Technology

80% of tablet consumers still want the iPad
November 5, 2010

Last month, ChangeWave asked over 3,000 consumers about their purchase plans for the coming months. As the trends already show for 2010, people just aren’t buying netbooks, with more and more people looking towards the tablet options to fulfil their ultra-mobile computing needs.

Vook Launches Digital Serial Rights Program
October 27, 2010

Vook, the leading digital publisher that lights up the world's content with its mixed-media reading experience, today announced a digital serial rights program that provides authors and publishers with new opportunities for their books, e-books, audio books, and iPad and iPhone applications to reach new audiences and create new revenue streams.

Barnes & Noble Introduces NOOKcolor
October 27, 2010

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest bookseller, today announced the launch of NOOKcolor by Barnes & Noble, the ultimate reading experience - the first full-color touch Reader's Tablet that delivers digital books, magazines, newspapers and children's books in immersive color, and all in one thin and highly portable device.

E-Readers - A Tale of Two Forecasts
August 1, 2010

Global research and advisory firm mediaIDEAS forecasted in a recent study that the U.S. market in 2010 for paid e-reader content will be approximately $460.6 million—consisting primarily of e-books sold to a user base of more than 8 million.

‘Don’t Fear the Digi-mageddon’
August 1, 2010

One sentiment that I hear quite often these days from book industry folks is that "it's an exciting time to be in publishing." And I have to agree. It's an especially exciting time for me to be taking over as editor-in-chief of Book Business magazine, particularly with technology progressing so quickly that it seems to change the book publishing landscape on a weekly basis.

Readius—The Rolling Display eReader That Almost Didn’t Happen
July 23, 2010

Polymer Vision was hatched in 2003 in an infant-technology incubator developed by Royal Philips Electronics NV and eventually spun off. Four years later, Technology Capital SA of Luxemburg purchased the majority of the stock previously help by Philips and turned Polymer Vision loose to go forward and do great things.

HP Android Tablet Postponed?
July 19, 2010

If Hewlett-Packard has delayed the release of an Android-based tablet as reported, then the computer maker has likely decided to direct additional resources to the development of an iPad-competing slate computer powered by HP's recently acquired WebOS.

Steve Jobs: iBooks is already a big player in the digital book world
June 8, 2010

iBooks may be a newcomer to the digital book marketplace, but don't make the mistake of treating the new app like a kid. According to some numbers released today by Apple CEO Steve Jobs at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference 2010, iBooks is already sporting a very adult profile.