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Amazon’s Kindle app now supports 1000 titles for children’s books, graphic novels, and comics

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Amazon just bulked its Kindle app for iOS, Android, and its Cloud Reader by adding children’s books, comics, and graphic novels that were previously exclusive to Kindle Fire owners. The apps now boast over 1,000 titles for children with features like Text Pop-Up, which help to improve and simplify the reading experience,...
Amazon’s Kindle app now supports 1000 titles for children’s books, graphic novels, and comics
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Readability for Android “coming very soon”

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Readability for Android. Click for larger. Readability – a service akin to Marco Arment’s Instapaper which turns cluttered web pages into a clean and comfortable reading view – is coming to Android devices “very soon”, developers confirmed on Twitter. Although Readability announced the Phone and iPad client three months ago, it has yet...
Readability for Android “coming very soon”

Let's retire RSS when they retire Google Reader

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It’s been over a month since Google announced it would shut down Reader on July 1. Over that time, I’ve come to realize how unnecessary and outdated RSS and RSS readers are today. Like a Palm Pilot, this 90’s technology is no longer the most effective way for readers...
Let's retire RSS when they retire Google Reader
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Waterstones kindle a deal for destruction with Amazon

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Waterstones promise to make ebooks 'dramatically better' by teaming up with Amazon, but will you be browsing the shelves with your Kindle?Monday morning and already it's the end of the world. Instead of teaming up with Barnes and Noble to cast out the "ruthless money-making devil" Amazon, a tired-looking James...
Waterstones kindle a deal for destruction with Amazon

Digital Newsstand PressReader gets a new iPad app, and rolls out instant translation in 12 languages

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The collation of news and other media content from multiple sources is perhaps one of the most notable changes ushered in by the digital age, whether it’s through apps such as News Republic, digital newsstands like Zinio, or simply Google News. Now, with millions of (new) iPad users tapping the...
Digital Newsstand PressReader gets a new iPad app, and rolls out instant translation in 12 languages

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

Apple’s legal response to DOJ in eBook price-fixing case

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Ars Technica posted Apple’s legal response (PDF) to the U.S. Department of Justice’s lawsuit against the Cupertino, Calif.-based Company, and six publishers, for allegedly conspiring to fix eBook prices. In the document, Apple condemned the federal government for siding with ”with monopoly, rather than competition,” and then called the Department of Justice’s complaint ”fundamentally...
Apple’s legal response to DOJ in eBook price-fixing case

Dropbox: 1 billion files are now being uploaded every day

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One billion files are now being uploaded to Dropbox’s servers each day, CEO Drew Houston has revealed during a speech at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today. It’s a staggering figure that is double the number of tweets that Twitter revealed were being published to its social network each day...
Dropbox: 1 billion files are now being uploaded every day

This is the Modem World: Why I don't like lists -- a list

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Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. It's both the end of one year and the beginning of another, and that means we're inundated with best-of, worst-of and something-of lists from all of our favorite --...
This is the Modem World: Why I don't like lists -- a list
Retickr Raises $1.5M For A Social News Reader That Learns What You Like

Kindle Fire Update Brings Sharing, Book Extras, Print Replica Textbooks To The Masses

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Hey there, Kindle Fire owners — Amazon’s rolling out a brand new software update for you, and it packs quite a few worthwhile (and arguably overdue) tweaks for your budget-conscious tablet. Take sharing, for example. Oddly absent from the Kindle Fire at launch was the ability to share interesting snippets...
Kindle Fire Update Brings Sharing, Book Extras, Print Replica Textbooks To The Masses

Websites Have to Get Better

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As Anil Dash pointed out this weekend, arguments about the ethics and functionality of save-for-later apps like Instapaper and Readability have reached the same fever pitch as Blogger-vs.-WordPress-vs.-Tumblr had a few years ago. It's a matter of passion and honor (and name-calling) for industry leaders, but users just go on...
Websites Have to Get Better

Social, high design, and marginalia: Dotdotdot guns for the ultimate reading experience

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No company or person has yet nailed the digital reading experience for longform texts, such as books and magazine articles. The Kindle is a great platform, but it’s built around the Amazon store and it’s social elements can best be described as weak. Instapaper, Readability, and Pocket all provide...
Social, high design, and marginalia: Dotdotdot guns for the ultimate reading experience

Anti-Flash brigade adds Scribd and Wistia to its ranks

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“We are scrapping three years of Flash development and betting the company on HTML5,” Scribd CTO Jared Friedman told TechCrunch, “because we believe HTML5 is a dramatically better reading experience than Flash. Now any document can become a Web page.” In addition, video-sharing site Wistia reports a high demand for...
Anti-Flash brigade adds Scribd and Wistia to its ranks

Tablet-optimized version of Google News rolling out over the next few days

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It's not a dedicated app, but Google says that tablet users will soon have access to a new version of Google News that's better tailored to their devices. That includes the ability to swipe back and forth between sections, a new "explore in depth" button that can be tapped...
Tablet-optimized version of Google News rolling out over the next few days

E-books: Apple rails against DOJ and ‘monopolist’ Amazon

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Apple isn’t merely contesting allegations that it conspired with major book publishers to fix prices in the e-book industry, it’s disputing them vehemently. That much is clear based on a new filing from the company laying out its defense in the case. “The Government sides with monopoly, rather than competition,...
E-books: Apple rails against DOJ and ‘monopolist’ Amazon
Comixology updates iPad app, adds CMX-HD support for Retina-optimized comics

Android this week: Google X phone; Flipboard goes big; Galaxy gets Grand

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Results of Google’s Motorola purchase haven’t yet appeared in any new products, possibly to avoid issues with other Android hardware partners. That may be changing in 2013. A Wall Street Journal report indicates that Google and Motorola resources are designing an Android handset to better compete against Apple and Samsung....
Android this week: Google X phone; Flipboard goes big; Galaxy gets Grand

Pressly raises $1.5m to market its mobile publishing platform for HTML5 apps

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Pressly, a platform that makes it easy for media companies to convert their website and online content into a HTML5 app, has secured $1.5 million in funding from iNovia Capital and OMERS Ventures. The investment will allow Pressly to market its online services more aggressively as it moves forward. Pressly...
Pressly raises $1.5m to market its mobile publishing platform for HTML5 apps
ComiXology adds continuous bookmarking to all its digital comics apps (scoop)
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Finding the best app for reading your DRM-free comics library on iPad

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When I read a comic book on a mobile device, I tend to forget I'm doing so. This is especially the case when I'm comfortably seated on the couch with snacks in hand. There’s nothing like getting lost in a comic, but not every app lets you reach reading nirvana...
Finding the best app for reading your DRM-free comics library on iPad
Barnes & Noble debuts Nook for Web for browser-based reading

Sorry, but e-readers aren't dying

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A very dramatic report released Monday by market research firm IHS iSuppli says the e-reader market is “on an alarmingly precipitous decline”, with shipments estimated to fall to 10.9 million units in 2013, down from 14.9 million this year and 23.2 million in 2011. The collapse is “virtually unheard of,”...
Sorry, but e-readers aren't dying
Bookboard tries Netflix-like model for kids' ebooks
Kobo launches $169 'Porsche of e-readers' for power users

Scribd Ramps Up Migration To HTML5; Scores Partnerships With Forbes Media And Others

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We reported recently that online document sharing site Scribd will start to ditch Flash across its tens of millions of uploaded documents and convert them all to native HTML5 Web pages, another win for Apple in its battle against Flash. Today, at TechCrunch Disrupt, Scribd CEO and co-founder Jared Friedman,...
Scribd Ramps Up Migration To HTML5; Scores Partnerships With Forbes Media And Others

Will the iPad Save the Magazine Biz?

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We started hearing rumblings that magazine publishers were looking to get content on the iPad, even before Apple officially admitted there was such a thing. It was almost sad, as it seemed the magazine industry was in such bad shape that it was looking for a savior. On the surface...
Will the iPad Save the Magazine Biz?
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