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How Three Independent News Sites Survived Their First Five Years (Media Shift) Maness moderated a panel recently in which the editors told their stories at the International Symposium on Online Journalism at the Knight Center for Digital Journalism in the Americas in Austin, Texas. *** 5 Tips for Being an Awesome Little Free Library Patron […]

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Amazon may be trying to establish its own wireless network, in a move that would integrate the company more deeply into everyday use of the internet, according to a Bloomberg report citing unnamed sources. Amazon reportedly tested a wireless network in Cupertino, Calif., using spectrum belonging to Globalstar, a satellite communications company which is seeking approval from the Federal Communications Commission to convert 80 percent of its satellite spectrum to terrestrial use. That would theoretically allow companies like Amazon to bid on Globalstar's spectrum for Wi-Fi networks.

We learned today that the Rupert Murdoch-owned News Corporation has unveiled a 10-inch Android tablet designed specifically for schoolchildren. Known as the Amplify Tablet (Amplify is also the name of the News Corp’s education division), the $299 slate was presented earlier today at the SXSWedu conference in Austin, Texas. Amplify sales reps are said to be [...]

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We read with sorrow this morning of the tragic and untimely death of Brent Grulke, creative director of Austin, Texas' South By Southwest festival. Mr. Grulke passed from a heart attack suffered following oral surgery.

Grulke's importance to publishers may be tangential—he was by all reports all about the music where the fest was concerned. But it was his vision for the music portion of the festival that made it the can't-miss behemoth it's become; and it's that vision that has spread to SXSW's film and interactive components.

We caught up with Geoff Smart, coauthor of another New York Times Bestseller “Who: The A Method for Hiring,” and Tanya Hall,  Director of Marketing and Business Development for Greenleaf Book Group, to chat about about the launch strategy behind the new bestseller, "Leadocracy."

Direct to Table of Contents/Links to Full Text Articles This issue of The Journal of Digital Information (JoDI) is devoted to papers presented at the 6th International Conference on Open Repositories that took place in Austin, Texas during June, 2011. Tom Cramer from Stanford served as editor for this special issue. Papers in This Issue [...]

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