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Taking the Local Out of Local Newspapers

by Allen Weiner  |  August 1, 2011

Hollywood has long exaggerated the persona of a newspaper editor. Lou Grant, the grumbly guy with rolled-up shirtsleeves (Lou was a TV news producer, wasn’t he?); Jason Robards as Ben...

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Barnes & Noble Unveils NOOKcolor

by Allen Weiner  |  October 26, 2010

Barnes & Noble, the nation’s largest physical book retailer, is following up its November 2009 release of the Nook, an e-ink e-reader, with the NOOKcolor, a device that uses a...

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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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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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Amazon's First Response to the Apple Tablet

by Allen Weiner  |  January 20, 2010

Amazon has plans to change its royalty schedule for publishers beginning this summer, doing a 180 on its 70-30 split. There are rules a'plenty, but it's a clear pre-emptive move...

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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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HotJobs' Sale Could End Yahoo's Newspaper Consortium

by Allen Weiner  |  December 9, 2009

According to this report from Reuters, Yahoo is open to selling HotJobs fir the right price.If this report is true, then I suspect Yahoo's newspaper consortium will lose much of...

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Google Hopes to Add Life to Newspaper Content

by Allen Weiner  |  December 8, 2009

While Google and the publishing world at large debates their long-term relationship, the search giant has launched another tool to aid publishers—Living Stories. Living Stories is an interactive platform that...

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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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