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Apple iPad Offers Publishers Hope but Is Hardly a Savior

by Allen Weiner  |  January 27, 2010  |  6 Comments

Rumors being what they are, much of what Steve Jobs announced at the Ipad launch event didn’t come as a surprise to the overload crowd at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. The iPad is a tweener that fits nicely between an iPhone/iTouch and netbook computer. With a 9.7-inch screen weighing in at 1.5 […]

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Newspapers on Tablets May Be Over-Hyped

by Allen Weiner  |  January 21, 2010  |  4 Comments

I must admit, as a former digital newspaper executive, I was caught up in the frenzy and promise that forthcoming tablet devices, from Apple, HP, etc.. would help print publishers and other “old media” sorts get off life support and into the black. While this is a topic we will examine in greater detail in […]

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Barnes and Noble’s Ereader: Take Two

by Allen Weiner  |  October 9, 2009  |  Comments Off

After some thought, I realized that B&N already has an in-store relationship with AT&T with the carrier providing free WiFi in B&N’s retail outlets. It would thus make sense for AT&T to be the book retailer’s wireless provider partner for its rumored new device.

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IREX Teams with Verizon, B&N For Its Latest E-Reader Offering

by Allen Weiner  |  September 23, 2009  |  1 Comment

IREX Technologies has announced a new entry into the e-reader space that is sure to turn some heads and offer yet another competitive alternative to Amazon’s Kindle and Sony’s new product lines. Additionally, the new, 8.1-inch IREX DR800SG, adds Verizon to the list of carriers who sense an opportunity in this emerging space. Verizon will […]

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