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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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The iPad and Other Adventures in E-Reading

by Allen Weiner  |  June 7, 2010

At the Apple World Wide Developers Conference, CEO Steve Jobs announced that in 65 days, five million e-books have been downloaded for the iPad. Using some sort of voodoo algorithm,...

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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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Few iPads in the College Classroom This Year

by Allen Weiner  |  April 22, 2010

Much was made about the concerns raised by a small handful of U.S. universities who are banning iPads from accessing their campus networks because of the strain it may put...

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More Evidence Points to Magazines’ Cloudy Digital Future

by Allen Weiner  |  March 2, 2010

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...

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Advice to Publishers: Size May Matter

by Allen Weiner  |  February 26, 2010

In a previous blog post, I debated aloud the merits of value-added e-books, questioning a consumer’s interest in paying a few more dollars for an e-book that contained videos, puzzles...

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The Enhanced E-book Myth

by Allen Weiner  |  February 11, 2010

Let’s try and untangle the congested freeway of e-book news that had led to the enhanced content myth. No matter what business model evolves as the de fact online retail...

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Who's Ready to Pay for News?

by Allen Weiner  |  January 26, 2010

Apparently, as Newsday found out, only 35 people signed up to pay $5 a week for full access to Newsday.com. So, if Apple and other tableteers are not prepared to...

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Newspapers on Tablets May Be Over-Hyped

by Allen Weiner  |  January 21, 2010

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...

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