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Survey Says: E-Readers Are Racing Toward Extinction
December 25, 2012 | 9:05 am

I can't even begin to count the number of articles I've seen over the past few weeks about the swiftly growing popularity of tablet computers. A week or two after the holiday season has ended, I suspect we'll start seeing solid proof—one way or the other—in the form of sales numbers, and we'll finally have a firm understanding of just how many tablet PCs are out there in the world today. That'll be an interesting and even important economic factoid for the digital reading community, of course. Because as we've been reminded of over and over again, this particular consumer trend—the suddenly massive...

The Disappearing Market Share of the E-Reader: Is it now a transitioning technology?
November 1, 2012 | 1:56 pm

E Ink Chief Marketing Officer Sriram PeruvembaLast weekend, Reuters ran an interesting analysis-style think piece titled "E-readers grapple with a future on the shelf." The article revolves around the idea that because tablets have grown so popular, so quickly, the lowly e-reader has essentially becoming a nearly outdated gadget. Tablets, to put it plainly, have finally replaced e-readers, once and for all. From the article's lede: Amidst our growing love affair with the tablet, spare a thought for its increasingly shelfbound sibling: the e-reader. Take Taiwan's E Ink Holdings Inc, which makes most of the monochrome displays for devices such as Amazon's Kindle and Barnes & Noble's Nook. After...