The iPad accounted for 84.3% of online traffic during June in the U.S. and Canada, according to a report released today by Chitika. The percentage is based on the number of ad impressions seen by the advertising and Web analytics firm from June 15 to 21. The data is extrapolated to provide an estimate for the entire month.
The stats show iPad's share grew two points from May to reach its highest percentage this year. Amazon's Kindle Fire took second place with a 5.9% share, followed by the Samsung Galaxy Tab at 4.2%, and the Nook with 1.2%.
Chitika's data incorporates around 300 million ad impressions in the U.S. and Canada and are measured by page [...]
Version 3.4 of the app (free, Google Play) lets users browse magazines in high-definition, providing their device has at least a 1280 x 720 resolution display, and also enables readers to enlarge book instructions or add assistive technology support for blind and low-vision users.
This entails screen magnification for those running Android 4.2 or higher and TalkBack voice control for users with an Android 4.1 device.
Barnes & Noble brought the same support for hi-definition magazines to its iPad app roughly three months ago.
The deals, which run through to Father’s Day on June 16, see the 8GB and 16GB versions of the 7-inch Nook HD available for $129 and $149 respectively, with the 16GB and 32GB Nook HD+ models selling for $149 and $179.
Buyers can pick-up these discounted tablets at the Barnes & Noble bookstores, on Nook.com and at various other retailers, including Best Buy, Target and Wal-Mart.
The 7-inch Nook HD features a reasonable 1440 x 900 resolution display, a dual-core 1.3GHz TI OMAP 4470 processor and 8GB of storage, while the 9-inch Nook HD+ boasts a 1920 x 1280 resolution display, a 1.5GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4470 processor and 16GB or more storage.
The magazine costs $19.99 on an annual basis or $1.99 on a monthly recurring basis. A single copy of one magazine is available at $4.99, although those wishing to simply try out the magazine can do so with a one-month free trial.
Although Rolling Stone has been available digitally on Zinio, Kindle and Nook in the past, the iPad launch is significant for a number of reasons.
The release marks the first time a native version of Rolling Stone has been available to Newsstand, and also shows that publisher Wenner Media has mellowed in its approach to the iPad.
In an interview with AdAge less than two years ago, Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner slammed magazine [...]
Conducting its fourth-annual digital publishing survey of its publisher members, AAM discovered that publishers have now embraced tablets and smartphones as an ‘integral’ part of their cross-platform publishing strategy.
Indeed, data showed that 90% of AAM publisher respondents now have a mobile presence, with this set to rise to 100% next year.
By device and operating system, Apple leads the way in terms of app presence, with 87% of AAM publishers having an iPad application and 85% offering an iPhone app.
The Kindle and Nook platforms are also growing however, with the number of publishers developing Kindle apps having grown from 24% in 2011 and 67% [...]
The New York Times is experimenting with selling the new digital books with content that can read in a few hours or less.
”Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek,” the first mini-book, will go on sale Monday, according to a report by the Associated Press. It will be an 18,000-word piece about skiers caught in an avalanche, written by Times reporter John Branch.
Leveraging the flexibility of digital storage, "Snow Fall," is actually an expanded version of an upcoming piece planned for Monday's newspaper.
AP says Snow Fall will sell for $2.99 in Amazon.com's Kindle store, Apple's iBooks, and on Barnes & Noble's [...]
"Kindle Fire is sold out, but we have an exciting roadmap ahead," said Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in a statement.
That roadmap will most likely have some role for the Kindle Fire 2, the touted successor to the Kindle Fire and a tablet which is reportedly expected to debut on September 6.
Although little is known at the moment in terms of what the Kindle Fire 2 might come with, sources claim that the new model will be thinner, offer a better display and will come at a price of $199 — the same as the current model.
Amazon rival Barnes & Noble recently discounted its Nook Tablets, quite possibly in the knowledge that the Kindle Fire 2 is coming to [...]
E Ink was the first company to mass produce EPD and has made steady improvements to the technology used in the Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook, and other basic e-readers, said Paul Semenza, a senior VP at DisplaySearch, in blog post earlier today.
These improvements, which Semenza says has helped E Ink stay ahead of the competition, include higher reflectivity, higher resolution and gray scales, faster switching speeds, and the ability to pan across a page.
EDP (Electronic Paper Display) technologies are meant to mimic the appearance of ordinary ink on paper. Unlike conventional backlit panel displays which emit light, EPDs [...]
The enhanced devices could be on the market by this July, according to a report by Reuters quoting a source that claims to have seen a prototype.
Amazon rival Barnes & Noble was first to market with a built-in light, included in a version of its Nook e-reader released last month. The Nook Simple Touch is available with “GlowLight” which the company says provides a soft, adjustable glow designed to offer just enough light for reading in bed without disturbing a sleeping spouse. The feature is not yet available for the company's Nook Tablet however.
The Reuters report, unconfirmed by Amazon, didn’t detail how [...]
B&N says the patent-pending GlowLight in the new Nook Simple Touch allows for a soft, adjustable glow designed to offer just enough light for reading in bed without disturbing a sleeping spouse.
Actually, the GlowLight does double duty as it’s also designed to let Simple Touch users read in bright sunlight when they’re lounging on the beach or other brightly lit locations.
B&N was quick to point out that ereaders like the Kindle, offered by its arch rival Amazon, don’t have a similar feature. “This revolutionary device is the first to combine the most advanced and fastest E Ink display with a precise [...]