Skiff looked like an ideal, if gigantic, dedicated eReader – especially as a newspaper facsimile. Dan liked it in January. News Corp has purchased the software platform from Hearst – but not the hardware. So consider it dead for now. [MediaMemo]
Rather than provide quality content to the App Store, humongous publisher Hearst is taking a page from the now-banned Perfect Acumen playbook: charge people for other people’s content.
Global publishing giant Hearst, the name behind newspapers like the San Francisco Chronicle and magazines like Esquire and Popular Mechanics, is planning a wireless e-reader with a large screen.