Will iPad Mini Beat Back Kindle and Samsung?

Will Apple Be Able to Hold Onto the Lead?
Fallout After Samsung War…

Today: Apple’s (AAPL) dominant lead in the tablet market shrinks, but iPad Mini’s debut puts it on the road to recovery. Also: Netflix (NFLX) and Tesla surge on Wall Street and Instagram transitions to something new.

Apple’s tablet market share slides, but weekend iPad sales could help

Apple’s tablet dominance with the iPad was challenged like never before in the third quarter of 2012, with Samsung posting the largest market share by a competitor since Apple jump-started the segment with its iconic offering.

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by Jeremy C. Owens/Mercury News