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    Burgeoning Market

    They could sell between three and five million tablets in the last quarter of the year. Analysts see chances of success if the tablet costs less than $300. Amazon has not yet confirmed the launch of its tablet. The portal Amazon could sell between three and five million tablets in the last quarter of the year and thus become the main rival to the iPad, ensures the company Forrester Research analysis. Amazon has not yet announced officially that it will launch its own tablet, but Forrester market analysis ensures that, under conditions specific, the product could become a success. The analyst Sarah Rotman argues that a tablet launched at a price below 300 dollars (207 euros) could give to Amazon – provided you have sufficient supplies to respond to demand – only a few sales of between three and five million in the last quarter of the year. We not only see potential in Amazon to launch its own hardware as an own tablet, but also to be a platform for developers that expand the software and the company’s services to provide a richer experience for the consumer, he published Rotman, who believes that in one year there could be different tablets of Amazon billed by various hardware companies. Apple has some 100,000 applications designed for the iPad, while Google’s Honeycomb platform has attracted fewer than 300 applications, noted the analyst.

    Apple has sold nearly 30 million iPads since its premiere in April 2010, but rival companies have hardly intimidated the technological giant with its proposals. Motorola sold 440,000 units of its Xoom tablet in his first months on sale, while RIM recorded half a million sales of its BlackBerry Playbook. This month, Hewlett-Packard has canceled its TouchPad after poor sales, while its price was reduced to $99. HP confirmed the cessation of production of its equipment with operating system WebOs, including TouchPad, a technology that acquired by absorbing Palm in 2010 with the aim of settling in the flourishing sector of mobile devices. Source of the news: Amazon could become a real rival to Apple in the burgeoning Tablet market

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    Timothy Taylor Gallery

    These are photos taken always from the inside of rented cars. They explore two of the pillars of American culture: the car and the road. Perhaps the best way to experience the physical territory and the sentimental map of the EE UU: from an automobile and roads as trails. Cars and roads are two American pillars of culture and way of life.

    Lee Friedlander (Aberdeen, Washington, 1934) bonded both items, vehicles and asphalt, and devoted himself to wander through their country in rented cars for years. I wanted to portray the country from the windshield of the car, from the inside of one the most attached to the Yankee idiosyncrasies of consumer goods. The series of photos, America by Car (America by car), which is exposed at the Timothy Taylor Gallery in London, is the result of the drift of the Grandmaster, one of the pillars the photographic currents of the new documentary and social landscape. From the taken driver’s seat ever since the seat of the driver and the usual square format in the recent work of Friedlander, 192 images of the series make use of mirrors, the moons and the side Windows as frames for photos. Point of view is a man who travels the country and observes it without abandoning the rolling space of a car. The result combines the vision documentary with a composition that occasionally reminiscent of Cubist painting and its powerful lines of flight. The exhibition is completed with another series, The New Cars (new cars), who commissioned him to Friedlander Harper s Bazaar magazine in 1964 to present to readers the latest models from the manufacturers, Chrysler, Buick, Pontiac and Cadillac.

    Instead of photographing cars with glamorous style to use, Frielander took out them of context and portrayed them in actual sets: a drive-in, the parking lot of a House for sale, the reflection in the window of a furniture store Photos of cars, with high level of contrast, not conventional and silhouetted perspectives, acquire an almost ghostly presence. That was too bold for the magazine, which decided to pay the photographer their fees but not to publish the story. Friedlander takes pictures from the age of 14. His work gained notoriety when he was selected, along with Garry Winogrand and Diane Arbus, to participate in the New Document in the MoMa of New York exhibition. Source of the news: the United States seen through the windscreen of a car.