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The Extinction of Books: Fact or Fiction?

Image from: Books on Fire / Shutterstock At night, if you listen closely, you can hear the defeated sighs of librarians everywhere across America. Or maybe I’m exaggerating? I probably am.  I’ve been reading so much fiction lately on my Kindle that my thoughts are becoming almost aggressively poetic. And guess what? I’m not alone in my voracious intake of virtual literature. Recently Tech Crunch reported that ebook sales have

Harry Potter Fans: Are You On Pottermore?

Image from: Word of the Nerd Online I am a self-proclaimed Harry Potter nerd. I’ve read all of the books a millions times, have practically memorized the movies and I  may or may not have a replica of Hermione’s wand at home. So needless to say last September when I got my welcome letter to join in the beta testing of Pottermore I was more than excited, I was thrilled!

It’s Not You, It’s Your Tablet

Image from: Tablet Image / Shutterstock Often times while browsing search referral data, I notice that product specific keywords are often among the top drivers to websites month over month. In particular, the ever-popular tablet line has done wonders for traffic to its producers’ websites. In addition to users searching specifically for the iPhone and the iPod, Apple.com benefits greatly from online users searching “iPad”. Of course, the hope among

Privacy Concerns Over Kindle’s Silk Browser, and How Corporations Use Internet Data

There’s a lot of hype surrounding the Kindle Fire.  Some are labeling it “iPad’s first true competitor.” Others point to how it is changing the tablet market.  Most just want it.  You don’t?  Steve Rosenbaum offers 5 reasons to like it. Whether you plan on making the purchase or not, it’s clear the U.S. Internet population is at least interested in it, as shown above in our normalized count of

The Weekly Compete Pulse

This week was a lively one for Boston as we celebrated the future of marketing through the FutureM conference. Compete had the honor of hosting a TastyBytes event with the ARF about turning social media conversations into business advantage. We wished we could have been at every event, but that’s why we had Bostinnovation around to fill us in! Check out a recap from Thursday’s event:  #FutureM: The Future of

Backpacks Get Lighter While Ebook Retailer Wallets Get Heavier

September is back-to-school time, but many students this year are headed forward – to the future that is. Our data suggest that e-books may finally be sounding the death knell for printed textbooks. Technology continues to change how we work, play and, now, learn. Netflix forced Blockbuster to nearly go bust, while Hulu and YouTube continue to turn the TV watching experience – and the ad industry – upside-down. On