Media & Entertainment (173)
E-books go ‘ooh la la’!
According to the Wall Street Journal, since the emergence of e-books, erotic novels have rocketed up to the top of best-seller lists. In the Unites States, 40% of books considered risqué were released in digital format only.
Why it matters
E-books have allowed people to exercise more discretion in public areas without the book covers broadcasting what they are looking at to strangers. While social media has encouraged people to share what they do with others, there are some personal habits that we want to remain private. Are there other businesses that could benefit by helping consumers be more discreet and avoid public embarrassment?
Pikup is a new software tool for iPhone, iPad and Mac. Once installed, it registers what music, eBooks, videos or podcast you consume. At the end of the month it analyses your media behaviour and that of all other people using the same software tool. The tool then proposes you pay a small monthly subscription to support the arts and your contribution is split proportionally between the artists you’ve listened to.
The stunning visuals that earned Avatar $1 Billion could be coming to your living room. Both ESPN and Discovery/Sony/Imax are launching 3-D cable channels in 2010. 3-D TV models were big buzz generators at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this month. And marketers like Pepsi and Mars have already experimented with 3-D ads in cinema. But will consumers re-open their wallets for the latest wave of TV technology, like they did for HD?