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Matt Blind
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Wow. The new Google Stars sounds like it will be great
- but imagine how much more effective it could have been if Google had some sort of feed aggregator or 'reader' to launch this new feature on 

...yes I'm still bitter.

http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/23/5643774/google-is-testing-stars-an-attempt-to-make-bookmarking-actually-useful
Bookmarking: every web browser has it, few human browsers actually use it. Google is testing a new Chrome feature that would allow users to save any piece of content — an email, a web page, an...
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Native Apps vs the Mobile Web: apparently we're still talking about this - http://readwrite.com/2014/04/23/mobile-web-decline-not <- spoiler: html5 still holds more promise
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open architecture for laptops may be coming (just like build-your-own desktops) but for right now, it ain't cheap: http://www.geek.com/chips/crowdfunding-begins-for-the-novena-open-laptop-1590118/
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Digital newsrooms are expanding rapidly, but sustainable business models remain elusive :
http://www.niemanlab.org/2014/03/new-technology-new-money-new-newsrooms-old-questions-the-state-of-the-news-media-in-2014/
Pew's annual omnibus report finds that the transition to digital, and the influx of new money and new ideas, only represents a sliver of activity in the broader media.
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A too-short and somewhat cursory article, considering the topic, but useful as a springboard to talk about some of the great backing bands in the music business: the Funk Brothers, the Swampers, and Booker T and the MGs
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A recent Bloomberg article revives the old Amazon sales tax debate (if we’re still debating this) so I thought I’d dig up the appropriate links and Wikipedia articles for everyone to reference again:

http://www.rocketbomber.com/2014/04/23/as-certain-as-death-taxes-and-2-day-prime-shipping
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How Paperbacks Transformed the Way Americans Read | Mental Floss http://ebookne.ws/1rf64PZ
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I wonder if the historical model I should be researching is RCA, not Pocket Books?  The argument could be made that the Consolidated Amazon Book Cheetah™ currently thinning the fat, slow publisher herd have more in common with General Electric of the 1910s and 1920s than with cheap pocket paperbacks that appeared in 1939.  GE built the devices (RCA radios) while simultaneously developing the content and networks (NBC Red and Blue) that drove demand.  The later success of television rode piggyback on the real revolution that had taken place decades earlier.

[that's pretty much the whole article, so one need not click the link below]

http://www.rocketbomber.com/2014/04/20/i-wonder-if-the-historical-model-i-should-be-researching-is-rca-not-pocket-books
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Popular media becomes a shorthand that fans use to communicate with each other - for members of my cohort, that means endless Caddyshack and Ghostbusters quotes. The impact of the new Ms. Marvel is not only a way to pull new fans into the [Marvel/Disney billion dollar movies] fandom, but also an expanded 'vocabulary' for ALL fans. Sure, right now it sounds like "Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra" but eventually all fans will learn, get the reference, and be richer for it. 
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Bookseller, Blogger, Geek-at-Large
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  • Make me an offer.
    2013 - present
  • Bookseller, Blogger, Geek-at-Large, present
  • Generic Big Box Bookseller
    2nd Tier Assistant Mgr, 2001 - 2013
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Post-Apocalypse Governor of Booktown.
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Filled with deviousness and beer. http://www.rocketbomber.com
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