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Lucky Bag and New Year discount lineups hit Japan Apple Stores as local iBookstore launch looms

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Apple plans to launch its iBookstore in Japan possibly as soon as next month, according to a report from Nikkei.com relayed by The Digital Reader. Apple is reportedly already signing up local publishers  and will join the likes of Google, Amazon, and Kobo, all of which already have ebook offerings...
Lucky Bag and New Year discount lineups hit Japan Apple Stores as local iBookstore launch looms

Russia's Mail.Ru Games expands in Asia as it teams up with social gaming giant GREE

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Mail.Ru Games, the gaming division of the Russian Internet giant Mail.Ru Group, has announced its plans to release several titles across Asia Pacific in partnership with local publishers, including the gaming giant GREE. The agreement follows the news that GREE was teaming up with Yahoo Japan, as well as the company’s...
Russia's Mail.Ru Games expands in Asia as it teams up with social gaming giant GREE
Apple reportedly expanding Japanese iBookstore in January after finally striking deals

Google lashes out at German copyright 'threat'

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Google has launched a broadside against a proposed law in Germany that would see search engines forced to pay license fees for linking people to news stories. Well, actually that’s slightly inaccurate: the draft law would make search engines pay for reproducing newspapers’ headlines and first paragraphs. So, take those...
Google lashes out at German copyright 'threat'

Amazon is reportedly planning to launch its Kindle e-readers in Brazil and Japan

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Separate reports indicate that Amazon may soon launch its Kindle e-readers in Brazil and in Japan, PaidContent notes. This would be one more step in the Kindle’s global rollout, following its recent launch in Italy and Spain. As we reported, Amazon has also recently started to ship its Kindle Touch...
Amazon is reportedly planning to launch its Kindle e-readers in Brazil and Japan

Does online video need to be local? This startup thinks so.

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Detroit-based Glocal came out of beta Wednesday with big ambitions: The website wants to be to local video what Hulu is to TV shows. “Online local video really doesn’t have a space besides YouTube,” Glocal President Lincoln Cavalieri told me during a phone call this week. Glocal wants to change...
Does online video need to be local? This startup thinks so.

Amazon's Kindle hits stores in India as digital bookstore launches with over 1 million titles

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India is a huge market with bags of potential for tech firms and, with that in mind, Amazon is expanding its global reach and stepping up its presence in the 1.2 billion populated country with the launch of the India Kindle Store. The company has revealed that the India Kindle...
Amazon's Kindle hits stores in India as digital bookstore launches with over 1 million titles

Google Currents goes international

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In December we launched Google Currents, an app for Android and iOS devices that lets you explore online magazines and other content with the swipe of a finger. We’re thrilled by how many readers and publishers are using the app in the U.S. -- nearly 400 publisher editions and over...
Google Currents goes international

The Guardian launches n0tice 2.0, its community noticeboard gets a big lick of paint and lands on Android

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We’ve previous written that the Guardian newspaper is one of the most experimental British newspapers, launching everything from an API for its content, to having a go at opening its newslists to the public. N0tice is another one of its testbed projects, and we previously noted that it has real...
The Guardian launches n0tice 2.0, its community noticeboard gets a big lick of paint and lands on Android

Apple is reportedly canceling its plans to launch a local-currency iBookStore in Brazil

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Apple has canceled its plans to launch its iBookStore in Brazil with prices in local currency, the national newspaper Folha reports [in Portuguese, for subscribers]. As we reported at the beginning of April, rumor had it that Apple’s iBookStore would become available in the country within 30 days. However, it...
Apple is reportedly canceling its plans to launch a local-currency iBookStore in Brazil

For struggling local publishers, weekly is the new daily, iPad is the new fishwrap

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Some UK newspaper publishers are now hastening the reform of their local titles challenged by digital consumption migration, the drying up of classified ads and rising print costs, a confluence of strategies suggests. Johnston Press is turning five of its daily papers in to redesigned, “bumper” weekly editions with about...
For struggling local publishers, weekly is the new daily, iPad is the new fishwrap

Russia's mobile game market to reach $707m in 4 years as local publishers expand globally

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Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on East-West Digital News, a leading English-language resource on Russian digital industries and related venture activity. According to Moscow, Russia-based consultancy firm J’son & Partners, the mobile game market in Russia will grow from $392 million in 2012 to an estimated $707 million in...
Russia's mobile game market to reach $707m in 4 years as local publishers expand globally

AppSurfer Takes Android Apps To The Browser, Lets You Embed Them Anywhere

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Amazon’s Appstore for Android has long allowed consumers to test apps in the browser before purchase, but a new startup debuting now wants to offer an alternative. AppSurfer, as the company is called, has a bigger vision: it wants to become the “YouTube of Android apps.” Whether or not the company...
AppSurfer Takes Android Apps To The Browser, Lets You Embed Them Anywhere
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Google Takes Its Flipboard Competitor Currents Global

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Last December, Google launched Currents, its attempt at challenging popular mobile apps like Flipboard and Zite. Since then, the company has added about 400 new publishers and over 14,000 self-published editions to its lineup . Until now, though, Currents, which runs on Android and iOS, was only available in the...
Google Takes Its Flipboard Competitor Currents Global

Apple Partners With Local Publishers To Launch eBook Service In Japan

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Apple will launch an ebook service in Japan fueled with content from top local publishers, according to Japanese financial publication Nikkei (via The Digital Reader). Apple will begin selling Japanese language ebooks later this month for reading on iPhones and iPads. iPads currently hold about a 60% share of that...
Apple Partners With Local Publishers To Launch eBook Service In Japan

Amazon reportedly launching sales operations in Brazil in September

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Amazon is planning to start sales operations in Brazil on September 1st this year, the financial newspaper Brasil Econômico claims on its website, based on an internal document to which it had access. As you may know, Amazon doesn’t have local operations in Brazil yet. According to this report, its...
Amazon reportedly launching sales operations in Brazil in September
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Apple’s iBookstore to reportedly land in Brazil within 30 days

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According to the Brazilian magazine Veja, Apple has notified local publishers that its iBookstore will start operating in Brazil within the next 30 days. As you may know, Apple’s iBookstore can be accessed via the iBooks app. The information was published yesterday in Veja’s Radar On-line section. While the article’s date...
Apple’s iBookstore to reportedly land in Brazil within 30 days

Apple to Launch iBookstore in Japan in January 2013

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The Nikkei reported today that Apple will be expanding their ebookstore soon. Some time in the near future, possibly as early as next month, Apple will start selling ebooks in Japan. They have reportedly already signed a number of Japanese publishers, including Kadokawa, Kodansha, Shogakukan, and others.Apple reportedly has 80...
Apple to Launch iBookstore in Japan in January 2013

LocalVox raises $7.4M for one-stop shop for local marketing

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Local businesses interested in getting their name out to clients and potential customers have increasing options, between social media, mobile, search and other more traditional channels. But New York-based LocalVox believes that for many small- to medium-sized businesses, navigating all of those options is complicated, overwhelming and expensive. To address...
LocalVox raises $7.4M for one-stop shop for local marketing
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