Allen Weiner

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My Friend, The Editor

by Allen Weiner  |  July 21, 2010  |  Comments Off

I hate to spoil the party, but I am not enthralled by Flipboard, the new venture-backed content play that purports to be an application that creates personalized magazines based on what my social circle is reading/recommending. Assuming it was working (the buzz has caused a complete meltdown so neither I nor the socialsphere at large […]

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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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Time, Inc., To Spearhead A New Digital Distribution Scheme for Magazines

by Allen Weiner  |  October 5, 2009  |  1 Comment

According to a story in the Wall Street Journal (among other places), in 2010, Time, Inc., hopes to create an independent electronic aggregation home for magazines that would follow the basic principles of Hulu. As such, a new joint venture would be formed and operated independently of its members who would include Time, Inc., and […]

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E-Readers, E-books, E-Newspapers…Egad!

by Allen Weiner  |  May 4, 2009  |  2 Comments

This is a story whose draft plot has all the makings of a thriller. Add up these story arcs and see what you come up with: *Amazon’s Kindle and Kindle 2 are gaining early signs of traction in the e-reader marketplace selling, by some estimates, around 300,000 units *The Kindle (a single function device) is […]

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Dr. Horrible Makes Top Inventions List

by Allen Weiner  |  October 30, 2008  |  Comments Off

Time offers a great video on the best inventions of 2008 (figuring we are done inventing for the year) featuring Dr. Horrible. “It’s just so out there,” says Time. I guess that’s one way of putting it. I would embed the Time clip (powered by Brightcove) but for some reason, you can socialize it using […]

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