"tablets" entries

Top Stories: October 17-21, 2011

The joys of animated geo data, Angry Birds and the future of mobile testing, and a look inside The Guardian's creative process.

This week on O'Reilly: Andy Kirk explained why data, maps and animation work so well together, we discovered the connection between a game-playing robot and the future of mobile app testing, and we learned how The Guardian develops its data journalism.

Publishing News: The news is free but the API will cost you

New revenue streams for news orgs, Amazon gnaws away at the publishing industry, and Kobo launches Vox.

News organizations look to commercial endeavors for unorthodox revenue. Also, Amazon continues to extend its reach into publishing and Kobo jumps on the tablet bandwagon.

Building books for platforms, from the ground up

Jon Feldman on "Speakeasy Cocktails" and a new approach to content development.

In this interview, Open Air Publishing's Jon Feldman says publishers aren't truly embracing digital and are simply pushing out flat electronic versions of print books. He talks about the development of "Speakeasy Cocktails" and how it embraces the rich ebook experience.

Inside the German ebook market

Max Franke offers an insider's perspective.

In this podcast, Max Franke of epubli sat down with Joe Wikert to discuss the ebook market in Germany. He says though the German digital publishing market is still small compared to the US, he expects it to grow as more tablets and ereaders enter the market.

Publishing News: Amazon and the sub-$300 tablet

Amazon tablet rumors, Stephen King offers early access, and the "email" copyright turns 29.

Can Amazon crack the $300 tablet barrier? Also, Stephen King's latest was available early to those with Klout, and the man who copyrighted "email" 29 years ago says email death notices are premature.

Developer Week in Review: HP fires up the TouchPad production line one more time

HP's unique take on marketing, James Gosling leaves Google, and Apple continues its tavern distribution program.

The TouchPad’s $99 price point proves enticing for consumers and — oddly — HP itself, James Gosling leaves Google, and a possible iPhone 5 leak bears a distinct resemblance to the iPhone 4 leak.

Publishing News: Survey finds ereader ownership doubled in six months

A Pew report breaks down ereaders stats, Random House and Politico team up, and lessons from Pottermore

In the latest Publishing News: U.S. readers are buying ereaders at a good clip, the 2012 election will be covered in realtime by a book publisher, and publishers can learn a couple things from JK Rowling.

Publishing News: Direct "Potter" ebook sales fire up the book world

Harry Potter goes digital (and exclusive), Amazon tablet rumors abound, and faster horses won't cut it

In the latest Publishing News: Pottermore will exclusively sell Harry Potter ebooks, Amazon tablets could arrive in August, and Joe Wikert talks about creating mobile experiences that surpass expectations.

Four short links: 26 April 2011

Four short links: 26 April 2011

Android Nook, Market Failure, Social Spread Analysis, and Chinese eBooks

  1. Barnes and Noble Nook Color Gets Android Upgrade (Wired) — was an e-reader, but now Barnes and Noble are offering an upgrade to turn it into a fully-fledged Android tablet. The only thing you won’t be able to do is download apps from the Google marketplace. The Nook retails for $250. (via Glyn Moody)
  2. Anime Site Treats Piracy as Market Failure (Ars Technica) — “In almost all cases, piracy is not an issue of legality,” says Kun Gao, CEO of the anime streaming site Crunchyroll. It’s often a market issue—and Crunchyroll turns a profit by offering anime lovers what they want: legal access to anime shows right after new episodes have aired in Japan. […] Kun claims that piracy drops “60 to 70 percent” for shows carried by Crunchyroll. (via Glyn Moody)
  3. Project Cascade — New York Times project analyzing tweets, retweets, bit.ly uses, and other events in the online lifecycle of stories. Built using Processing and MongoDB. (via Flowing Data)
  4. Survey Indicates e-book Boom in China (Xinhua) — estimates of 613M ebooks read, 23% on mobile phones. Contains the sobering the acceptable price to download an e-book from the Internet is 1.33 yuan (0.2 U.S. dollars), and nearly 54 percent of digital readers say they would pay an average of 3.45 yuan to download e-books. (via Tim O’Reilly)

View the iPad as a magazine opportunity, not a container

Matthew Carlson on what iPad magazine publishers can do to better serve readers.

Treating iPad magazines as if they were print leaves consumer interaction opportunities on the table. Matthew Carlson, principal of experience strategy and design at Hot Studio Inc., says it's time to set the content free.