Adobe To Launch App Store

In Tech Digest by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Adobe is planning two big launches: first, a more mobile-focused update of Adobe AIR (a web application platform); and second, InMarket, which is a multiplatform app store designed to support applications built using Adobe AIR. Adobe AIR has typically been associated with desktop applications like TweetDeck. Companies like Yahoo!, FedEx, AOL (AOL Top 100 Videos) and the …

Flash for E-books: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Limitations?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story about Ugly Duckling Presse considers some of the benefits and limitations of using a Flash-based e-book platform. Among the main limitations is that Flash is not supported by Apple and has limited search capabilities. That said, Flash is almost universally supported by PCs and, increasingly, by numerous smartphones. As a reader, publisher or e-book …

Ugly Duckling Presse Transforms Into a Digital Swan

In Digital by Amanda DeMarco

Brooklyn indie poetry publisher Ugly Duckling Presse has turned to e-books as a means of re-issuing out-of-print poetry chapbooks, which has doubled readership for the books. By Amanda DeMarco BROOKLYN: At first glance, Ugly Duckling Presse seems like an unlikely candidate to offer e-books. The tiny non-profit publishes mainly poetry, often chapbooks in small hand-made letterpress-printed editions. But Ugly Duckling …