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Microsoft’s Publishing Strategy Remains Beneath The Surface

by Allen Weiner  |  June 19, 2012  |  1 Comment

Microsoft has announced a new entry into the tablet parade, dubbed Surface, which is hardly a major revelation given the rumor Red Carpet that now precedes any such tech announcement. It’s a purty-lookin device with the sorts of lines and angles reserved for roadsters and remodeled Craftsman homes. The slick cover-cum-keyboard is yet another tool […]

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Barnes & Noble and Microsoft: A Marriage Made in Study Hall

by Allen Weiner  |  April 30, 2012  |  Comments Off

The story is rather simple: Microsoft is investing in the formation of a strategic partnership in a new Barnes & Noble subsidiary referred to as “Newco,” which will bring  together the Redmond, WA company with the consumer and College businesses of Barnes & Noble.  Microsoft will make a $300 million investment in Newco at a […]

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Live from Nokia World: Nokia Booklet 3G, First Look

by Allen Weiner  |  September 2, 2009  |  1 Comment

Nokia has just announced details of its new netbook, the Booklet 3G. It will be available in Q4, be priced at 575 Euros (>$800 U.S.) but it will be subsidized by many carriers. In the U.S., however, many netbooks are already practically given away by carriers ala the combo of phone plus service plans. The […]

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Podcast: Is There A Role for A Content Creation Device?

by Allen Weiner  |  March 26, 2009  |  2 Comments

In this podcast, I talk briefly about a concept that I have been pondering (and talking about) regarding the notion of a mobile content creation device to facilitate content and audience immediacy. What should it be? What sort of functionality should it have? How much would it cost? Who are the buyers for such a […]


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Reporter’s Netbook at SXSW

by Allen Weiner  |  March 18, 2009  |  Comments Off

Last year, I wrote about the concept of turning the mobile phone into the ultimate device for mobile reporting (a concept which applies to any content creator). Publishers, in keeping with the Web 2.0 notion of timely information in a variety of formats, would arm journalists with a tricked-phone phone from which they could write, […]

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Coverage from SXSW

by Allen Weiner  |  March 11, 2009  |  2 Comments

Sunday, March 15 marks my introduction to the multimedia wonders that await me at SXSW in Austin. Until Tuesday, the focus is on “interactive” followed by music from Wednesday on with film running throughout. It will be a busman’s holiday (there’s a term you just don’t hear enough) in that I will be “reporting” from […]


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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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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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