Apple’s New iPad, Generations In The Workplace, Twitter Is Growing Faster Than Facebook

The New iPadWe followed along with the announcements from Apple’s iPad event (during which it announced an improved screen with retina display, fancy new apps, and a 4GLTE model. The new iPad will be available on March 16, while the iPad2 will drop in price to $399, so maybe a few more Millennials will be able to afford the most coveted tech device. And there are also parents who will be donating their old iPads to their kids as they upgrade. Not to be ignored, yesterday Google launched a new platform, Google Play, which brings together all of its media services under one roof — from music to movies to books to apps. Google has had the advantage over Apple in terms of cloud computing, and it’s taking advantage of that allowing users to wirelessly sync their media across multiple devices) (The Verge) (USAToday) (Wired)

Generations matter in the workplace because different things matter to different age groups (according to Neil Howe and Lifecourse Associates. Millennials want a social workplace, an opportunity to be mentored, a socially-responsible company, and the ability to contribute to the bottom line. Be sure to catch Howe’s keynote presentation at the Millennial Mega Mashup this May!)

We’re not surprised to hear that Twitter’s membership (is growing more than twice as fast as Facebook’s. Millennials have been flocking to the site, using it to filter their social media interactions. They’re friends with everyone they know on Facebook, but they’re more selective about who they follow on Twitter. Speaking of social media, here are three factors that contribute to a video going viral) (PR Daily) (SocialTimes)

Now you can be one of People magazine’s most beautiful people (because the magazine is accepting nominations for regular, non-celebrity types aged 20-59. The magazine will feature “Real Beauty At Every Age,” mixing those photos among the celebrities it has chosen for the issue, which hits newsstands in late April. While we love the concept, People is requesting photos to be submitted online and then readers can vote for the photos they like, which seems a little demeaning to us) (Folio)

We’re looking forward to Disney’s new animated series, ‘Randy Cunningham: Ninth Grade Ninja’ (set to debut this fall. The show follows the unlikely hero as he defends his school from monster attacks and features the voices of Ben Schwartz, Tim Curry, and Megan Mullaly. In other TV news, Nick continues to ride a 90s wave, bringing back the gameshow ‘Figure It Out’ which has a celebrity panel try to guess kids’ unique talents) (Cynopsis) (Deadline Hollywood)

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DoSomething’s Teens for Jeans clothing drive (managed to bring in more than 1 million pairs of jeans in just four weeks, which amounts to a pair donated every two seconds! DoSomething’s members rallied to the cause, getting one of every three high schools in the U.S. involved) (HuffPo)

Following in the footsteps of Netflix and Hulu, it looks like Amazon (is going to be producing original programming, if its recently hired VP of Original Television is any indication. There’s no official announcement yet from Amazon, but we’ll be keeping an eye out for news. Meanwhile, cable is struggling to get its streaming operation, dubbed TV Everywhere, off the ground, leading to a lot of frustration for viewers) (Fortune) (WSJ, reg required)

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