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Former Newspaper Editor Realizes Now What He Was Doing Wrong

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A year ago today I walked out of the News & Record (Greensboro, N.C.) for the last time as editor. Twenty-seven years there, 13 of them as editor. It was a good run. But I wish I had been smarter. After a year as a civilian newspaper reader, I realize how often...
Former Newspaper Editor Realizes Now What He Was Doing Wrong

Kodak Files For Bankruptcy – Thanks For The Memories

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In the mid 1990s I had a studio in the Seattle area. I took a meeting with some Kodak executives about the new “digital cameras.” They gave me a Kodak DCS 420 to play with. It was a 1.5 MP camera with a 2.6x crop factor. It fired at...
Kodak Files For Bankruptcy – Thanks For The Memories

Rosetta Stone Acquires Kid-Focused Language-Learning Startup GoGo Lingo

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Rosetta Stone, for those unfamiliar, are the makers of the oft-advertised language learning software of the same name. The 20-year-old Virginia-based company went public in 2009, and today makes learning software for over 30 languages that is used in over 150 countries. Its software aims to assist people of all...
Rosetta Stone Acquires Kid-Focused Language-Learning Startup GoGo Lingo

The DVD Is Dying. Hollywood's Plan? Do Nothing And Cede Ground To File Sharing

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David Pogue, NY Times columnist and known copyright infringer, has a new post up over at the Scientific American discussing piracy; more specifically, Hollywood's insistence on driving people to piracy with its lack of digital offerings and a distribution system that depends heavily on artificial limitations. The first issue plaguing...
The DVD Is Dying. Hollywood's Plan? Do Nothing And Cede Ground To File Sharing

Cox doubles down on live streaming with new TV app

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Cox Communications continued to build on its investment in live TV streaming, unveiling its latest mobile app at a CES presser. Developed in partnership with Cisco, the yet unnamed app will feature 90 live channels, On Demand content and personalized video recommendations for up to eight household members. Folks...
Cox doubles down on live streaming with new TV app

What Kind Of Professor Patents A Way To Make It More Expensive & More Difficult For Students To Learn?

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Torrentfreak has the story of an economics professor (of all things) who has apparently received a patent on a way to try to force students to buy expensive textbooks. The professor, Joseph Henry Vogel, is positioning this patent (8,195,571) as an "anti-piracy" technique, though it appears that it works equally...
What Kind Of Professor Patents A Way To Make It More Expensive & More Difficult For Students To Learn?

Sony boosts its Music Unlimited streaming service with $12 yearly pass for PlayStation Plus members

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As Sony’s electronics businesses continue to struggle, the company is pulling out all the stops to ensure that it digital offerings don’t suffer the same fate. Today, the company has slashed prices of its music streaming service Music Unlimited, offering PlayStation Plus members a 12-month subscription for just $12/£11.99. Today, PlayStation...
Sony boosts its Music Unlimited streaming service with $12 yearly pass for PlayStation Plus members
New York Times subscribers will get full access via Flipboard starting Thursday

Betaworks Buys Digg's Corpse

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On Thursday, Digg, the once-hugely popular social news site, sold to startup incubator Betaworks for $500,000, according to The Wall Street Journal's sources. The $500,000 figure is absurdly low for a company that raised $45 million in investment from some of Silicon Valley's biggest names, but it wasn't just a...
Betaworks Buys Digg's Corpse
Leica Drops Five New Cameras, Each (Not Surprisingly) Both Gorgeous And Pricey

The UK's Nationwide Building Society signs up for V.me, Visa's digital wallet

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The latest organisation to sign up for Visa’s digital wallet – V.me – is the Nationwide Building Society and it is preparing to rollout an initial trial this year. V.me is a payment system where customers can store multiple payment cards in a digital wallet and make online payments without...
The UK's Nationwide Building Society signs up for V.me, Visa's digital wallet

'Apple Is Not A Hardware Company' (AAPL, AMZN)

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"Apple is not a hardware company," CEO Tim Cook just said at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco. It was such an important point, he repeated himself: "Apple is not a hardware company." The topic, in a keynote interview, was Apple's gross margins, and whether they...
'Apple Is Not A Hardware Company' (AAPL, AMZN)

The Weather Channel Beautifies And Socializes Its iPhone App

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In an effort to streamline its digital offerings, The Weather Channel has today announced that its popular iPhone app has undergone a major redesign. It started with the launch of the iPad app, and just a few weeks ago The Weather Channel followed suit on the web. But the iPhone...
The Weather Channel Beautifies And Socializes Its iPhone App

NYT says new products to be profitable by late 2014

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The New York Times Company remains focused on the long game even as digital subscription growth flattens and advertising shows ongoing weakness. On a Thursday earnings call, executives described new products that it hopes will bring in multiple revenue streams, but cautioned that they would not yield a profit in the...
NYT says new products to be profitable by late 2014

Encyclopaedia Britannica goes online only

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After 244 years, the Encyclopaedia Britannica will cease to publish its flagship encyclopedia and will concentrate instead on its digital offerings....
Encyclopaedia Britannica goes online only

Encyclopaedia Britannica Drops Print Edition

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After 244 years, the Encyclopaedia Britannica will cease publishing its flagship encyclopedia and concentrate on its digital offerings....
Encyclopaedia Britannica Drops Print Edition

Encyclopaedia Britannica Now Online Only

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After 244 years, the Encyclopaedia Britannica will cease to publish its flagship encyclopedia and will concentrate instead on its digital offerings....
Encyclopaedia Britannica Now Online Only

How Apple And Google Could Make QR Codes Mainstream

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Editor’s Note: Brenden Mulligan is an entrepreneur and product designer who created Onesheet, Webbygram, TipList, ArtistData, MorningPics, and PhotoPile. You can find him on Twitter at @mulligan. QR codes are everywhere. Frustratingly everywhere in my opinion. Countless companies put them on marketing materials, but not a single person I know...
How Apple And Google Could Make QR Codes Mainstream

Apple Launches iBookstore

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Apple has just launched a full store of iBooks — digital offerings tailor-made for the iPad that will be available starting tomorrow.This move sets the iPad up as a Kindle-killer. “Amazon’s done a great job of pioneering this functionality with the Kindle,” said Steve Jobs of the digital book...
Apple Launches iBookstore

Encyclopaedia Britannica drops print edition

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After 244 years, the Encyclopaedia Britannica will cease publishing its flagship encyclopedia and concentrate on its digital offerings....
Encyclopaedia Britannica drops print edition

TuneIn Hits 70,000 Channels with 267% Listener Growth in a Year

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There’s a crackle in the digital radio waves, and it has nothing to do with Spotify or Pandora. Streaming radio service TuneIn just hit 70,000 stations, had a 267 percent year-on-year increase in listeners across 230 countries and territories, and penned deals with Fox, Bloomberg, and HOT 97 including a...
TuneIn Hits 70,000 Channels with 267% Listener Growth in a Year

Hachette Hits Libraries With 220% Price Increase On Its Ebooks

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Publishers are at it again, levying what amount to economic sanctions against that infamous freeloader hangout, The Library. In a move that will endear it to exactly no one, Hachette is increasing its back catalog prices 220% for ebooks, sticking it to the cherished public institutions whose shelves (including the...
Hachette Hits Libraries With 220% Price Increase On Its Ebooks
Village Voices' parent company partners with Foursquare to license "Best of" content

Thanks for the memories? Japanese publishers and the rise of retro

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The likes of Sega, Capcom and Konami are now routinely padding out their release slates with HD re-releases of old classics. Is this healthy? And are these remakes telling the full story?If you're a fan of 12-year-old Japanese games, you've had a good day so far. Sega has confirmed that...
Thanks for the memories? Japanese publishers and the rise of retro

Yahoo Sales Exec Wayne Powers Heads to Advance's Parade

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Another executive departure at Yahoo in the wake of Marissa Mayer’s arrival. This time it’s Wayne Powers, who had been running U.S. sales since 2010. Powers will run Parade Publications, the people behind the magazine many people still find in their Sunday newspapers. Parade is owned by Conde Nast parent...
Yahoo Sales Exec Wayne Powers Heads to Advance's Parade
Barnes & Noble reminds us Nook doesn't have in-app purchases by telling us its coming
'Chasing Aurora' makes the case for indie games on Wii U

Microsoft Uses Hobbit Characters To Market Windows Phone

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Give us a ring, Gandalf. Microsoft is to buddy up with Gandalf to market its Phone brand. The partnership, with Warner Bros, the studio behind The Hobbit, which opens next month, will cover print, digital and outdoor advertising in the U.S., U.K., France and Germany. We're praying that, of...
Microsoft Uses Hobbit Characters To Market Windows Phone

Instapaper founder launches iPad magazine, says it wouldn't work on Android

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Instapaper founder Marco Arment is trying his hand at publishing. The Magazine, his new iOS-focused Newstand app, is a tech-focused publication for geeks. At $1.99 a month, The Magazine will run four articles every two weeks, though Arment says he hopes to increase those numbers as time goes on. The...
Instapaper founder launches iPad magazine, says it wouldn't work on Android
Facebook co-founder launches cross-platform revamp of the New Republic
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