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Tiny Personalized Newspapers

'Little Printer' Shows Miniature Updates Important to You

— November 30, 2011 — Tech
Little Printer allows you to start your day with a cup of coffee and a tiny personalized printed newspaper, giving you not just the news, but also updates from your friends.

Little Printer is a cute, little cube-shaped printer, which has come into being through a partnership between Berg (a design consultancy), Foursquare, The Guardian, Nike, Arup and Google.

Using a smartphone app you can setup what you want in your personalized printed newspaper -- news feed, puzzles, things to do, birthday reminders, among others. You can also set up whether you want your newspaper once or twice a day. The printer works in a way similar to sales receipt. It has a spool of paper, which is printed using inkless thermal printer.

And at the touch of a button, the Little Printer curates the online content, and you can get your own personalized printed newspaper!
Trend Themes
1. Personalized Printing - Opportunity to disrupt the publishing industry by providing personalized printed newspapers to consumers through a smartphone app.
2. Smart Home Devices - Opportunity to create a new smart home device category with small, user-friendly printers that curate personalized content from various sources.
3. Internet of Things (iot) - Opportunity to integrate devices like Little Printer into the IoT to automatically curate and print personalized content based on user preferences.
Industry Implications
1. Printing and Publishing - Opportunity to innovate within the printing and publishing industries by providing personalized printed newspapers to consumers.
2. Smart Home Technology - Opportunity to create a new category of smart home devices with personalized content curation and printing capabilities.
3. Information Technology - Opportunity to leverage IoT and advancements in information technology to create devices like Little Printer that curate and print personalized content for consumers.
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