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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, 2012
  3. 3. Amazon’s Kindle Lending Library: Gunning for Public Libraries“For popular titles likeHarry Potter, the wait cansometimes be months.” 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.
  5. 5. Steal This: Publishers Dumping Apps Technology Review: 353 subs, $124k dev costs
  6. 6. Location-based services
  7. 7. Geosocial services It looks like they surveyed different groups in 2011 and 2012.
  8. 8. Pew Internet:Just-in-timeInformation throughMobile Connections
  9. 9. App? Maybe. Mobile Site? YES! Apple’s Safari Browser
  10. 10. Text
  11. 11. FourSquare: A Geosocial Service Create your own Specials (1-minute intro video)
  12. 12. FourSquare: A Geosocial Service Claim your business. Verify it’s yours. Create campaigns.
  13. 13. Update: Google & 3rd Party Cookies FTC fines for bypassing Safari’s cookie security controls: $10 million?
  14. 14. Google Drive Launches Dropbox competitor w/ 5GB for free Open 30 different file types w/in browser
  15. 15. Hive13: Maker/Hacker Space
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  17. 17. Thingiverse: Print-Ready Projects Examples at Wired
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  24. 24. Steal This: Indie Bookstores “Unlike the colder chain stores, it has an atmosphere and a vibe. The store has a real personality.”
  25. 25. The Wirecutter: Gadget Reviews Text 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!