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Thoughts on what happens when live video is commoditized.
The introduction of Google+ Hangouts On Air marks the beginning of live video's disruption. Here's two reasons why this is a big deal.
Proprietary ebook formats and rights restrictions are holding consumers back.
The music industry has shown that you need to offer consumers a universal format and content without rights restrictions. So when will publishers pay attention?
Software updates can't rejuvenate old hardware.
Software updates for consumer electronics sound great in theory. But over time, the discrepancy between what the software is supposed to do and what your devices are capable of will rub obsolescence in your face.
Amazon signs its first best-selling author, RR Donnelley acquires two companies, and what publishers can learn from the NYT paywall.
Timothy Ferriss signs with Amazon Publishing to "redefine what is possible," RR Donnelley positions itself for digital publishing success, and the NYT can teach publishers a thing or two about advertising and sponsorship.
Why publishers should take a note from J.K. Rowling's latest effort.
It's not surprising that J.K. Rowing is forging ahead with a well thought-out direct sales plan for Harry Potter ebooks, but it's a shock that publishers aren't doing the same things for their titles.
Want to tether? Prepare to pay more or find an unauthorized alternative.
The days of unlimited tethering are drawing to a close as carriers look to monetize, and manage, data access.
The failings of DRM become clear when viewed through a different lens.
The similarities between digital rights management and airport security go beyond near-universal dislike. Comparing the two shows the failings of both.
A new search app gives consumers mobile access to aggregated product reviews.
Search Reviews scans bar codes to bring up crowdsourced reviews, allowing consumers to compare products in-store and on-the-go.
New data from Nielsen shows consumers are multitasking on their own terms
While manufacturers continue to pursue the super box — a mythical device that combines the best of television and web — consumers have already adopted a simple form of convergence: they're surfing the web while watching TV. There's lessons to be learned here for software and hardware companies.