Orbitz: Mac users pay more than PC users

Do Mac users really spend more than their PC counterparts?

It’s obvious that the majority of PC owners shell out considerable sums of money to purchase their units, but it is also clear that Mac users shell more than them.

Now, a study done by travel site Orbitz says that Mac users will pay more on hotels than PC users.

In a report by The Wall Street Journal, Orbitz says that Mac users pay $20 to $30 more than PC users.

The report added, “The sort of targeting undertaken by Orbitz is likely to become more commonplace as online retailers scramble to identify new ways in which people’s browsing data can be used to boost online sales.”

TechNewsGadget reported that developers prefer the iOS platform compared to Android. This study by Orbitz strengthens the notion that Mac users are keen to pay for services, compared to others using other services or brands.

Market-wise, Apple seems to be targeting individuals who has money to spare. Take a look at their product lines and you would see that purchasing an Apple product is not cheap.

If Mac users are willing to pay more than their PC counterparts, what would Linux users pay?

Note: That question is merely based on the popularity of each platform and does not mean to generalize operating systems.

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Twitter partnering with other companies to lengthen Tweets


In a bid to keep users on their site much longer, micro blogging site Twitter has announced the introduction of their expanded tweets today.

Twitter is hoping that this could entice Twitter users to stay longer on their site, by following their tweeted links.

Twitter has partnered with a number of publishing companies such as The New York Times, Time and The Wall Street Journal whose expanded tweets can let users, “see a preview with the headline, the introduction and sometimes the Twitter accounts of the publisher and writer. You can continue to read the article, follow these accounts and reply, favorite or retweet the Tweet.”

A number of companies are in line to add the feature. Twitter says that BuzzFeed, TMZ and WWE will be able to tweet out exclusive photos to lure in more users.

This is going to be beneficial for the micro blogging site. But is still uncertain whether the companies that tie up with Twitter will benefit from these partnership. Twitter users, on the other hand, will get more content from the site.

It remains to be seen whether this move can make Twitter users stay on the site longer.

Will you be willing to spend a few more minutes on the Twitter site for this?

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Google to launch an online store

That is, if they push through. You see, the internet search giant is eyeing an entry in online tablet selling.

According to a report by The Wall Street Journal last Thursday, the company wants to venture in an online store to sell tablet PCs directly to consumers.

The store will sell tablets from Samsung Electronics Co. and Asustek Computer Inc. The report which cites anonymous sources said tablets that will be sold are those that have Google’s Android OS.

The company previously sold a smartphone, the Nexus One, directly to the consumers a couple of years back but decided to close shop after a few months for failing to live up to expectations.

Google has been heavily relying on their carrier and retail partners to market their Android smartphones from different makers. Their OS is the world’s No.1 smartphone operating system ahead of Apple.

Though the company still is has the most used operating system in the market, Apple still dominates the market for touch-screen tablet computer with their iPad. Amazon’s Kindle is based on open-source Android computer code, but it features a customized interface that does not use many Google services.

Google is considering subsidizing the cost of the future tablets to make them more competitive with the Kindle Fire.

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Apple tablet to be available on March 2010

Well, at least that’s what The Wall Street Journal says.

While others are still speculating about the existence of this slate or tablet, including endless rumors as to what it’ll feature and what it will look like, it seems that the WSJ is well-ahead and has found out when the device will actually be available in the market.

According to the WSJ, its sources say that the company plans to unveil the tablet this month but will begin shipping out the product on March.

Sources of the Journal say that the 10- or 11-inch tablet computer will start shipping in March of this year. Another source of the Journal say that there are at least two different finishes for the device and Apple is still undecided as to the final pricing for each.

These sources, according to the WSJ are the “people briefed by the company.”

What do you think? Seems plausible?

Source: http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-10424337-260.html