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Google exec's inconsistent testimony weakens DOJ case against Apple in e-book price fixing suit

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The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday called a Google director to testify against Apple in its antitrust case over e-book price fixing, but the move proved unhelpful at best as the executive buckled under questioning.    ...
Google exec's inconsistent testimony weakens DOJ case against Apple in e-book price fixing suit

Penguin looks to Los Angeles, Cleveland to expand e-book lending

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The company launched a pilot program in September and will offer it to more customers in the coming weeks. [Read more]...
Penguin looks to Los Angeles, Cleveland to expand e-book lending

States reach $69 million settlement with three publishers in e-book price fixing case

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When the US Department of Justice sued Apple and five major book publishers over alleged e-book price rigging, it immediately became clear that a few of these companies would do just about anything to avoid trial. That same day, three of the publishers -- HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and...
States reach $69 million settlement with three publishers in e-book price fixing case

Coming to an e-book or car near you: the Web

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Marrying the broad reach of the Web with two narrow domains, members of the World Wide Web Consortium now have groups adapting Web technology for the automotive and publishing industries. [Read more]...
Coming to an e-book or car near you: the Web

Pearson: FT digital subs overtake print; ebooks hit 17% of global sales

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Pearson released its 2012 annual report Monday. The company had worldwide revenues of £6.1 billion (USD $9.2 billion). Some digital highlights: As previously reported, Financial Times digital subscriptions overtook print subscriptions for the first time in 2012. The FT now has “almost 316,000″ digital subscribers, compared to about 286,000 print subs, and...
Pearson: FT digital subs overtake print; ebooks hit 17% of global sales

Judge Approves Settlement In E-Book Pricing Case

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In a move that could reshape the publishing industry, a federal judge approved a settlement with three book publishers over alleged collusion in e-book pricing. Apple and two other publishers plan to defend themselves against the allegations....
Judge Approves Settlement In E-Book Pricing Case

Wattpad Takes Quick $17.3M for Thriving E-Book Community

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Wattpad, a booming e-book community site, has raised $17.3 million led by Khosla Ventures, and including Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang, Union Square Ventures and Golden Venture Partners. Check out that growth chart on the right. The site now hosts five million stories, with 500,000 added per month. It has eight...
Wattpad Takes Quick $17.3M for Thriving E-Book Community

Amazon's E-Book Deals Were Just as Tough as Apple's

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When Apple negotiated its e-book contracts with the five publishers with which it would ultimately launch iBooks, the company demanded a Most Favored Nation provision that prohibited e-books from being sold at any other retailer for a lower price. That provision today is central to the U.S. Department of Justice’s...
Amazon's E-Book Deals Were Just as Tough as Apple's

Gadgetwise Blog: Reading a Bedtime Story Together from Afar

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Kindoma Storytime, an iPad app, allows two people to read an e-book together, with both faces and the book appearing on each person's screen.    ...
Gadgetwise Blog: Reading a Bedtime Story Together from Afar
Google files a patent for backside controls on future Android devices

Europe ends probe over e-books

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The European Commission ends a probe into price-fixing by major e-book publishers after they vowed to keep the market competitive....
Europe ends probe over e-books

Daily Report: Apple Cast as 'Ringmaster' in E-Book Pricing Case

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The government presented evidence that executives of big book publishing companies discussed raising e-book prices at Apple's behest before the introduction of the iPad....
Daily Report: Apple Cast as 'Ringmaster' in E-Book Pricing Case

Apple & DOJ submit closing arguments as e-book price fixing trial comes to a close

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After a three week debate between Apple and the U.S. Department of Justice, the controversial e-book price-fixing case concluded today with final summations at the U.S. District Court in Manhattan. As part of its last remarks, Apple presented a 136-slide deck describing its case against the DOJ in full detail underscoring its argument...
Apple & DOJ submit closing arguments as e-book price fixing trial comes to a close

Apple heads to court in 'unusual' antitrust trial over e-book prices

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Today the U.S. Justice Department will take Apple to court over allegations that the computer maker illegally conspired with publishers to fix the prices of electronic books, in order to sell them to users of its iPad and other iOS devices at a higher cost.    ...
Apple heads to court in 'unusual' antitrust trial over e-book prices

Largest shareholder offers to buy Barnes & Noble, minus Nook division

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Barnes & Noble’s largest shareholder, Leonard Riggio, made an offer Monday to buy out the struggling company and take it private—except its Nook and college bookstore management divisions. The latest Nooks were announced back in September 2012. If the offer is completed, the move would be an abrupt retreat...
Largest shareholder offers to buy Barnes & Noble, minus Nook division

With Amazon Publishing Stonewalled By Retailers, Tim Ferris Taps BitTorrent To Market His New Book

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Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention, and a stalemate between Amazon and big retailers, including Barnes & Noble, over the sale of books from the online giant’s publishing imprint is giving a fillip to BitTorrent — once a hotbed of piracy, and now a straight-laced and legal content...
With Amazon Publishing Stonewalled By Retailers, Tim Ferris Taps BitTorrent To Market His New Book

Amazon adds Windows Phone 8 support to Kindle app, keeps the Live Tiles going

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Amazon's been doing a pretty decent job at blanketing those Android and iOS Kindle applications with the latest and greatest, but the same couldn't exactly be said about its Windows Phone counterpart. Today there's great news for users of Redmond's mobile OS, however, as the Fire maker has announced...
Amazon adds Windows Phone 8 support to Kindle app, keeps the Live Tiles going
Announcing RoadMap 2012: Speakers include Evan Williams, CEOs of Tumblr, Instagram

Apple at Disadvantage in E-Book Trial

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The U.S. Justice Department appears to have an early edge as Apple heads to court Monday to face civil accusations that it conspired with five publishers to drive up the price of e-books....
Apple at Disadvantage in E-Book Trial

Microsoft Office 15 preview: details, screenshots and impressions

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More Info Microsoft begins Office 15 technical preview, fills up before you knew it existed Microsoft Office 15 leaks suggest Office 2013 name, show off Metro logo and Web Apps UI Office Next blog is here to answer all your burning questions about the future of spreadsheets It's been...
Microsoft Office 15 preview: details, screenshots and impressions
Barnes & Noble objects to proposed DOJ ebook settlement, credits agency model for saving industry

An e-book projector? Kindle vet sees big hardware changes, and lower prices

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A new book by Jason Merkoski, a former Amazon manager who was an early leader of the company’s Kindle team, tells the inside story of the company’s efforts to reinvent reading, and looks ahead to envision how the future of digital books could unfold. One of his predictions: the devices...
An e-book projector? Kindle vet sees big hardware changes, and lower prices

NTT DoCoMo's i beam tablet prototype is driven by your eyes (video)

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Another prototype from DoCoMo aimed at Nihon's commuters, the i beam concept tablet forgoes any touch at all, allowing the user (once they're at the specified 'sweet spot') to navigate around apps and screens using your eyes. Two sensors along the bottom edge of the tablet track both of...
NTT DoCoMo's i beam tablet prototype is driven by your eyes (video)

Explainer: what the ebook settlement means for publishers, Apple and you

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The states unveiled a deal this week that, if approved, would see consumers collect a refund of 25 cents to $1.32 for each ebook they bought from big publishers. It’s splashy news but the reality is more complicated. Here’s an easy-to-read explanation of the latest twist in the fight over...
Explainer: what the ebook settlement means for publishers, Apple and you

Kobo says the $170 Aura HD e-reader now accounts for "up to 27%" of its device sales

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When Kobo launched its “luxury” e-reader, the $169.99 Aura HD, last month, I was skeptical that anybody would shell out for it when cheaper models are available. Early sales results, however, suggest that I was wrong: Kobo announced Tuesday, a day before BookExpo America begins in New York, that the...
Kobo says the $170 Aura HD e-reader now accounts for "up to 27%" of its device sales

China investigating Amazon's e-book business

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The General Administration of Press and Publication of China is looking into whether the U.S. company flouted local laws by piggybacking on the sales license of its Chinese partner, Chineseall.com....
China investigating Amazon's e-book business

Amazon opens Appstore in China; Kindle coming next?

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Amazon’s app store is officially open for business in China. The Seattle online retail giant debuted its app store for Chinese customers this past weekend, Reuters reported. Amazon’s newest store offers an alternative to Google Play for those in China. Unlike Google, Amazon’s store features both paid and free options....
Amazon opens Appstore in China; Kindle coming next?

Looking A Valentine's Gift With A Literary Touch? Coliloquy Is Offering Personalized Erotica

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You’ve only got four days left until Valentine’s Day, and if you’re scrambling for gift ideas, e-book startup Coliloquy has an unusual promotion. Be warned, though: It is, in the words of co-founder and CEO Lisa Rutherford, “very explicit and very dirty.” That’s right, Coliloquy is offering free, personalized erotic...
Looking A Valentine's Gift With A Literary Touch? Coliloquy Is Offering Personalized Erotica

OUTFLANKED AND SLOW: How E-Ink Got Blindsided By The Tablet Era

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Amidst our growing love affair with the tablet, spare a thought for its increasingly shelfbound sibling: the e-reader. Take Taiwan's E Ink Holdings Inc, which makes most of the monochrome displays for devices such as Amazon.com Inc's Kindle and Barnes & Noble Inc's Nook. After five years...
OUTFLANKED AND SLOW: How E-Ink Got Blindsided By The Tablet Era
Five digital lessons from BookExpo America 2012
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