B&N shuts down the pioneering Fictionwise digital bookstores

Barnes & Noble is shutting down Fictionwise, the pioneering 12-year-old digital bookstore that it bought for $15.7 million in 2009. The company cited “a significant decrease in demand for many of the ebook formats that sells,” like Palm and Mobipocket.

Mobilize 2010: The Next Big Idea

New mobile services and devices are affecting the way users interact with each other and how business gets done. Today at Mobilize 2010, executives from Rebtel, iPass, Skyhook and Motricity shared their views for how new mobile Internet capabilities are changing the world.

The Shrinking Digital Media IPO

After a span of 12 weeks at the start of the year in which seven digital media companies filed to go public, the IPO market for digital medi…

Motricity Is Latest Firm To Cut Size Of IPO

Motricity, which filed to raise up to $250 million in an IPO earlier this year, has now slashed its expected take from going public by more…