Can Google Sell Any Nexus Tablets Without Retail Stores?

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Google 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market dan frommer Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Google’s Nexus tablets are supposed to be credible competitors to Apple’s iPads and Amazon’s Kindle Fires. And they’re actually selling pretty well — approaching 1 million sales a month, Google’s partner Asustek recently told the WSJ.But it should be a lot easier to discover, try, and buy them. For example: Why aren’t there any Google Nexus stores? Tablets are becoming mainstream, but the easiest way to fall in love with one is to experience it in person.Apple’s retail stores have been a huge, famous success for the company, entertaining about a million visitors per day last quarter. Apple doesn’t disclose how many iPads it sells in its retail stores, but last quarter, Apple sold 1.1 million Macs at its 390 stores, or about 23% of all Macs sold worldwide. I wouldn’t be surprised if at least 2 or 3 million iPads were sold in Apple stores during the same period — if not more. With the iPad mini about to launch, Apple stores should see record traffic this quarter. And you can’t buy a Nexus anything there.Microsoft, to its credit, is launching 32 pop-up shops in the U.S. and Canada for its Surface tablet this holiday season. My first and only experience so far with the Surface was by accident — at one of these booths in New York’s Time Warner Center last weekend — while I was picking up hurricane supplies at Whole Foods. I didn’t buy one, but I know where to go back and play with one when I have more time. The Surface is far from a sure thing, but Microsoft’s investment in these pop-up stores is smart.Barnes & Noble retail stores, likewise, deserve most of the credit for the Nook’s success so far. And Amazon — the e-commerce king — even distributes its Kindle devices in some retail stores, especially in the U.S.Google even knows how to build a fun in-person experience: Its Android booth at Mobile World Congress — photo above — is always a huge hit, including free smoothies and a slide. There were some Chromebook stands. And its offices are famous for their creature comforts.Google Nexus shops could actually be cool, and might help drive meaningful Nexus tablet sales. So where are they?This article originally appeared onSplatF with Dan Frommer.last_img read more

PH gets clobbered by China in Fiba Women’s Asia Cup q’finals

first_imgView comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Things became even uglier for the Philippines when it managed to score just a couple of points in the second quarter while China poured in 28 to go into the halftime break with a 61-15 lead.China is set to face the winner between Japan and Chinese-Taipei in the semifinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsLi Yueru led China with a 17-point, 12-rebound double-double while Huang Sijing filled up the stat sheets with 15 points, eight rebounds, five assists.Afril Bernardino led the Philippines, which ended its campaign sans a victory in four games, with 11 points. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Gilas Pilipinas begins Fiba Asia buildup Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ Photo from Fiba.comThe Philippines got clobbered as China flexed its might in a massive 117-43 beating in the quarterfinals of the Fiba Women’s Asia Cup Thursday at Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in India.It was never a fight as the Chinese immediately went into the offensive from the opening period with a 33-13 lead to close the first quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Hazare, Congress engage in slugfest ahead of Lokpal panel meet

first_imgThe talks on the Lokpal Bill seem to be heading for a collapse. Ahead of the meeting of the joint panel to draft the anti-corruption ombudsman bill, both Anna Hazare and the Congress have sharpened their attack on each other.After his party called the anti-corruption activist an “unelected dictator”, Minister for Civil Aviation Vayalar Ravi said that he did not respect Anna. “I have no respect for such heroes,” he said.Earlier, Anna Hazare too upped the ante against the Congress, accusing the party of having forgotten the basic tenets of democracy. Anna once again raised the issue of the late night police action at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan undertaken by the government to quell yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s agitation over black money and corruption.”The Congress has forgotten democracy. Is resorting to lathicharge at night democracy? June 30 is the deadline for the Lokpal panel,” Hazare said, adding, if the government did not carry out its duty, then it was the job of the civil society to point out its shortcomings. Meanwhile, Congress general secretary Janardan Dwivedi defended Finance Minister and drafting panel chairperson Pranab Mukherjee, who had attacked the Hazare-led civil society members on Sunday. “I want to clarify that there is nothing wrong in what Pranabji said. There is a particular way to run a democracy,” Dwivedi said on Tuesday, adding, “personal egos” should be kept aside for the common good.The Congress on Tuesday had launched a campaign to counter the anti-graft movement by Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev and accused a section of civil society of trying to weaken democratic institutions.advertisement”The Constitution has given the power to legislate only to Parliament and the state Assemblies. If 5,000 or 6,000 people dictate from outside what the Parliament ought to do, this will weaken democracy,” Mukherjee had told a press conference in Kolkata on Sunday.Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ashwani Kumar told Headlines Today on Tuesday that Hazare is defining democracy in a bizarre way. Urging the civil society to “go and put forward its points of view in a constructive manner”, rather than in “a negative way”, Kumar said even if Hazare’s team did not co-operate, the government, which remained committed to Lokpal, would bring the Bill in Parliament.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

India at Asian Games

first_imgIndia is a member of the South Asian Zone of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), and has participated in the Asian Games since their inception in 1951. The Indian Olympic Association, established in 1927, and recognised in the same year by the International Olympic Committee, is the National Olympic Committee for India.India was one of the first five founding members of the Asian Games Federation on 13 February 1949, in New Delhi; the organisation was disbanded on 26 November 1981 and replaced by the Olympic Council of Asia. India has also hosted the tournament on two occassions – the inaugural 1951 Asian Games and another one in 1982.India is one of the only seven countries that have competed in all the editions of the Asian Games. The other six are Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Thailand. India has won at least one gold medal at every Asian Games, and always ranked within the top 10 nations of the medal table except in the 1990 Asian Games.India’s performance at Asian Games in the past: Games Rank Gold Silver BronzeTotal 1951 Asian Games2151620511954 Asian Games5548171958 Asian Games7 5 4 4 13 1962 Asian Games3 10 13 10 33 1966 Asian Games5 7 3 11 21 1970 Asian Games5 6 9 10 25 1974 Asian Games7 4 12 12 28 1978 Asian Games6 11 11 6 28 1982 Asian Games5 13 19 25 57 1986 Asian Games5 5 9 23 37 1990 Asian Games11 1 8 14 23 1994 Asian Games8 4 3 16 23 1998 Asian Games9 7 11 17 35 2002 Asian Games8 11 12 13 36 2006 Asian Games8 10 17 26 53 2010 Asian Games6 14 17 34 65 Total 5128168 249545India’s medals by Sports: Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total Athletics 70 73 76 219 Wrestling 8 13 30 51 Boxing 7 15 26 48 Tennis 7 5 12 24 Kabaddi 7 0 0 7 Cue Sports 5 4 6 15Shooting 4 15 22 41 Field Hockey 3 10 4 17 Golf 3 2 0 5 Equestrian 3 1 6 10 Diving 2 1 2 5 Chess 2 0 2 4 Football 2 0 1 3 Rowing 1 7 8 16 Swimming 1 1 5 7 Water Polo 1 1 1 3 Weightlifting 0 5 10 15 Sailing 0 4 8 12 Archery 0 1 2 3 Cycling 0 1 2 3 Volleyball 0 1 2 3 Wushu 0 1 2 3 Badminton 0 0 7 7 Judo 0 0 5 5 Squash 0 0 4 4 Canoeing 0 0 1 1 Gymnastics 0 0 1 1 Taekwondo 0 0 1 1last_img read more