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Most Folks Say They'll Miss Their Print Newspapers If They Disappear

As more and more people get their news from the Internet, several long standing papers have closed up shop and gone online-only. We expect others to follow. However, a new study from the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication suggests that, although most folks increasingly prefer to read their news online, they don't necessarily want to see newspapers go away. Of...

London Bookstore Gives New Meaning to 'Book Burning'

Online shopping enables consumers to easily find and purchase desired goods, but it also forces actual store locations to adapt to technological advances and offer unique services in order to compete. Book stores have been seriously affected by the rise of Internet shopping, as multitudes of independent stores and huge chains have been forced to close, or to offer their goods solely online. On...

150-Year-Old Seattle P-I Newspaper Officially Going Online-Only

...And the flood gates have opened. Print publications are now in full-on death march mod,e and it's only a matter of time before newspapers become like vinyl records -- odd relics that hipsters cling to out of a false sense of nostalgia. Okay, so the chance that people will one day stack old, yellowing copies of the New York Times in milk crates around their studio apartment is pretty slim, but...

Bookstores, Publishers Suffer as Enthusiasts Exchange Online

Facing record lows in sales recently, bookstores and publishers cannot place blame squarely on the shoulders of the economic crisis, the New York Times reports. The real culprit? Web sites like ViaLibri.net, where readers the world over meet to buy and sell books, often for little more than shipping costs. In the wake of these Web sites' successes, publishers have been instituting hiring freez...

Google Book Search Updated With Magazines

The folks at Google have added several magazines to their searchable book cache, complete with decades' worth of archives, the Google Blog says. Having already scanned what seems like thousands of articles up to this point, Google's developers have included -- in the Book Search -- titles such as Ebony, Popular Mechanics and Men's Health. Our friends over at Download Squad are talking about prob...

Election Day Newspapers Going for $1,000 on eBay

As newspapers continue to struggle with the tough realities of the Internet age and the media economy, things aren't exactly looking good for the printed news industry. But, yesterday there was an unexpected ray of sunshine left for those still in print: Newspapers nationwide saw a surge in sales as voters sought out something to commemorate this historic election. Many papers in New York, San ...

New Yorker Magazine Offers Digital Edition

Last week, the editors of The New Yorker unveiled an online, digital edition of the magazine, PaidContent.org reports. While The New Yorker has been offering excerpts of the magazine in digital form for some time now, those articles were only made available online to coincide with the print edition's arrival in mailboxes and on newsstands. As of the most recent issue, the digital edition will a...

Christian Science Monitor Cuts Print Edition, Fully Embraces Web

Over the past few years, online and traditional outlets have ran hyperbolic editorials heralding the death of print. And while we've seen newspaper circulation shrink and seemingly timeless magazines such as Rolling Stone take severe cost cutting measures, nothing has really signaled that the printed word was really on its last leg. That is until this morning, when the Christian Science Monitor ...

3-D Printers Come Home

Though it sounds like something straight out of 'The Jetsons,' this year the first consumer 3-D printers will begin making their way into homes. Capable of creating three-dimensional plastic objects from scratch, the technology paves the way for a future in which consumers will go online to buy things like toys, replacement parts or even toothbrushes, then simply print them out instead of waitin...