SWONtech News for May, 2012

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In this month's podcast I discuss some recent news about ebooks and DRM. There's information about smartphone uses, from Pew Internet, and a quick debate about mobile websites versus apps. FourSquare and geosocial services are explained, in brief. A good portion of the show describes SWON's new partnership with Hive13, a hacker/maker space in Cincinnati. What is that? Listen in to find out.

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SWONtech News for May, 2012

  1. 1. May 2012
  2. 2. Tor/Forge to go DRM-Free Coming July, 2012http://www.tor.com/blogs/2012/04/torforge-e-book-titles-to-go-drm-free
  3. 3. Amazon’s Kindle Lending Library: Gunning for Public Libraries“For popular titles likeHarry Potter, the wait cansometimes be months.” http://www.infodocket.com/2012/05/10/harry-potter-titles-coming-to- kindle-owners-lending-library-and-what-this-should-mean-for-libraries/
  4. 4. Sue Polanka: No Shelf Required We’d like to get left, may be drifting right.http://www.libraries.wright.edu/noshelfrequired/
  5. 5. Steal This: Publishers Dumping Apps Technology Review: 353 subs, $124k dev costshttp://www.technologyreview.com/business/40319/?p1=BIhttp://gigaom.com/2012/05/07/are-publishers-waking-up-from-their-dream-about-apps/
  6. 6. Location-based serviceshttp://pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/Location-based-services/Location-based-information-services/Findings.aspx
  7. 7. Geosocial services It looks like they surveyed different groups in 2011 and 2012.http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/Location-based-services/Location-based-information-services/Findings.aspx
  8. 8. Pew Internet:Just-in-timeInformation throughMobile Connections http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/Just-in-time/Main-Report/Findings.aspx
  9. 9. App? Maybe. Mobile Site? YES! Apple’s Safari Browserhttp://developer.apple.com/library/ios/#DOCUMENTATION/AppleApplications/Reference/SafariWebContent/OptimizingforSafarioniPhone/OptimizingforSafarioniPhone.html
  10. 10. Text
  11. 11. FourSquare: A Geosocial Service Create your own Specialshttps://foursquare.com/http://vimeo.com/35640651 (1-minute intro video)
  12. 12. FourSquare: A Geosocial Service Claim your business. Verify it’s yours. Create campaigns.https://foursquare.com/
  13. 13. Update: Google & 3rd Party Cookies FTC fines for bypassing Safari’s cookie security controls: $10 million?http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2012/05/google-may-face-massive-fine-from-ftc-for-bypassing-safari-privacy-controls.ars
  14. 14. Google Drive Launches Dropbox competitor w/ 5GB for free Open 30 different file types w/in browserhttp://www.macstories.net/news/google-officially-launches-google-drive/http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/24/google-drive-vs-the-competition-dropbox-skydrive-icloud/
  15. 15. Hive13: Maker/Hacker Spacehttp://www.hive13.org/http://wiki.hive13.org/Main_Page
  16. 16. http://www.flickr.com/photos/nebulagirl/5110857899/in/pool-1269305@N25/http://wiki.makerbot.com/cupcake
  17. 17. Thingiverse: Print-Ready Projects Examples at Wiredhttp://www.wired.com/design/2012/05/10-makerbot-projects/http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:11835
  18. 18. http://www.flickr.com/photos/hodapple/5635742719/in/pool-1269305@N25/
  19. 19. http://www.flickr.com/photos/hodapple/5792203706/in/pool-1269305@N25/
  20. 20. http://www.flickr.com/photos/hodapple/5792202830/in/pool-1269305@N25/
  21. 21. http://www.flickr.com/photos/hodapple/5108275427/in/pool-1269305@N25/
  22. 22. http://www.flickr.com/photos/hodapple/5108275105/in/pool-1269305@N25/
  23. 23. http://www.flickr.com/photos/hodapple/5207769832/in/pool-1269305@N25/
  24. 24. Steal This: Indie Bookstores “Unlike the colder chain stores, it has an atmosphere and a vibe. The store has a real personality.”http://www.thelantern.com/a-e/columbus-bookstore-maintains-lofty-expectations-1.2867369#.T6f9fJ9YvrY
  25. 25. The Wirecutter: Gadget Reviews Texthttp://thewirecutter.com/Clonky noises courtesy of the baby boy.
  26. 26. Podcasting: From First Pitch to Publishing Seats still available Write a Pitch/Treatment Create Storyboards/Script Record, Edit & Publish OnlineContributing Member cost: Free!http://oh.evanced.info/swon/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=203

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