The Harry Fox Agency, Inc. (HFA), a provider of rights management solutions for the music industry, announced today that it is working with Google Play to deliver rights management services for its digital music service for Android devices and the web. Read More
New York - AOL on Thursday relaunched an expanded version of its online store for subscription products and services.
The site, Lifestore.com, currently features more than 30 offerings, ranging from PC utilities and tech support to online learning, diet and fitness programs.
The products are mainly offered through partnerships with companies like McAfee and LifeLock.
“We are actively engaged in offering an increasing number of subscription services and tools to consumers,” said Arthur Minson, AOL’s chief financial and administrative officer.
One of the company’s [...].
New York – Bill Keller on Thursday announced he will step down as executive editor of The New York Times, to be replaced by current managing editor Jill Abramson.
Keller served in the position for eight years; he will continue to contribute regular pieces to the publication.
“It’s been a privilege to work alongside the world’s finest journalists during these exhilarating years of tumult and transformation,” said Keller.
“I wanted to move on when the newsroom felt strong in its journalism and secure [...].
New York - Bookseller Barnes & Noble on Tuesday introduced a new Nook e-book reader device model that is smaller and cheaper than its predecessor.
The $139 Nook sports a 6-inch touchscreen display, weighs 35% less and is 15% thinner than the previous model, the company said.
Barnes & Noble has also lowered the price on its previous Nook models, cutting the price of the Wi-Fi Nook from $149 to $119, while the 3G Nook will now cost $169, down from $199.
New York - Kobo on Monday introduced a new Kobo eReader Touch Edition, a new touch-screen e-book reader device that will sell for $129 from North American retailers including Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Borders and Indigo.
Kobo said the device uses Neonode’s zForce infrared touch technology, as well as Pearl E Ink technology.
The company also announced that its first-generation Kobo Wi-Fi model will be discounted to $99.
Seattle – Amazon.com (NASD: AMZN) has hired former Time Warner Publishing Group CEO and literary agent Larry Kirshbaum to head a new general trade imprint, PaidContent reports.
The imprint will release titles in both print and digital formats across literary and commercial fiction, business and general nonfiction.
Kirshbaum, who will serve as vice president and publisher of Amazon Publishing, told Publishers Marketplace the imprint will be operated “in the vein of a major publishing house.”
Mountain View, Calif. – Google (NASD: GOOG) has decided to shutter a three-year-old project that was digitizing content from some 2,000 newspapers, the company told Search Engine Land.
“We work closely with newspaper partners on a number of initiatives, and as part of the Google News Archives digitization program we collaborated to make older newspapers accessible and searchable online,” a Google spokesperson told SEL.
“Users can continue to search digitized newspapers at http://news.google.com/archivesearch, but we don’t plan to introduce any further features or [...].