Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Jul 2013 16:56 UTC
In the News "According to the CONTEXT data, Android tablets now account for 61.2 percent of the Western European tablet market, more than double the 25.1 percent recorded the same time last year. Apple iOS devices, meanwhile, fell to 37.2 percent of Western European tablet market sales by distribution, from 71.2 percent at the same time last year." This is nothing short of a catastrophic collapse of iPad market share in Europe. Furthermore, "This analysis also screens out the effect of Windows 8, credited in some quarters with helping to drive increased tablet market share and cut into Appleā€™s tablet lead, but in fact with little to no impact, according to CONTEXT." And yes, Windows 8 on tablets is a dud.
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I haven't seen this either. When did they first appear? Can you cite a news source? Just wondering what to expect, since I use gmail pretty heavily.

I certainly can, though you could have found several yourself had you "googled" this. Here's just one:
I first saw these two days ago and didn't know where the hell they were coming from. It was only after researching that I discovered what was happening and from where it was originating. None of the news sources seem to have found the little iMap bug (or perhaps not a bug) where hiding this promotions tab does not stop them from spamming the living hell out of my iMap inbox, but it makes sense if you consider that "hiding" something from the web interface doesn't mean "removing" it from your account. Considering that I'm mostly using Gmail through iMap on portable devices, this renders Gmail damn near unuseable. These cursed things show up several times per day, and they're not even targeted.
What really pisses me off is that I, unlike some users apparently, was not given an opt in to this new inbox crap. My account had it forced as soon as I logged into the web interface to do some archival clean-up and then the flood began. No more, I say.

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