GigaOm to return, possibly as content farm

By Chris Meadows
May 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Back in March, tech news site GigaOm shut down due to bankruptcy. However, it appears to be lurching zombie-like back from the grave. And just as with zombies, it sounds as though the resurrection [...]

Morning Links: Organizing library books, Culture of Reading or Buying?

By Joanna Cabot
March 17, 2015 // 1 Comment

How I Organize Our Library Books (From 9 Different Sources) (Book Riot) Our home is a veritable borrowed book disaster. Each human occupant of our apartment (there are four of us) has their own New [...]

Gigaom is shutting down

By Susan Lulgjuraj
March 10, 2015 // 1 Comment

Gigaom is shutting down. The company made the announcement on Monday night with a statement on its website. Gigaom recently became unable to pay its creditors in full at this time. As a result, the [...]

Twitter’s potential changes could affect author promotion

By Susan Lulgjuraj
September 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

So Twitter wants to change things. According to multiple reports (you can find here, here, and here), Twitter is more than considering changing the way users see their feeds. Exactly how is not [...]

A case study in the difficulties of the permission culture

By Joanna Cabot
April 11, 2014 // 1 Comment

I wrote on Thursday about a great term Techdirt has been using to describe the new normal ‘permission culture’ in which we find our every media move governed by a rights-holder who can, [...]

NYPL launches new book recommendation tool online

By Susan Lulgjuraj
March 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

The New York Public Library has introduced a book recommendation tool for its online catalog. The recommendations will factor in searches by the user using tags and keywords, according to Gigaom. The [...]

GigaOm Research report says new form factors crimping Western tablet market growth, emerging markets step in

By Paul St John Mackintosh
February 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

The latest research report from GigaOm Research, “Forecast: Global tablet shipments, 2012-2017,” authored by Peter Crocker, “founder and principal analyst at Smith’s Point [...]

Smashwords details payment plan for authors using Oyster subscription model

By libertyc
October 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

It’s been dubbed the “Spotify for ebooks,” which sounds great for booklovers. But how were authors going to benefit from Oyster, a monthly subscription for an unlimited amount of books? [...]

Scribd offers e-book subscription service

By libertyc
October 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

The competition for e-book subscription-based services is getting tougher. Scribd announced it is offering its own service for e-books on Tuesday. The service will cost $8.99 a month for an unlimited [...]

The Battle for Bookstores: Who's their ideal customer now?

By libertyc
August 16, 2013 // 3 Comments

I’d bookmarked several articles this week waxing philosophical about the fate of the bookstore, and it seems I am not the only one who noticed this trend: Laura Hazard Owen did a nice [...]

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics: 'Cord Cutters' Survey Makes Wrong Point

By libertyc
July 12, 2013 // 7 Comments

GigaOM has a report about a comScore survey showing that 16 percent of Canadians “stream all of their TV from on-line sources.” The survey also has an additional 35 percent of Canadians [...]

Did DRM Hand Amazon Their Monopoly?

By libertyc
July 11, 2013 // 5 Comments

GigaOM’s Matthew Ingram has a thoughtful piece on the recent Apple decision, where he posits that publishers got themselves into their “versus Amazon” position not because of [...]

Why We Need Off-Line Media

By libertyc
July 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

GigaOM’s Lauren Hockenson has a great response to the recent gaming headlines about SimCity, Xbox One and the concept of the always-on console. Reading her arguments about why gamers need to [...]

Is This Bizarre 'iPad-Only' School the Way of the Future? I Hope Not!

By libertyc
July 4, 2013 // 2 Comments

GigaOM recently had a write-up about a weird little school in the Netherlands that contains only iPads and students. They haven’t just used iPads as a paper-replacing virtual book, but rather [...]

Could you really and truly go completely paperless?

By libertyc
July 3, 2013 // 4 Comments

In a recent post, GigaOM presented this intriguing question: Can you really go paper-free? This is a timely article for me: The article’s author, Eliza Kern, found the occasional need for a [...]

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