Oyster has already established a compelling elevator pitch: “Netflix for books.” Pay a monthly fee, get access to an unlimited number of 100,000 titles available in Oyster’s app. The app is beautifully designed and certainly rivals that of Amazon’s Kindle and Apple’s iBooks version. But whether its business model is as much of a threat, and… Continue reading Oyster’s “Netflix for books” may be the service avid readers have wanted
The tech world has been buzzing for the past 24 hours with news from Apple’s WWDC 2013 Keynote. Apple hosted its first Apple Event, where they introduced several new pieces of innovative technology as well as improvements on current Apple products. You can read my detailed report here, but below are some of the major… Continue reading Highlights from the Apple WWDC Keynote 2013
There has been a push to replace books in the educational arena for some time now. This push hasn’t been in Washington or school board meeting rooms even though they are happening there as well. The big push is happening in the minds of students who are growing increasingly tablet-savvy and almost “spoiled” to the… Continue reading When will iBooks become the norm in schools?
So, the Kindle Store and iBooks are going to save books, right? With writers and publishers getting paid and readers able to buy affordable ebooks, this brave new world is a dream in which we read our Kindles and iPads in verdant fields, surrounded by models playing harps made out of chocolate and everyone is… Continue reading Apple, Amazon to be Probed for, Um, ‘Probing’ Competition