Welcome! This week our roundup of interesting and noteworthy publishing industry stories focuses on potential competition for Flipboard, net neutrality, Adobe’s full DPS v29 rollout, and more.
PUBLISHING INDUSTRY HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK:
- Flipboard might have its sights set on boosting its user count from 100 million to 150 million this year, but according to Re/code, Facebook could launch its own Flipboard-like news-reading service, currently known as "Paper," by the end of this month.
- This week, an appeals court struck down the FCC’s rules on net neutrality, which were intended to prevent ISPs from slowing or blocking the transmission of data at their own discretion. Gigaom has an overview of what the court's decision means for digital content providers.
- If you're among those of us whose first experience using publishing software was with QuarkXPress, you might appreciate this Ars Technica article that takes a look at where the company is now and what it did to lose its 95% market share—after Adobe's InDesign came on the market.
- We'd like to congratulate Scott Stossel, Editor of The Atlantic and a respected colleague of ours, on the release of his new book, My Age of Anxiety. In it, he shares his personal struggles with anxiety, and offers some inspiration and insights for others.
RECENT POSTS FROM THE TFP BLOG:
- On Monday, Adobe hosted a webinar to review its latest Digital Publishing Suite update. Read TFP's Adobe DPS v29 overview to get the scoop on the software's new features, including the ability to create a welcome screen for iOS apps, send users targeted text notifications, and stream audio and video directly within apps.
- Our latest Women in Media post is here to help you catch up on the industry hires and exits you might have missed over the holidays. Head over to the Women in Media blog to find out what's happening at Hearst, National Geographic, NPR, Guggenheim Media, Atlantic Media, and more.
- Visit TFP's InDesign Tips blog, where we’ll introduce you to repeating nested styles with a fun, step-by-step example that will teach you how to create a paragraph style that alternates colored words.
- Our Infographic Pick of the Week identifies 11 tweaks Google made to its search algorithm in 2013 that have impacted where your content appears in search results.
WISHING YOU PUBLISHING SUCCESS!
Margot Knorr Mancini
Founder & CEO, Technology for Publishing