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Video: This Is The Future Of The iPad (and Kindle is toast)

This concept video shows you the future of the iPad.

While it will take a while, perhaps a really long while, until the technology we have available to us will really support a true flexible ePaper iPad-cum-display and be capable of mass market manufacture, it should be self-evident that this is the ultimate destination for an iPad dream, at least as a reading device. Continue reading

The Times Takes Paywall Gamble – Will It Succeed or Fail (Most Fail)

News International has revealed its plans to turn Times Online into a paid-only website, charging £1 a day or £2 for a week’s subscription to both sites.

News International’s announcement…

London, 26 March 2010 – News International today announces that The Times and The Sunday Times will start charging for access to their digital journalism in June using a pricing model that is simple and affordable.
Both titles will launch new websites in early May, separating their digital presence for the first time and replacing the existing, combined site, Times Online. The two new sites will be available for a free trial period to registered customers. Continue reading

Industries Mutate To Survive The iPad Effect – Book Prices Revealed, More…

Movements continue across multiple industries in readiness for actual introduction of Apple’s potentially magical iPad continues, as parties on all sides attempt to put themselves into the right strategic positions for the anticipated industry disruption.

Some are just sitting it out, at least for a while. The world’s largest publisher, Random House, seems likely to keep its titles outside of Apple’s iBookstore when iPad launches next month.

The publisher’s big five rivals – Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, Hachette, Harper-Collins and Penguin – are understood to have signed up. Random House is concerned Apple’s pricing regime could erode established industry practice. Continue reading

Video: iPad Concepts Show Future of Publishing?

VIV Mag Interactive Feature Spread – iPad Demo from Alexx Henry on Vimeo.

These videos show a concept for iPad publishing that’s being put together by online magazine Viv, by Alexx Henry Photography.

The clips are all over the Web this morning with all kinds of commentary surrounding them, so I’d just like to let them speak for themselves and urge readers to comment on your reaction to watching them. Continue reading

Rupert Murdoch: ‘All Media Is Going To Go On The iPad’

Looks like Apple’s cosied up nicely to one of the world’s most powerful media moguls, News Corp. chief, Rupert Murdoch, who appears to be an all-in iPad fan. “All media is going to go on to the iPad”, he declares in this interview with his own Fox Business Channel.
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Video: Penguin explains stage one of the reinvention of the book

We talked about Penguin and others in their plans for the iPad yesterday, so there’s no sense repeating what was said. However, these two videos (courtesy of PaidContent UK) should make for interesting new insights into the publishers’ plans for the iPad and other next-gen eReader devices (at least until the electricity gets turned off…)..

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FT, many education apps to join Penguin in iPad app migration

The Financial Times and a plethora of education solutions seem set to join Penguin in a move to embrace the iPad as Pearson, the publisher behind both titles has confirmed it is making a shift to catch the digital wave with a range of iPad apps, including through its education products, which form the core of its international business.

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