Dispatches from the Digital Revolution
Reading books on tablets. The New York Times reports on the potential distractions of the tablet reading experience. The article states, “a tablet offers a menu of distractions that can fragment the reading experience, or stop it in its tracks.”
Kindle Singles. What is a Kindle Single and what do they mean to the industry? NYT discusses the Kindle Single – the genre between magazine articles and books in this article.
Google competes with Amazon and Apple in shopping experience. According to The Los Angeles Times, Google will provide a ‘one-stop shop’ for all digital shopping including books, music, games and movies.
Apple launches the iPad 3 Wednesday. Here is a round up of the announcement at Engadget. In addition to the announcement of the new iPad, Apple also introduced new apps, updated operating system iOS 5.1, and Apple TV.
Apple and some of the big six may be in trouble. The Wall Street Journal reported that the Justice Department is planning to sue Apple and 5 of the big six publishers for colluding to raise the price of ebooks. PaidContent explains the case and what this could mean for the industry.
Is Google finally entering the tablet game? Forbes reports that Google may be working with Asustek (Taiwan-based PC maker) planning to launch a 7-inch tablet as competition for Kindle Fire.