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Digg Reader Not Close to Ready for Prime Time
June 26, 2013 | 10:25 am

Digg ReaderI woke up this morning to an invitation to join Digg Reader. OK, I confess I did wait until after breakfast to try it out. (Does that make me a bad tech blogger? Or just a hungry one?) Too bad I waited. Apparently all the folks who either don't sleep or don't need to eat got in first and broke it. I signed in, authorized Digg to grab my feeds and was presented with a (boring) screen like this. [caption id="attachment_88145" align="aligncenter" width="553"] Note Nate's article (last one on the list). He agrees with me.[/caption] Obviously, my first impression was that I didn't...

Morning Roundup: Are Books Obsolete?
June 21, 2013 | 9:00 am

booksThe Shifting Landscape of Book Reviews (Indie Reader) With few exceptions, major news publications do not review indie books, even though more than 235,000 titles were self-published as of 2011. This lack of coverage in traditional media outlets, however, has not stopped indies from their rise. --- Are Books Obsolete? Thoughts on the Printed Word (Apartment Therapy) I was browsing Etsy one day, and I noticed someone selling a book that I loved as a child. It was ‘Half Magic,’ by Edward Eager, but the title of the book wasn’t anywhere in the listing. The book was being sold as a prop. ‘Vintage décor,’ the...

Morning Links: Yahoo acquires Summly
March 26, 2013 | 9:00 am

Morning LinksYahoo Acquires News-Reading iPhone App Summly (Paid Content) Digg Details Google Reader Replacement Plans (Good e-Reader) What if the Google Readers Just Don't Come Back? (Tech Crunch) Evernote for Android Gets Big Update (GigaOM) Kindle Daily Deals: Burning Man by Alan Russell (and 3 others) ...

Digg Readying a Google Reader Replacement
March 15, 2013 | 10:00 am

Digg Google ReaderWell, that was fast. Digg announced yesterday that they are building a Reader replacement. Apparently they’ve been planning it for a while—they're just moving it up the priority list. Good for them! I’m liking this part of the announcement: We hope to identify and rebuild the best of Google Reader’s features (including its API), but also advance them to fit the Internet of 2013, where networks and communities like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit and Hacker News offer powerful but often overwhelming signals as to what’s interesting. Don’t get us wrong: we don’t expect this to be a trivial undertaking. But we’re confident we...

Morning Links — Why I stopped pirating and started paying for media
March 15, 2013 | 9:00 am

Why I Stopped Pirating and Started Paying for Media (Lifehacker) Sherlock Holmes Copyrights are an Insane Hairball (Boing Boing) Canadian Wireless Check: Why Our Wireless Market is Still Woefully Undercompetitive (Michael Geist) Digg Developing Google Reader Replacement (Good e-Reader) Kindle Daily Deals: The Blood Sugar Solution by Mark Hyman, M.D. (and 3 others)...