Tag: tablet

by Susan Currie Sivek

When college students get a syllabus on the first day of class, they expect it to lay out exactly what will happen during the course: its goals, tasks and deadlines. Finding that they’re expected to deal with “flexibility,” “adaptability,” “rapid change,” and “making mistakes” might be unnerving. However, those are likely to be the characteristics [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. DOJ won’t back down on Apple, e-book publishers antitrust lawsuit (Washington Post) 2. Penguin to acquire self-publishing firm Author Solutions for $116M (WSJ) 3. Romance writer dominates self-published bestsellers list (GalleyCat) 4. An argument against e-book subscriptions (Huffington Post) 5. [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Pay walls now affect one-third of daily newspaper readers  (Poynter) 2. Report: Young tablet owners more willing to pay for news  (PaidContent) 3. Why linking is ‘the lifeblood of the web’  (GigaOm) 4. How reporters can use Twitter’s advanced-search function  [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. AP CEO Tom Curley, who led company into digital space, to retire (Poynter) 2. Twitter reacts to death of Joe Paterno (Mashable) 3. White House joins Google+ (Los Angeles Times) 4. Apple enters the $8 billion industry of K-12 textbooks [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Amazon recently made waves by announcing its new Kindle Fire tablet, running a custom version of Android and starting at $199. Plus, there were the new Kindle Touch models in the mid-range and the low-cost Kindle, starting at $79 with ads. We scoured Twitter, tech blogs, Google+ and even Quora to find the best coverage [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Brian Stelter Welcome to the 15th episode of “The Mediatwits,” the weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali, the founder of PaidContent. This show is all about cord-cutters, people who like to watch TV without paying for cable or satellite TV (like Mark & Rafat). The big news [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

The pay wall cometh to the New York Times. On March 28, the New York Times will let you view 20 articles on NYTimes.com per month, and thereafter you’ll need to pay for one of their new digital subscription plans. Print subscribers will get full digital access, and you can still view articles for free [...] more »

by Matylda Czarnecka

2010 was an important year for mobile, especially in media, where the announcement of the iPad and other tablets, along with new smartphones, made mobile and tablet apps especially intriguing to publishers. This year promises greater growth and new opportunities for content producers. Here are some of the top trends to keep an eye on [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

In this week’s 4MR podcast, I consider the gargantuan Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. It offers an orgy of gadgets and new technology, but how much of it is worth our time and will become influential and game-changing? I talked with CNET editor at large Rafe Needleman, who is at CES this week, [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

BERLIN — I threw a party here on April 17 in order to compare the Apple iPad tablet with the new WePad that’s being produced by the Berlin-based company Neofonie. I found that the WePad had many things the iPad was lacking — Flash support, a webcam, multi-tasking and more — but at the time, [...] more »