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OverDrive and NOOK bring digital newspaper, magazine lending to libraries

OverDrive is the company that provides the platform most public libraries in the United States use to lend eBooks to patrons. Now the company is expanding into periodicals thanks to a partnership with Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Media subsidiary. The deal means that you may soon be able to check out issues of newspapers or […]

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Google Play Newstand puts magazines, newspapers, blogs in one place

Google has launched a new app and storefront which rolls digital magazines, newspapers, blogs, and other news sources into one service. It’s called Google Play Newsstand, and it replaces Google Play Magazines and Google Currents on Android devices. You can use the app as a free news reader for content from online publications. Or you […]

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Lilbits (10-07-2013) Fox News introduces crazy touchscreen-driven newsroom

People are spending more and more time consuming news, video, and other content on smartphones, tablets, and other devices with touchscreens. Now Fox News plans to do the same thing… in a new newsroom featuring computers with 55 inch touchscreen displays which they’ll use to do their work live, on the air… for some strange […]

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Magazine publishers try a Netflix-for-Magazines approach to Android tablets

Tablets seem like they’d be a good fit for magazines. After all, they’re basically screens that you hold in your hands much the same way you would a magazine. But while Zinio, Amazon, and a few other companies have been offering tablet users tools to buy individual issues or subscribe to magazines, for the most […]

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Zinio brings hundreds of magazines to the BlackBerry PlayBook

Zinio is one of the top apps in the digital periodical game. It offers popular apps for iPad and Android that let users subscribe to hundreds of magazines or buy individual issues. If you bought a tablet and wanted ┬áthe eco-friendly route and ditch your dead-tree subscriptions, it’s well worth checking out. And now, those […]

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Zinio launches magazine app for the HP TouchPad, free articles included

The HP TouchPad may have been discontinued this summer, but the 9.7 inch tablet is getting more useful all the time. HP has continued to push software updates which improve performance and add features even after the tablet was canceled, and third party developers have continued releasing high quality apps for the webOS tablet. The […]

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Zinio offers free magazine articles to Android tablet users

Zinio offers a platform for purchasing and reading magazines on Android or iOS devices. The Zinio app is free, but you typically need to pay if you want to read popular magazines such as Bloomberg BusinesWeek, The Economist, PC World, T3, Maxim, or New Scientist. But now Zinio is offering a new feature called Zinio […]