Today’s Top Tablet News
iPad textbook publisher Inkling is partnering with college bookstore provider Follett. Starting this fall, Follett will sell “hundreds of Inkling titles” in its over 900 college bookstores — including Stanford and UC Berkeley — and on its website.
TechCrunch (via Gizmodo)
When it comes to digital magazines, why should tablet owners have all the fun? That’s the sentiment Adobe was espousing yesterday at an event held in New York where they officially pulled back the curtains on their updated Digital Publishing Suite. Given their size, tablets have been the obvious focus for content creators, but Adobe’s new update brings (among other things) the ability for them to whip up digital magazines that work well on the iPhone too.
Net News Check
ABC Interactive announced yesterday it is working with Adobe to audit metrics provided by Adobe’s Digital Publishing Suite, the software suite used by many of ABC’s members to create, distribute and monetize digital publications and magazines on tablets and smartphones. The companies announced the plan at Adobe’s annual Digital Publishing Summit in New York.
“Plastic Logic will cease its e-reader product development activities and focus on other applications for its flexible plastic displays” the company said yesterday, instead going on to “actively develop licensing and technology partnerships to exploit its e-reader related capabilities in terms of rugged, plastic displays as well as driver and viewing optimization software.”
Read Write Web
Unlike a desktop computer, the iPad is designed to allow the user to focus on only one thing at a time. When one needs to focus on stringing together words without the distractions that so easily flood a desktop computer, the one-task-at-a-time nature of the iPad is a blessing