Amazon Snaps Up Goodreads, A Partner Apple Wanted

This article branches off of a longer story we're tracking called Apple's New Technology Partners: What Developers Need To Know.Steve Jobs once said said, "people don't read anymore." He wasn't the only tech pundit pronouncing books dead in the middle of the last decade, as people turned to internet video, short blog posts, and apps for news and entertainment. But then something interesting happened: Ebook sales skyrocketed thanks to high quality devices like the Kindle and the maturation of ebook stores like iBooks. The ebook wars see no sign of abating and the ability to form partnerships with the big book players so tech giants can reach more readers have never been so important. Thats why the bibliophile social networking site Googdreads recently sold to Amazon for a deal worth up to $200 million, by some reports.Read Full Story     Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2013-04-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Apple and Amazon Have a Problem: People Don’t Want to Buy Stuff Anymore

The failure of the Fire Phone has been widely cited as the reason for Amazon’s disastrous quarter, but a darker cloud has settled over the world’s biggest online retailer. The core of Amazon’s business—its original reason for being: selling books and other media—has grown wobbly. The problem:... Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2014-10-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Engadget Podcast: Diving into Amazon's latest gadgets and the Apple Watch Ultra

This week, Cherlynn and Devindra dive into the massive amounts of news from Amazon’s recent event. There’s a Kindle you can write on! And Amazon also wants to track your sleep on bed. We discuss what’s interesting about all of this gear, as well as why we still don’t trust Amazon with some of... Continue reading at Engadget

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Media Organizations Want Better Payment Terms With Apple

Digital Content Network, a trade body representing many publishers, told CEO Tim Cook as much. Continue reading at Publishing Executive

[ Publishing Executive | 2020-09-16 15:15:03 UTC ]
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Media Organizations Want Better Payment Terms With Apple

Digital Content Network, a trade body representing many publishers, told CEO Tim Cook as much. Continue reading at Publishing Executive

[ Publishing Executive | 2020-09-03 21:40:05 UTC ]
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Media Organizations Want Better Payment Terms With Apple

Digital Content Network, a trade body representing many publishers, told CEO Tim Cook as much. Continue reading at Publishing Executive

[ Publishing Executive | 2020-09-02 17:42:58 UTC ]
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Snap Inc. Wants Businesses to ‘Meet the Snapchat Generation’

"Meet the Snapchat Generation," Snap Inc.'s first-ever global business-to-business marketing campaign, is going live Monday across print, broadcast and digital media channels in the U.S., Canada and Australia. The campaign will be extended to the U.K. oh Aug. 17 and to the rest of Europe, as... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2020-08-03 04:00:52 UTC ]
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Firm Behind Apple E-books Case Now Suing Amazon for Price Fixing

On March 19, lawyers from Hagens Berman filed a class action suit on behalf of consumers in the U.S. District Court in Seattle, accusing Amazon of a massive horizontal price fixing scheme involving its two million third-party sellers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Faber snaps up Sam Knight non-fiction as Amazon triumphs in 19-way auction for screen rights

Faber will publish a major work of non-fiction by New Yorker staff writer Sam Knight, as Amazon Studios options screen rights after a 19-way auction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-20 07:26:12 UTC ]
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Amazon Prime snaps up Merico's Mafia Princess

Amazon Prime Video has greenlit its first Italian Prime Original drama series inspired by true crime memoir Mafia Princess by Marisa Merico, published by HarperCollins in 2010. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Scott Galloway: Amazon is 'beating up' on Google, Facebook and Apple

Scott Galloway's book "The Four" is about tech giants Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon and how they pose a threat to just about every other business on the planet. But he's mulling a sequel, because he now thinks the first three need to fear the fourth."Amazon is beating up on the other three... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2018-10-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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They worked at Apple, Amazon and Lyft. Now they're working to get you stoned

One person suggested Amazon bookstores should replace public libraries. Readers disagreed. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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HBG, Amazon Partner on Narrative Content for Echo Device

In a move that shows where the future of storytelling may be headed, HBG has teamed with Amazon to create an interactive title specifically for Amazon's voice-activated digital assistant aimed at children, Echo Dot. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-05-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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NowThis wants Snap’s help in getting its platform mojo back

As publishers flee Facebook, will Snapchat help cushion the fall? You probably thought platform-specific publishing was so 2017, but maybe not! NowThis announced today a breaking news channel to be consumed on Snapchat Discover. It will be called NowBreaking, and will launch in June.Read Full Story Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2018-05-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Apple said to ready revamped ebooks push against Amazon

Apple is ready to take on Amazon.com in the digital book market again, years after regulators forced the iPhone maker to back down from an earlier effort to challenge the e-commerce giant's lead. Apple is working on a redesigned version of its iBooks ebook reading application for iPhones and... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2018-01-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘It is harder to differentiate in the platforms’: Publishers want more data, monetization options from Facebook, Google and Apple

Publishers said they want more data sharing, better subscription options and greater flexibility in how articles and ads can be designed within distributed platforms. The post ‘It is harder to differentiate in the platforms’: Publishers want more data, monetization options from Facebook, Google... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-09-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Apple joins Amazon, Google and Facebook in AI research group

Apple published its first paper on AI last month and now the company is set to join five others in a newly-formed research group. The Partnership on AI announced today that Apple would become its sixth founding member, adding to a lineup that already... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2017-01-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon and Apple end exclusive deal on audio books

Apple and Amazon have ended a deal that tied them into an exclusive contract for the supply and sale of audio books. Continue reading at BBC World

[ BBC World | 2017-01-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon partners with UK government to test drone delivery

Amazon is partnering with the UK government to explore making the delivery of parcels by drones a reality. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-07-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Check your Amazon account for free credit as Apple coughs up in ebook lawsuit settlement

Following a court ruling that it was involved in ebook price-fixing with five publishers, Apple has started the process of paying back $400m in refunds. Despite agreeing to pay out the thick end of half a billion dollars, Apple denies doing anything wrong. Interestingly, the payouts will not... Continue reading at Betanews

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