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Dec 12, 2015

Founder and CEO of BeeLine Reader
 
Interview starts at 12:44 and ends at 32:05
 
They tried it out with the first graders and found that in the control classroom the students’ reading fluency went up by about 8 points in the course of a month. In the BeeLine classroom, they went up by 14 points.
 
News
Leather covers by Oberon Design for Kindles and Fires
Limited Edition Premium Leather Case for Fire HD 8 - $79.99
Fire HD 8 Reader’s Edition - $249.99
“How to use Blue Shade on your Amazon Fire - but you really don’t want to” by Paul St John Mackintosh at TeleRead - December 7, 2015
“New Fire OS Bellini 5.1.1 Update Rollling Out to Some Fire Tablets” by Nate Hoffelder at The Digital Reader - December 8, 2015
“Amazon’s Jeff Bezos: Let’s Send Donald Trump to Space” by Ryan Parker at Billboard.com - December 8, 2015
“The sweet rides of tech’s millionaires and billionaires” by Dave Smith at Tech Insider - November 27, 2015
 
Tech Tip
The Martian by Andy Weir
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
 
Interview with Nick Lum
BeeLine Reader
BeeLine Reader wins Tech Award
Coverage of BeeLine Reader in Gizmodo, FastCompany, and The Verge
 
Content
Amazon Best Sellers of 2015 (So Far)
 
Next Week’s Guest
Susan Mark, publications specialist at the Wyoming State Library.
 
Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named "Well, You Needn't." This version is "Ra-Monk" by Eval Manigat on the "Variations in Time: A Jazz Persepctive" CD by Public Transit Recording" CD. 
 
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