Hachette Unveils Chlldren's App Pairing Text and Music

Hachette, in partnership with startup Novel Effect, has created an app that relies on voice recognition technology to sync music and sound effects to text, as it's read aloud from select picture books. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-03-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Yahoo unveils new live video and texting app

Yahoo unveiled a live video texting app Wednesday that could boost the company's mobile presence and help it compete against Apple and Facebook. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2015-07-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Deezer launches music pairings for International Booker Prize shortlist

Music streaming service Deezer has partnered with the International Booker Prize to produce a soundtrack for each shortlisted book.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Hachette UK unveils high-tech Hely Hutchinson distribution centre

After four years of planning and construction, Hachette’s huge new distribution centre—the most expensive capital project in the firm’s history—was officially opened this week. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google unveils holiday season savings on games, apps, books and movies

It can't have escaped your attention that -- in the US at least -- holiday season is just around the corner. With Thanksgiving comes Black Friday and other sales, and Google is getting in on the action with a series of discounts in the Play Store. There are great savings to be made on games and... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2018-11-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Apple Unveils New Book App

With the forthcoming release of its new operating system for phones and tablets, iOS 12, Apple is signaling a new emphasis on digital book and audiobook sales. The new operating system, set to hit in the fall, will replace Apple's long-serving iBooks app with a new Apple Books app. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon unveils international shopping app

Amazon has launched an “international shopping experience” through an app which allows customers worldwide to browse and ship more than 45 million products from the US. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-04-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hachette unveils new management structure for distribution arm

Matt Wright, who has been running Hachette UK's distribution business as managing director, is being promoted to c.e.o. of Hachette UK Distribution. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-04-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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B&N Unveils New Apps and New Holiday Sales Strategy

Barnes & Noble's holiday sales strategies rest on new interactive apps, a new Nook model, special edition titles, and a streamlined approach to toys and gifts. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-11-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hachette Livre acquires majority stake in mobile app company Brainbow

Hachette Livre has acquired a majority stake in a London-based mobile app company, Brainbow Ltd, the firm behind the brain-training app Peak. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-12-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hachette streamlines apps strategy

Hachette UK has "canned" many of its apps to focus on "fewer and better" following its acquisition of mobile app and games developer Neon Play in June, its chief executive Tim Hely Hutchinson has revealed at The FutureBook Conference 2016. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-12-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hachette Authors Mural unveiled at Carmelite House

Hachette UK has commemorated its first year housing all seven publishing divisions under one roof on London's Victoria Embankment by unveiling a large-scale mural at Carmelite House, described as a "river of authors" to celebrate its past, present and future. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-09-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hachette reverts to original Blyton text

Hachette Children’s Group is reverting to using the original Enid Blyton texts after attempts to modernise the language “didn’t work”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-09-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hachette, Booktrack Partner to Offer Teens E-Books with Music

Booktrack technology can supply a publisher's digital titles with a customizable movie-like soundtrack as well as sound effects. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-07-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hachette releases New Star Soccer app ahead of Euros

Hachette has launched a football-themed app based on the BAFTA-winning and multi-million selling game New Star Soccer. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-05-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google Play Store cyber sale offers discounted apps, movies, music, and books

The Google Play Store is joining in on the cyber week sale madness, offering some tempting deals on a variety of digital content.Click over to the Play Store to scroll through everything that is up for grabs. Some of the best deals are on entertainment, with Academy Award winner Her available... Continue reading at PC World

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Houghton Unveils Educational App for iPad, Chrome OS

Houghton Miffllin Harcourt is releasing the HMH Player, an interactive educational app designed for the iPad and Google’s Chrome OS that allows teachers to access HMH school content, customize materials and communicate and collaborate with students. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-07-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Joy of Cooking' App Unveiled

Scribner, which publishes the iconic cookbook "The Joy of Cooking," has gone digital with the title. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Kindle v Glass, apps v text: the complicated future of books | Antony Loewenstein

Antony Loewenstein: Is the future an interactive novel read on a Google Glass? One thing's for certain: the transformation of the written word is one of the defining issues of our ageAntony Loewenstein Continue reading at The Guardian

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Hachette Filipacchi launches Elle iPhone app

Hachette Filipacchi is expanding its Elle brand onto the mobile platform with the launch of a magazine iPhone app. Continue reading at Media Week

[ Media Week | 2011-07-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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