Allen Weiner

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More Evidence Points to Magazines’ Cloudy Digital Future

by Allen Weiner  |  March 2, 2010  |  Comments Off

A trio of news stories adds further credibility to a research thread Gartner has been writing about for more than a year which states that magazines will have a tough ride to become multiplatform digital distributors. (“Magazines Fall Behind in the Quest for Digital Publishing Riches,” Dec. 2009—behind gartner.com pay wall). The Wall Street Journal […]

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If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Buy ‘Em

by Allen Weiner  |  April 30, 2009  |  Comments Off

For those of us deeply entrenched in following the e-book world, we watch and marvel as Amazon’s purchase of Lexcycle, developer of Stanza, a the most popular iPhone e-book application, further distances the Seattle company from the competition. Question: is everyone else in this space either asleep at the switch or too busy worrying about […]

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The Kindle is Great, But…

by Allen Weiner  |  April 13, 2009  |  Comments Off

A few weeks into my ownership of a Kindle 2, I must report that the Amazon e-reader holds great promise as it delivers a very intuitive experience for those who want portability and a virtual library at their fingertips. Adding books (from both Amazon and other sources) to the Kindle 2 is straightforward with the […]

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The Content Creator’s Handset

by Allen Weiner  |  December 10, 2008  |  Comments Off

A few year’s back, I told anyone who would listen that there’s a huge opportunity for a mobile handset that included functionality and applications that were geared for content creators. That segment is a fairly broad one with bloggers at one end and professional reporters at the other. One mobile handset company feverishly took notes […]

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Video on the iPhone: A Battle In Progress

by Allen Weiner  |  December 4, 2008  |  1 Comment

Faster than you can say, I am part of the Mapple Universe (thanks Lisa Simpson), a number of video services including Joost, mDialog and YouTube have brought rich on-demand versions of their web offers to the iPhone. Powered by innovative transcoder Ripcode, who has cracked the code in transcoding while a download is in progress, […]

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All The News That’s Fit For The iPhone

by Allen Weiner  |  November 6, 2008  |  Comments Off

I had a great chat today with Jim Kennedy, vice president and strategy director for the Associated Press, regarding the AP’s outstanding live coverage of Election Night which was “broadcasted” via its member newspapers and broadcast affiliates…. Sorry, faithful followers, the analysis and take-aways from that conversation will be part of an upcoming report available […]

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Do I Miss My N95?

by Allen Weiner  |  October 22, 2008  |  3 Comments

About six weeks ago, I shelled out $299 for an iPhone as our corporate policy changed to allow us to use the device to access company email and calendar services. For someone who travels as much as I do, this was a big step which allows me to stay in touch without finding a WiFi […]

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