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Point/Counterpoint: Apple's iPad, dud or must-have?
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1/29/2010   13 comments
Now that the decibel level has finally diminished, it's time to take a hard look at Apple Inc.'s latest attempt to influence the direction of consumer electronics and, to a large extent, the way we live: the iPad.
The iPad falls short, way short
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1/29/2010   1 comment
Where Apple fails with the iPad is when it tries to enter an unproven market that consumers haven't yet fully embraced, if at all.
The Apple iPad: Your future third device?
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1/29/2010   1 comment
The Apple iPad is a beautiful, desirable un-computer that is designed for living, not working.
Reporter's notebook: Why iPad isn't cracking the Japanese market
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1/28/2010   8 comments
Not only Japan is a nation of gadget-lovers, it's a country where people still read -- a lot. And yet, there is this unanimous ennui among the Japanese over iPad and, more significantly, e-books in general, due to a total lack of e-book eco-system in Japan.
Fabless ranking, Apple's iPad, Daizi Zheng lead weekly story ranking
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1/22/2010   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Jan. 17, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Jan. 22. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
ISO recognizes MISRA and the EU meets China
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1/21/2010   2 comments
The reasons for standards always seem to come back to one thing—money.
Nexus teardown, CES and Intel-FPGA tale, lead weekly story ranking
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1/15/2010   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Jan. 10, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Jan. 15. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Opinion: Google sets stage for political compromise on Chinese censorship
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1/13/2010   7 comments
Google is threatening to pull out of China over censorship and a hacking incident, but the U.S. will likely help negotiate a compromise.
Comment: Kudos to Bell Labs on Green Touch
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1/11/2010   Post a comment
It remains to be seen whether the multinational initiative called Green Touch, announced today by Alcatel Lucent's Bell Labs, can succeed in rolling back or ameliorating one of the negative and destructive aspects of human communications activity.
A dozen companies to watch in the IPO landscape
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1/11/2010   1 comment
Initial public offerings of shares (IPOs) in semiconductor companies have been rare over the last few years and that has had an inhibiting effect on venture capital investment in startups.
CES, Gphone, quad-core ARM lead weekly story ranking
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1/8/2010   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Jan. 3, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Jan. 8. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Wishing a prosperous year to ALL!
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1/8/2010   Post a comment
2009 was a tough, tough year. And, nobody was untouched by hard times. So, there is no better time to wish a Prosperous Year to ALL!
Opinion: Stop the e-reader madness, please!
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1/6/2010   4 comments
Standardizing on one data format would spur growth of the market and minimize user frustration.
Viewpoint: Need to move beyond the network-on-chip
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1/4/2010   Post a comment
Over the last decade, designers have been content with standard connectivity methodologies to fulfill the needs of their System-on-Chip (SoC) designs.


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