A deep dive into how -- and why -- Apple keeps its secrets
Apple employees know something big is afoot when the carpenters appear in their office building. New walls are quickly erected. Doors are added and new security protocols put into place. Windows that once were transparent are now frosted. Other rooms have no windows at all. They are called lockdown rooms: No information goes in or out without a reason.
The hubbub is disconcerting for employees. Quite likely you have no idea what is going on, and it's not like you're going to ask. If it hasn't been disclosed to you, then it's literally none of your business. What's more, your badge, which got you into particular areas before the new construction, no longer works in those places. All you can surmise is that a new, highly secretive project is under way, and you are not in the know. End of story.
The book industry thinks its digital transformation is happening even faster than it did with music and movies.
At the GigaOm Big Data conference in New York City this week, Barnes & Noble (BKS) executive Marc Parrish took the stage to discuss rapid changes in the book publishing industry.
"The book business is changing more radically now, and quicker, than movies or music or newspapers have, because we're doing it in a MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 25, 2011 1:31 PM ET
Originally planned for rollout during the summer, the web-based Google Bookstore will finally begin selling e-books on the web.
Do we really need another online book store?
Google's "Editions" will enter an already crowded space with Amazon, Barnes and Noble (BKS), Apple's (AAPL) iBooks, Kobo and many others later this month according to reports today.
Less than two weeks ago, Google reached a "preliminary approval settlement" with the Authors Guild, the Association of MORESeth Weintraub - Dec 1, 2010 12:09 PM ET
Among tablet owners, it's their favorite Web browser, according to a new survey
The 500 or so Apple (AAPL) iPad owners who responded to Business Insider's survey last week were self-selected, so they're not what you would call a scientific sample. But their answers, posted Saturday, are instructive. Among the results that caught our eye:
77.6% say they use their iPad more now than when they first got it. Nearly 85% are MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 14, 2010 5:56 AM ET
Google will launch a digital book store as early as next month that takes on Amazon, Apple and Barnes & Noble with Google 'Editions'.
Chris Palma, manager for strategic-partner development at Google, announced the new service at Random House's Manhattan offices at an event sponsored by the Book Industry Study Group. The title of his presentation was called "The Book on Google: Is the Future of Publishing in the Cloud?"
Google's vision of MORESeth Weintraub - May 4, 2010 2:51 PM ET
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