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Cord Cutters, Digital Mooches and the Content Conundrum of the Future
March 29, 2013 | 2:15 pm

Cord Cutters Dan linked to a great article in today's Morning Links roundup about 'digital mooches,' aka the 20-somethings who may be leaving Mom and Dad's house in the coming years, yet seem to have no plans to leave their parents' cell phone contracts or Netflix subscriptions. I read this article with interest; I'd just read another about 'cord cutters,' aka the cable-free, and how the content industry is wringing their hands about what to do with these people. It seems these articles, read together, paint an ominous pattern: The kids aren't paying because they get it for 'free' at home. Then they turn...

Morning Links — Trouble In Amazon Land
February 18, 2013 | 9:22 am

Why does Angry Birds have a vice president of book publishing? (The Guardian) Sanna Lukander explains why print books are more than a licensing sideline for Rovio Amazon fires German security firm amid probe over mistreatment of temporary workers (Washington Post) In a German TV documentary aired last week, temporary Amazon workers complained about guards from Hensel European Security Services Amazon's Jeff Bezos Doesn't Want An Empire, He Wants The World (Tech Crunch) faberNovel releases an updated version of a study called “ The Hidden Empire” Two new iPad ads hit the airwaves (TUAW) Kindle Daily Deals: Still With Me by Thierry Cohen (and 3 others) the Hidden Empire - Update...

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed
October 14, 2012 | 8:49 am

Oyster gets $3M to become the Spotify of books (GigaOM) Amazon releases 'Send to Kindle' for Chrome (TNW) Rovio announces Angry Birds book app (Paid Content) On the Comfort of Bad Books (The Rumpus) Kindle Daily Deal: Leadership and Self-Deception by The Arbinger Institute {and} Chicken Big by Keith Graves * * *  Follow us @TeleRead  Join us on Facebook         ...

Angry Birds E-Reader App to Launch at the Frankfurt Book Fair
October 5, 2012 | 8:51 am

The incredibly prolific Good E-Reader blog is probably best known for covering just about every possible e-reading-related topic under the sun, but today a brief item was posted that I definitely didn't see coming. According to the post, the latest buzz regarding next week's Frankfurt Book Fair has to do with the ever-present Angry Birds franchise. Apparently Rovio, the self-described "entertainment media company" that created Angry Birds, "has now resorted to making an e-book app." Unfortunately Rovio hasn't shared many details about exactly what that means, although I guess we'll know by Wednesday or Thursday of next week. If anyone happens to have any insider...

The TeleRead Review: Visual Land Prestige 10 Internet Tablet
August 25, 2012 | 2:45 pm

The TeleRead Review: Visual Land Prestige 10 Internet Tablet By Howard Whitman I’ll freely admit that when it comes to tablets, I’m more familiar with the kind The Flintstones wrote on than the newfangled, touchscreen, sorta-computer-thingy ones. Yep, I’m a technology curmudgeon—a man who didn’t start using an iPod until 2011 (although I do love it). But when it comes to tablets, iPad or otherwise, I didn’t have one, didn’t want one, and didn’t see the day when I would. Well, call me convinced. The opportunity to “kick the tires” on Visual Land’s Prestige 10 Tablet for review has been a revelation, because this...

What Angry Birds can teach publishers about print
April 26, 2012 | 9:41 am

ImagesFrom Dead Tree Edition: The creator of Angry Birds has been a book publisher for less than five months but already grasps a truth that eludes so many long-time publishers.“It is actually not relevant whether we choose print or a digital channel – what matters is that there is someone out there who cares, who reads, listens, and communicates with us. That’s what publishing is all about, communication,” Peter Vesterbacka, CMO at Rovio Entertainment Ltd, told The Griffin, papermaker UPM-Kymmene’s corporate magazine. Ironically, that quotation is in the print and PDF versions of the magazine but not the web version.Many panicked publishers seem...

Angry Birds boss talks about piracy
January 31, 2012 | 9:40 am

Images From The Guardian: Rovio Mobile learned from the music industry's mistakes when deciding how to deal with piracy of its Angry Birds games and merchandise, chief executive Mikael Hed told the Midem conference in Cannes this morning. "We have some issues with piracy, not only in apps, but also especially in the consumer products. There is tons and tons of merchandise out there, especially in Asia, which is not officially licensed products," said Hed. "We could learn a lot from the music industry, and the rather terrible ways the music industry has tried to combat piracy." Hed explained that Rovio...

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