News on Kindle and Kindle Apps

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
March 9, 2015 // 4 Comments

While I’m well-informed on developments in the tech industry and social media, I’ve been feeling woefully uninformed about other news, and I decided it was time to start reading a paper. Although I tend to prefer the writing and journalism of The New York Times, I decided to start a 14 [...]

Don’t share angry: Looking past outrage in the news

By Chris Meadows
May 20, 2014 // 1 Comment

It seems like the news is always telling us new reasons it thinks we should be outraged. A woman won a small fortune in court for spilling hot McDonalds coffee in her lap. Auto manufacturers are making millions of extra unwanted cars and just letting them pile up. Amazon was granted an obvious [...]

Another bad idea: Charging news aggregators for snippets

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
May 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

Google is the bad guy yet again. Well, not just Google but other news aggregators. Spain is attempting to pass a law to force aggregators to pay for the content they collect. The argument for the law is that most people don’t click through headlines and snippets to get to the [...]

My DRM-Free Year, Month 10: News, News, News

By Joanna Cabot
November 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

Read all the installments of “My DRM-Free Year” Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov-Dec *** It was a quiet October for me. It was a busy month for me at school (culminating in yesterday’s Day of Frenzy, aka Halloween) and while I read a lot, I did not read many [...]

Do Paywalls Retain Loyal Readers, or Send Them Away?

By Joanna Cabot
August 18, 2013 // 5 Comments

I wrote earlier this week about the paywall roll-out at The Toronto Star, which has been one of my daily online haunts for a while. Well, it seems the paywall is now fully operational: I just got hit with a pop-up message telling me I had two free articles left before I’ll have to start [...]

Sweden's Meganews Delivers Print-on-Demand Newsstand

By Paul St John Mackintosh
August 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Print-on-demand facsimiles of major dailies are a familiar sight in international hotel lobbies these days, but now Sweden’s Meganews has gone one step further, by introducing a mechanized and Internet-enabled newsstand that can print magazines as well as newspapers on demand. “Use the [...]

Kobo Writing Life Adds New E-Book Creation Tools

By Joanna Cabot
July 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

Digital Book World is one of several outlets reporting that Kobo had added new e-book creation tools to its Writing Life platform. The report claims more than 17,000 authors have already published with Kobo’s program. What they’ve added is an online WYSIWYG creation tool which [...]

Reuters Institute Digital News Report confirms power of tablets, payment

By Paul St John Mackintosh
June 21, 2013 // 0 Comments

The latest Reuters Institute Digital News Report for 2013, from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, confirms the dominance of digital news, but also of tablets as the core recourse for readers, especially in younger age groups. And it suggests that not only are readers increasingly [...]

Kobo to Launch New HD E-Reader

By Joanna Cabot
April 16, 2013 // 2 Comments

I woke up this morning to the news that Kobo is launching a new HD reader! The ‘Aura HD‘ has the same glow technology as the excellent flagship Kobo Glo, but has a bigger 6.8 inch screen with 1440 x 1080 resolution and 265 dpi, which they claim is the highest on the market. It features [...]

The Media and the Barbell Problem

By Joanna Cabot
March 23, 2013 // 1 Comment

I read a great article today by Matthew Ingram where he explains the current difficulties facing the news media as a ‘barbell’ problem–entities on either side of the barbell are going to be just fine, he argues. It’s the people in the middle who are going to get squeezed! [...]

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