Shannon Alford

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Oyster Launches Netflix For Books

More and more we are transforming into a society of subscribers. Netflix gives us endless, on demand movies and TV. Spotify does the same trick for music. And even though libraries have done this for books, for free, for more than a century, so far there hasn’t been a digital, all you can eat …

Is Publishing Still Broken? The Surprising Year In Books

A flood of self-published books washes ashore. Bestseller prices are down significantly. Bad grammar speeds through the ether at a faster pace than ever before. This should be a dreadful year for publishers. Only it’s not.<p>Instead, Random House handed out $5,000 bonus checks from windfall profits. …

The Five Biggest Digital Shopping Trends This Holiday Season

Americans will be hankering to live more like the Jetsons, snatching up everyday consumer products that talk back and tell users what they need to know (or what they think they need to know).<p>At the same time, retailers will operate more and more like Big Brother, sending shoppers more targeted …

iTunes Radio Is Going Global

According to new data, Apple seems to have pretty aggressive expansion plans for its brand-new iTunes Radio streaming service: In early 2014 iTunes Radio will reach the U.K., and also Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. Nordic nations may also get the service in the same time window, so it won’t be …

PayPal users will soon be able to check out at retail stores using QR codes

PayPal is giving its users yet another way to pay in stores. The service is launching a new mobile payment method called "payment code," which allows merchants to scan a QR code from a user's phone to charge their PayPal account. PayPal tells <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> that millions of merchants will …

Office for iPad to debut after touch-friendly Windows version

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has revealed that the company is planning to bring Office to the iPad with a touch user interface. Speaking at a Gartner event in Florida today, Ballmer said "iPad will be picked up when... there's a touch first user interface." That touch first interface appears to be …

Larger Screen iPhone 6 Touted For September 2014 Launch

No sooner are we past the launch of the iPhone 5S and 5C than the rumors begin to mount for the next—and this one is big. Literally. Zach Epstien on BGR reported yesterday about a research note to investors from analyst Peter Misek of Jefferies & Co. that raises his hold rating and $450 target for …

Apple To Hold Next iPad Event On Tuesday, October 22nd

Apple’s iPad event is slated to happen in two weeks on Tuesday, October 22nd, according to the venerable AllThingsD. Not only will the iPad and iPad mini be updated, but the “new Mac Pro and OS X Mavericks will likely get some stage time as well.”<p>Expect the unveiling of the fifth-gen iPad with …

Howl: One Writer Devotes Herself to the Survival of the American Gray Wolf

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