Tag: japan

by Julie Keck

  1. With Kindle MatchBook, Amazon finally bundles print and e-books (Forbes) 2. 6 things to know before you self-publish (Huffington Post) 3. Japan’s e-reader industry struggles to keep up as Amazon takes the lead (NYT) 4. Kindle Paperwhite gets an upgrade as sales of e-readers keep dropping (Huffington Post) 5. Is social reading the […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Microsoft to buy Nokia’s device business in deal worth over $7 billion (AllThingsD) 2. CBS returns, triumphant, to cable box (NYT) 3. Jeffrey Bezos, the Washington Post’s next owner, aims for a ‘new golden era’ at the paper (Washington Post) 4. Vimeo starts funding indie films to broaden its on demand platform (PaidContent) 5. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Bad earnings for Barnes & Noble: Nook revenues plunge 20% (GigaOm) 2. Why are publishers the new villain in the digital age? (Guardian) 3. Do you ever own your e-books? (Motherboard) 4. KDP Select launches lending in Japan: What this means for authors (Good E-Reader) 5. Opinion: Amazon Kindle: Why I finally went over […] more »

by Ginko Kobayashi

Until about 10 years ago, the Japanese term “masu-gomi” — rubbishy mass media — was a derogatory word only known to a few Internet users. Not anymore. On March 11, 2011, Japan experienced a major earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Explosions at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in the northern region followed. All told, about […] more »

by Jamie Williams

This is the story of seven people connected by the Great Tohoku Kanto Earthquake that rocked northern Japan in March and their need to obtain immediate and accurate information. Mass confusion combined with their desire to reach loved ones compelled them to turn to social media as a lifeline. Through networked, digital technologies, they created […] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

The reports and pictures of the devastation from the earthquake and tsunami in Japan last week reminded me of reporting on the earthquake that leveled Japan’s port city of Kobe in 1995. On a personal level, I am praying for the people in a country I have come to see as a second home. As a […] more »

by Michael Josefowicz

Point your phone at a printed page. Take a picture. Get taken to a website. That’s the power of QR codes, codes embedded in print that can link cell phones to specific websites. They’ve been doing this for years in Japan, and now they are starting to do it in Europe. Sooner or later it […] more »