Are content curators becoming more important than content creators?

By Joe Wikert
August 3, 2015 // 2 Comments

I’m sure most of you bristle at the thought of curators being more valuable than creators. After all, the former have no job without the latter. I agree, but it’s not as if the content creation population is declining. In fact, that number only increases every month, and that’s what’s [...]

Morning Links: No Google Tablet in 2015. Twitter to Acquire Flipboard?

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
May 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Google to launch two Nexus phones but no tablet this 2015 (Android Community) We’ve been saying that Google might release two new Nexus phones simultaneously but we’re silent about the next Nexus tablet. Truth is, we haven’t heard any information yet and looks like we know the [...]

Flipboard and Similar Services: Scams Against Publishers?

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
October 14, 2013 // 4 Comments

This article from TPM crossed my radar from several sources, and I’ve been chewing on it for a few days now. The basic thrust of the article is that services like Flipboard are bad for publishers because it allows people to consume content without going to the website of the content creator. [...]

7 Must-Have Apps For Your New Nook HD

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
May 12, 2013 // 5 Comments

If you’ve taken advantage of the great sale on the Nook HD (ending today), or if you’ve had one for awhile and recently upgraded to add the Google Play Store, you might be wondering what apps to add. Here’s my list of must-have apps, not available in the Nook App store. 1. Feedly [...]

Flipboard 2.0 Comes to Android with Curated Magazines

By Jeremy Hill
May 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

Flipboard for Android finally received an update to version 2.0. The biggest new feature of this update is the ability to create and share personalized magazines. This feature was first introduced for iOS a couple months ago. Flipboard 2.0 also utilizes Android’s native sharing functionality. [...]

Morning Links: Digital publishing news you may have missed

By Joanna Cabot
March 27, 2013 // 0 Comments

Massachusetts to Launch State-Wide Digital Library (The Digital Reader) What’s Next in Digital Publishing: New Platforms and Payment Models (Paid Content) More on Atomization: Why the New Publishers are Coming (Mike Shatzkin) Flipboard Launches Custom Curation Tools, Wants to Unleash Your [...]

New York Times: Flipboard or Native App?

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
March 26, 2013 // 5 Comments

Last week The New York Times gave me an offer I couldn’t refuse: 12 weeks of digital access for $5. No, that’s not $5 per week. That’s $5 for the entire 12-week period. See why I couldn’t refuse? I’d been reading the Times‘ Top News on Flipboard for months, and I [...]

New York Times Now Available on Flipboard for Android and Kindle Fire

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
February 28, 2013 // 0 Comments

Flipboard made my list of great productivity apps in a previous post I wrote for GadgeTell (one of TeleRead’s sister sites), but until today I only used it on my iPad. Why? Because the New York Times was only available in the iOS version. Not only that, but previously, if you logged into [...]

App Faceoff: Pocket vs. Instapaper

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
February 7, 2013 // 5 Comments

“Read Later” apps have become more popular as people use their smartphones and tablets on-the-go. I’ve used Pocket for years, and I recently decided to pay for Instapaper because it offered features Pocket does not. I use both, but for different purposes. Pocket is great for short [...]

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed

By Joanna Cabot
November 16, 2012 // 0 Comments

Microsoft Sued Because It Overloaded Tablets With Pre-Installed Apps (Techdirt) What Can Publishers Learn from Indie Rock? (Scholarly Kitchen) Many Core Features Lacking in Nook Windows 8 App (Good E-Reader) Flipboard to Pitch eBooks for the iBookstore (The Digital Reader) Kindle Daily Deal: The [...]

New York Times comes to Flipboard; Wired and the New Yorker leave it

By Chris Meadows
June 25, 2012 // 1 Comment

The New York Times today announced it is embarking on a program which will make its content available through various third-party services, starting with iOS (and, since last week, Android) social media aggregator Flipboard. The program will make all NYT content available to subscribers via login [...]

What is to become of the book cover in the age of the e-book?

By Chris Meadows
May 30, 2012 // 3 Comments

Craig Mod, a writer and designer who was part of the original Flipboard app design team, has written a very interesting discussion of what book covers were originally meant to do, and what to do with “covers” in the age of the e-book. It’s a very long and thoughtful piece (with footnotes), [...]

Yahoo drops Livestand e-magazine aggregator app

By Chris Meadows
May 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

Just seven months after introducing it, Yahoo has announced it is discontinuing Livestand, its personalized magazine aggregation Flipboard-clone iPad app. Even though the app got plenty of good reviews, averaging a 4-star rating in the app store, Yahoo said “it had previously committed itself to [...]

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