story of the year

story of the year

UK Consumer Ebook Sales Increase by 366%: Publishers Association Calls For Digital Piracy To Be 'Tackled'

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One of the beloved tropes of the copyright industries is that they are being destroyed by online piracy. Superficially, it's a plausible claim, not least because of the false equation of copyright infringement with "theft", and the lingering suggestion that every time something is shared online, a sale is lost....
UK Consumer Ebook Sales Increase by 366%: Publishers Association Calls For Digital Piracy To Be 'Tackled'

Battle Lines Drawn After Write-Down of Autonomy

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The technology story of the year might not turn out to be the launch of a tablet, a new smartphone, big data or cloud computing. The biggest story in technology might well end up as a squabble over bookkeeping....
Battle Lines Drawn After Write-Down of Autonomy
Pew YouTube study shows user-uploaded news is some of the most popular

How a North Dakota Newspaper’s Review of the Olive Garden Went Viral

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At first, Grand Forks Herald editor Mary Jo Hotzler didn’t find anything especially remarkable about a restaurant column posted Wednesday on the website of her North Dakota newspaper. Then overnight, the story went viral. Hotzler said the story, which bloggers and Twitter users are linking to, will reach 200,000 views...
How a North Dakota Newspaper’s Review of the Olive Garden Went Viral

The Friday question: which developer would YOU give $1m to and why?

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Cult developer Double Fine productions has just raised over a million dollars in Kickstarter funds for its next game. Who would you fund in this way, and what would you like them to make?It is, of course, the feel-good story of the year so far. Veteran developer Tim Schafer didn't...
The Friday question: which developer would YOU give $1m to and why?

China Mobile rumored to link up with Line to take on Tencent's WeChat

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A storm is brewing now that NHN Japan’s Line messaging service has arrived in China, the home turf of Tencent’s rival WeChat app. Recent rumors suggest that China Mobile, the world’s largest carrier, may join forces with Line to go up against WeChat. Young’s China Business Blog noted the reports,...
China Mobile rumored to link up with Line to take on Tencent's WeChat
Italians Take Up The Torch To Ignite Their Own Tech Startup Scene

Hit Asian messaging app Line launches in China, the home of staunch rival WeChat

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Japanese messaging service Line is lining up to enter a new market again, and this time it’s a significant one: China, where it arrives as a serious underdog to Tencent’s WeChat (know locally as “Weixin”). The Chinese name for the service — owned by Korean Internet giant Naver — is “Lian Wo“, as...
Hit Asian messaging app Line launches in China, the home of staunch rival WeChat
PandoDaily’s First Ebook Is Out Now! Your Definitive Guide to Facebook’s IPO

Android Is Suddenly In A Lot Of Trouble (GOOG, AAPL)

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The mobile story for 2011 was the rise of Android. It looks like the mobile story for 2012 is not going to be so good for Android. It appears as though the operating system is in choppy waters, and is suddenly facing a lot of trouble. We're going to lay...
Android Is Suddenly In A Lot Of Trouble (GOOG, AAPL)

The Two Smartphone Business Trends That Mattered Most In 2012

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Patent Wars It is impossible to do a year-end review of the mobile ecosystem and not mention the thermonuclear patent wars. Patents are the story of the year in mobile - with billion dollar lawsuits, injunctions, cease-and-desist letters and patent trolls all marching us down the road to chaos. Samsung...
The Two Smartphone Business Trends That Mattered Most In 2012
What I was right and wrong about in 2012
Five reasons the Facebook IPO bust was a blessing in disguise

E-books constituted 8% of UK book sales’ value in 2011, says trade organisation

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The Publishers Association (PA), the UK trade organisation serving book, journal, audio and electronic publishers, has today published its annual Statistics Yearbook for 2011, revealing that consumer e-book sales grew by more than three times (366%) last year, hitting £92m. Moreover, as Bookseller reports, sales across all digital formats accounted...
E-books constituted 8% of UK book sales’ value in 2011, says trade organisation

Veronica Mars lives again: Lessons from a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign

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In late 2011, the big story for those fascinated by the Internet’s disruption of traditional Hollywood was Louis CK’s direct-to-fan comedy special. 2013 is young yet, but an early contender for story of the year has to be once-canceled cult series Veronica Mars roaring back to life, thanks to Kickstarter....
Veronica Mars lives again: Lessons from a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign

Coming soon to the EU: the used digital game market?

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A ruling by the European Court of Justice this week may have far-reaching implications for those seeking to sell second-hand digital gamesEarlier this week, you may have missed potentially the biggest gaming story of the year.On Tuesday, the Court of Justice of the European Union published its judgement on a...
Coming soon to the EU: the used digital game market?

This 92-Year-Old WWII Vet is Hollywood’s Most Reviled Bootlegger

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(sunnewsnetwork.blogspot.com) When we think of bootleggers, most of us conjure images of shadowy Megaupload fanatics, or the shady characters lining Canal Street with their suitcases full of misspelled DVDs. Probably the absolute last person to come to mind would be a 92-year-old Jewish WWII vet from Long Island, but that's...
This 92-Year-Old WWII Vet is Hollywood’s Most Reviled Bootlegger

Lars von Trier and Martin Scorsese to Remake Taxi Driver, De Niro Again To Star…?!?!

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This is easily my favourite film news story of the year so far. According to reports coming out of the Berlin Film Festival, Lars von Trier and Martin Scorsese are to team up for a remake of Taxi Driver and that Robert De Niro will star, presumably still in...
Lars von Trier and Martin Scorsese to Remake Taxi Driver, De Niro Again To Star…?!?!
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