the healthcare IT space, announced its selections for the Best Healthcare IT Blogs of 2014. Per the details shared in the firm’s formal announcement, the winning blogs “were chosen for their timely content, insightful writing and subject matter expertise on topics important to the HIT industry.”

comScore is out with new data that should lend confidence to pharmaceutical marketers. Results from comScore’s eighth annual Online Marketing Effectiveness Benchmarks for the Pharmaceutical Industry show that online direct to consumer (DTC) marketing continues to increase conversion among patients and prospects.

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