Rafter CEO: The innovation curve hasn’t hit education yet

Educational content still looks and feels like mobile apps before the iPhone, argued Rafter CEO Mehdi Maghsoodnia at GigaOM’s Mobilize 2012 conference. His thought-provoking take: What education really needs is not more digitized textbooks, but open platforms, where smaller innovators can compete with big publishers.

iPad publisher Inkling expands to iPhone

In a move aimed primarily at users of its textbooks, iPad publisher Inkling is making all of its titles available for the iPhone. The company’s interactive ebook publishing platform, Habitat, now works for iPhone as well.

Inkling will sell iPad textbooks in over 900 college bookstores

iPad textbook publisher Inkling is partnering with college bookstore provider Follett. Starting this fall, Follett will sell hundreds of Inkling titles in its over 900 college bookstores — including Stanford and UC Berkeley — and on its website.

McGraw-Hill is Apple partner, but still has questions about iBooks

In talking with an executive from Apple iBooks partner McGraw-Hill, it’s clear the company has high hopes but also concerns about maintaining consistently high-quality textbooks that are published with iBooks Author. Here are some of the most interesting points from our conversation.

It’s Bloomberg’s BusinessWeek Now

Yes, it’s a bit over the top to compare buying a magazine with matters of war but getting the word that Bloomberg’s acquisition of BusinessW…