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How will we reinvent news for Google’s new augmented-reality eyeglasses?

The New York Times | 9to5 Google
Nick Bilton reports Google will be selling eyeglasses with an embedded digital display by the end of the year. What kinds of new news products and sources will emerge to fit this new class of devices?

Bilton's sources say the Android-powered headsets will cost "around the price of current smartphones." They'll have a small screen on the side of the viewing area, wireless Internet access, and sensors like GPS, an accelerometer and a front-facing camera to "monitor the world in real time and overlay information about locations, surrounding buildings and friends who might be nearby." This description sounds similar to the glasses envisioned by Matt Thompson and Robin Sloan in "The Storm Collection," their vision of a future when digital information overlays every part of the real world. (more...)
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The Guardian goes mobile with Kindle, iPad, Android editions

Inside Guardian.co.uk Blog
The Guardian is expanding on mobile platforms, says mobile editor Subhajit Banerjee. The company has launched the Guardian and Observer Kindle edition, which wirelessly downloads the newspaper to a subscriber's e-reader each day. Mobile Web traffic is now 10 percent of total digital traffic, and the iPhone app has been downloaded over 400,000 times. Coming next is an iPad app, which seeks to "redesign the newspaper exclusively in tablet form" with a single daily edition specifically curated for the iPad audience. Also coming soon is a Guardian Android app and a new product for the HP TouchPad called Guardian Zeitgeist, which I expect will resemble its trending-topics Web product by the same name. || Earlier: Guardian announces a digital-first strategy, significant print layoffs
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Tablet options proliferate for publishers, but Apple maintains control

In mostly separate announcements over the past two weeks, Google, Motorola, Time Warner, HP and Yahoo have all taken aim at Apple and its growing dominance of the digital tablet and mobile publishing markets.

But while the announcements are significant … Read more

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2011′s breakout terms in Mobile Media predict the year to come in phones, tablets

This Mobile Media blog turned a year old on Jan. 21, 2010. It started with a write-up of a blog post by Chip Oglesby: “Newspapers need to connect their content to smart devices, location awareness.” More than 1,000 … Read more

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RJI project tests and rates mobile journalism tools, from apps to hardware

The mobile landscape is changing fast, says Will Sullivan, and journalists need help keeping up.

Figuring out which apps to use can be a challenge, not to mention picking a phone. Aside from deciding between two iPhones (Verizon or AT&T) … Read more

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