Tablets and e-readers Are Staring Down 50% penetration, & Walmart Girds for Amazon

A survey from Pew Internet Research shows tablet ownership in the US has hit 34% in 2013! Counting e-readers, it’s 43%! At this growth rate, 50% will be crossed soon!

Walmart has started @walmartlabs in San Bruno. It’s trying to fend off the growing threat from Amazon.com. They’re trying to recruit engineers and tech talent, but may find naming conference rooms after Justin Bieber and charging for cafeteria food won’t fly in Silicon Valley. It may take management spending some time in the Valley to really grasp the difference from Bentonville, Arkansas!


One Comment on “Tablets and e-readers Are Staring Down 50% penetration, & Walmart Girds for Amazon”

  1. Dean Tiernan says:

    I’m confused. “Threat from Amazon”? What is the threat and why has it become a concern in 2013?


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