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Why I Returned to iPhone from Amazon’s Fire

1. Meerkat At South by Southwest Interactive, Meerkat was The Thing. The buzzing of the early adopters was electric. Yes, I would be able to try it with my iPad mini when I returned to Denver, but who wants to lug something that big around for spontaneous video livestreaming? Meerkat, and now Periscope, have added a whole […]

TKC 347 Tom Semple

Software Quality Engineer in Santa Clara, California  Interview starts at 13:06 and ends at 39:32 So if you have Evernote installed on your Fire, then it will be one of the options. You can put it directly into your notebook. It’s not quite as slick as I’d like, but it’s better than copy and paste. […]

TKC 346 Eric Migicovsky at SXSW

Founder and CEO of Pebble Technology Corp. Interview starts at 7:54 and ends at 19:50 What we found is that as long as you’re open, and the watch is an open platform, people will hack on it, people will build. So there’s actually a Windows Phone for Pebble, there’s a Blackberry app. I’ll have to […]

Disrupting Innovation – Book Publishing and New Media – Live Blog at SXSW15

Panelists: Aaron Lammer, cofounder of longform.org; Jeff Umbro, digital marketing manager at Goldberg McDuffie Communications, Ryan Chapman, managing director of marketing and digital projects, BOMB Magazine, and Iris Blasi, Marketing director at Pegasus Books. Here we go…  

Serialized Fiction Panel at #SXSW15: Live Blog

Next up at South by Southwest, a panel about serialized fiction. There are a couple of folks from Plympton, a pioneer of the genre. And we’re off…

SXSW Liveblog: Publishing Innovation – Next Century Reading

Up next here at South by Southwest Interactive: a two-person panel comprising Ashleigh Gardner, head of writer and publisher partnerships at Wattpad, and Jason Hovey, vice president of business development at Booktrack. Naturally I will be interested to hear from Ashleigh Gardner, given my ongoing experiment at Wattpad. For comparison, I’ve also started a SXSW […]

Trying out Amazon’s new WriteOn at SXSW

At the McDonalds lounge, I set up a WriteOn journal that I plan to tend here at South By. The setup was easy, and the writing area is well-designed, very similar to that of Wattpad, which I’m also trying out with an extended essay titled “Time for a Change.” I need to leave time to […]

TKC 345 James McQuivey

Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research Interview starts at 17:05 and ends at 40:13 I think the problem with the written word is that it is so easy to generate and—no disrespect to the best writers out there—but at least poorly constructed sentences are very easy to generate. It means that this is a […]

TKC 344 Sara Nelson

Editorial Director, Amazon.com Interview starts at 17:17 and ends at 38:50 Dead Wake: Well this is Erik Larson, and if Erik Larson told me somebody had tied their shoes in an interesting way, I think I would read the book. News “Amazon may soon launch a wireless service” (video) – Nicholas Thompson, editor of NewYorker.com, […]

TKC 343 Juli Monroe

Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead Interview starts at 17:22 and ends at 39:20 If large-screen smartphones were going to replace the tablet, I would assume that I would start seeing people working on their big phones, and I still don’t see it. News “Cory Doctorow Rejoins EFF to Eradicate DRM Everywhere” – Electronic Frontier Foundation release – […]