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Five Top Publishers Plan Rival to Kindle Format 123

Posted by samzenpus
from the new-media-readers dept.
eldavojohn writes "Time Inc., News Corp., Conde Nast, Hearst Corp., and Meredith Corp. are teaming up to create a digital newsstand and somewhat open format that 'can render our content beautifully on those devices that come to market' instead of the gray inked Kindle's energy conscious display. Devices are being made for the new format with the launch coming next year. The format will also target smart phones and tablet computers. Will this pose a threat at all to the Kindle?"
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Five Top Publishers Plan Rival to Kindle Format

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  • by copponex (13876) on Wednesday December 09, 2009 @08:13PM (#30383160) Homepage

    No. They're in the business of promoting family values by having women in hooters halter tops threaten to carpet bomb the middle east to save Christmas from evil Atheists who...

    Ahh, Jesus Christ. I've got to lie down now.

  • Wow (Score:5, Funny)

    by Quiet_Desperation (858215) on Wednesday December 09, 2009 @08:28PM (#30383302)

    instead of the gray inked Kindle's energy conscious display.

    "None of that namby pamby green shit for us," shouted Rupert 'The Dominator' Murdoch. "Our reader will run on leaded gasoline fuel cells, arsenic paste and mercury vapor canisters!" When asked about the environmental impact of such a device, Murdoch ripped out the reporter's heart and ate it in a single bite.

    "Argh!" said Murdoch, and brought the press conference to a close by pissing on the press corps and killing fifty puppies.

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