The 2013 Frankfurt Book Fair brings over 200,000 book trade professionals to Germany each fall. Book publishers worldwide share some of the same challenges no matter what country they are in. Book publishers are grappling with the digital transition — which, depending on where you live, has either already arrived or is about to come [...]
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One third of millennials surveyed watch mostly online video or no broadcast television, new research from The New York Times says.
Tweeting about TV is a large and growing phenomenon. The first Nielsen-Twitter TV ratings report has just been released by Nielsen, showing that there has been a 38 percent increase in tweets about TV in the US over the last year — from 190 million in Q2 2012 to 263 million in Q2 2013. The [...]
Kevin Spacey in House of Cards What could possibly happen between now and the year 2025 to transform “over-the-top” video services like Netflix and Amazon into some of the most powerful players in TV land—and conversely, to recast today’s biggest networks as supporting actors?
Is the movie industry dying at the hands of home theaters, Netflix, Redbox, LoveFilm, and Amazon Instant Video? Jack Valenti, former President of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) once said, “I say to you that the VCR is to the American film producer and the American public as the Boston strangler is to the [...]
Burning Man 2013 Participants in the Burning Man Festival every year descend on the playa of Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to form a temporary city. It is a self-reliant community populated by performers, artists, free spirits, and more. An estimated 68,000 people came to Burning Man 2013, last week, from all over the world to [...]
Benedivz performers donate a percentage of proceeds to a charity of their choice. Benedivz has debuted its site where live webcam entertainers broadcast to viewers who buy “helping-handz credits” to see live performances and “requested” activities. Performers donate a percentage of proceeds to a charity of their choice. Benevidz will match 50 percent of their [...]
E-books are more akin to audio books — a compliment to print, not a replacement. An Association of American Publishers report says sales of e-books rose just 5 percent in the year ending in the first quarter of 2013, a big drop from the year earlier when sales grew 28 percent, and an enormous drop [...]
Today, they are just cute, animated eyes. But tomorrow, curved displays could change the way we interact with everything. According to Frog’s chief creative officer, Mark Rolston, in the next five years a doll will come out with a face made from a curved display, and that will change the way toys are made forever. [...]
What music works best with your particular job? What music you listen to at home may depend on your mood, what you’re doing, what you’re planning to do and who you’re with. When you listen to music at work, you should also take into account what you do for a living. (Infographic)