As BlueIndy rental e-cars go in down the block, my lifestyle becomes more rent-centric

By Chris Meadows
August 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

While this isn’t directly about e-books, it’s about a trend I remarked on in April that e-books are related to. We’re getting to the point where we need to own things less and less. Physical media, digital media—even physical items, such as bicycles or cars. In April I also wrote a piece [...]

TeleRead Links: Amazon drones and butterflies in the sky; Authors Guild urges limited contracts; Windows 10 and Project Loon roll out

By Chris Meadows
July 29, 2015 // 6 Comments

Amazon proposes a delivery drone flight plan (Engadget) It’s basically a mirror of the current (and exceedingly safe) system employed by the FAA for commercial airliners. What’s more, Amazon wants to create a neutral central computer system to handle all of these flight plans and [...]

Why own media when you can rent the library?

By Chris Meadows
April 30, 2015 // 3 Comments

Is ownership of media passé? Over the last few years, I’ve noticed an interesting trend develop. It started with music, as “all-you-can-eat” services like Pandora and Spotify popped up to offer users a chance to listen to as much music as they wanted either free with advertising, or for a [...]

Morning Links: Netflix wants to expand to 200 countries. Doctorow wants to end DRM

By Joanna Cabot
January 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Netflix Wants to Expand to 200 Countries Within the Next Two Years (GigaOM) Netflix wants to complete its global expansion within the next two years, the company announced as part of its Q4 2014 earnings release. *** License Expired: The Unauthorized James Bond (David Nickle) So here’s a [...]

Netflix, VPN Users and the Real Question for Content Providers

By Joanna Cabot
January 7, 2015 // 1 Comment

Two articles crossed my inbox yesterday on the issue of international customers using VPNs to watch American Netflix. One article came via GigaOM, and was included in today’s morning links. The other came via the Beloved coming home and gleefully announcing to me that he read, in the [...]

Morning Links: Digital publishing questions. No cell phone privacy

By Joanna Cabot
January 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Four Digital Publishing Questions for Mary Ann Naples (Digital Book World) 2015 will be the year of the customer for publishers. From every corner of the business, we are seeing experiments on how to best connect with customers gathering steam, if not much actual revenue yet.There is a growing [...]

Morning Roundup: Netflix’s future plans; more

By Joanna Cabot
December 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

Netflix wants to be present all around the world before 2020, said the company’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos during an investor event Monday. [...]

Morning Links: Netflix CEO predicts end of broadcast TV. Top YA titles from 2014

By Joanna Cabot
December 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

Journalism and Patronage (The Glog) Journalists are expected to avoid conflicts of interest. As I wrote a month ago, personal ethical standards and disclosure to one’s editors are key tenets in avoiding conflicts. *** The Internet of Things: What it is and Why You Should Care (Lifehacker) [...]

Morning Links: Hooked on ebook highlighting. Amazon chooses best books of 2014

By Joanna Cabot
November 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

I’m Hooked on ebook Highlighting – What we Underline is so Revealing (The Guardian) Ebook readers reveal the most highlighted passages in Harry Potter, the Bible, Lord of the Rings and many more. *** Amazon Editors Choose Their Best Books of 2014 (GalleyCat) Amazon has revealed their picks for [...]

Morning Links: New “Orphan Works” rule in the UK. Spain passes new copyright law

By Joanna Cabot
October 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

New ‘Orphan Works’ Rule in UK Makes Millions of Creative Works Available for Public Display (GigaOM) The UK government is trying a new approach to the orphan works problem that it says will make more than 91 million painting and books available to the public. *** Amazon’s Impact [...]

Morning Links: Netflix closes call center. Self-publishing the YouTube of literature?

By Joanna Cabot
October 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

Responding to DVD Subscription Decline, Netflix Closes Call Centre (GigaOM) Remember those red envelopes? Fewer and fewer people use Netflix to get DVDs, which is why the company is now closing a call center in Oregon. *** Kobo Releases Massive Update to Current Generation of eReaders (GoodeReader) [...]

Morning Roundup: Netflix paying Time Warner Cable. Kensington partnering with BAM

By Joanna Cabot
August 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

Reading Helped Me Overcome a Racist Upbringing (Book Riot) Through books, though, I met a lot of people that I never would have met in person; more importantly, I saw struggles that I never would have experienced in my own body. *** Netflix is Now Paying Time Warner Cable for Direst Access and [...]

Morning Roundup: The latest Humble Ebook Bundle and more

By Joanna Cabot
June 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

I was so excited to hear that Pulitzer finalist Karen Russell (author of novel Swamplandia! and short story collections St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves and Vampires in the Lemon Grove) had a new work coming out this spring. Then I heard it was a NOVELLA and I seriously heard train wheels screech to a stop in real life. [...]

Two cheers for Chromecast?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

As TeleRead readers will be well aware, Chromecast, Google’s neat HDMI-compatible AV streaming dongle and its associated programs,  has been around for a while now; but it’s only just made it to certain European markets, and courtesy of my parents, I may still be Hungary’s [...]

That’s show biz: The value propositions of bookstores and movies

By Chris Meadows
April 12, 2014 // 1 Comment

Sometimes when I’m trawling through the news, I run across unrelated posts that form an interesting juxtaposition. Here’s one concerning the very similar way that technological change has affected two entirely different industries. First, Dan Meadows (not a close relation as far as I know) has [...]

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