Tag: kindle fire

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Amazon unveils the new Kindle (AllThingsD) 2. Column: Government’s e-book case helps Amazon build toward a monopoly (LAT) 3. Would You Read an E-Book on the iPhone 5? (Galley Cat) 4. HarperCollins strikes deal with Amazon, others, that lets its [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Newspapers’ attempt to cover print ad losses with digital gains has ‘deteriorated’ (Poynter) 2. Facebook’s struggle to enter China’s market (Fortune) 3. Inventor of the modern laptop computer dies (Telegraph) 4. Journalists come to the aid of struggling Homicide Watch [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. The Guardian expands open journalism experiment with new live blog (10,000 Words) 2. ProPublica will release its work in e-book form (The New York Times)   3. Kindle Fire takes over Android tablet market (Mediabytes) 4. Findings: Consumers use smartphones [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Google joins anti-SOPA campaign (AdAge) 2. Inside Jerry Yang’s departure from Yahoo (All Things D) 3. AP tweaks social media rules on incorrect tweets (Poynter) 4. Social media ROI metrics remain ‘chaotic’ (Online Media Daily) 5. New York Post launches [...] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self publishing 1. Barnes & Noble eyes Nook spin-off amid sales shortfall (ZDNet) 2. Which e-books are most borrowed from libraries, and why? (paidContent) 3. New Yorker gets Nooked (MinOnline) 4. USA Today becomes latest publisher to embrace Kindle Fire with custom app (paidContent) Sign up for our weekly [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Yes, 2011 was another year of massive change in the American media landscape, with newspapers struggling, radio and TV trying to sharpen digital strategies, and magazines prettying themselves for tablets. But more often than expected, we turned our eyes overseas, to the role of social media in organizing protests and revolutions in the Arab world. [...] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Nathan Gibbs 1. Russell Merryman: Journalism schools are failing at technology (The Kernel) 2. The Curse of Cow Clicker: How a cheeky satire became a videogame hit (Wired) 3. Firefox add-on bypasses SOPA DNS blocking (TorrentFreak) 4. Local news outlets among Google’s most-searched terms (Poynter) 5. Kindle Fire’s [...] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology 1. Apple’s Newsstand gives publishers a push (Editor & Publisher) 2. Richard Stallman: “Facebook does massive surveillance” (RT) 3. Jakob Nielsen: “Kindle Fire offers a disappointingly poor user experience” 4. U. of Alaska slows Internet to curb illegal downloading (Wired Campus) 5. Khan Academy blends its YouTube approach with [...] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology 1. John Paton prepares his newspapers for a world without print (New York Times) 2. The Romenesko Saga: Some questions for Poynter about recent changes to its fabled site (Columbia Journalism Review) 3. The future of online advertising: “an ad unit that smart readers actually want to click [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Henry Blodget Welcome to the 27th episode of “The Mediatwits,” the weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser and entrepreneur Rafat Ali. This week we look deeper at the Groupon IPO, which briefly valued the daily deals startup at nearly $20 billion. Our special guests are Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget, [...] more »