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What's your teen's future? Sparkon maps a path for life

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Do you have a teen who’s trying to find a direction in life? Maybe you know a kid who’s really passionate about video games, but doesn’t know what skills they need to make it in the industry. Sparkon, a Redmond-based startup that launches today, aims to provide resources for teens...
What's your teen's future? Sparkon maps a path for life

Classic Dickens or Boz with a twist: it's all online

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The internet isn't only a great way of reinterpreting the classics, it's also a great way of accessing themLast year marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens and although that year of celebration is formally complete, many of the works commissioned for it are still appearing online,...
Classic Dickens or Boz with a twist: it's all online
Nintendo reportedly hoping to port smartphone apps to the Wii U in effort to boost sales
Amazon Prime gets MGM videos & new queue—but it’s still no Netflix

Online or in print, the Encyclopedia Britannica is worth treasuring

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The Britannica may be a digital-only concern from now on, but it is still a brilliant resource and must be appreciated as suchStep into the Guardian's library and it's the first thing that greets you: the print edition of Encyclopedia Britannica, the Micropedia and Macropedia all neatly lined up on...
Online or in print, the Encyclopedia Britannica is worth treasuring

Warner Bros., MGM, Universal Collectively Pull Nearly 2,000 Films From Netflix To Further Fragment The Online Movie Market

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Michael Carusi points us to the news that Warner Bros., MGM and Universal Studios have agreed to pull nearly 2,000 films from Netflix's library, in order to put them in the Warner Bros. Instant Archive. You may recall that Warner recently launched this archive, which is an incredibly overpriced and...
Warner Bros., MGM, Universal Collectively Pull Nearly 2,000 Films From Netflix To Further Fragment The Online Movie Market

A Spotify equivalent for audiobooks? Bring it on...

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Though it's currently limited to financial titles, a new streaming service could soon challenge Amazon's AudibleThe best thing about Bardowl, touted as a Spotify for audiobooks, is its name. Partly because it lets them have a cute animal logo but mostly because the press pack reveals it was dreamt up...
A Spotify equivalent for audiobooks? Bring it on...

Shutterstock Has Paid $150m to Contributors and Hit 300m Downloads

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Shutterstock, an online marketplace known for its high-quality stock photographs, vectors, illustrations and videos, revealed today that it has surpassed more 300 million downloads since it launched in 2003. It follows what a company spokesperson has described as its “biggest quarter ever,” totalling 21.4 million downloads in the last three months. Jon...
Shutterstock Has Paid $150m to Contributors and Hit 300m Downloads

Amazon's Kindle Plays A Part In Penguin's Library Decision

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Since Penguin announced yesterday that it is ending its partnership with OverDrive and will no longer provide e-books or digital audiobooks to libraries, it’s become clear that Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) played a part in the decision. Back in November when Penguin stopped offering new e-books to libraries, it also...
Amazon's Kindle Plays A Part In Penguin's Library Decision

Beats Electronics officially acquires MOG music service

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Beats Electronics has finally acquired subscription music service MOG. “Beats was created as a response to the complete erosion of the music experience,” Beats' president and chief operating officer Luke Wood told USA Today. “Our whole reason for starting Beats was to try to bring emotion back into that...
Beats Electronics officially acquires MOG music service

Facebook places 'Listen' button on artist pages, now takes you to your go-to streaming app instantly

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If navigating away from a musician's timeline on Facebook to get a quick listen isn't your favorite activity, you're in luck. The folks in Palo Alto dropped a "Listen" button on artist pages today, giving you access to popular tracks instantly. Situated right beside the ever important "Like" button,...
Facebook places 'Listen' button on artist pages, now takes you to your go-to streaming app instantly

For Harvard’s library, an arduous digital shift - The Boston Globe

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For Harvard’s library, an arduous digital shift - The Boston Globe

Quora Just Launched A Major Salvo At Google With Its Plan To Become The Internet's 'Library Of Alexandria' (GOOG)

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Quora CEO Adam D'Angelo is nothing if not ambitious. He just announced plans to dramatically expand the site's goals beyond just asking and answering questions, declaring in a blog post that he hoped to build "an Internet-scale Library of Alexandria." That's an implicit challenge to Google, which has long declared...
Quora Just Launched A Major Salvo At Google With Its Plan To Become The Internet's 'Library Of Alexandria' (GOOG)

Startups Skip Video, Hang Hopes On Shareable Multimedia

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"Instagram for video" never materialized. So what's next? Multimedia, say a handful of startups. When Instagram joined Facebook last April, a race to crown a "Instagram for Video" revved into full throttle. With Instagram's $1 billion price tag fresh in their minds, investors rushed to fund or acquire a...
Startups Skip Video, Hang Hopes On Shareable Multimedia

Lightroom for iPad on the way, as Adobe demos prototype version

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CNET reports Adobe demonstrating an early prototype of a version of Lightroom for tablets, designed primarily to act as a companion app to the full version … Tom Hogarty, Adobe’s group product manager for Lightroom, wouldn’t promise when the app would ship or what exactly it would do, but he did...
Lightroom for iPad on the way, as Adobe demos prototype version
OnLive To Ship On The OUYA Android Gaming Device
How Netflix plans to make more money without raising the price on its $8 plans

Udemy adds revenue stream with private online learning sites for companies

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Ambitious individuals who want to bulk up on new skills can turn to online learning site Udemy for lessons on everything from web development and programming to accounting and entrepreneurship. And it might not be long before their employers start picking up the tab. Next week at the Arizona State...
Udemy adds revenue stream with private online learning sites for companies

Rdio promises 'up to' six months of free streaming in more countries

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What's better than free music? Lots of stuff, probably -- but it's still on the top of our list. Rdio is hoping to get you hooked into its vowel-agnostic music streaming ways with the promise of "up to six months of free music" without ads or credit card numbers....
Rdio promises 'up to' six months of free streaming in more countries
Netflix changes API program, breaks some third-party functionality

100 Must See Movies: The Essential Man's Library

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100 Must See Movies: The Essential Man's Library
Exercises in democracy: building a digital public library

The splintering of television

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When cable TV began to appear inside millions of homes, it seemed liked a blessing – dozens of new channels beyond the old broadcast standbys, promising that there would always be something to watch. And there was, but it came with the tradeoff of quantity for quality. Soon enough,...
The splintering of television

Google Books and the librarian backlash

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Roughly a decade ago, Google hatched an audacious plan: The company would scan the world’s books and make them searchable. For our most recent ebook, The Battle for the Books: Inside Google’s Gambit to Create the World’s Biggest Library, GigaOM’s Jeff John Roberts tells the story of Google Books through...
Google Books and the librarian backlash
Google aimed to burn Amazon with Library Project, says the Authors Guild
Bookboard Launches App To Encourage Children To Read More By Limiting Their Choices
Netflix adds 'Just For Kids' UI update to its iPad app
Tugg Lets Audiences Choose What’s Playing In Theaters

Hark inks deal with the AP, gains access to 100 years of audio clips

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Hark has sealed a new content partnership with the Associated Press, gaining access to more than 100 years of audio clips and photos from the news agency. As part of a licensing deal, Hark will post everything from World War II broadcasts to presidential debates to sporting milestones. “Some of our...
Hark inks deal with the AP, gains access to 100 years of audio clips

DoubleTwist Player Android app updated with Google Music support

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DoubleTwist player, the app that aims to provide the functionality of the iOS iPod in a single Android app, keeps adding features that take it even beyond the functionality of Apple’s iPods. Today an update to the app adds several welcomed improvements and fixes. However, the most notable is...
DoubleTwist Player Android app updated with Google Music support
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