In Q1, the iPad was equal to 7% of the PC market. Now, it’s at 11%. — [LINK]

[I]f the iPad were lined up against all other computers, it would be the fourth-biggest computer brand in the world — after HP, Dell, and Lenovo [...].

Prediction markets are already on the iPad via Safari (Apples web browser). Native apps to come? – [VIDEO]

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PC Mag reviews the iPad:

WSJ‘-s Walt Mossberg is very positive (“-IT IS *NOT* A BIG IPHONE”-, “-IT IS A ROBUST GENERAL-PURPOSE COMPUTER”-):

Download this post to watch the 2 videos if your feed reader does not show them to you.

- ABC reviews the iPad.

- Wired reviews the iPad.

- Mike Arrington’-s review of the iPad.

- Apple videos of the iPad.

ADDENDUM:

- Multi-tasking…- soon.

- Gifts.

- Batteries.

- Freedom.

- Using iPad without a computer.

- No Flash. Bye bye Flash. More.

- Web apps versus native apps.

- iPad, not a real computer.

- More on TechMeme.

The Apple Tablet looks like a bigger iPhone that sports an awesome UI packed in a beautiful 10.1-inch screen.

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“-The tablet combines the functions of both netbook and kindle, an ebook reader. It has virtual keyboard for text entry and a webcam for video conferencing.”-

More info at TechMeme

Dont let others dissuade you to create a prediction market startup.

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MicroSoft’-s Steve Ballmer:

My parents thought I’-d lost my mind to drop out of Stanford Business School to go to a company that makes software. My dad said “-what the heck is software?”- and my mother said “-why the heck would a person need a computer?”-.

My Macintosh MacBook Pro 17″

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What I dislike:

- The mighty mouse (which I prefer to the trackpad). It is difficult to get a clean, straight right-click —-as I was used to on my (Dell) PC. Sometimes, my right-click is interpreted as a left-click —-shitty mouse. UPDATE: Mike Arrington hates the Mighty Mouse, too.

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What I like:

- All the great open-source software available for the Apple Macintosh (ditto for the iPhone). (Some are also listed here.) Contra Mike Linksvayer, I think it is a great match. I am sure that our good doctor David Pennock (another open-source fanboy) and mister Adam Siegel (another Macintosh fanboy) agree with moi. :-D

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What I like:

- iRed Lite, which is a little software that allows you to command a bunch of applications via the Apple Remote (as opposed to the mouse or trackpad). It is particularly useful for audio, video and presentations. For instance, you can go to the next slide (or the previous slide) without ever touching your Mac, simply by clicking on the right (or left) button of your Apple Remote —-and you can do that while being far away from your Mac.

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What I dislike:

I don’-t recommend the Apple MacBook Air. Its screen is too small (13 inch). Do buy a computer with a very big screen. See more computer tips here.

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