July 20th, 2011
Borders is dead. The post-mortems abound. Some blame management. Some blame fate. Most just muse. The first Borders store was launched forty years ago by brothers Tom and Louis Borders while studying at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. In 2009 Borders had sales of $2.8 billion from over 500 stores and nearly 20,000 staff. I’d call…
July 8th, 2011
I suggest to publishers and the software vendors serving them that they take 25 PCs for every tablet they want to ingest because that will be the ratio of PCs in use around the world for each tablet (by December/2012). All Things Digital today recharged the iPad hype engine with its article “Tablet of Choice…
July 6th, 2011
This guest blog entry is by Samantha Pritchard. I met Samantha this past May at the BEA Expo in New York. She had written a paper about book publishing start-up Cursor. I was at BEA in part to meet the company co-founders, Richard Nash and Mark Warholak.
June 22nd, 2011
In The Wall Street Journal today the ever-reliable Walt Mossberg reviews the first Google Chrome computers. Of course the first version ain’t very good, and they really screwed up on the pricing. But it is the future (or part of it, anyway).
June 9th, 2011
Here, after a pause that refreshed, a BEA (Book Expo America) wrap-up: What a great week it was.