Why Google is buying content—and Apple and Facebook aren’t

Frommer's Guidebook

It’s hard to miss the growing tension between Silicon Valley giants Apple and Google—the latest and most public episode being Google’s sudden absence from the iPhone 5 and the iOS 6 mobile operating system. But while the brouhaha over mapping…

What the iPhone 5 says about small screen journalism

iPhone 5

Like Apple’s high-flying share price, it appears nothing can bring the iPhone 5 down to Earth. Not even what many critics pointed out were incremental improvements over past models. That smarts for the over 2 million folks who pre-ordered the…

This Week’s Headlines: Plagiarism and PayPal Scandals

Many of the hottest stories in media and publishing new this week revolve around scandals: price fixing, plagiarism, and moral policing. As epublishing evolves, authors, publishers, and legislators often collide as they brave this new world of online content. Here’s…

This Week’s Headlines: Sites Protest SOPA, Online Photos Get Ads

Wednesday’s online blackout in protest of SOPA dominated the conversation in many media circles, but it wasn’t the only news this week. Apple made an announcement that could shake up the textbook market and create opportunities for entrepreneurial authors, while…

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