Newsle and Nuzzel Deliver Social News Without the Clutter

Prefer to get your news from social media, but can’t stand all the personal status updates and frivolous tweets? Try these two sites.

Gawker's Nick Denton: See, You Ingrates? This Is What We're Trying to Do (Video)

The Blog King doesn’t want to be the Blog King: He wants his sites to be as compelling as TV. Here’s his promo reel.


Apple, Google and the Publishers: Here's How to Make Subscriptions Work

In recent weeks, we’ve heard growing concern from magazine and newspaper publishers regarding the challenge of providing content for mobile media while preserving their print franchises. The concern is nothing new, but it’s apparent that content providers are at risk of losing track of their customers like toddlers in a shopping mall.

AOL + Huffington Post Won't Go to 11. But It Does Make Sense.

Former AOL CEO Steve Case is right to call out current AOL CEO Tim Armstrong’s fuzzy math. But that doesn’t mean this is a bad deal.


B&N Aims E-Books at Kids

Barnes & Noble Inc., intent on winning over a new generation of readers, including some who haven’t yet learned to tie their shoes, is launching a digital collection of more than 12,000 books under the name Nook Kids.

Honey, I Shrunk the E-Book: Amazon Slicing "Singles" for Kindle [UPDATED]

No reason not to do this: Amazon is carving out room on its digital shelves for “Singles”–essentially, mini e-books for its Kindle platform. Or, if you prefer, you can think of them as very long magazine articles.

The Chapter And Verse on E-Bookstores

By Geoffrey Fowler.

While much of the attention has focused on the e-book reading devices, it’s becoming clear that the important decision isn’t just which device you choose, but also which e-bookstore you decide to frequent.


Time Inc.’s Newest Product: A Magazine, Printed on Paper

Time Inc.’s newest product took nine months of meticulous work, carefully calibrated focus groups and a bunch of money. And it has absolutely nothing to do with the Internet, the Kindle or the iPad.

Macmillan CEO Defends E-Book Price Hike, Again

Cheers to Macmillan CEO John Sargent, who has taken to writing long open letters to his readers about changes in his company’s e-book pricing model. Alas, the newest installment, on the company’s blog, doesn’t add much more to the discussion.

Condé Nast’s iPad Plan Gets Caught in the Apple-Adobe Crossfire

The Wired iPad app Condé Nast showed off this month looks great. But the chances that the publisher will give its other magazines the same treatment don’t look promising–unless Apple and Adobe can figure out their Flash problem. Anyone want to bet on that?

Wired Comes to the iPad, Version 2.0