Archive for April, 2012

Here’s Why Google and Facebook Might Completely Disappear in the Next 5 Years – Forbes

@ 9:19 PM on April 30, 2012

We think of Google and Facebook as Web gorillas.  They’ll be around forever. Yet, with the rate that the tech world is moving these days, there are good reasons to think both might be gone completely in 5 – 8 years.  Not bankrupt gone, bu…

Magazines Get Serious About Ecommerce

@ 7:58 PM on April 30, 2012

These initiatives are enabling lifestyle magazines to explore new revenue streams as their mainstay moneymaker, print advertising, continues to decline.

It’s about time. Online retailers, as we’ve explored, have been encroaching on magazin…

Barnes & Noble Spins Off Nook, With Help From Microsoft (Updated)

@ 7:57 PM on April 30, 2012

Barnes & Noble is breaking itself apart, by spinning off its fast-growing digital unit from its slow-growth bookstore business. And it’s doing so with help from Microsoft.
Redmond will put $300 million into the new business at a $1.7 billion …

ComScore: Amazon’s Kindle Fire Now Has Over Half The U.S. Android Tablet Market (And All The Mindshare?) | TechCrunch

@ 8:55 PM on April 26, 2012

The researchers say that as of February 2012, Amazon’s Kindle Fire now accounts for 54.4 percent of all Android tablets in the U.S. Given how many different models of Android tablets there are out in the market at the moment, that gives it a …

Tor Books goes completely DRM-free

@ 8:39 PM on April 26, 2012

Tor Books, the largest science fiction publisher in the world, announced that henceforth all of its ebooks would be completely DRM-free. This comes six weeks after an antitrust action against Tor’s parent company, Macmillan USA, for price-fixin…

iPad Made Up 97 Percent of Enterprise Tablet Activations in Q1 2012

@ 7:26 PM on April 26, 2012

After analyzing mobile device activations from its enterprise customers during the first quarter of 2012, Good found that the iPad continues to dominate the enterprise tablet landscape, while Android slates are struggling to gain traction. The …

Interesting Comparison: Monitor Accuracy with and without Calibration

@ 3:04 PM on April 18, 2012

The graphs below use the shortest form of the Color Accuracy test from Spyder4Elite’s Advanced Analysis Suite (other versions measure 24 or 48 patches, instead of 12). The top graph shows the accuracy of colors displayed using sRGB as the dis…

45 Creepy (But Well Done) Photoshop Manipulations

@ 7:36 PM on April 17, 2012

10 Techniques for Copying Pages Between InDesign Documents

@ 4:34 PM on April 17, 2012

There are many reasons why you might want to combine pages or objects from one or more InDesign documents into other InDesign documents. Perhaps you need to join unchanged pages from an old financial report with the new one; or use a previous d…

The creative pro’s guide to the Pantone Plus Series

@ 11:32 PM on April 16, 2012

The original Pantone Matching System (PMS) dates back to the late 1960s. Chemist and inventor Lawrence Herbert designed a system that matched a catalogue of stock shades – supplied on the famous fan cards that are still used today – with st…