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Inkling Turns Your iPad Into a Textbook: The D9 Demo (Video)

Tablets and textbooks are a natural fit, which is why so many companies are scrambling to get into the market.

Inkling is well positioned in several ways: It has millions in funding from top-tier venture firms, as well as contracts with some of the biggest textbook publishers. The fact that CEO Matt MacInnis is a former Apple executive doesn’t hurt, either.

MacInnis showed off his e-books at the D9 conference this month. He only has a couple dozen titles right now, but promises there will be many more by the time schools start again in the fall.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald