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A 13 post collection


Google's grab of Oyster suggests ebooks, like news, are becoming "content" read on big platforms

 •  Filed under Books, Google, Publishing, Oyster Books, Reading, Ebooks

Google’s grab of Oyster suggests ebooks, like news, are becoming “content” read on big platforms

I missed this back when it first appeared. Interesting ideas in here, most of which I agree with. I do think this one nugget is true, and also means so much more than the simple statement initially implies:

Way more people are reading ebooks on phones, while dedicated e-reader usage is falling.

The Truth About Marissa Mayer: An Unauthorized Biography

 •  Filed under Technology, Google, Business, Marissa Mayer, Yahoo

The Truth About Marissa Mayer: An Unauthorized Biography

An exceptionally long (for a web piece) but exceptionally interesting biography of Mayer, following her from Google to Yahoo with flashbacks to college and high school throughout. I couldn’t imagine reading all this when I started this morning, but I couldn’t put it down. Highly recommended for people interested in tech, silicon valley, Mayer, or the inner workings of CEO job hunts and appointments.