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O'Reilly Radar Script & Links: December 20, 2011 - Information related to the 12/20/11 edition of O'Reilly Radar.

O'Reilly Radar Script & Links: December 20, 2011 - Information related to the 12/20/11 edition of O'Reilly Radar.
By Mac Slocum
December 20, 2011

Access the script and associated links from the December 20, 2011 edition of O'Reilly Radar. Featuring: Why Amazon’s Kindle Lending Library is a bad deal for publishers, the arrival of indoor navigation, and Reid Hoffman on how technology can create jobs.

Top Stories: December 12-16, 2011 - Five data predictions for 2012, a Kindle Single and long-form journalism, and the frustrations of the mobile experience.

Top Stories: December 12-16, 2011 - Five data predictions for 2012, a Kindle Single and long-form journalism, and the frustrations of the mobile experience.
By Mac Slocum
December 16, 2011

This week on O'Reilly: Edd Dumbill offered five big data predictions for the year to come, Marc Herman discussed his new Kindle Single and how that platform could help long-form journalism, and Joshua Bixby examined mobile frustrations and expectations.

Publishing News: "Hating Amazon is not a strategy" - Pragmatic responses to Amazon's Price Check, Consumer Reports hits the digital sweet spot and the Kindle Fire can be shelved.

Publishing News:
By Jenn Webb
December 16, 2011

Cooler heads respond to Amazon's latest move, Consumer Reports becomes the envy of news orgs everywhere and Peter Meyers chimes in for a New York Times Kindle Fire evaluation.

Publishing News: Tech patent wars spill into the book world - B&N takes issue with Microsoft's patents, Congress held a SOPA hearing, and authors decry Amazon's Lending Library.

Publishing News: Tech patent wars spill into the book world - B&N takes issue with Microsoft's patents, Congress held a SOPA hearing, and authors decry Amazon's Lending Library.
By Jenn Webb
November 18, 2011

B&N's position against Microsoft was made public, causing quite a dust-up. Also, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) hearing was as controversial as the Act itself, and the Authors Guild says the Kindle Owner's Lending Library breaches contracts.

The problem with Amazon's Kindle Owners' Lending Library - The Kindle Lending Library needs a pay-for-performance model, not a flat fee.

The problem with Amazon's Kindle Owners' Lending Library - The Kindle Lending Library needs a pay-for-performance model, not a flat fee.
By Joe Wikert
November 4, 2011

For Amazon's new lending program to be mutually beneficial, the flat-fee compensation model needs to be replaced by a usage spectrum: The more a title is borrowed, the higher the fee to the publisher and author.

You say you want a revolution? It's called post-PC computing - An examination of the post-PC wave and its major players.

You say you want a revolution? It's called post-PC computing - An examination of the post-PC wave and its major players.
By Mark Sigal
October 24, 2011

Spurred on by a Googler's rant against his own company and Apple's release of a new phone, a new OS and a new cloud infrastructure, Mark Sigal wonders what the "post-pc" revolution really looks like.

Publishing News: The news is free but the API will cost you - New revenue streams for news orgs, Amazon gnaws away at the publishing industry, and Kobo launches Vox.

Publishing News: The news is free but the API will cost you - New revenue streams for news orgs, Amazon gnaws away at the publishing industry, and Kobo launches Vox.
By Jenn Webb
October 21, 2011

News organizations look to commercial endeavors for unorthodox revenue. Also, Amazon continues to extend its reach into publishing and Kobo jumps on the tablet bandwagon.

Top Stories: October 3-7, 2011 - Why Oracle's big data move matters, inside PhoneGap, and data drives NYC's quest to become a premiere digital city.

Top Stories: October 3-7, 2011 - Why Oracle's big data move matters, inside PhoneGap, and data drives NYC's quest to become a premiere digital city.
By Mac Slocum
October 7, 2011

This week on O'Reilly: Edd Dumbill explained why Oracle's Big Data Appliance is both a validation and a sign of battles to come, we dug into PhoneGap's cross-platform app capabilities, and we surveyed New York City's data and open government efforts.

Publishing News: Betting on the Nobel Prize - Putting odds on the Nobel Prize, Jobs' biography to release early, and what a free Kindle could do.

Publishing News: Betting on the Nobel Prize - Putting odds on the Nobel Prize, Jobs' biography to release early, and what a free Kindle could do.
By Jenn Webb
October 7, 2011

The betting line on the Nobel Prize for Literature had an odd contender: Bob Dylan. Also, Steve Jobs' biography was moved up, and Mathew Ingram looked at the possible effects of a free Kindle.

ePayments Week: Will NFC add value? - Square asks, who needs NFC? Fire's threat to iPad, and UK mobile broadband use.

ePayments Week: Will NFC add value? - Square asks, who needs NFC? Fire's threat to iPad, and UK mobile broadband use.
By David Sims
September 29, 2011

Square's COO questions the value proposition of NFC. Also, early reaction to Amazon's Fire tablet, and interesting — and obvious — stats about mobile broadband use.

Amazon's "Prime" challenger to the iPad - Why Amazon's Kindle tablet can succeed where others have failed.

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By Mark Sigal
September 26, 2011

While conventional wisdom says that to compete with the iPad you must emulate Apple's best practices, Mark Sigal argues that Amazon can do just fine by blazing its own trail.

Publishing News: Scribd flirting with ebook subscriptions? - Scribd launches its Float app, citizen journalism rebooted, and textbooks come to the Kindle.

Publishing News: Scribd flirting with ebook subscriptions? - Scribd launches its Float app, citizen journalism rebooted, and textbooks come to the Kindle.
By Jenn Webb
July 22, 2011

In the latest Publishing News: Scribd's Float app aims to be Netflix for reading, the TapIn Bay Area app empowers citizen journalists, and Amazon dips into the e-textbook rental market.

Four short links: 21 June 2011 - Terminal Tool, Gamifying Education, Exponential Shortcut, and Kindle Spam

By Nat Torkington
June 21, 2011

tmux -- GNU Screen-alike, with vertical splits and other goodies. (via Hacker News) Gamifying Education (Escapist) -- a more thoughtful and reasoned approach than crude badgification, but I'd still feel happier meddling with kids' minds if there was research to show efficacy and distribution of results. (via Ed Yong) Rule of 72 (Terry Jones) -- common piece of financial...

Publishing News: Curation for the Kindle - Curated Kindle content, digital lessons from a web documentary, and the pursuit of concise categorization.

Publishing News: Curation for the Kindle - Curated Kindle content, digital lessons from a web documentary, and the pursuit of concise categorization.
By Jenn Webb
May 27, 2011

In the latest Publishing News: Dave Pell describes his new Delivereads project, Pete Meyers says "Welcome to Pine Point" is innovative and plain lovely to look at, and Open Library's George Oates discusses how a minimum viable record might work.

Delivereads curates content for your Kindle - Dave Pell's Delivereads sends hand-picked web content to Kindles.

Delivereads curates content for your Kindle - Dave Pell's Delivereads sends hand-picked web content to Kindles.
By Jenn Webb
May 26, 2011

Curation just got a new platform — your Kindle. Dave Pell's new project, Delivereads, delivers content from around the web via your Kindle email address.

Four short links: 24 May 2011 - Kindle List, Insider Knowledge, Google News Archive Archived, and Work Week in Video

By Nat Torkington
May 24, 2011

Delivereads -- genius idea, a mailing list for Kindles. Yes, if you can send email then you can be a Kindle publisher. (via Sacha Judd) Abnormal Returns From the Common Stock Investments of Members of the U.S. House of Representatives -- We measure abnormal returns for more than 16,000 common stock transactions made by approximately 300 House delegates from...

Publishing News: BAFTA nomination hints at app crossover appeal - The Malcom Tucker app might win a BAFTA, Kindle ebook sales outpace print, and a Kindle wish list.

Publishing News: BAFTA nomination hints at app crossover appeal - The Malcom Tucker app might win a BAFTA, Kindle ebook sales outpace print, and a Kindle wish list.
By Jenn Webb
May 20, 2011

For the first time ever, an app has been nominated for a TV BAFTA, Kindle sales might indicate the ebook tipping point, and the Kindle team gets some (unsolicited) pointers from Joe Wikert.

Kindle 2012: Wish-list features for the next model - Here's a handful of ways Amazon could revolutionize the Kindle.

Kindle 2012: Wish-list features for the next model - Here's a handful of ways Amazon could revolutionize the Kindle.
By Joe Wikert
May 20, 2011

Amazon is positioned to advance the Kindle platform much faster and further than they have in any 6-12 month period. Joe Wikert outlines new features he'd like to see.

Inside the E-Wars: It's a Braver New Digital World Than Ever Before

By William Stanek
May 11, 2011

I've been a writer in my heart since I was old enough to hold a pencil and a professional writer for nearly 20 years (writing as William Stanek and Robert Stanek). Over the years many would-be writers have asked...

Inside the e-wars: Barnes & Noble Woes and the Digital Marketplace: A 1-2 Punch

By William Stanek
March 7, 2011

Borders and Barnes & Noble used to be great. The #1 and #2 booksellers in the U.S., building out new superstores like they were going to grow forever. Three years ago, a new Borders was built in Olympia. It's...

Four short links: 17 February 2011 - Kindle Economics, Real-World Typography, Private Social Networks, and Cultural Capitalism

By Nat Torkington
February 17, 2011

The True Cost of Publishing on the Kindle -- an article, apparently by a horrified negotiator with Amazon, revealing that magazine and newspaper publishers pay the WhisperNet delivery costs of their editions. That's not Amazon overhead, it comes out of the publisher's royalty slice. (via Hacker News) Fonts in Use -- examples of sweet typography and the fonts that...

Four short links: 9 February 2011 - Javascript Library, Devops Speeds, Kindle Sales, and AOL's Master Plan

By Nat Torkington
February 9, 2011

isotope -- dazzling Javascript library. Designs, Lessons, and Advice from Building Large Distributed Systems (Slideshare) -- in the words of Matt Webb, through whom I found it, There's a lovely collection of numbers from Jeff Dean at Google, about how long common computer processor and network operations take. [...] What makes this more human is this comparison, which reveals...

Publishing News: Week in Review - An open question on DRM, a bookstore puts ebooks in the cloud, and unwanted Kindles find new homes.

Publishing News: Week in Review - An open question on DRM, a bookstore puts ebooks in the cloud, and unwanted Kindles find new homes.
By Jenn Webb
January 28, 2011

In this week's edition of Publishing News: We asked an open question about the true purpose of DRM; the ebook discussion shifted from DRM-locked files to URLs; and a bookstore might end up with a truckload of unwanted Kindles that Worldreader.org will happily take off their hands.

Loathe your Kindle? Swap it for a bunch of books - A Portland, Ore. bookstore is offering a dollar-for-dollar Kindle trade-in.

Loathe your Kindle? Swap it for a bunch of books - A Portland, Ore. bookstore is offering a dollar-for-dollar Kindle trade-in.
By Jenn Webb
January 27, 2011

A bookstore in Portland, Ore., will exchange unwanted Kindles for paper books. But what to do with all those Kindles? That's where Worldreader.org might provide a solution.

Suggestion for Amazon: Open source the Kindle apps - Open source development could lead to a world class set of ereader apps.

Suggestion for Amazon: Open source the Kindle apps - Open source development could lead to a world class set of ereader apps.
By Joe Wikert
January 13, 2011

Joe Wikert has some advice for Amazon: Turn the Kindle apps into open source projects and enlist the help of the community to enhance and improve them.

Bookish Techy Week in Review - Lots of launches this week Google ebook store, Amazon web-based Kindle, Figment, and Open Bookmarks BMXL and Open Wiki

By Kat Meyer
December 10, 2010

In the latest Bookish Techy Week in Review: Google ebook store opens; Seth Godin plays with the Domino Project; Kobo launches Reading Life; and IA unveils a new browser-based book reader.

Bookish Techy Week in Review - Defending the web; Amazon on course to dominate the world; Cooks Source throws in the towel; Ari Emanuel takes on the publishing industry

By Kat Meyer
November 19, 2010

In the latest Bookish Techy Week in Review: Berners-Lee defends the web; Amazon launches Kindle book gifting; Cooks Source folds; and Hachette Livre comes to an agreement with Google.

Bookish Techy Week in Review - Books in Browsers; social networks for teen readers; sharing-enabled Kindles; and ebooks aren't scary.

By Kat Meyer
October 29, 2010

In what was a very social bookish-techy week, Books in Browsers inspired much discussion of shared reading; bookish social networks launched - and shuttered; Amazon announced that Kindle will soon be sharing-enabled; and the new color nook was announced.

Bookish Techy Week in Review - Amazon is everywhere; iBookstore fails to impress; ereader incompetence checklist; and challenges for the ebook industry in Argentina.

By Kat Meyer
October 18, 2010

This week we noticed lots of good news for Amazon/Kindle; not the greatest review of iBookstore; HP's print-on-demand pilots gain ground; and advice for would-be Android readers.

Four short links: 13 October 2010 - Data Privacy, Journalism and Dataviz, Web Shell, and Kindle Singles

By Nat Torkington
October 13, 2010

'Scrapers' Dig Deep for Data on Web (WSJ) -- our users' data comprise a valuable resource to mine and sell, but so do their kidneys. The data world faces serious issues with informed consent, control, and exploitation--it's not just a shiny new business model, it can also leave people feeling very violated. Again, if you're not paying for it...

Neat visualization of download ratios for ebook formats offered by O'Reilly - PDF has competition from EPUB.

Neat visualization of download ratios for ebook formats offered by O'Reilly - PDF has competition from EPUB.
By Andrew Savikas
October 1, 2010

We track the ebook formats customers actually download, and from the start PDF has been the dominant choice. But as this post's associated chart shows, there's been a steady shift toward other formats.

Bookish Techy Week in Review - Contrarian views on ereading's merits, Google Editions still MIA, and new interactive apps from Lonely Planet and Gourmet.

By Kat Meyer
September 24, 2010

This week we noticed: the Chronicle of Higher Ed worrying about ereading's effects on youth, while a Harris poll suggested ereaders read more; fall showed up but Google Editions did not; the ECPA doesn't do a lot to protect privacy in the cloud; certain libraries are lending things they probably shouldn't be; and TOC Frankfurt is just around the corner.

Nearly 1,000 additional O'Reilly and Microsoft Press ebooks now available in Kindle Store

By Andrew Savikas
September 22, 2010

Nearly 1,000 additional O'Reilly and Microsoft Press ebooks are now available in the Kindle store, and include a special upgrade offer for access to additional formats and free lifetime updates through oreilly.com for $4.99.

Nearly 1,000 additional O'Reilly and Microsoft Press ebooks now available in Kindle Store

By Andrew Savikas
September 22, 2010

Nearly 1,000 additional O'Reilly and Microsoft Press ebooks are now available in the Kindle store, and include a special upgrade offer for access to additional formats and free lifetime updates through oreilly.com for $4.99.

Ebook Reseller Wishlist/Scorecard

By Andrew Savikas
June 7, 2010

I spend a lot of time talking with companies that want to resell O'Reilly ebooks. Some are large companies you've certainly heard of, others are small startups that haven't yet...


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