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Chirpify goes beyond PayPal, now accepts credit, debit card payments

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Making purchases from your social media feeds just got easier thanks to Chirpify. The Portland-based startup is now allowing its members to pay using their credit and debit cards, as well automated clearing house (ACH) payments. Previously, using PayPal was the only way to make purchases. Now, Chirpify users can...
Chirpify goes beyond PayPal, now accepts credit, debit card payments

BBC Worldwide sells travel publisher Lonely Planet to NC2 Media at a loss of $119M

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BBC Worldwide has announced today that it has agreed to sell Lonely Planet, a website and publisher of travel guide books, to NC2 Media for £51.5 million ($77.8 million). The BBC will receive £41.2 million ($62.24 million) once the deal has been completed, followed by the remaining £10.3 million ($15.56...
BBC Worldwide sells travel publisher Lonely Planet to NC2 Media at a loss of $119M

Amazon giving away 'tens of millions of dollars' in virtual money with launch of Amazon Coins

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Amazon launched its first digital currency today with a giveaway: 500 free Amazon Coins for every Kindle Fire customer. The coins, which are worth $5, can be used to buy games, app, and in-app purchases. Kindle Fire customers...
Amazon giving away 'tens of millions of dollars' in virtual money with launch of Amazon Coins

Brain game company Lumosity earned $24M in revenue in 2012, now reaches 35M members

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If you get too distracted to read this story the whole way through, perhaps you should consider joining the millions of people who use brain training app Lumosity. On Thursday, the San Francisco-based maker of brain fitness games and neuroscience research company said that it had grown 150 percent year-over-year...
Brain game company Lumosity earned $24M in revenue in 2012, now reaches 35M members
Barnes & Noble's Nook sales decline, but bookstores buoyed by 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Amazon Rides Kindle Fire to Huge Growth, but Profits Are Down

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Amazon is growing fast. But that growth is outpacing its ability to make money, if the company’s quarterly results are any indication. Virtually every area of the company experienced double-digit growth over the same period a year earlier. Net sales were up 35% to $17.4 billion in total revenue....
Amazon Rides Kindle Fire to Huge Growth, but Profits Are Down

Ted Nadeau: How everyone is a content creator, and what it means for brands [Video]

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Ted Nadeau‘s career is a good example of the evolution of publishing; after a decade managing digital content for major magazine publishers in the US, such as Condé Nast, Hachette Filipacchi Media and Hearst Magazines, he is now the President and COO of Style Coalition, which connects influencers with brands. Nadeau’s area of expertise...
Ted Nadeau: How everyone is a content creator, and what it means for brands [Video]

Big e-reader is watching you

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Your e-reader knows how long it took you to finish The Hunger Games and where you stopped reading Wolf Hall. Publishers are thrilled with the new data – but what does it mean for the rest of us?Big Brother, wrote George Orwell in Nineteen Eighty-Four, is watching you. Would Orwell...
Big e-reader is watching you

In The Next Ten Years, The Zuckerbergs Of This World Could Become A Dime A Dozen

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Major League Baseball started offering live online streams of its games ten years ago this week. Think about where we were ten years ago. Broadband wasn't nearly as pervasive. There was no iPhone, or iPad, or Facebook. Google was just starting. In short, the tech world was a very different...
In The Next Ten Years, The Zuckerbergs Of This World Could Become A Dime A Dozen
Amazon's Kindle smartphone is coming! And it's 3-D! And we've heard this before! But this time it's true!

SMX Toronto Keynote: Jon Sinden of Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment

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We’re delighted to announce that Jon Sinden, Manager of Digital Content & Social Media for Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment, will be presenting one of the keynotes at SMX Toronto, on Wednesday, March 20th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Jon has one of the best, but... Please visit Search...
SMX Toronto Keynote: Jon Sinden of Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment

Amazon advances to in-season TV streaming with CBS's Under the Dome

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When CBS starts airing Stephen King’s new drama Under the Dome this summer, viewers will have two ways to watch it: On CBS or through Amazon Prime Instant Video. New episodes of Under the Dome will be available for viewing on the site four days after they’re first broadcast on CBS....
Amazon advances to in-season TV streaming with CBS's Under the Dome

Four key takeaways from Pew’s new e-reading study

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E-reader and tablet owners read more books — print and digital — than people who don’t own those devices. In its new report, “The Rise of E-reading,” the Pew Internet & American Life Project finds that the average e-book reader read 24 books in the past 12 months, while the average...
Four key takeaways from Pew’s new e-reading study
Barnes & Noble slashes Nook pricing ahead of rumored Kindle refresh

UK Publishers Pretend To Embrace Copyright Reform... In Order To Kill Copyright Reform

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One of the bolder ideas in the UK's Hargreaves report was the suggestion that a Digital Copyright Exchange should be set up. The idea here is to promote innovative uses of digital content by making it much easier to acquire the necessary licenses from rightsholders. So it's interesting to see...
UK Publishers Pretend To Embrace Copyright Reform... In Order To Kill Copyright Reform

Ze Frank raises $750k to kickstart his media empire

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Video blogging pioneer Ze Frank quietly raised around $756,000 late last month from Marc Andreessen, Buzzfeed co-founder John Johnson and Huffington Post co-founder Jonah Peretti. The financing comes just two months after a successful Kickstarter campaign to relaunch his web series that netted close to $150,000. Frank told me that...
Ze Frank raises $750k to kickstart his media empire

Digital Content: Amazon Isn't Really in the Netflix Business

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Image: methodshop.comNetflix stock has been on a tear today, up more than 11% to almost $74 as the markets readied to close. The bump, even as the Nasdaq traded every so slightly down, was based primarily on what amounts to a “buy” rating from Morgan Stanley’s Scott Devitt. The gist...
Digital Content: Amazon Isn't Really in the Netflix Business

US entertainment industry group wants to unleash malware on file sharers

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The US entertainment industry is pushing to introduce regulations that would allow content owners to legally send out malware to individuals that are believed to involved with copying digital content. That’s according to the the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property which presented a new 84-page report – spotted by Boing Boing –...
US entertainment industry group wants to unleash malware on file sharers

Live now: digital-telepathy's founder answers questions via video. Get involved!

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Got a question for Chuck? Use the chat feature above to get it answered live. Chuck is the founder of the user experience design company, digital-telepathy. He helps startups, web designers, entrepreneurs and large organizations improve the user experience of websites by making them easier to use. He has the...
Live now: digital-telepathy's founder answers questions via video. Get involved!

New Design Marketplace Folio Wants To Help You Sell Your Digital Goods

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Mr. Kieran (linkedin.com) For designers who have ever spent hours trying to tweak a tiny button or icon on a time crunch, salvation is nigh: Folio, a new startup based out of General Assembly, has created a marketplace where top-notch design talent can market and sell their digital content. The...
New Design Marketplace Folio Wants To Help You Sell Your Digital Goods
WePay updates payments platform, adds ultra-easy invoicing

The Economist unbundles digital from print subscriptions

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For a 170-year-old magazine, The Economist has been surprisingly nimble in navigating the digital age. That’s why it’s worth noting the venerable UK publication’s latest business move — charging a premium to new print subscribers who want digital access to the magazine. “We’ve got three choices now. There’s a print-only,...
The Economist unbundles digital from print subscriptions

Amazon Is Hiring Experts To Acquire A Big Pile Of Patents (AMZN)

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Amazon.com Inc is recruiting a cadre of intellectual property experts for a push into patent acquisition and licensing, the latest turn in its intensifying battles with Apple Inc and Google Inc in mobile devices and digital content. Amazon has hired executive recruiting firm Argos Search to help the company hire...
Amazon Is Hiring Experts To Acquire A Big Pile Of Patents (AMZN)
Google's revamped, sexed-up app store hits 25 billion downloads

Will Android in-app subscriptions attract magazine and newspaper apps?

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Google beefs up its in-app purchasing capabilities, but this isn't the only factor on publishers' mindsGoogle introduced in-app purchases on its Android Market store in March 2011, but that feature has now been expanded to include auto-renewing subscriptions as well as one-off payments.Android developers distributing their apps through what's now...
Will Android in-app subscriptions attract magazine and newspaper apps?

Viacom chief hints at online video deal next week

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Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman hinted in a discussion of fiscal results that his company was about to sign a significant digital content deal. The agreement was cast as for an online, subscription-based video on demand service and could be made public next week, The Hollywood Reporter understood. Which service, and...
Viacom chief hints at online video deal next week

MBA Mondays: Revenue Models - Subscriptions

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When I got into the venture capital business in the mid 80s, software was sold. You would pay a large sum to acquire a license to the software and then a much smaller annual fee for maintenance and support. Today, most software is sold in a subscription model. You pay...
MBA Mondays: Revenue Models - Subscriptions

Digital Downloads Jumped 26% In 2011, Led By E-Books

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Users are downloading more e-books, music, TV shows and movies than ever: Digital content and subscriptions were the fastest-growing retail e-commerce category in 2011, according to a new ComScore (NSDQ: SCOR) report. As tablets and e-readers become more popular, “acceleration of e-book downloads…represented a strong driver of this growth,”...
Digital Downloads Jumped 26% In 2011, Led By E-Books

New iOS hack yields in-app freebies

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A new exploit gives users free access to digital content within iOS apps, content that normally costs money. [Read more]...
New iOS hack yields in-app freebies

Summly's teenaged founder says he wants to help make Yahoo great again

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Nick D’Aloisio just agreed to sell his mobile news-reading startup Summly to Yahoo for a rumored $30 million — which wouldn’t be that unusual, except for the fact that D’Aloisio is 17 years old. But while many seem to be assuming the young entrepreneur will take his windfall and flee...
Summly's teenaged founder says he wants to help make Yahoo great again
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