German media companies have been fighting with Google for years over what they claim is the search giant’s theft of their news content, but after being removed from Google News for two weeks, Axel Springer seems to have changed its mind
The internet has disrupted media in much the same way it has manufacturing of smartphones or the IT business, says Ben Thompson — value has moved to the edges, to specialized creators and to discovery platforms, leaving media companies in the middle
German publishers who recently accused Google of blackmail for threatening to stop listing their stories in Google News – after they tried…
In a significant upset for the European publishing industry, the Amsterdam district court has refused to order the closure of secondhand ebook store Tom Kabinet, saying EU law isn’t clear enough on digital media resale rights to take that step.
Google is trying to paint a new German law regulating news excerpts as a victory, just as it did with the deals it cut with France and Belgium . But it feels like Google is losing more than it is winning.
So far, the only publisher participating is Hearst. There’s no set standard for how early a look each Newsstand issue will offer, Hearst told AllThingsD.
After seven years of legal battles, Google has finally reached an agreement with American book publishers that will let it scan and digitize books. The deal stands to make things better for readers and publishers — although Amazon is probably not happy about it.
Bricks-and-mortar: $8.59 billion
Institutional sales (libraries, businesses, etc.): $5.39 billion
Online retail: $5.04 billion
Wholesalers/jobbers: $5.04 billion
Just as it did with book retailing, Amazon has its sights set on lowering the barriers between authors and readers, both via the Kindle and through its own publishing deals — and in many cases, the biggest barrier between authors and readers is a traditional publisher.
Apple won over two new publishers to its iOS subscription plans late Wednesday, including newspaper The Daily Telegraph and the real big fish, major magazine publisher Hearst. Hearst is behind many popular magazine brands, including O (The Oprah Magazine), Esquire and Popular Mechanics.
OnSwipe founder and CEO Jason Baptiste says apps are good for some things, but when it comes to publishing content, “they suck.” So the startup gives publishers the same features as an app, but using the web — and it wants to do that for advertisers too.
Considering the controversy surrounding Apple’s new in-app purchasing rules, Steve Jobs was bound to provide an email response to a concerned user/developer at some point. And he has, replying to one troubled dev that the new rules apply strictly to publishers, not to SaaS apps.
Apple today finally released official details regarding App Store subscriptions. The system is the same one that launched alongside News Corp.’s “The Daily” on Feb. 2. Subscriptions in the App Store will be sold using the existing in-app purchasing system found in iOS.
Over the holidays, I ended up reading an awful lot using my iPhone/iPod touch. I started with The Curious Case of Benjamin…