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News Corp. buys Hearst's Skiff platform, leaves the reader

Rupert Murdoch's company is buying the e-reader software platform, but the device itself will remain with Hearst--reportedly until a buyer is found for that too.

By June 14, 2010


Superslim Skiff Reader features LG's 'metal foil' e-paper tech

At CES 2010, Sprint and Skiff are previewing a new, superslim, 11.5-inch e-reader that has built-in wireless service via Sprint's 3G wireless network. Skiff says it's the first device to feature "metal foil" e-Paper Technology from LG Display.

By January 4, 2010


Airbnb sued for birdhouse marketing campaign

Vacation rentals site HomeAway, which has a birdhouse logo, says Airbnb's whimsical birdhouse campaign will confuse consumers.

By December 27, 2013


E-readers' next chapter might not have happy ending

There were plenty of the book readers on display at CES, but many question whether the market for such dedicated devices is large enough to support all the new entrants.

By January 8, 2010


Looking ahead to the 'Star Wars' Lego sets

Crave takes a look at some of the highlights you can expect to see when the "Star Wars" Lego series lands on U.S. toy sellers' shelves in August.

By June 20, 2012


Liquavista shows off full-color e-reader

Liquavista's full-color e-reader appears to be aimed squarely at magazine and newspaper reading.

By January 6, 2010


Bendy screens, 3D Web and Windows 8: We see the future of computing

When they're not trying to kill us, the next generation of computers will serve up websites in 3D, put print-quality ebooks in our bags and be small enough so we can get some work done on a plane.

By November 23, 2010


CES not always the greatest guide for commercial success

Excitement? Attention? You bet. But a look at recent hot items or trends heavily featured in past shows has found that after the buzz from Las Vegas fades, commercial success can be hard to achieve. So what does that mean for ultrabooks and smart TVs?

By January 8, 2012


Tablet PCs: Can we please calm the hype?

Consumer demand is what you'd see if Ford said it was working on building a car powered by sneezes. It's not what we're seeing for tablet computers, so let's all calm down shall we?

By January 5, 2010


Forbes may acquire social bookmarking site Clipmarks

A VentureBeat story announces the acquisition, but Clipmarks execs are surprisingly candid in saying that it's still very tentative and very much in the works.

By August 7, 2007