Archive for November, 2007

Next Generation of Readers Aren’t Readers

Amazon’s new Kindle electronic book reader has the potential to transform how we read and interact with “the printed page.” But maybe this revolutionary (or evolutionary) product will do little to stem the tide of the next generations’ lack of interest in reading. The National Endowment of the Arts reports that the average 15-to-24 year old [...]

29Nov2007 | | 0 comments | | Continued

What is the Adobe/Yahoo Alliance?

A recent Adobe press release reads: Ads for Adobe PDF Powered by Yahoo! is a new service that allows publishers to generate revenue by including contextual, text-based ads next to Adobe PDF content. Frankly, I had trouble figuring out what the dickens this service is all about, so click here for the full spin. Then post your comments for the benefit [...]

29Nov2007 | | 0 comments | | Continued

CondeNet Builds Topic-Based Websites

As reported in The Wall Street Journal November 28, 2007, CondeNet has taken the path least traveled, and it has made all the difference. Most publishers are giving away content or employing lame attempts to invoke a fee-based model. While the latter might work for The New York Times and other biggies, it’s a tough sell [...]

28Nov2007 | | 0 comments | | Continued
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