What to buy your dad who's hopelessly low-tech

My dad once downloaded an e-book in French. (He speaks Brooklyn English.) Another time he texted saying he needed help immediately. He’s fallen and he can’t get up, I thought. Turns out, he needed help purchasing a gift basket through Amazon Prime. I... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2020-06-01 12:00:20 UTC ]
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Facebook rolls out high-tech ad registry with a low-tech twist

Facebook is rolling out its Canadian political ad registry today with a low-tech twist — a bid to prevent people based outside of Canada from running ads in the upcoming federal election. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2019-06-10 08:00:00 UTC ]
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It's a Great Time to Buy a Kindle (and 10 More Tech Deals)

Amazon is clearing out Kindles, and there are some deep discounts on some iPhone alternatives this weekend. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2019-09-21 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Comcast’s Tech Unit Unveils Tool to Unify Linear and Digital Media Buys

Comcast Technology Solutions is rolling out a suite of tools it claims will better unify the fragmented campaign implementation process and minimize--or remove--human error. The division of Comcast claims the launch of the new suite saves advertisers and media agencies time during campaign... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2019-05-22 13:00:45 UTC ]
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WeHo ad tech company begins $100-million buying spree to launch an online publishing arm

West Hollywood firm Engage:BDR Inc. uses its technology to place ads in front of half a billion people each month. But none of those ads appear on websites it owns. Though that's common for ad technology companies, Engage Chief Executive Ted Dhanik no longer sees that as a viable strategy. On... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2016-08-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Atlantic buys low-waged life account from Bloodworth

Political commentator James Bloodworth is to write Hired, a book exploring the realities of low-wage life in the UK, for Atlantic Books. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-05-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hodder rushes to buy 'moving' Dear Michael, Love Dad

Hodder & Stoughton has snapped up a "tender and moving" book of letters by writer Iain Maitland - bought within four hours of the manuscript's submission. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-04-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Tech-shy baby boomers get low-cost tablet from AARP, Intel

Technology can be daunting for users of a certain age, but Intel and AARP are offering help with a simple-to-use tablet.The RealPad tablet is aimed at users who are 50 and older, the age range for AARP membership, and shy of technology. Simplicity is key: The tablet provides quick access to... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2014-09-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How low pay and low pay transparency undermine the publishing business

it is impossible for publishing to fulfil its own diversity agenda while continuing to pay low wages to most workers and to maintain its decades-long secrecy over pay and progression Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-11 23:48:14 UTC ]
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Tech We’re Using: Sliding Backward on Tech? There Are Benefits

"I find that many new technologies are actually far less efficient than the tools they attempt to replace," said Pamela Paul, editor of The New York Times Book Review. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-04-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Acquisitions: Netflix Buys Millarworld; Barnes & Noble Education Buys Student Brands

Netflix acquires comic book publisher Millarworld. Barnes & Noble Education adds positions in Brazil, France, Mexico with Student Brands. The post Acquisitions: Netflix Buys Millarworld; Barnes & Noble Education Buys Student Brands appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-08-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Acquisition Notes: PRH Buys Out of Print; Germany’s Bertelsmann Buys WhiteCloud

PRH's acquisition will expand the international reach of merchandiser Out of Print. And Bertelsmann Education Group expands with WhiteCloud Analytics. The post Acquisition Notes: PRH Buys Out of Print; Germany’s Bertelsmann Buys WhiteCloud appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-06-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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CJK Group Buys Quad's Kentucky Facility

The CJK Group has acquired the assets of Quad/Graphics’ Versailles, Ky., book manufacturing facility. Under the agreement, CJK bought the equipment and assumes the customer contracts at the facility. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-02 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Sceptre buys story of internment camp 'like no other'

Sceptre is set to publish non-fiction title The Island of Extraordinary Captives by Simon Parkin in 2022.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-29 20:07:03 UTC ]
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Boston private equity firm buys stock media company

This story first ran in DC Inno, a sister publication of the Boston Business Journal. Storyblocks, a digital content company in the Washington, D.C. area, has struck a deal to sell to private equity firm Great Hill Partners, more than a decade after the company’s launch as a stock video... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2020-06-25 22:32:04 UTC ]
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This Website Makes It Easier to Buy Anti-Racist Books From Black-owned Bookstores

In the weeks since the May 25 killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, books about anti-racism have consistently topped bestseller lists. Many of these books have been purchased from the likes of Amazon and Barnes & Noble. To try and funnel some of these sales to Black-owned bookstores... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2020-06-19 21:16:38 UTC ]
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Black & White buys Andrew Cotter's dog story

Black & White Publishing has acquired world rights for Scottish sports commentator Andrew Cotter's story of his adventures with his dogs Olive and Mabel, who have become lockdown hits online. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-18 15:40:35 UTC ]
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Knopf Buys New Ishiguro Novel

Kazuo Ishiguro has sold a new novel, which marks his first since winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2017. 'Klara and the Sun,' narrated by "an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities," is set for March 2021, Knopf said. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-16 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Outstanding Voices: Derek Barnes on his lifelong effort to diversify tech by example

"At the end of the day, if you’re not at the table, you’re usually on the menu," Barnes said. Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2020-06-12 12:00:00 UTC ]
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William Collins buys Carney's 'inspiring' book on value

William Collins has bought the first book from ex-Bank of England governor Mark Carney, an "unblinking, inspiring" look at how value can shape our lives and world. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-10 02:21:59 UTC ]
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