The future of (story-based) media

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In a happy accident I met Chris Brogan while returning from Tools of Change this year and we had a long-ranging conversation about digital publishing and storytelling. I was especially interested in his viewpoint as an author who is deeply connected to social media: like many digital-native publishers and writers, he’d like to push out… Read more »

Book Review: WPF in Action with Visual Studio 2008: Covers Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and .Net 3.5 SP1

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We recently launched a challenge that invites Safari Books Online subscribers to write a book or video review and in exchange for their review, we’ll enter their name into a drawing to win an eReader of their choice. We also invited non-subscribers to sign up for a free trial of Safari Books Online so they… Read more »

Check Out Our New Video Player

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The Safari Books Online video player has been revamped to improve speed, introduce robust new interactive and sharing features, and allow you to view video on your mobile devices.   Optimized Video Viewing: Safari Books Online now optimizes video viewing – you get the fastest possible method of video viewing, tailored to the specific device… Read more »

“What will the world be a hundred years hence?”

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“Books of the coming century will all be printed leaves of nickel, so light to hold that the reader can enjoy a small library in a single volume. A book two inches thick will contain forty thousand pages, the equivalent of a hundred volumes; six inches in aggregate thickness, it would suffice for all the… Read more »

Press Release: Safari Books Online Offers New Video Player With Enhancements for Mobile Suite

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Users Experience Enhanced Performance and Greater Speeds While Watching Video On Mobile Devices and PCs SEBASTOPOL, Calif. – Feb. 7, 2011 – Safari® Books Online (, the leading on-demand digital library for technology, digital media and business professionals, today announced that it has delivered a new video player to enhance the video watching experience for… Read more »

The future-proof ereading platform

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Like many people, my first reaction to the news that Apple blocked the release of the Sony iOS ereader was to assume that Sony had tried to circumvent the long-standing rule that content purchased inside an iOS app must be mediated by Apple’s purchasing system (and 30% cut). It may now be the case that… Read more »