The movement toward magazine apps, and Scribd’s HTML5 version

By Chris Meadows
June 10, 2010 // 1 Comment

PaidContent has an article on “the anti-web movement”—the trend toward moving electronic versions of magazines away from the web and into salable apps that offer the lure of easy revenue and a different form factor from what the web can currently do. After the desktop OS and browser wars of [...]

Sports Illustrated demonstrates HTML5 e-magazine

By Chris Meadows
May 20, 2010 // 1 Comment

In light of the web browser vs. apps articles I mentioned the other day, it is interesting to note TechCrunch’s Erick Schonfeld’s coverage of Sports Illustrated’s demonstration of a new, HTML5 version of its magazine at Google’s I/O conference yesterday. The e-zine, Schonfeld noted, was [...]

Scribd begins conversion from Flash to HTML5

By Chris Meadows
May 6, 2010 // 0 Comments

TechCrunch reports that self-e-publishing site Scribd is moving away from its current Flash format for uploading and viewing documents, and converting everything into HTML5. Erick Schonfeld writes: Scribd co-founder and chief technology officer Jared Friedman tells me: “We are scrapping three [...]

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