With a Record Number iPhones Sold and iPad Sales Falling, the iPad Pro is a Shoo-In

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Apple released their first quarter financial report today and for the most part the news was spectacular. Revenues reach an all time high of $74.6 billion (up 30%) and record quarterly net profit of $18 billion (up 37%). The new record followed largely from the launch of two new iPhone phablets last quarter, which sold 74.5 million units. Apple also ...

Draft2Digital Signs Distribution Deal With Tolino

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Draft2Digital, an Oklahoma-based ebook distributor, has inked a deal with Tolino to distribute indie published titles through the ebookstores which make up the Tolino consortium. Authors and publishers whose titles make up the 40,000 D2D catalog now have a new sales channel: a network of German, Belgian, Italian, and Dutch booksellers. Like its larger competitor, Draft2Digital distributes ebooks under a commission ...

New Data from Nielsen Book Shows Kindle Unlimited Subscribers Spend More on Books

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Late last month I asked whether consumers were buying fewer books after switching to subscription ebook services like Scribd, Oyster, or Kindle Unlimited, and according to the latest info from Neilsen Book the answer is No. A few details from the latest edition of the Nielsen Books & Consumers Market Research crossed my desk today, and this report shows that ...

Dropbox Acquires Yet Another Collaboration Tools Startup

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Less than a week after Dropbox acquired Cloudon comes the news that another startup has disappeared down Dropbox's throat. Pixelapse, a startup incubated by Y Combinator and StartX, announced on their blog yesterday (Techcrunch confirmed with Dropbox) that they were joining Dropbox. We started Pixelapse with the mission of building the definitive version control and collaboration platform ...