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Increased Threats to the iPad Coming?

It is ironic. As we enter 2012, a year that is by all accounts setting up to be “The Year of the Tablet!”,  we are likely to see the dimming of the preeminence of the iPad, the device that created the category in the first place.

We tend to forget that many jaded pundits scoffed at the launch of the iPad.  […]

What the Cloud Really Means for Publishers

Cloud computing refers to the delivery of applications, data storage and other computing resources over a network. In other words, the applications and data are sitting on a server somewhere, not on your desktop. This is the polar opposite of the “personal computer” model that most are familiar with, in which everything is sitting right there on your PC: the […]

Google’s eBookstore: A Rising Tide

With a P.T. Barnum -like flourish, Google launched its eBookstore as “the largest e-books collection in the world!” Over 3 million titles! Step right up! Best-sellers and public-domain titles!

Google made good on its commitment of launching the eBookstore before the end of 2010, and 2011 will be an interesting year for the e-book world.

The launch of the Google eBookstore is the […]

The iPad Impact

The iPad launch was a classic bit of business theater. In what may prove to be one of the great product launches of his fabled career, Steve Jobs  unleashed his unique alchemy of stealth, spectacle and awe to lay his pearls before the impatient masses. The public played its role fervently, at once being swept up into the rapture of […]