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My Friend, The Editor

by Allen Weiner  |  July 21, 2010

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...

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News Corporation Buys Skiff

by Allen Weiner  |  June 14, 2010

After lighting up the pundits with some impressive demos and strategic vision as CES 2010, Skiff has been reduced to becoming yet another element in Rupert Murdoch’s puzzling alchemy that...

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Will Google Editions Disrupt or Distract?

by Allen Weiner  |  May 11, 2010

Google has dropped a few hints about the upcoming release of Google Editions, its megasized e-book marketplace that aims to take on other e-book platform providers. What makes that scenario...

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Apple iPad Offers Publishers Hope but Is Hardly a Savior

by Allen Weiner  |  January 27, 2010

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...

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CES: Get Ready for the E-Reading Rumble

by Allen Weiner  |  January 4, 2010

Based on the number of pre-event press calls and steady stream of press releases, the E in CES 2010 stands for e-reading. Two days before I land in Las Vegas,...

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The Nook: Better Than Kindle, But Not Perfect

by Allen Weiner  |  December 7, 2009

After a brief delay, about half of those who pre-ordered the Barnes & Noble Nook will soon be receiving their e-readers. With that in mind, the combatants are now out...

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Google Offers News Publishers Tool to Go Dark…For Now

by Allen Weiner  |  December 2, 2009

Google has announced a new web crawler especially for Google News which easily allows news publishers to block their content from Google’s News index, general index or both. Know as...

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Barnes & Noble Introduces The Nook, A Game-Changing Ereader

by Allen Weiner  |  October 20, 2009

Barnes and Noble ended weeks of speculation by announcing The Nook, its new ereader that should not only throw a scare into Amazon but also put somewhat of a damper...

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Amazon Launches Preemptive Global Strike with Kindle

by Allen Weiner  |  October 7, 2009

Amazon as taken two steps to ensure it has some breathing room between itself and the burgeoning list of competitors in the eBook-ereader marketplace. The company has announced that it...

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

by Allen Weiner  |  October 5, 2009

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...

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