Apple announced that it will acquire digital magazine subscription service Texture, adding another service into its repertoire of monthly-billed entertainment. Texture offers subscribers unlimited access to over 200 magazines, including titles such as The New Yorker, ESPN Magazine, Time and National Geographic. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Having launched in 2010, as Next Issue, Texture was created in a collaborative effort by Condé Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp., Rogers Communications and Time Inc., to provide a place for readers to access stories and entire issues of familiar titles while also introducing them to new publications. Click Read More below for additional information.
Barnes & Noble wants its shoppers to celebrate innovation and creativity by hosting its first ever “Maker Faire.”
The nation’s largest retail bookseller has formed a new partnership with Maker Media, publisher of Make: magazine and producer of Maker Faire, to launch the first-ever Mini Maker Faire in stores nationwide. The retailer is asking shoppers to participate at their local Barnes & Noble store the weekend of Nov. 6-8 to share their inventions, ideas and more.
“We are thrilled to host the first-ever retail Mini Maker Faire in partnership with Maker Media,” said Kathleen Campisano, VP, Toys & Games at Barnes & Noble. “Literacy is at the core of what we do, and rolling out the first-ever Mini Maker Faire in stores nationwide signals our commitment to what we believe it means to be literate in the 21st century. Tech literacy and being tech literate is a huge part of engaging in everyday life and remaining connected to the world. No other retailer is more poised to serve the community in this endeavor. It is both a privilege and responsibility, which is why this partnership and hosting this Mini Maker Faire in stores across the country is so important to us.”
A Maker Faire is a community-based learning event that inspires everyone to become a Maker and connect with people and projects in their local community. These events are for people of all ages and backgrounds who have a desire to create, learn and share, and who bring a DIY mindset to technology.
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