CTIA: Hearst’s Skiff Has Deals With Simon & Schuster, Random House

Gil Fuchsberg speaking at the Samsung event at CTIA.

Tucked inside the presentation by Skiff CEO Gil Fuchsberg during Wednesday’s Samsung Unpacked session at CTIA; a batch of content partners for the upcoming e-reading platform, including book publishers Simon & Schuester and Random House. Others include the New York Times, Esquire, the Financial Times, Forbes. and, appropriate for a company incubated by Hearst, its Popular Mechanics. Skiff has already said Hearst newspapers will be included. MocoNews Editor Tricia Duryee reported earlier that Skiff will be a featured e-reading partner across Samsung devices. As is the case with Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) and Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS), Skiff wants to be known as a platform, a distributor and a device maker. In a transcript provided by Skiff, Fuchsberg promised to optimize content for wireless delivery to smartphones. More as warranted

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