Is the Tablet Quickly Becoming the New All-in-One Computer, Magazine and Newspaper?

Larry Kramer is the Founder and Former CEO of CBS Marketwatch.com. He was the first president of CBS Digital (NYSE:CBS) and sits on the Boards of Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA), American Media Inc., Freedom Communications, Inc., Answers Corp., Black Arrow Inc., and Harvard Business School Publishing. He is the author of the book C-Scape: Conquer the Forces Changing Business Today and runs a blog by the same name.

Tablet owners have quickly adapted a preference of using their tablet rather than a computer for media consumption of all kinds. Weather, music, games, News and Information are all categories of information that tablet users would rather get from their tablets than from a PC, according to new research from Frank N. Magid Associates, Inc.

“Reading” has also quickly become something tablet users would rather do on their tablet than any other place.
Tablet users have taken the time they need to be on tablets from a number of other areas, including time they had spend reading print newspapers and magazines AND the Time they spent using the Internet on their phones.

Finally, Tablet users as a group are much more active media consumers than mobile phone users are. Those who get tablets spend much more time on their email accounts, on the internet and doing many different things on digital platforms.
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Larry Kramer is the Founder and Former CEO of CBS Marketwatch.com. He was the first president of CBS Digital (NYSE:CBS) and sits on the Boards of Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA), American Media Inc., Freedom Communications, Inc., Answers Corp., Black Arrow Inc., and Harvard Business School Publishing. He is the author of the book C-Scape: Conquer the Forces Changing Business Today and runs a blog by the same name.

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