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24 hours in apps media disruption

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How mobile is sparking innovation in publishing, music, television, games and beyondIn 2012, smartphone and tablet apps are at the heart of disruption across the media and entertainment industries. Which sounds like a grandiose claim, but the evidence is there to back it up. In fact, the last 24 hours...
24 hours in apps media disruption

Thai e-publishing firm Ookbee continues regional expansion with Singapore Press Holdings deal

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Ookbee, the Thailand-based e-publishing startup, has continued its growth across Southeast Asia after landing a partnership with Singapore Press Holdings, as E27 reports. Ookbee claims that its content store has a dominant 85 percent share of Thailand’s e-publishing market, and it is moving outwards after extending its business into Vietnam and...
Thai e-publishing firm Ookbee continues regional expansion with Singapore Press Holdings deal
Zinio's new subscription product only solves half a problem
How Licensing and Hardware Bottlenecks Confound Magazine Text on the iPad
DIY digital magazine platform Glossi adds new tools, with paid subscriptions coming soon

Digital magazine sales are still tiny overall, but titles like Cosmo see big growth

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Nearly 65 percent of U.S. magazines now have a digital replica edition, but those editions make up just under three percent of overall circulation: That’s the latest news from the Alliance for Audited Media (formerly the Audit Bureau of Circulations), which on Thursday released its report on U.S. magazine circulation...
Digital magazine sales are still tiny overall, but titles like Cosmo see big growth
Adobe’s Updated Digital Publishing Suite Means More Magazines For The iPhone
Calm down, Marco: micropublishing is about more than just The Magazine

Finally, a Reason to Read Magazines on a Tablet

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Remember Next Issue Media, the “Hulu for Digital Magazines” consortium made up of the biggest names in publishing? It has finally delivered something worth talking about: Call it Netflix for Magazines. The pitch is simple and intuitive: All the magazines you want, delivered digitally to your tablet, for a flat...
Finally, a Reason to Read Magazines on a Tablet

Flipboard 2.0 aims to get people curating their own digital magazines

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Having attracted 50m users so far, can news app's Pinterest-like new features make it even more mainstream?When it first launched in July 2010, Flipboard was an interesting new spin on news aggregation: an iPad app that turned people's Twitter and Facebook feeds into a digital magazine.Since then, it has added...
Flipboard 2.0 aims to get people curating their own digital magazines

Should kids get digital pocket money?

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In a world of apps, e-books, Moshi Monsters and digital music, how will parents fund their children's spending?As a child, I spent my pocket money on all sorts of stuff: Star Wars figures, Panini football stickers, umpteen boxes of Nerds sweets, Smash Hits, buggy £1.99 C64 football management games, and...
Should kids get digital pocket money?

GigaOM Reads: A look back at the week in tech

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In Summly, Yahoo’s woes summarized?: How much is attention worth? If you are Yahoo, then about $30 million. The company paid that much to acquire (and shutter) mobile news app Summly, making 17-year-old “Internet Boy Wonder” Nick D’Aloisio the big man on campus in his school.  Even taxi drivers are...
GigaOM Reads: A look back at the week in tech
The Future of Magazines Should Look a Lot Like Spotify
Magzter is a digital magazines giant that has come from nowhere (well, okay, Asia) to sign Hearst and Newsweek

The Reimagination of Publishing

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Last Friday I did a presentation at The Project [R]evolution conference in Auckland, New Zealand. I presented on a topic I've been writing a lot about recently: the reimagination of publishing. I haven't been this excited about innovation in Web publishing since the early, experimental days of blogging when I...
The Reimagination of Publishing

Digital Magazine Subscriptions: iTunes & Kindle Still A Mess

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Today I reviewed my magazine subscriptions, partly to see which of Apple's iTunes, Amazon's Kindle and digital magazine indie Zinio has the best offering currently. My check reaffirmed many positive things about digital magazines, but one thing that still frustrates me: the user experience of both iTunes and Kindle. Both...
Digital Magazine Subscriptions: iTunes & Kindle Still A Mess

Growing love for digital magazines

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More than half the British population have bought and read digital magazines, according to research by lekiosk, the digital newsstand app that enables people to purchase magazines.Some other statistics from the survey, conducted in the UK by OnePoll: 19% read their magazines on tablets and 14% of tablet magazine readers...
Growing love for digital magazines
Digital magazine numbers have doubled, but only make up one percent of overall sales

Barnes & Noble Battles Amazon’s Fire With $199 Nook

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Barnes & Noble is fighting fire with fire. The bookstore chain unveiled a $199 version of its Nook tablet Tuesday morning, matching the price for Amazon.com Inc.’s Kindle Fire. The new Nook tablet will have 8 gigabytes of built-in memory, the same as the Kindle Fire. Both the Nook tablet...
Barnes & Noble Battles Amazon’s Fire With $199 Nook

Flipboard Now At 56M Users, Adding 6M In One Month Since 2.0 Launch

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Flipboard CEO Mike McCue took the stage at Disrupt NY 2013 today to talk about his company and the changing nature of media and publishing, and he revealed updated stats about user adoption of his company’s platform. Since the version 2.0 launch in March, it has added 6 million new...
Flipboard Now At 56M Users, Adding 6M In One Month Since 2.0 Launch

AWESOME: iPad Digital Magazine Demo [VIDEO]

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We’ve witnessed publishers drooling over the Apple iPad’s form factor before the darn thing was even announced, with Time Inc. showing off a concept for Sports Illustrated and Condé Nast prepping a version of Wired for a tablet as early as November of last year.First came Wired’s official iPad...
AWESOME: iPad Digital Magazine Demo [VIDEO]

Hearst president David Carey: Apple taught people 'how to buy digital content'

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David Carey, president of Hearst Magazines, sat down with AllThingsD's Peter Kafka to kick off Day 2 of D:Dive Into Media here in Dana Point, California, with the interview centering on Carey's take on how digital magazines are working out in a world that seems less and less intrigued...
Hearst president David Carey: Apple taught people 'how to buy digital content'

Barnes & Noble integrating Google Play into Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablets

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Barnes & Noble is adding Google Play’s full complement of videos, music and apps (and ebooks) to its Nook HD and HD+ tablets. The tablets will also include Google services like Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube and the Chrome browser. The end result is that Nook HD users will have access...
Barnes & Noble integrating Google Play into Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablets
YouTube co-founder’s digital magazine startup Zeen to launch next week

Flipboard’s Quittner: Magazines a “horrible,” “ugly,” “uneconomic” business

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“Virtually every publication in the world right now would desperately like to be 100 percent digital” but most can’t do it, said Flipboard editorial director and Time Inc. vet Josh Quittner said at Internet Week this week, as publishers debated how to monetize digital magazines. Since The Daily launched on...
Flipboard’s Quittner: Magazines a “horrible,” “ugly,” “uneconomic” business
Content Curation Startup, Scoop.it, Rolls Out Big New Redesign To Help Businesses & Pros Increase Their Visibility Online

Next Issue grows iPad library with addition of eight new magazine titles

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Next Issue -- the service unofficially billed as the Netflix of digital magazines -- has just announced an expansion of its catalog, adding eight additional titles to its tablet-based offering. This recent inclusion of big names brings the company's impressive library to a total of 80 even, letting iPad...
Next Issue grows iPad library with addition of eight new magazine titles

Nook HD's Screen Dazzles, but Quirks Detract

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The device’s high-resolution screen (1,440 x 900 pixels) is a great way to watch video. If technology was more like the fashion world, this fall would be the “in” season for small, color tablets. The runway shows would feature Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD in September, Apple’s iPad Mini in...
Nook HD's Screen Dazzles, but Quirks Detract
Zinio shares digital magazine usage data ahead of rumored sale (infographic)

Digital magazines boom too little to grow overall sales

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UK digital magazine circulation has doubled already this year. That is growth typical of a new digital segment – but it’s still nowhere near enough to stop magazine circulation as a whole continuing to slide. Latest ABC (UK) data shows digital editions of consumer magazines clocked up a total 185,210 in...
Digital magazines boom too little to grow overall sales
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