ENTRIES TAGGED "access"
Old ebooks and clever thinking can create new opportunities for publishers.
Lost sales from illegal downloads are lost because of convenience, not price.
The inconvenience of current downloads and streams are not a technology problem, they're a business problem. And rights holders perpetuate the piracy "problem" by not giving consumers the convenience that piracy does.
The third in a series looking at the major themes of this year's TOC conference.
Several overriding themes permeated this year's Tools of Change for Publishing conference. The third in a series looking at five major themes, here we look at monetization in publishing, including subscription/access models, freemium, and ad-based models.
The ease of access and the desire to own appear to be on a collision course.
Business, media, publishing, data, education — these are all areas where access vs. ownership has organically popped up in Radar’s coverage. But which model will win out in the long term?
A software company and an Australian bookstore are experimenting with books in the cloud.
Australian indie bookstore Readings is in full experiment mode with a cloud-based pay-for-access model. Software and ebook files don't play a role — everything is done through the browser.
Why governments need to start with mobile sites, not native apps.
Are .gov apps "empowering the empowered"? The consensus of a recent Gov 2.0 conference was clear: governments should start by building mobile sites and HTML5 apps to ensure access for the greatest number of citizens.
Imagining India: The Idea of a Renewed Nation promises to occupy a central position in discussions about India as well as the world economy this year. Author Nandan Nilekani can speak with quite a bit of authority on computers, having founded and led Infosys, an early success story in modern Indian commerce and a major player in the historic rise of outsourcing. Particularly relevant to this blog are the book’s observations on computers’ role in the economy and society.