The Signal: The Daily Acts Like Print

The Daily Users Keep Newspaper Habits: While the information is only based off of Twitter sharing of links from News Corp’s The Daily, research done by Nieman Journalism Lab has shown that the high usage times were very similar to print newspaper consumption, being morning and evening. However, the content seems to have a larger spike in engagement during the work hours outside of the app, but has a sharp climb and decline where the app itself remains more consistent. More worrying for News Corp is evidence that use is dropping off following its high-profile launch. NiemanLab
Tablet  Fragmentation: iPad, Android, Palm/HP, and RIM all have their own operating systems for their tablets, but it looks like one of those companies is interested in doubling up. Google is actively working to bring the Chrome operating system to tablets. Will companies build yet another series of apps for a new platform, or will this be what starts to push things more toward the full web on tablet devices? Hopefully the latter, unless you’re a developer of course.  CNET
To Each, Their Own Stream: Time Warner’s app allows you to stream TV to your iPad if you own a set top box and are connected to the internet in your house with that box. Unfortunately, not all broadcasters want to play ball, especially when they can control it all themselves. ESPN has done just that with WatchESPN, which offers ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, and ESPNU for all Time Warner, Bright House, or Verizon FiOS customers. However the app is iPhone native, not iPad. Who needs all that screen real-estate anyway?  iTunes
Apple Slowing RIM Release: High demand for the tech that powers Apple’s iPad 2 have led to backorders of touch screens from overseas manufacturers. While this is definitely the reason you still can’t walk into an Apple store and buy an iPad 2, the pain has now spread further to the point of impacting RIM. Looks like we have a highly possible reason for why the tablet is comping out a month late.  Elextronista
FCC Forces Mobile Data Deals: With the market for mobile now falling down to three main competitors if the T-Mobile deal goes through, the issue of data roaming charges for other carriers when they hit one of those three networks, or even Sprint on the other two networks, became a serious concern. Luckily for competition sake, the FCC voted 3-2 in favor of requiring large carriers to strike deals with smaller carriers regarding data roaming. These deals already exist in regard to voice, but as data usage has spiked in the past few years, this is the first time they’ve enforced.  BusinessWeek
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