It Might Be Time to Develop a Global Twitter Strategy [Infographic]

Mentions, whether direct or indirect, have become a more global phenomenon. An infographic from Mention uses its new geo-location tools to break down where in the world your company mentions are coming from. The company collected and analyzed 70 million mentions over two months to see how geographically diverse the response can be. The U.S...

Surface Pro 3 Docking Station Coming to 28 Markets Starting September 12th

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 tablet is getting ready to receive a docking accessory, one that’s coming to 28 markets starting with September 12th. The newcomer is now available for order from the MS Store in the US. The Docking Station will be up for purchase in retail outlets over the next hours and authorized resellers...

Trend Carefully: DiGiorno Delivers Hashtag Gaffe

DiGiorno is still scrambling today to make up for a tone-deaf tweet that made light of a rather serious Twitter dialogue surrounding domestic violence. The hashtags #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft have been trending since Monday, when writer Beverly Gooden leveraged the coverage surrounding the suspension of Baltimore Raven’s running back Ray Rice to discuss what motivates...

Swift: The rules of being required (Xcode 6 GM)

Regular subclassingBefore we consider the role of the required modifier, let's begin with a regular class that has an init() methodclass MyClass { var str:String init(str:String) { self.str = str }}and consider what happens when we subclass that class and then create an instance of the subclass:class MyClass { var str:String init(str:String) { self.str =...

British Fantasy Awards deliver strong, diverse slate

The British Fantasy Awards 2014, as announced on September 7th at the awards banquet at FantasyCon 2014 in York, held by the British Fantasy Society, demonstrated again that the Society, and the Awards, are anything but narrowly parochial and right-little-islanderish. American and South African as well as British, writers, publishers, and even TV networks, appeared...

NVIDIA’s Documents Confirm HTC Nexus 9 Tablet, Featuring Tegra K1 Processor

During a recent beef between NVIDIA, Qualcomm and Samsung regarding GPU patent infringement, NVIDIA put out some very interesting official documents. Aside from mentioning their legal issues with the rivals, they also mentioned a new product, the HTC Nexus 9. The papers clearly state that the HTC Nexus 9 is coming in Q3 and that...

New Features From Issuu Enable Publishers to Connect With Tumblr Audiences

Tumblr is possibly one of the most underrated social media platforms — perhaps not for long. This week, Issuu, a digital newsstand, announced custom themes and Tumblr embeds, expanding its distribution channels and enabling publishers to connect with a wider audience. The new custom themes arrived just in time for New York Fashion Week, with...

Hope for the Future of Books

Television was going to rot our brains. Then it was video games. Today, it’s casual games like Candy Crush and seemingly mindless social networks like Snapchat that are the threat to the literacy of today’s youth. But there were books back in the age of television and there are books today – and books continue...

How book publishers can build a compelling direct channel

Disruption has radically altered the book publishing industry and the rate of change shows no signs of slowing down. Publishers have developed a love/hate relationship with Amazon, particularly as they struggle with the mega-retailer’s annual demands for more favorable terms.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content,...

Colorful Teases the Colorfly i108 4G Windows Tablet

A popular manufacturer from China when it comes to tablet devices is also Colorful. After they launched the i106 and the i803W Windows 8 tablets, now we get to see a teaser image with a new slate called i108 4G. As you can notice from its name, this device will offer 4G LTE connectivity among...

Intel rolls out new reference design platform for Android tablets

Prospects for more, cheaper, higher specced, more up-to-date, tablets for ereading and other purposes took a turn for the better when Intel announced their new reference design platform for Android devices, with both hardware and software components. “At IDF today, we announced the Intel Reference Design Program for Android,” said Intel’s official blog post. “This...

3 Social Media Tools to Solve All Your #FirstWorldProblems

It’s not exactly digging ditches, but keeping pace with social media is hard work. From staying up to date with your feeds to fighting for clicks to framing the perfect selfie, there is a lot to be done and only two thumbs to do it with. Luckily, tireless developers are here to help solve some...

HarperCollins Enters China Ebook Market Through Partnership With JD.com

[Press Release] HarperCollins Publishers Initiates Sales of English-Language E-Books to China HarperCollins Publishers today announced that it has signed an agreement with JD.com and China National Publications Import and Export (Group) Corporation (CNPIEC) to sell English-language e-books in China. HarperCollins has been selling print books in China for many years, but this marks the first...

Today’s Internet “Slowdown” Is Fake, but Your Impact Is Real

Whether you call it “The Spinning Wheel of Death,” “The Beach Ball of Doom” or “The Loading Pinwheel,” you’re likely to be faced with the this dreaded symbol more often than usual today. In a protest nicknamed The Battle for the Net, Internet action groups like Fight for the Future and over 40 websites including Netflix, Kickstarter...

ASUS FonePad 7 FE375CG Review: Dual SIM 64 Bit Tablet With Very Appealing Price (Video)

We’ve reviewed the ASUS FonePad 7 FE375CG a while ago, but now it’s time to also dedicate some lines of text to the device. We’ll just call it the “new FonePad 7″ and this is a model that follows up on the first FonePad 7, that we reviewed last year. It was announced at the...

Andrews McMeel Universal Names Magazine Veteran Andy Sareyan CEO

[Press Release] Andrews McMeel Universal Names Andy Sareyan President, Chief Executive Officer Andrews McMeel Universal (AMU) chairman John P. McMeel and vice chairman Hugh T. Andrews announce the appointment of Andy Sareyan to president, chief executive officer of Andrews McMeel Universal, effective November 3, 2014. Sareyan will report to McMeel and Andrews and will oversee...