digital media

The CD turns 30 today

The CD turns 30 today

Exactly 30 years ago, the first commercially-released CD album hit store shelves. On October 1, 1982, Billy Joel's sixth studio album, 52nd Street, was re-released to the public. The album was originally launched in 1978, but it was selected for re-launch on the all-new digital compact disc to coincide with the release of the first CD player, the Sony CDP-101.

Continue Reading

Nook heads to UK to convert e-reading nation

Nook heads to UK to convert e-reading nation

It's time for Barnes and Noble to make an effort to cross the sea as their Nook lineup is ready and willing to spread across the entirety of the UK this summer. The company has been working with a variety of UK retailers and has struck a collection of deals to stock several models of the Nook e-reader tablet lineup this Fall. Starting in mid-October the Nook Simple Touch as well as the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight will be popping up both online and in physical shops across the nation.

Continue Reading

Barnes & Noble to launch new devices in the UK this fall

Barnes & Noble to launch new devices in the UK this fall

Barnes & Noble has announced that it will be bringing its award-winning Nook line of eReaders and digital content to the UK starting this fall. The devices and content will be available in the United Kingdom through a new online storefront located at nook.com.uk. Expansion into the UK marks the first time Barnes & Noble has moved out of the US.

Continue Reading

Def Leppard re-recording entire catalog while originals freeze

Def Leppard re-recording entire catalog while originals freeze

Band members of the legendary metal band Def Leppard have announced that they've reached an impasse with their record label and will be freezing sales of all original recordings of their music. What they've done instead of accepting an unfair amount of royalties, so they say, they've decided to record what are effectively covers of all their original songs that'll then be pushed to iTunes et all in a much more direct way that'll have them cashing in as much as possible. One would hope that they'll do a bit better than KISS did with their latest double-album (one of which was all covers of old songs too) Sonic Boom.

Continue Reading

EA aims to be a “100% digital” company

EA aims to be a “100% digital” company

Say what you will about EA, but the company definitely seems to be thinking ahead. Head of EA Labels, Frank Gibeau, has told GamesIndustry in an interview that EA will “be a 100% digital company, period.” Talking about the gaming industry and the rise of digital media, Gibeau believes that selling digital products directly to the consumer via the internet is the way of the future.

Continue Reading

Next Issue Media brings all you can read magazines to tablet users

Next Issue Media brings all you can read magazines to tablet users

The world of digital media has proven that streaming video and digital books are winning propositions for publishers and content makers. The average tablet user has likely purchased multiple books, yet few people are consuming digital periodicals such as magazines and newspapers. For most publications, digital subscriptions make up a scant 1% or so of all subscriptions.

Continue Reading

Apple generates $70K daily from Newsstand

Apple generates $70K daily from Newsstand

Apple proved there was a huge market for apps years ago when it launched the App Store and today just about every major OS out there has its own version. More recently, Apple launched its digital newsstand app to allow iPad users to download digital editions of newspapers and magazines. If you wondered how well sales are doing for digital magazines and newspapers for Apple, new details have landed.

Continue Reading

Shutterfly plunks down $23.8M for Kodak Gallery photo sharing platform

Shutterfly plunks down $23.8M for Kodak Gallery photo sharing platform

Kodak was once a photography giant in the days of film and photo processing. Today, the majority of the world has moved beyond film to digital photographs rendering much of Kodak's offerings obsolete. Kodak has filed bankruptcy and is selling off assets to pay creditors. Shutterfly has stepped up and is plunking down $23.8 million to buy Kodak's online photo sharing platform called Kodak Gallery.

Continue Reading

Judge denies EMI’s request for preliminary injunction against ReDigi

Judge denies EMI’s request for preliminary injunction against ReDigi

Record label EMI has taken a company called ReDigi to court for copyright infringement charges alleging that it makes unauthorized copies of songs for its music reselling business. ReDigi is a website where music fans can go and sell digital tracks that they no longer want. The way the service works is ReDigi combs through the customer's hard drive on their computer looking for music and then copies the music to its website and deletes the original tracks. The idea is that the music listed for resell is then no longer in possession of the original owner, much the same way selling a used CD works.

Continue Reading

Deleted Facebook pics still available after three years in some cases

Deleted Facebook pics still available after three years in some cases

I think many people understand today that the photos they put on Facebook and other social networking sites can be used against them by employers when searching for a new job. I'm sure a lot of people posting pictures to Facebook have thought better of it after a few hours, days, or weeks and then went back and deleted the photo. The catch is that the photo may be deleted from your profile and as it turns out, often the photos are still the Facebook servers and accessible.

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4