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Barnes & Noble boosts content on Nook with Google Play

PC World – 2013-05-03

Barnes & Noble is adding the Google Play store to HD versions of its Nook tablet, in a bid to counter slowing sales of its devices.Nook HD and Nook HD+ customers will be able to access over 700,000 Android apps and games, millions of songs and...
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Amazon's new China app store could help pave way for Kindle products

PC World – 2013-05-06

Amazon.com has updated its mobile app store to include support for its Chinese customers, in a sign that the U.S. company could be preparing to sell its Kindle e-readers and tablets in the country.The update effectively launches a new version of...
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Baker & Taylor launches app for reading library ebooks, but still doesn’t support Kindle

GigaOM – 2013-05-06

Digital library distributor Baker & Taylor launched an app Monday that will let library patrons read ebooks on iOS and Android devices.    
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Microsoft may buy Barnes & Noble's Nook unit for $1 billion

Los Angeles Times – 2013-05-09

According to internal documents obtained by the website TechCrunch, Microsoft has offered $1 billion for the digital assets of Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's digital book venture.According to internal documents obtained by the website TechCrunch,...
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Google intros Play for Education, a curated portal for apps and books

Engadget – 2013-05-15

Google's making it easy for educators and their students to discover and recommend applications and books with Play for Education. Announced onstage at this year's I/O by Chris Yerga, Google's Android Engineering Director, the new Play storefront...
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Google Play Books updated to allow user uploads, supports EPUB and PDF

Engadget – 2013-05-16

With the exception of a brief mention in Google Play for Education, Mountain View's book platform was all but absent from its Google I/O presentation. Still, the service is getting updated with a significant new feature: user uploads. It hasn't...
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Google Maps Engine API helps enterprise users create custom maps

Engadget – 2013-06-06

In order to equip enterprise devs with the proper tools to create custom Maps, Google announced the Maps Engine API. The kit allows users to leverage the outfit's cloud muscle to layer appropriate info on a Google Map and publish the results for...
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Liverpool Post launches tablet edition

Guardian – 2013-06-13

The Liverpool Post today launched an e-edition, called Business Daily, for tablet and smartphone users. It was developed alongside the Birmingham Post's Business Daily, which launched last week.It's a subscription-based model, starting at £9.99 a...
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Samsung announces Windows-Android hybrid

Stuff – 2013-06-24

This post was originally published on Mashable.
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Responsive Design Doesn't Replace Native Apps

AdWeek – 2013-06-25

The app won’t die. Despite the recent flood of attention to responsive Web design, with its promise to provide users a consistent experience across devices, publishers—even the most progressive—remain committed to stand-alone...
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Kickstarted Android Gaming Console Ouya Comes to Retail Shelves, Amazon

AllThingsD – 2013-06-25

Ouya, an Android-based videogame console that raised $8.6 million on Kickstarter last year, is available today on Amazon and at GameStop, Target and Best Buy. Some of the people who preordered the $99 Ouya online have already received their consoles...
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Pew Report: Android Ownership Continues to Surpass iPhone

Folio Magazine – 2013-06-06

 
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App Annie: Yup, Candy Crush Saga Is Still Crushing It

AllThingsD – 2013-06-26

Candy Crush Saga topped all but one of App Annie's individual mobile app charts in May, the analytics company reported today. The casual matching game, which King first published on smartphones late last year, was the most-downloaded game on both...
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Candy Crush Saga? There are official socks for that...

Guardian – 2013-06-27

Social games publisher King takes first step into licensed merchandise for its popular puzzle gameHere's a thought: how would Steve Jobs have responded if you'd walked up to the late Apple chief executive in 2008, when the App Store launched, and...
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Today's media stories from the papers

Guardian – 2013-06-27

Our roundup of the day's media stories, including new Sun editor says Page 3 will stay and Daily Mail makes libel payoutIf you are viewing this on the web and would like to get our email every morning, please click hereTop eight stories on...
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20 best iPhone and iPad apps this week

Guardian – 2013-07-01

Mr Shingu's Paper Zoo, DuckDuckGo Search & Stories, Rockpack, Timeline WW1 with Dan Snow, Justin's World – Lettersounds, Weathertron and moreIt's time for our weekly roundup of brand new and notable apps for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices.It...
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20 best Android apps this week

Guardian – 2013-07-01

YouView, DuckDuckGo Search & Stories, Hundreds, Might & Magic Clash of Heroes, Jay Z Magna Carta, Magic 2014, Imgur, The Silent Age and moreIt's time for our weekly roundup of brand new and notable apps for Android smartphones and tablets.It covers...
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Yahoo acquires Xobni, aims for smarter contacts in its services (updated)

Engadget – 2013-07-04

Yahoo must be starting the summer with an acquisition spree: it bought Qwiki yesterday, and it's buying Xobni today in a deal that AllThingsD estimates is worth $30 million to $40 million. The acquisition gives Yahoo a developer with experience in...
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Meet Albert: Korea’s Smartphone-Powered Education Robot

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-07-09

SK Telekom's Smart Robot Albert was launched in December and is said to be the world’s first smartphone-based education robot, with content sold through an Android app.
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Hasbro takes majority stake in mobile games publisher Backflip Studios

Guardian – 2013-07-09

Children's brand pays $112m for 70% of the company behind DragonVale, Paper Toss and NinJump gamesWith more than 300m downloads of its mobile games on iOS and Android, Backflip Studios was one of the earliest free-to-play success stories on the app...
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