In a nod to the understanding that consumers who read on mobile devices are probably on a time budget, the newly launched full-length issues of Vanity Fair have a new offer: reading times. Originally initiated by Liberty magazine in the 1920s, the reading time feature sorts articles for the reader by how long the article should take, which is perfect for the morning commute or … [Read more...] about Vanity Fair’s iOS Version Sorted by Reading Times
The Reading Rainbow television show was broadcast for almost two decades and it taught young children the value of reading. When the show was cancelled a few years ago, Levar Burton and producer Mark Wolfe sat down and decided what to do next. 18 months later they debuted the Reading Rainbow iOS app and secured partnerships with Natgeo and a number of other media properties. … [Read more...] about Reading Rainbow Android App Tipped by Amazon
There has been a massive leak of internal documents today from Barnes and Noble that claim Microsoft has made a one billion dollar offer to buy the entire Nook brand. This includes all the ebooks, tablets, and e-readers that the company currently offers.Barnes and Noble has sold over 10 million Nook devices since first launching in 2009. Over 7 million people are actively … [Read more...] about Is Barnes and Noble Selling Nook Media to Microsoft?
Sony is developing a followup to the PRS-T2 e-Reader and it is poised to be submitted to the FCC within the next month. The company normally announces new devices in July and releases them in October. The big rumor right now is the deviation from the standard release cycle and getting a new product to market really soon. Sony normally discounts the current generation before it … [Read more...] about Sony PRS-T3 to Be Announced Soon
We already know Samsung is reported to launch the Galaxy Tab 3 at the IFA event in September, though new input from SamMobile further whets our appetite with reports of there being a high end tablet in the making as well. The new tablet, dubbed Galaxy Tab 3 Plus, is likely to sport a 10.1 inch display, though it could even be as big as 11.6 inches. However, the screen dimension … [Read more...] about Rumor: New Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Plus Tablet to Feature a HD AMOLED Display
Rumor has it that Samsung is keen to offload its Liquavista acquisition to Amazon for an amount that is not likely to exceed $100 million. The move comes in the wake of the South Korean manufacturer shifting its focus increasingly towards tablet computers and smartphones, while dedicated ebook reading devices aren't as lucrative. Samsung had acquired the Netherlands based … [Read more...] about Rumor: Samsung Attempting to Sell Off Liquavista to Amazon
Barnes and Noble has reported losses in its Nook Media division, which comprises of e-readers and ebooks. The company is going to be announcing its 3rd quarter financials within the next few days, and suffice it to say the company is not going to meet the projected revenue of three billion. A person close to Barnes and Noble has said the company might be gravitating away from … [Read more...] about Is Barnes and Noble Leaving the e-Reader Business?
Taiwan based research firm TrendForce has stated Apple might be readying its fifth generation iPad for a launch in Q3 2013. Also, the new iPad 5 will come with several new features which will mark its first complete overhaul since it was launched almost three years ago.These include a thin bezel design that Apple introduced in the iPad Mini along with the incorporation of … [Read more...] about Rumor: Apple Might Launch iPad 5 in Q3 2013
Hewlett Packard is back in the tablet race and is piggybacking Android this time for a reported high end tablet offering. As per the latest rumors on this, HP is said to be working on a tablet that will be built around the new upcoming Tegra 4 chip. The chip is touted among the fastest currently available and was launched at this year’s CES event. It boasts of 72 custom … [Read more...] about Rumor: HP Woking on an Tegra 4 Based Android Tablet
If you walk into any major Barnes and Noble or Chapters bookstores, you will notice a slew of people reading. All of these book chains provide couches, desks, and plenty of chairs to chill out and check out some books. Often, people sit for hours, plowing through the majority of the book, and then leaving. Could bookstores get away with charging people to read for … [Read more...] about Could Bookstores Start Charging People to Read?
This seems pretty obvious, given Apple's present obsession to pack in as many pixels as is technically feasible, making it impossible for the naked eye to differentiate each individual pixel. The Retina craze started out with iPad 3 (among Apple's bigger screen displays), but has since made it to many MacBook devices as well, not to mention the new iPad 4. In fact, it came as a … [Read more...] about Rumor: iPad Mini 2 to Have Retina Display
Amazon is in late stage negotiations with Sweden based Bokrondellen to iron out specific demographics on the entire publishing industry. Bokrondellen basically has access to all of the metadata for the entire Swedish digital and traditional publishing industry. They hold all of the sales figures for the competition and know all about the current distribution pipelines. This is … [Read more...] about Amazon Evaluating eBook Data for Possible Entry into Sweden