Trouble at bricks-and-mortar book retailers has combined with booming sales of e-readers and tablet computers to make e-books the biggest-selling category of the US publishing industry for the first time, according to data released on Thursday.
The Financial Times wants to keep selling subscriptions for its digital news directly to readers rather than surrender control of new customers who sign up via Apple's iPad, the managing director of FT.com said.
Amazon, the electronic retailer, on Tuesday opened a virtual store dedicated to distributing applications for the Android-based mobile phones and tablets, providing a potentially large boost to the adoption of the operating system.
When Arianna Huffington launched The Huffington Post in 2005, critics wrote off the venture as doomed from the start. "The Madonna of the mediapolitic world has undergone one reinvention too many," said acid-tongued Hollywood blogger Nikki Finke. "She is finally played out publicly."