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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

In your dreams

Every now and then, I get a press release that is really worth sharing with the outside world. And this one really takes the biscuit.

Its from a company called MTomic, who have patented.... wait for it.... a marketplace for content and digital collectibles where users can buy, sell, trade, swap and resell digital items at 'buy it now' prices or auction.

And how does digital content become "collectable" ? Well, MTomic have evidently developed a system that "wears" the relevant content.

Why bother ? Listen to this gem from the company's CEO.

"If your ringtone is this week's No.1 hit it's old news by next Monday - unless it has a unique feature or is a key item in a Collectible Series. Then it's cool and sought after. It lives on as a Digital Collectible that can be traded or treasured!"

Nurse, the screens !!

Monday, December 18, 2006

Dazed. And Confused ?

The dear old Grauniad is finally on the case with digital magazines.

In this week's "Organ Grinder" piece, Jemima Kiss admits "Actually though, I confess I'm warming a little to the concept of digital editions, at least for fashion mags."

God loves a sinner...

Find the piece here.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Electronic Ink

Design News has an interesting piece on electronic ink - and how it could possibly save newspapers.

Have a look here

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Cosmetic Surgery Answers issue 2 free to download

Excite Publishing has today released issue 2 of Cosmetic Surgery Answers, the first magazine in the UK to deliver independent and trusted advice on cosmetic enhancement – absolutely free.

Available from, the magazine offers a range of features, advice and expert opinion. This issue contains ; a definitive guide to fillers (including Botox and Restylane), all you need to know about liposuction, rhinoplasty and nasal surgery, surgery in Prague, and the latest information on trends and pricing.

The content of the magazine has been written by a number of leading experts in cosmetic treatment as well as a team of respected newspaper and magazine journalists. The interactive abilities of the magazine means that readers can quickly navigate to the section of their choice and in future issues will be able to view streaming video and audio clips.

John Weir, Cosmetic Surgery Answer’s publisher, says “The fantastic response to our first issue has seen over 15,000 readers download the magazine. This demonstrates not only the latent demand for an independent, authorative publication on cosmetic surgery, but also the potential of digital magazines.”

Cosmetic Surgery Answers is available to download from the website,