Flipboard swims against the tide by launching a website


Gigaom

If there’s one word that sums up where most media entities are focused for the future, it’s “mobile” — almost every news service and website is looking to mobile because that’s where the younger users are, and therefore that’s where the growth is. In fact, NowThis just finished getting rid of its website altogether because it said there was no purpose in having one.

Flipboard, however, is doing the exact opposite: On Tuesday, the company said it is finally embracing the web by launching a full-featured site that not only reproduces what the app offers, but builds on top of it.

So why is Flipboard going in the opposite direction to everyone else? Co-founder and CEO Mike McCue said there’s a simple answer, which is that Flipboard was mobile before almost anyone else — in fact, the app was one of the first to show the real possibilities of the…

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Article: Free Audiobook Site LibriVox Facelift


The link below is to an article that reports on the latest update to the free audiobook website LibriVox.

For more visit:
http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/free-public-domain-audiobook-site-gets-update_b78477

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The link below is to an article that takes a look at the new Penguin Australia website for teens – ‘Penguin Teen Australia.’

For more visit:
http://goodereader.com/blog/digital-publishing/penguin-australia-launches-new-teen-website

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The link below is to a page on The Guardian’s website that is concerned with putting together a collection of books for a child’s library. Well worth a look I think.

For more visit:
http://www.theguardian.com/books/series/building-a-children-s-library

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The link below is to an article that looks at reasons why a Facebook page can’t replace an author’s website.

For more visit:
http://janefriedman.com/2013/06/29/facebook-cant-replace-website/

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The link below is to a post by Marco Arment on his website concerning the sale of Instapaper.

For more visit:
http://www.marco.org/2013/04/25/instapaper-next-generation

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The link below is to a site called ‘StoryBundle.’ This is a site for readers to find indie books and authors. StoryBundle offers a group of books as a bundle, which the customers then get to decide how much they would pay for them.

For more visit:
http://storybundle.com/