Penguin already signaled it'd stop providing newer titles to OverDrive's lending service, but apart from a temporary interruption last year, Kindle borrowing of older books has escaped largely unscathed. That's no longer the case: as of this month, Penguin says that "eBooks loaned for reading on Kindle devices will...
It appears as if Mark Zuckerberg and company have something up its sleeves and will announce it tomorrow morning on “Good Morning America”. During the exclusive interview, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg will show the world a new tool that “has the power to save lives from...
The town of Gadsden, Ala., has 40,000 inhabitants and two UAVs. The police chief says he has no idea why, even though they've been there for two years. He claims they've never been used. [Read more]...
New data out from the American Library Association (ALA) paints a firm picture of ebooks and their companion devices: that they are utterly now completely mainstream. Libraries, generally considered to be somewhat staid institutions, are offering ebooks for check out in growing numbers, and increasingly, offering up e-readers themselves for loan....
The slow death of DSL will cause the rapid rise of expensive broadband for underserved areas if Verizon’s Fusion home broadband service is any indication. Verizon on Tuesday launched its long-planned home broadband service powered by its LTE wireless network — trading slow in-ground copper for expensive airwaves on its...
This morning, Philip Elmer-DeWitt wondered if the lack of Facebook integration in the release build of OS X Mountain Lion is the result of a new rift between Apple and Facebook ala the Ping situation in 2010. Jim Dalrymple was quick to point out something Elmer-DeWitt clearly missed: Apple has said...
Just in case you were wondering if Apple would start making lower-priced MacBook airs and other mobile devices based on the ARM chip set, ala Microsoft, the company has no interest according to a report by AppleInsider. Citi analysts recently met with Apple’s CEO Tim Cook and CFO Peter Openheimer,...
With all of the excitement on Wednesday surrounding Facebook’s release of Timeline for brand pages, the company may have accidentally pushed another feature that wasn’t ready for prime time. According to Socialfresh, some eagle-eyed users of the social network may have noticed a new option on brands’ Timeline pages. The...
Among our many commenters here, we have one "regular" critic who presents himself as being actively involved in "policy circles" in Washington DC, and who was clearly active in the SOPA/PIPA efforts in trying to write those bills and get them passed. This individual provided enough information (along with plenty...
Happy that director of @UofSCMusicLib gave me sticker today of ALA poster by @edwardgorey - "Solve Mysteries - READ" - http://j.mp/aZwIn6
RT @ALA_TechSource "Learn about library-centered linked data projects #libdata at #ala10 PreCon. Superb lineup. http://bit.ly/d1NFTt"
The best new ad character of the year might just be Serra Honda Man, the corpulent superhero who flies around Birmingham, Ala., spreading the word about the local Serra Honda auto dealership. He won't mind if we call him porky and corpulent—he describes himself as "the heavyweight of savings,"...
Checking out Newbie Dispatches podcast from Residency Interest Group of @ALA_ACRL - http://acrl.ala.org/residency/?p=995 w/ @megan_perez
The popular location startup Foursquare has removed the cover and brought forth their shiny new app store today.The app store, more of a free marketplace, currently only supports ten applications as a proof of concept. To date some 500 applications have been coded using Foursquare’s APIs. If you are a...
A question for you. When was the last time you surfed the net ? Can you remember when you just clicked around looking to discover new sites or a site to occupy your time ? Now ask yourself when was the last time you sat on your couch or laid...
Location-sharing apps such as Foursquare, Loopt Pulse, Gowalla, Stuck, MyTown and dozens of others have purpose beyond the obvious: mobile location marketing. They can be used by merchants to gauge moods, purchasing interest, and loyalty potential, then coupled with real incentives to increase leads and sales. Here are a few...
RT @ALALibrary "RT @amlibraries: RT @ALA_TechSource: University of Michigan Library to bid farewell to card catalogs http://bit.ly/9xsMWj"
@SiliconPrairie SPN readers need to set their DVR for this http://bit.ly/Shark_Tank_on_ABC Great show ala http://bit.ly/Dragons_Den_on_BBC
Tr.im, perhaps the loudest of the small URL shortens has stopped shorting URLs today, at long last.We all recall their history of screaming bloody murder when Twitter picked Bit.ly as heir apparent to the venerable TinyURL, their attempted self sale, their open source fling, and now their demise. Rollicking tale.But it raises...
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ACRL Image Resources Interest Group (IRIG) forum for interdisciplinary image support academic libraries http://connect.ala.org/node/78932
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