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Rovio to give another teaser of Angry Birds Space (from space)

Apple Has To Advertise That Samsung's 'Not Cool' Tablet Is No iPad Copycat

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So even as Apple has been successful in getting a US court to rule against Samsung for having a tablet that Apple thinks looks too much like an iPad, things are shaping up very differently in the UK. We already noted that a judge over there had rejected Apple's claims...
Apple Has To Advertise That Samsung's 'Not Cool' Tablet Is No iPad Copycat
PRESENTING: The World's Best-Designed Newspapers

Here's The Big Problem With Facebook's New E-Commerce Effort (FB)

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Yesterday, Facebook announced that it will sell gifts users can send to their friends. Chris Dixon, a successful serial investor and one of New York's most visible startup investors is skeptical it'll work. "Getting users to switch 'modes' from online to offline (& vice versa) has historically yielded very low...
Here's The Big Problem With Facebook's New E-Commerce Effort (FB)

comScore: Retail e-commerce hit $186.2b in 2012 thanks to 15% growth, the strongest since before the recession

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With record traffic numbers and spending increases in multiple corners of the world, it’s no big surprise that retail e-commerce is still growing. In fact, 2012 was a record year, with $186.2 billion in retail e-commerce sales. The latest figures come from comScore, which says 2012 was actually a 15...
comScore: Retail e-commerce hit $186.2b in 2012 thanks to 15% growth, the strongest since before the recession

Exclusive: Google's Andy Rubin and Asus's Jonney Shih on How They Cooked Up the Nexus 7

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Building the Nexus 7 tablet was no easy task, says Asus Chairman Jonney Shih. First off, Google gave the company only four months to build the product. Then, there was the task of building a high-end tablet that could sell for just $200. Plus, he said, Google can be kind...
Exclusive: Google's Andy Rubin and Asus's Jonney Shih on How They Cooked Up the Nexus 7
Flipboard 2.0 refreshes app's look, now lets everyone run their own magazine (hands-on)

News App Flipboard Released A Big Update Today (AAPL)

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Flipboard is one of the go-to apps for following interesting news items. An update to the company's app now lets users create their own "magazines" to save and share stories with friends. Let's dive in.Tap the icon to start the app. "Flip" the page to get started. Tap on the...
News App Flipboard Released A Big Update Today (AAPL)

YouTube creators prep Zeen for finding, making magazines

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YouTube's main founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen have been developing a service that could both create and help read "beautiful magazines." Zeen currently has very few details, but its name is a play on the concept of a personal "zine" and suggests a way of aggregating news and other...
YouTube creators prep Zeen for finding, making magazines

Next Issue Media launches on Android, $15 a month for access to 32 magazines

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If you've taken issue with your usual choices for buying magazines on your tablet, be it pay-per-issue or per-subscription, you're not alone. If you'll recall, it was nearly a year ago that Next Issue Media launched the preliminary version of its "Hulu-meets-magazines" app on the Galaxy Tab, and it's...
Next Issue Media launches on Android, $15 a month for access to 32 magazines

The New York Times Gets All The News That's Fit to Print – All of It – Into Flipboard

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Like the New York Times? Like Flipboard? Here’s a corporate mash-up for you: The Time’s subscribers will soon be able read the entire paper on the aggregation/recommendation app. The news is important for Flipboard, because it marks the first time the startup has convinced a big publisher to give it...
The New York Times Gets All The News That's Fit to Print – All of It – Into Flipboard
Time Inc. to offer magazines through Apple's Newsstand

The dark side of QR codes

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Quick response codes are everywhere -- magazines, take-out menus, and the sides of bus stops. But this marketing tool could be just the opportunity hackers are looking for. [Read more]...
The dark side of QR codes

Apple Hands Out Refunds To Disappointed Australian iPad Customers (AAPL)

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Apple is offering refunds on iPads in Australia following what was determined to be "misleading" advertising, reports ABC News. Apple got into some hot water with Australian officials over the new iPad's compatibility with the country's 4G network -- despite Apple implying the device is compatible, the Australia Competition and...
Apple Hands Out Refunds To Disappointed Australian iPad Customers (AAPL)

Conde Nast to track iPad, Kindle Fire readership

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Conde Nast took an important step towards giving tablet magazines a foothold by outlining regular readership data for its rapidly growing tablet apps. Advertisers and others who need it will now get both the usual subscription and one-time sales as well as metrics that can't be tracked with paper. The...
Conde Nast to track iPad, Kindle Fire readership

The 'Blade Runner' Guide to Designing a Believable Flying Car

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As we approach the 30th anniversary of the sci-fi classic, this gem is essential viewing for any fan: a behind-the-scenes documentary from 1982, originally intended for audiences at conventions. Ridley Scott and his production team discuss how they approached designing the grimy, yet high tech, universe of the film. The...
The 'Blade Runner' Guide to Designing a Believable Flying Car

Box Of Awesome Is Like A Free Birchbox For Kids Stuffed Full Of Games, Books, Music, And More

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Serial games entrepreneur and sometimes angel investor Dylan Collins has a new project, which he no doubt describes as “awesome”. Aiming to help solve the discovery problem faced by physical and digital products targeting the fickle market that is kids, the aptly named Box Of Awesome is like a free...
Box Of Awesome Is Like A Free Birchbox For Kids Stuffed Full Of Games, Books, Music, And More
Digital television is where cable was in early days, says Conde Nast Entertainment chief

Google officially reveals $199 7" quad-core Nexus7 tablet with Android 4.1

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Google Google unveiled its own Nexus tablet, the Nexus 7, at the Google I/O conference Wednesday in San Francisco. The 7-inch tablet running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will have a 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor as well as 1280x800 IPS display with a 178-degree viewing angle. The tablet, which...
Google officially reveals $199 7" quad-core Nexus7 tablet with Android 4.1
Apple, Time Inc. Solve Their Subscription Squabble
Judge to Apple: tell UK consumers Samsung didn't infringe on iPad design

Flipboard Attracts 500,000 Magazines, 3 Million New Users in 2 Weeks

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Two weeks after launching Flipboard 2.0 with a user-generated magazine feature, the company has announced that readers made over 500,000 magazines. Other interesting stats from Flipboard released on Thursday include: 6 billion pages flipped per month and 3 million new users in the last two weeks. The “Modern Gentleman’s Playground”...
Flipboard Attracts 500,000 Magazines, 3 Million New Users in 2 Weeks

iPad users spend $70K a day on Newsstand content

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A new study released on Tuesday reveals that Apple iPad users spend about $70,000 each day on tablet-centric newspapers and magazines purchased through Newsstand for iOS....
iPad users spend $70K a day on Newsstand content

Play Store Wishlists Are Rolling Out Right Now!

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The teardowns never lie! You know how we've been telling you the Play Store is getting a Wishlist feature? It's rolling out now on a per-account basis. You don't have to download anything, everything is already built into 3.9.16. Wishlists are basically a bookmark feature, which lets you save a...
Play Store Wishlists Are Rolling Out Right Now!

Magazine Publishers Start To Coalesce Around Better Digital Metrics

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Hearst is following Conde Nast’s lead and will start releasing metrics on its paid iPad editions, the company announced today. Separately, the Association of Magazine Media has released a new set of guidelines for digital metrics. Hearst, which charges separately for its magazines’ digital editions instead of bundling them...
Magazine Publishers Start To Coalesce Around Better Digital Metrics

The Morning Lowdown 3-27-12

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning: »  You can buy the Harry Potter e-books now—here’s what you need to know (paidContent) »  Why Mike Daisey isn’t done apologizing for his lies (GigaOM) »  The future of magazines should look a lot like Spotify (PandoDaily) » ...
The Morning Lowdown 3-27-12
Flipboard losing formatted content and ad sales from Wired and The New Yorker

When advertising becomes content, who wins -- advertisers or publishers, or both?

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Andrew Sullivan, the former Daily Beast writer who recently launched his own standalone publishing venture, has made it pretty clear that he doesn’t like advertising, which is why his site is supported entirely by reader subscriptions. And he also made it clear in a recent series of posts that he...
When advertising becomes content, who wins -- advertisers or publishers, or both?

Conde Nast's iPad Plan Gets Caught in the Apple-Adobe Crossfire

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The Wired iPad app Conde Nast showed off this month looks great. But the chances that the publisher will give its other magazines the same treatment don’t look promising. Conde is still creating a digital version of its tech magazine for the device. But the influential publisher says it won’t...
Conde Nast's iPad Plan Gets Caught in the Apple-Adobe Crossfire

Tatler's exclusive isn't at all revealing...

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Hats off to Kate Reardon, editor of Tatler, for her cheeky cover line in the magazine's March issue, as circled below. It says: Exclusive - Charlie Brooks reveals all.You'll be disappointed if you rush off to fork out £4.10 in the hope of reading the intimate secrets of Charlie and...
Tatler's exclusive isn't at all revealing...
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