Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. Today, we’re looking at three particularly interesting stories.
People All Over the World Lining Up to Buy an iPad
Today, March 16, is iPad day — the next generation tablet from Apple is hitting retail stores all over the world, and buyers are anxiously awaiting their turn to buy the new iPad. One of them is Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who was traditionally first in line in front of an Apple store in Los Angeles.
PayPal Launches Mobile Payment System, PayPal Here
Mobile payment solution Square has just gotten a very serious competitor in the form of PayPal Here, a new mobile payment solution from PayPal. It consists of a card reader that plugs into your mobile phone, and can be used to accept credit card payments. It will be available for free to small business owners.
Amazon Kindle App Updated for the New iPad
Amazon has updated its Kindle app for the iPad, optimizing it for the tablet’s new high resolution Retina display. The new version brings crisper fonts and a new library view which makes e-book covers look more clear and bright.