Why Apple’s iTV Needs FaceTime

While there's excitement over the supposed 99-cent TV show rentals on the new iTV, my belief is that won't be enough to make iTV a success. There are a few other important things Apple needs to do to make this device more than just its hobby.…

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Why Apple’s iTV Needs FaceTime

While there's excitement over the supposed 99-cent TV show rentals on the new iTV, my belief is that won't be enough to make iTV a success. There are a few other important things Apple needs to do to make this device more than just its hobby.…

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Join Us Tomorrow: Disintermediation in Publishing

We'll be talking about this week's news and other big changes at our GigaOM Pro bunker event, “Author to Audience: Disintermediation in Publishing.” The room is at capacity, but we're livestreaming the event and will also have the video archives available to GigaOM Pro subscribers.…

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Just How Social Will the E-book Be?

Perhaps the last refuge from social media is the book, where many of us go to find shelter from the smoggy haze of status updates, tweets and comments hanging over our media lives. But the solitary paradise known as the book is going social too.…

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Join Us As We Discuss the Future of Publishing

We thought it would be interesting to bring the technology and publishing worlds together to talk about the impact of e-books on publishing. We've invited some of the leading voices in e-books and publishing to our next bunker event entitled, "Author to Audience: Disintermediation in Publishing."…

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Why Over-The-Top TV Apps Will Win

While traditional cable apps are slow to progress, over-the-top app frameworks are set to explode. With the announcement of Google TV and the imminent arrival of a revamped Apple set-top box, TV apps in the living room will mostly likely be dominated by the OTT variety.…

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How e-Books Won the War

Years from now, when I tell my grandkids about this thing called print books, I'll talk about the point in time that e-books won the war. Three defining events this week signaled that the era of physical bookstores has officially passed.…

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Nintendo 3DS – A Broken Business Model

On Monday, well known gaming industry analyst Michael Pachter released a research note proclaiming the forthcoming Nintendo 3DS would "revolutionize the gaming industry." But as discussed today at GigaOm Pro, the device is doomed, and it has Apple's iPhone/iPod Touch to blame.…

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iPad Fueling Enhanced E-Book Revolution

The number of "enhanced e-books" is currently few and far between, but this is quickly changing, as is our perception of the book itself. The world of publishing can expect some interesting times as authors look to new ways of expressing themselves.…

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