• New coffee shop concept? One iPad for every table

    Apple doesn’t break down country-specific sales numbers, but it’s safe to say that Japan has come to embrace the iPad, too. Case in point: ease [JP], a cafe in Marunouichi Building in central Tokyo, which offers its guests one iPad for every table. Read More

  • Buy something or get out: Some New York cafes ban no-good laptop users

    Pretty interesting article in the WSJ this morning dealing with the scourge of Wi-Fi-hogging laptop users in coffee shops, also known as cafés. It’s a trend story, and the trend is that, hurt by the recession, several New York area cafés are now banning the use of laptops. It seems laptop-wielding customers would frequently hog all the space, preventing “real” customers… Read More