Read This – Weds May 18

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Tim Higgins

A roundup of small cloud and tablet news for Wednesday 18 May.

Mashable reports that Barnes & Noble plans to announce a new ereader, possibly a lower-end Nook to counter Amazon’s Kindle, next week.

The bookstore chain has invited press to a May 24 event — this date coincides with information in an SEC filing regarding “the launch of a new ereader device.”

Google has added pivot tables to Docs spreadsheets.

Starting today, we’re rolling out pivot tables in Google spreadsheets. Pivot tables make it easy to process and summarize large data sets in seconds.

ThisIsMyNext says the new Acer and ASUS tablets will get Honeycomb 3.1 updates soon.

Both ASUS and Acer have confirmed that their respective 10.1-inch, Tegra 2-powered Android tablets will be getting the update in early June. That’s right, both the Iconia Tab A500 and Eee Pad Transformer will be sent an over-the-air update at the beginning of next month.

Techcrunch quotes a Sandvine report that says Netflix is now the single largest source of peak downstream Internet traffic in the U.S.

The streaming video service now accounts for 29.7 percent of peak downstream traffic, up from 21 percent last fall.

Engadget reports that the 10" Samsung Galaxy Tablet given to folks at last week’s Google I/O is now up for pre-order at J&R.

Pricing of the WiFi-only Galaxy Tab 10.1 matches the $500 for 16GB and $600 for 32GB…we’ll go ahead and assume the promised June 8th launch remains on track.

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